by mbrosch1 on Jan 24, 2013 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.
by robkn on Dec 13, 2011 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.
by Al Wayne on Oct 16, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I had always wanted a Land Rover (I am an outdoor wannabe!). I still would like a Defender. This truck is all I expected. It looks good and is made with typical British workmanship, put together well with parts that always seem to be a bit inferior. I used to have a Jaguar and it was the same. My only big complaint is that the brake and accelerator are too close together. I am now used to it, but anyone who uses the car fresh could be in dangerous territory. My wife let her mother drive it a short distance. She hit the brake and accelerator at the same time (with the same foot) and ran over a mini-van and a handicapped sign! Fortunately, no one was injured. I love it!
by MG*CAT on Aug 7, 2008 Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I wanted a Land rover Discovery since I first was one but had to wait until I could buy it at the right price. Thanks to high gas prices my time arrived. Very nice ride for a truck. This is not a sissy SUV, but one that will go almost anywhere. Parts are a bit pricey, but if you show e-bay you can find deals and new and used items.
by Chris on Mar 14, 2006 Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I have always wanted an LR. I have driven BMW, VOLVO, and domestic. I have not had this much fun and excitement about driving in a very long time. With some minor mods (ie) K&n air filter, you will see an increase in fuel efficiency. I swear!!! Also, I have become more outdoorsy and have developed a slight British accent, just kidding! I love this vehicle!!!
by S Rice on Apr 10, 2003 Vehicle: 2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
A great 4WD vehicle, no excuses or
apologies accompany this truck. Plenty
of power on tap, build quality and fit
and finish are excellent. Full time
AWD/4WD systems takes to all driving
surfaces without user input. My SD
model has all the needed accesories
such as dual digital climate control,
electric seats, windows, and remote
locks standard. I did add a towing
hitch, which is standard on the SE.
Very solid feeling during driving and
manuevering, not at all sloppy. Rear
seats fold easily to expand cargo room.
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