by J Prothero on Jun 17, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD
I loved this truck's off-road capability, and as an "around town" and commuter vehicle it was fine (except for the 13 mpg and premium gas!). But I spent nearly $2000 a year in repairs - not maintenance. Finally, after the water pump failed on me after plopping down $600 for a fuel pump and having to replace the front sunroof rails twice, I sold it to my wife's dad and bought a Toyota. Miss the truck, but not the cost.
by Anthony Richie on Mar 8, 2007 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD
As I researched this SUV I saw a lot of people talking bad about it. I would like to clear things up. First, about the gas mileage. What did you expect? Its a large off road V8 its not a Honda. I like to think of my discovery as a tank with leather and sunroofs. I heard a lot of complaints about the windows and sunroofs either not rolling up or leaking. Considering all the things that could go wrong with any car I thought the window thing was a pretty small detail. My rear windows wouldnt roll down, I fitted it with a window relay that cost $35.00. Besides that I have only done basic maintenance.
by Eric on Nov 27, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD
Everyone well knows that Land Rovers are expensive to own, maintain and operate. Given that, just be thorough in mechanical inspection of a used Rover. Also be prepared to put another 10-20% into your purchase of a used Land Rover (4yrs. or older). With depreciation a used Land Rover is still a much better deal than new (unless you can afford new) Towing ability is less than impressive but beach driving ability and highway is outstanding. Yes its a full-time four wheel drive so expect some stiffness and road noise. (It's not a Cadillac) But it is a Cadillac of mid-size/mid-price SUV's. If you appreciate the luxury and appeal of European vehicles like BMW or Mercedes you will like it.
by wanda on Jan 16, 2006 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD
I am really sad, I have mixed emotions with my rover. Love the vehicle but can do without the expensive repairs, It seems that after the warranty wore off every thing went wrong and the parts are very expensive. I don't know if the newer models were built better but with my 1998 we have not had to much luck. I love the way it handles and the fact that I feel safe driving my kids around in it. Will truly miss it when we get rid of it.
by Matt Williams on Mar 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD
I have put over 50K miles on this
truck. I bought it with 25K on the
odometer. I have had no problems
other than a few minor things that the
dealer fixed. Dealer service has been
top notch. 4 dealers over 3 years.
Never any questions or comments about
not buying from them, the dealer just
handed me the keys to another Disco
and fixed the problem.
by MIKE BLESS on Sep 17, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD
Had 23K miles when I bought it 3 years
ago, now has 90K miles, despite all this
driving, have had no major problems
other than the electrical failures these
seem prone to at around 60K. Awesome in
the snow, sturdy design, was rear ended
by a dodge ram going 35-40 mph and the
frame wasn't even bent on the rover,
their car was totalled. I suppose that
I got lucky with my purchase compared to
these other people or they expect too
much, remeber this is a TRUCK and and
IMPORT. Overall, has been a reliable
vehicle that has allowed me to get
outside in harsh winters that we have
had in Buffalo the past 3 years