by bimah320 on Jul 15, 2012 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV AWD
This is my 2nd Discovery, my 1st on being a series 2, but my wife wrecked it. I replaced it with a '96 series 1, and we love it. Our Disco has over 200k on it, and it runs great. I have had to make a few minor repairs, but I NEVER go to the dealer. Just find parts online, much cheaper, then go to a local mechanic if you are not inclined to do your own work. The engine is pretty much an aluminum block Oldsmobile V8. If you're buying anything used, you can expect to throw a little money at it. I paid 2500, spent about 300 on some repair parts, then 500 on a 2" lift, and 900 for 265/75-16 tires. Now, for less than 5 grand, I have something way better than a Jeep.
by coolkj on Aug 1, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV AWD
Worst SUV ever constructed. The frame and body are built like a tank but everything else comes from a bubble gum machine. Example, they still use cork gaskets. Ah, that is why it leaks like a sieve and 3K a year in repairs minimum. Run, run fast in the other direction.
by Mace Baker on Jan 6, 2008 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV AWD
This Landrover Discovery has been in the family for 12 years. At first it was a city slicker in lexington KY then we moved to hazard KY. It spent about five more years as a daily driver to and from work. Then we sold it. Mistake! One year later we bought it back when we started to miss it. Good choice. Then we started to fourwheel it on fourwheeler trails. It did better than any of our friends Bronco, Jeep. It does awesome in the mud/hills/ and snow. We took all of the plastic out too.
by formerroverowner on May 6, 2004 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV AWD
Why would anyone buy one? Avg 12mpg,
rusts out, always in need of repair,
always leaks (this is a Rover feature),
parts break and fail but
sometimes "self-heal", electrical
system is a nightmare and numerous
features quit or worked intermittently.
Mildly capable offroad but the risk of
breaking parts (differential, axles,
e.g.) is very high. The Discovery is
all image, no substance, and a
nightmare to own.
by jim sayles sr on Nov 27, 2003 Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery SE 4dr SUV AWD
Bought to replace my '93 Jeep Grand
Cherokee I much prefer this
vehicle it's without a
doubt 'stylish', but my main objective
its reputation as 'hardy', which it has
show to be from date of purchase to
now.The A/C was a bit disturbing in its
short term life before needing
attention, but those it is a most
enjoyable vehicle and I
recommend it highly to others. The
redeeming quality of the Discovery is
its absolute authority offroad
Fulltime 4wheel is a blessing, much
better than my older Jeep.
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