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!
looks great! comfortable! incredible offroad!
for the gas it takes i wish it had more power! but it ways almost 3 ton so its expected!
Best value for the money and with manual trans--gets 20mpg on the hwy--14 city--not bad for a heavy v8 suv
The dealership network--best of any experience with any car ever---makes me want to keep a land rover--no new car dealer matches what land rover does--and the incredible treatment and reasonable prices for dealer service--unbelievable
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.
Suspension and throttle / brake controls. Ability to modulate traction offroad. Flat sides for close clearances. Apparent unlimited lifespan. Ability to maintain and fix her myself. Plus she looks cool.
Offer a simpler model with manual windows and transmission. Bring the diesel and 5-speed to America!
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"
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
Dual Sunroofs and its 4-wheel drive
capabilites. I am originally from
Central NY but have been living in SC
for the past 8 years. I was in NY
visiting for Christmas and it went
through 2 lake effect snow storms and
didn't skip a beat!