I bought mine with 100,000 kilometers on it and intended to use it as a tow vehicle for my Caravan. After the first trip, I was disappointed with the lack of power from the 3.9 V8. I took the vehicle to a performance workshop and had a "Unichip" fitted. The transformation was amazing. This Disco now flys and returns a very respectable fuel mileage.
Fantastic seats, great all round vision and very easy to get in and out of. The fact that most of it is mechanical and not electrical as the Series II Disco, is a big plus. Less to go wrong.
Go back to making the same solid axle Discoveries as this one. The newer Discos are too electrically complicated.
I bought my black '97 Discovery SE7 back in March with 72,000 miles on it and i LOVE it. No other vehicle looks or drives like it, and the two sunroofs are amazing. Reliability so far has been surprisingly good despite the poor reliability reviews, with no major repairs. My car now has over 84k on it and all i have had to replace was a window motor, not surprising since it IS a Land Rover, and a gasket. I guess a Land Rover is like a good wine, it improves with age? Or maybe just because everything has been repaired in it.
Sunroofs, Look, Grill Guards, Rims, Center Counsel Shifter, and flip down seats in the rear.
Better electrical work and less expensive to maintain and repair
This has to be the worst vehicle on the
road. Yes... it's pretty however it is
only skin deep. It is the most
powered...over priced vehicle I have
ever owned. The interior falls apart...
it rattles. wind noise is poor. Both
sun roofs leak. switches go bad. poor
fuel economy... poor tow ability. The
interior door pockets fall off. If you
see one on the lot....run away from it!
You can't afford to fix it. The dealer
monopolizes the paets... you can't buy
parts elsewhere! Look at a domestic SUV!
Stop importing them... recall them for
quality issues. They depreciate faster
than a Yugo!
Awful. If you plan to ply rock-strewn
river beds, then buy one. Seeing as how
most SUV's are driven on freeways and
secondary roads you couldn't buy a
worse vehicle for daily driving.
Horrible interior design, poor night
backlighting, a dangerous lack of
power, cheap plastic switches, poor
workmanship, expensive to fill and
maintain. Gets only 240 miles to a
tankful. Deafening road and wind noise.
It's tough, I'll give it that. If you
have to drive through a blizzard then
this is your truck.
I've owned from 35K-82K miles and had
nothing but trouble. Repeatedly
replacing window regulators at $250 a
pop (replaced a few twice now). Head
gasket leak was repaired while under
warranty (40k mi.), just got $1500
quote to repair it again! Paid $600 to
replace failing PS pump (aftermarket--
dlr quoted $900). Chk engine light
came on at 50K miles and it failed
emissions. After 4 trips to dlr and
$300 it was fixed. Now chk eng light
is on again, after $430 and 2 days the
light is back on. Oil has leaked since
50K miles. In May dlr quoted $5500 in
necesary repairs. Want to sell it but
can't afford all the repairs to get in