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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II

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If you get one, read the drivers manual...
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Gunner Conway-Davenport
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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Like to tinker and tow stuff this truck/suv is for you.
We love our 2002 Disco II...Off Road Awesomeness in no way not meant to be a daily drive. We knew that going in and bought it last week. This week I took it to a Rover specialist who replaced the fan belt and front o2 sensors, 400$. He knew we had a coolant leak somewhere. Got home and I found the leak. The thermostat. No biggie. There was a new one left in the truck. I replaced it in an hour. Should you get one, read the manual. Learn how to drive it. Learn to put liquids into it (they leak), change filters, change plugs and wires, thermostats and hose. Keep it maintained. Change all of the plastic hoses with rubber hoses and so on. Change out all of the original parts with OEM parts. Don't take it to a dealer take it to a Rover geek and pay less.


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all around well made 4x4
2 of 17 people found this review helpful
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By karll237
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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


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please!!!!!!!!!!! don't get a discovery!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
17 of 40 people found this review helpful
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By jbustelo
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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


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Tedious but worth it
7 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By mbrosch1
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


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The Disco is very well built TRUCK. It isn't all things to all people, because compromises were made to provide a serious off-road vehicle with generally good road manners. And this isn't a Ford that you can maintain on a shoestring. If you will get the manuals and read them before during and after you do anything at all you will discover that these are extremely well engineered units and worthy of their reputation for reliability. Take short cuts and try hacking a Rover and your toast. The best word to use for them is tedious. And expensive. And tough. But worth it.


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Safe, Fun, Versatile Vehicle
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By robkn
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


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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.


Best Features

Interior comfort, styling, handling for such a big and tall vehicle, versatility, traction, good climate control system.


Worst Features

Should get better fuel mileage.


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