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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 1998 Land Rover Discovery

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Off-road ability, unique design.

  • Cons

    Poor gas mileage, bad interior ergonomics, and spotty reliability.

  • What's New for 1998

    Changes to the Discovery include interior trim enhancements for the LE and LSE. The rearview mirror also features map lights for the first time.

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

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1 of 1 people found this review helpful

We love our land rover

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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.




Off road, on road, it

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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 ever baught.




Land rover excellence!

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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.




Best car of my life

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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.



3 of 3 people found this review helpful

Time to move on

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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 on.




Best suv around

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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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What's New for 1998

Changes to the Discovery include interior trim enhancements for the LE and LSE. The rearview mirror also features map lights for the first time.

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Gas Mileage

EPA-Rated MPG

  • 12
  • cty
/
  • 16
  • highway
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