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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 188 hp @ 4750 rpm
  • Fuel Economy 12/16 mpg
  • Bluetooth No
  • Navigation No
  • Heated Seats No

Review of the 1999 Land Rover Discovery

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  • Safety
  • Pros

    Off-road ability, unique design, improved handling features.

  • Cons

    Poor gas mileage.

  • What's New for 1999

    The 1999 Discovery Series II, which will be introduced later in the year, brings the first engineering redesign since the vehicle's…

What Others Are Saying

Customer Reviews

  Average Consumer Rating (28 total reviews)

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We love our land rover

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Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery

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.

Loved it, but regretted it

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Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery

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.

Discoverys are great!!!

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Vehicle: 1998 Land Rover Discovery

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? It’s a large off road V8 it’s 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 wouldn’t roll down, I fitted it with a window relay that cost $35.00. Besides that I have only done basic maintenance.

Gas Mileage


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  • 16
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Full 1999 Land Rover Discovery Review

What's New for 1999

The 1999 Discovery Series II, which will be introduced later in the year, brings the first engineering redesign since the vehicle's European introduction 11 years ago. Traction Control, Active Cornering Enhancement and Hill Descent Control will be standard features. In the interim, Land Rover is offering the Discovery SD, a $33,000 upgraded version of last year's Discovery.

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Well, after having gone back and forth for the last six months trying to decide between a Freelander SE and a used (circa 1999/2000) Discovery II, I finally pulled the trigger this morning. I've alway...

Yeah, don't get an LR2. I had a 1999 Discovery II that had problems, and in good faith, "upgraded" to a 2004 Freelander because it "fixed" many of the problems associated with the ...

I'm considering the purchase of a 1999 range rover discovery. would like any advice pro or con. frank...