by Louis on Aug 2, 2009 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
We have about 120,000 miles on this car now and it is our favorite drive of the three in the garage (the others are a Jaguar and a Porsche, great cars on their own). Roadholding is exceptional in any weather and terrain (British cars have the best suspensions). Build quality is not perfect and so is reliability, but the design is great, both exterior and interior. Acceleration is slow (very heavy car) but adequate. Fuel economy is antiquated. Great to drive at speed on the highway, to our surprise. Dealer service is exceptional. When maintained well (not cheap), the car should last a long time. As I said, we love it with all its faults. This is an enthusiast's car, not an appliance.
by Landrovman on May 22, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
Ive taken my Land Rover off road and I
use it as my everyday car. Its a beast,
you just dont get cars built like this
anymore. The only one that comes close
is the Range Rover, and its made by the
same company. This SUV was one of the
greatest financial and fun things I've
by maluco on Feb 15, 2004 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
I have driven this vehicle in the
snow, the mountains and the highway.
The Land Rover Discovery is an
exceptional SUV both on and off road.
It handles well, both in poor weather
and on sunny highways. However, I do
think that Land Rover needs to tighten
a few nuts, as the Discovery
experiences leaks every so often.
by Disco on Dec 10, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
I like to think of Land Rover as the SUV
Branch of Jaguar. Both have the best
styling on the road, and both are the
best at what they are DESIGNED to do.
Yes, the Disco is not the most quiet
on-road vehicle, but has anyone driven
in a Ford Explorer lately? Maybe it is
just my experience in about 10,000
different Explorers, but I could not
hear my personal CD player over the wind
noice of the Explorer at 40 mph. I can
only hope Ford will not cheapen the Disco.
As for off-roading, there only two cars
that can compete. The LR Defender, and
the Mercedes G500. They also cost double
the amount and are really ugly.
by Giddyup on Sep 29, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
Was initially attracted to the LR
because of the styling...which is still
IMHO awesome. Went for the Silver
Anniversary model because of the add.
features. Everything was grand until I
hit 60K miles(just about the time the
warranty was running out, go figure).
In the last 3 months have replaced
among other things a door lock
actuater, transmission linkage, and a
blown head gasket. I can deal with the
small quirks(cup holders, brakes, road
noise,etc.)but the reliability
disappoints me. Sorry, LR...gotta move
by Loser530 on Jun 16, 2003 Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD
This has been one of the best vehicles
I have ever driven. True it is slow,
but there is no equal off road. This
was my first car which I bought with
80,000 miles on it. Since then I have
put 10,000 miles on it and haven't had
any problems. This thing will go
anywhere in style. I have the best car
in school. A real head turner.
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