There are two reasons to buy this truck: either you need incredible off-road capability or you need to show off to the neighbors. If you have different needs, you'll likely want to consider another SUV.
by dblake on Aug 17, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
had a 04, HSE destroyed in Katrina, Bought an 03 right after. Typical issue as
everyone elses. But one thing you have to realize is if you want town this type of vehicle be prepared to spend the maintenance cash. Yes its expensive to maintain & i have found parts via ebay OE sellers, in addition i happen to have my own personal mechanic with 30+yrs of experience & a 65$
an hr labor rate, so maybe not to shabby for me.
For sure if i had to pay the dealer for all the work done so far it may have been sold long ago. I am @ 127k, replaced the Head gasket which is now leaking again 3yrs later.
& just routine work.
Its long paid off now & i invested so much in repairs i'll run in 4ever
by atldane on Apr 21, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
I know, I know...horrible reliability, very expensive, low mpg..but I love this vehicle.
This is our third one, and this one I am going to keep.
I have 130,000 miles on this Discovery, I am pouring money into it, but I love it.
It was time to get something more reliable and better on gas, so I chose a new BMW 328i so I could keep the Rover.
I now have a new car, but have my boy to take to the lake and use for rugged adventures.
You know the saying "if it isn't leaking then it is empty" about Land Rovers. well it is true, true, true! But worth every penny...I really love this truck!!! Very Classic....
by abombard on Mar 13, 2011 Vehicle: 2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
Well, I have owned three Discoveries now; a 98, 2000, and 2003.
I have had problems with every one I have owned, in fact, the one I currently own is being repaired - the tail light spontaneously caught on fire.
The crazy thing is, I would buy another one; although I would like my next LR to be a Defender.
I love the way they feel on and off road - particullarly off road.
Land Rover has made a number of updates to its 2003 Discovery. In terms of mechanical components, the company has installed a more powerful 4.6-liter V8 engine and has improved the steering, brakes and suspension. Styling is revised front and rear, including headlamps that mimic its bigger brother's, the Range Rover. New interior treatments grace the cabin, and a rear park distance control is now an option. Finally, Land Rover has dropped the "Series II" nomenclature, and it's now simply called "Discovery."