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Certified Pre-Owned (CPO) is a category of used car. Often late-model vehicles, they have been inspected, refurbished, if necessary, and are under warranty by the manufacturer.
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Land Rover Discovery Series II Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain Four Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 188 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats Yes

Review of the 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II

  • There are two reasons to buy this truck: either you need incredible off-road capability or you need to show off to the neighbors. If you have different needs, buy a different SUV.

  • Safety
  • Pros

    Off-road ability, unique design, advanced handling features.

  • Cons

    Difficult entry and egress, quirky ergonomics, not much cargo space, poor gas mileage from underpowered V8.

  • What's New for 2001

    Land Rover introduces three new trim levels to the Discovery Series II lineup -- SD, LE and SE. New paint options are Oslo Blue and Bonatti Gray.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews


1 of 1 people found this review helpful

I must have the best

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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.




Off-roader

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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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Too small

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Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

Small interior. bad gas mileage. Long turn-radius. Electrical issues. Minor and major engine issues. The list goes on and on. I felt sorry selling it to someone.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

My favorite truck

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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.



11 of 11 people found this review helpful

I liked it..

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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.




It isnt all bad

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Vehicle: 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

This is my first foreign car ever; I recently sold my 3rd Gen Camaro for this truck. I have owned her for about 3 months and have put well over 5,000 miles on her. Yes, parts are a bit more expensive so do some research online for different parts and see if it is up to your budget. If not, than this vehicle isnít going to be for you anyways. It has many quirky buttons, positions of where the buttons are and there are some interesting flaws of the design. However, for the size of the vehicle itís not all bad and it does handle much better than other SUVs I have owned in the past. Itís a great truck, but I would bet that a person who knows about working on cars may enjoy it more like me!



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Full 2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II Review

What's New for 2001

Land Rover introduces three new trim levels to the Discovery Series II lineup -- SD, LE and SE. New paint options are Oslo Blue and Bonatti Gray.

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ljroveraround
ljroveraround
07-09-2001
better about purchasing a used Range than a New Discovery Series II. Is it possible to match up, point-for-point, a Series II 2001 or 2002, fully loaded, with a used RR 4.0 1998 and expect the same...



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