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Land Rover Discovery Features and Specs

Features & Specs

  • Engine 4.0 L V 8-cylinder
  • Drivetrain All Wheel Drive
  • Transmission 4-speed Automatic
  • Horse Power 182 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No
 

Review of the 1997 Land Rover Discovery

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Outstanding off-road prowess, available 7-passenger capacity

  • Cons

    Overpriced, underpowered, unreliable, and too thirsty

  • What's New for 1997

    A diversity antenna is added, and all interiors are trimmed with polished burled walnut. The sunroof has darker tinting, the airbag…

 
What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (41 total reviews)


Excellent rig !

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Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery

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.



1 of 1 people found this review helpful

Nothin like a rover!

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Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery

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!



2 of 8 people found this review helpful

Run as fast as you

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Vehicle: 1996 Land Rover Discovery

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.



 
 
 
Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
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  • 16
  • highway
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Full 1997 Land Rover Discovery Review

What's New for 1997

A diversity antenna is added, and all interiors are trimmed with polished burled walnut. The sunroof has darker tinting, the airbag system benefits from simplified operation and engine management is improved. Three new exterior colors debut: Oxford Blue, Rioja Red and Charleston Green.

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chrisusvi
chrisusvi
02-23-2006
I have a 1997 Land Rover Discovery with 69,534 miles on it. I just got it about a month ago. I was driving home and I was going up a hill and the vehicle started to rumble a little as the vehicle bega...


brendabey
brendabey
11-14-2006
I recently went through inspection in Wash.DC and was told that my Discovery (1997) needed repair on PO130 O2Sensor Circuit Malfunction (Bank 1 Sensor 1) P1317.. Can Anyone please :confuse: break tha...


disco2
disco2
03-14-2006
Hi, I JUST bought a 1997 alpine white discovery, the thing runs perfect, looks perfect inside and out but there is one seemingly major problem, when starting it, it cranks for about 4 seconds before i...