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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV - Consumer Reviews

2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV

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great off road vehicle
5 of 5 people found this review helpful
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By Hector
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV LE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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It's a great off road vehicle with allot of power, expensive parts but if you are handy with tools it's ok. I replaced my head gaskets for about 220 plus 100 for the head rectifying. Replaced a leaking power steering pump gasket with regular gasket making cardboard, instead of buying the factory gasket and still hasn't leaked.


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I must have the best Disco
9 of 9 people found this review helpful
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By aerialhunter
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Off-road driving and solid handling in difficult terrain


Worst Features

access to frequently used components such as the coil packs. Very hard to access and changing spark plug wires is a couple hour job.


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Off-Roader
2 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By offroad87
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Engine Torque, transfer case, CDL, comfortable.


Worst Features

Nothing. LR3 and LR4 have improved everything.


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too small
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By n8webb
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

snob appeal. uniqueness.


Worst Features

gas mileage. space.


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My favorite truck
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By jacquesh
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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Best off-road driving. Best snow driving (with the right tires). ACE provides sports car like cornering on the highway. Air suspension allows load leveling and easier towing setup. Low range gear allows towing a big boat. Low range allows driving impossible inclines. Hill Decent Control helps get you back from where you should not have gone in the first place. Heated windshield/seats makes snow/ice less of a chore. Gears are generally lower, so acceleration 0-40 is crisp, but it's no sports car. Kid loves the rear jump seats in the SE7.


Worst Features

All these are improved in newer models except fuel efficiency... More interior space. Better acceleration at high speed. Better reliability. Better gas mileage.


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