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By Jimmy
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I have always wanted own a land rover and when I finally purchased one I was pleasant surprised. I love the comfort,space and interior. I have read good and bad reviews on them. I say if you donít have the money to maintain them do not purchased one. Still loving it!


Favorite Features

Ride , stereo, interior.


Suggested Improvements

Mileage


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My Land Rover Experience
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By leparkes
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I was so excited when I got this car back in 2006. I wish I had done more research on it as it turned out to be a money pit. I'm sure I spent more fixing it than what I paid for it. Each time a part got replaced, something else broke. The sunroof quit working, window regulators had to be replaced, the roof leaked terribly, new brakes were put on, the front differential and fuel pump had to be replaced all within about 2 years of each other. I got the car with 70k miles on it and sold it with about 90k, so the mileage wasn't high enough upon purchase to warrant all these repairs. I will never own another Land Rover again.


Favorite Features

Loved the body style and double sunroofs


Suggested Improvements

Better parts


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Don't walk ... run away from it!
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By edmeister
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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There are very good reasons why this car has depreciated as much as it has. It's designed badly and is unreliable. Seriously, this car has been nothing but a headache to own for the past four years that I've had it. I couldn't be happier to have parted with it. Put just 20,000 miles in four years, and the list of things I had to fix and replace in that time is as long as my, well, you know.


Favorite Features

Looks cool. Great in snow. Car thieves know better than to take one.


Suggested Improvements

Hire engineers from Germany or Japan


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Excellent
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By Von
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I'm wondering why the cost of the Land Rover Disc.1 went down. it's an excellent car and has many of the features that new cars are just coming out with. and I think its excellent on gas when you fill it up. I love it. Although I heard nothing but negative things about the car I still purchased it I owe well over the amount that I paid for it but I think it was well worth it..................................... ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... .......................


Suggested Improvements

The improvement for the landrover is that it could drive smoother on or off road vehicle it should still drive smooth... Its a Land Rover.................................. ....................................... ....................................... ....................................... ............


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1999 SD...The Best of the Best!
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By JT
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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Until I purchased this Landrover I traded every two years. This is the best car I have ever owned. I have 123,000 miles and all I have done is changed the oil. I am getting ready to purchase a new car, but, the trusty LR is staying in the garage...I just can't part with it.


Favorite Features

Great styling, heated seats, wood dash, dual sunroofs...and more!


Suggested Improvements

Figure way to cut down on fuel consumption. Owning a gas station would not be enough...you need a refinery!


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This one is great!
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By Bill K.
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I've had a '96 and a '99 Discovery Series I. The '96 had problems, but the '99 has been nearly perfect. Since 1999 was the last year of the Series I, I suspect that Land Rover managed to iron out the bugs of the previous models. Then, they brought out the '99 Series II, and it all fell apart again. Other than routine maintenance (brake pads), this has been a rock- solid vehicle. With gasoline prices rising, I decided to drop down to 87 octane fuel instead of 92-93 octane premium, and actually get better gas mileage with the same performance! The emissions are probably worse, but how much worse? When I can save 20 to 30 cents a gallon, I am happy to do it. Buy a used '99 Series I.


Favorite Features

Jump seats, off-road handling, styling, comfort, heated seats, running boards.


Suggested Improvements

Air-adjustable suspension for ride height, bring the turbodiesel to the USA.


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A money hole
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By Jay C
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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Bought it for off road transportation but I wouldn't trust this thing to get to the grocery store. It leaks, it rattles, it clacks...and the "best" mechanic in town says "Huh...must be a weird engine thing. I dunno what to do." It's heavy and safe but they they don't build gas stations close enough together to keep it fueled. I think these cars are Britain's revenge on us for making them look bad in WWII. If you have some extra money, save yourself a headache and light it on fire. Don't buy a Land Rover.


Favorite Features

None so far.


Suggested Improvements

A complete redesign.


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Loved the car, hated the maintenance
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By steve randall
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I love Land Rover, but this SUV ended up costing me lots in maintenance. New radiator, gear box, engine lights, etc. I spent over $300/month. Might have gotten a lemon, but I love the car. I'm getting a new one and after talking with other owners, might have been a fluke. Very expensive cars to upkeep for parts. Awesome in bad weather, cross my fingers on the next one.


Favorite Features

Look of the vehicle, diversity, view while driving, and capability.


Suggested Improvements

Cheaper parts. More durable with proper maintenance. Irritating things like back sprayer for rear windshield not working, window noise, and check engine lights. Ridiculous part costs. Reliability wasn't poor.


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The Ultimate in Off Road
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By tbacon
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I list this vehicle as my all time favorite of the cars I've owned. I never considered myself as an off-road enthusiast until I purchased a Discover. Rock solid off road and even more safe on the highway. Rock solid in heavy rain at 70 mph. Highly recommended as a must own vehicle.


Favorite Features

Permanent 4 wheel drive. Makes it safe driving in wet weather.


Suggested Improvements

Better marketing is needed for consumers to understand the benefits of owning a Land Rover.


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Always a breakdown waiting to happen.
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By blahblah
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1999 Land Rover Discovery SUV SD 4dr SUV AWD


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I loved this vehicle when I first bought it. After about 30,000 miles, I had to have both sunroofs fixed twice, the power steering pump was replaced 3 times, the engine leaked oil, the radiator leaked water, it was just a total mess. Everytime it rained, the headliner got wet. Turned out that the top of the truck had to get re- welded. I would definitely not recommend this truck. You are always left wondering what is going to break next, the abs light started flickering on and off, the check engine, and engine oil lights would come on and off. A total nightmare, thank god I have sold it and now it is somebody elses problem.


Favorite Features

Riding position, style, very capable off-road.


Suggested Improvements

Everything, this thing leaks almost everything, all the time. It is very expensive to fix. They really need to build a better product. Not worth it, they can keep it. Junk, Junk, Junk!!!


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