by mike on Nov 1, 2009 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4dr SUV AWD
i have had my rover for about a year now. and have subjected it to every kind of torture possible! lol its been through creeks, woods and snow deep enough that i was pulling out snow plows! but it has always been comfortable and reliable! it drinks gas like crazy, and could use some more get up and go. but i wouldnt trade it for anything! once u own a discovery u wont be without one!
by Nanuq on May 2, 2005 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4dr SUV AWD
I've used this truck HARD supporting hundreds of Scout outings and she has never failed. She starts no matter how cold it gets and she's never stranded us or got unfixably stuck. At 95k miles she still drives like new and everything works great. She does ooze fluids but I can live with that. This is the truck I'll never get rid of... everything else has let me down or proved untrustworthy enough to not want to keep it. Buy a Rover and maintain it. Use it hard, periodically drive it like you stole it, and it will last nearly forever.
by Empty Wallet on Aug 6, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4dr SUV AWD
Spent almost $5000 on repairs in 2
yrs. 1st Transmission needed replace.
Then ALL FOUR O-2 sensors. Later the
plastic excuse for a U-joint came
apart. This week, window regulator
simply fell apart. Can you say "money
pit"? The British should stick to
making tea, not cars. When I
complained to the LR service rep, he
replied "Thats why I drive a GM"
by Chez on Mar 26, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SD 4dr SUV AWD
Don't buy one unless, of course, you
can afford to pay for the constant
repairs! It was a mechanical
nightmare! Love the look and ride
(when it is working properly)! It
really is the best 4-wheel drive SUV on
the road but it is not worth all the
headaches! I ended up taking a $6K
loss on it and leased a Honda Accord!
I was losing my shirt along with my
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