1998 Land Rover Discovery Consumer Review: Loved it, but regretted it

1998 Land Rover Discovery - Consumer Review

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LE 4dr SUV (4.0L V8 AWD 4-speed Automatic)

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Loved it, but regretted it
By J Prothero on


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.

Best Features

Transfer case with LO and HI 4WD and diff lock. 6-CD changer. Lots of window area. Window controls on center armrest. Low torque for climbing. Distinctive styling and alpine window and large, swing out rear door.

Worst Features

Many were done on the Series II (better seats for example). The AC never cooled the truck down much. Laughable cup holders (the Brits must never have coffee or a bottle water when they drive). Better brakes. Better engineered sunroof rails
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