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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 2002 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 2002

    Discovery gets new alloy wheels, along with a standard 300-watt Harman Kardon sound system and an available factory-installed navigation system.

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Customer Reviews

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2 of 4 people found this review helpful

All around well made 4x4

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

i have driven my dads disco before and i must say it is a blast though i am 13 and i have ridden in ti most of my life i have learned to park in this beast and have moved it in a blizzard so i just love it and the quality



4 of 13 people found this review helpful

Please!!!!!!!!!!! don't get a discovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

i researched and i i realized that the best year for the discovery was 2002, so i bought a 2002 with only 78.000 miles ( i paid ofcourse extra money for the low miles $ 9000.- for the truck.....) this was in 2011, after 4 months of using the truck and being actually happy, one day a bunch off lights turned on! so i took it to the dealership ( and also my trusted mechanic), so here it goes!!!::: ito repair the truck the cost was $ 11.250.- YES, YOU READ WRITE , ELEVEN THOUSANDS DOLLARS AND SOME CHANGE!!!!!, to make the history short, i lost the truck ( i couldnt paid for the repair and i didnt passed inspecion ( ofcourse) and i also have a REPO ON MY CREDIT REPORT, so i m just trying to help



2 of 2 people found this review helpful

Tedious but worth it

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

This is my first Rover (a 2002 Disco w/104k miles) but many years ago I was a BMC mechanic, so I'm not unused to the way the English build things. My Disco had an over heated engine when I gave the seller $1000 for it. I located a good short block, did the heads and Bingo!, I have a serious off road truck. Of course "bingo" didn't happen. The thing was down for 6 weeks as I worked and educated myself on the bloody thing. They things are about the most demanding of patience of any care I have ever busted a knuckle on.




Safe, fun, versatile vehicle

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

I've had my '02 Discovery II for four years and have put 40k miles on it - now has 124K. Very comfortable and great to travel in. Safe and secure in any kind of road conditions. Have used it as a truck on the farm - had it in mud up to the hubs and never took it out of AWD high. Great styling and a tough vehicle. Only mechanical issues were cam sensor, thermostat, window motor (just took one from a rear window) and purge valve sensor - none of which were expensive to fix.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Awesome truck!! i love my

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

I bought it my 02 Disco in 2006 and have now owned it for almost 5 years. A lot of people complain about the repair and fuel costs on this car, and they can be high. To own one, you really have to know how to work on it, or have a very trustworthy mechanic. Luckily, I have both! The car is unbelievable off-road -- just last month, I towed a 6000 lb trailer filled with construction materials through a quarter mile of Mississippi mud... no problem. This thing is a tank and unlike any other car on the road. I have had a few repairs, but mostly normal things (window regs, radiator, coil packs) - still need to fix "3-Amigos" ... all in all, I don't care about the cost, this thing is the best!



13 of 45 people found this review helpful

Land rover garbage

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Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)

This has to be the worst vehicle I have ever owned. I have owned possibly a hundred vehicles to include European spec Fords, VWs, BMWs, Nissans and American Toyotas, Vws, Mercedes, Fiat Chevy, Ford and all manner of GM products. The Fiat gave me fits in the German mountains where I was stationed back in the early eighties, the worst car ever until I bought this pile of garbage. I happen to be an ASE auto master tech and can fix anything. God I hate this disco II



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What's New for 2002

Discovery gets new alloy wheels, along with a standard 300-watt Harman Kardon sound system and an available factory-installed navigation system.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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