by aerialhunter on Feb 24, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I have 190k on my Disco2 and other than normal maintenance issues this vehicle is great. It is my daily driver at 60 miles/day. It does terrific in snow and ice from a driving perspective with the exception of stopping....This beast goes anywhere.
For those of you that are mechanically inclined, once you get below the skin, you'll appreciate the "beefiness" of the materials used and the quality of the bolts/fasteners. It is built like a machine.
Don't know why so many people dislike this vehicle, but mine is great.
by offroad87 on Jan 5, 2013 Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I bought this car mainly to go off-roading. Lifted it 3" and put some 33" tires. I could see why people don't like their Disco's. It only gives about 14 mpg, prone to overheating and needing new heads or motor, bad turning radius, and a rattle here and there. I would not buy this car to drive around town. LR3's and LR4's are a very different story. They have improved and are very reliable. Once the Disco is off-roading the truck seems to be in the place it was designed to be.
by jacquesh on Jan 27, 2012 Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I've owned this truck since new.
My only regret is the resale value is poor, I'm only selling mine to get a newer RangeRover
The 2001 Disco is at an great buy, provided you do your homework.
The price is low because dealer service and parts are expensive, and everthing about the thing is complicated so you need a good mechanic.
Be sure you get detailed service records to be sure it is in good shape.
There are things that go wrong with any old SUV, like main seals and head gasket and tranny, good maint is the key to avoid these.
Take care to check the Disco drivetrain to be sure it isn't ready to go.
If you choose well you will get the best 4x4 ever for a great price.
by whisperingsage on Sep 4, 2011 Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II LE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
We paid $10,000 used , not knowing this was a 'status symbol' car. Sorry we are socially impaired. Amazed at how it could be covered in mud and dust just from normal use (we live in the desert) and still get ooohs and ahhhs over it. Weird we thought.
It doesn't handle ice puddles, those broke out the bumper and the fog lights, it doesn't handle a real good ice. Granted it didn't have studs which would help any car, but it sat in the even driveway (no hills) and spun and refused to budge to get me get out of 3 inch snow turned to ice. Since this is why i bought the car, i was very unhappy.
Parts are not simply a "little high" they are a nightmare. A plastic thermostat was $80.
by mylandy on Dec 31, 2010 Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I loved it... I would say it was in the shop twice a year for something, but I loved it until it, quite literally burst into flames after getting stuck in a snow drift.
Apparently there was a recall for the same symptoms but didnt apply to mine.
Have to say that the lady at land rover was very polite and wished me a 'better day' but I am more than marginally concerned at the complete lack of concern shown by land rover.
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