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Good off-road but unreliable.
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By Peter
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Good approach and breakover angles, but poor departure angle will have you dragging your rear bumper on steep inclines. Very fun to drive, especially off-road. Reliability lives up to the Land Rover reputation, terrible. Several major and minor repair problems. Thanks to the extended warranty I have saved about $5,100 in total repair bills. It is now back at the dealership again with transmission and engine problems, total cost? Land Rovers are great if you literally have money to burn for gas and repair/upkeep costs.


Best Features

Seating position/visibility, rugged live axles.


Worst Features

Build and mechanical quailty need to be vastly improved. Improved approach and departure angles are also needed.


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Bring it back!
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By weinsteinb
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SUV S 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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This is by far one of the best looking trucks ever made. The ladies love its sexy looks and the interior! Fantastic sound system!


Best Features

Very comfortable with a great view of the road and surroundings. Hustles like a sports car with the powerful V8.


Worst Features

This model is no longer made, but if they bring it back, offer a diesel option!


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Quirky but beautifyl
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By henry_l
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Quite possibly one of the best looking vehicles out there. The 2003 redesign really helped in many areas, and mine has run flawlessly. Both the exterior and the interior holds up well.


Best Features

Interior seating. Dash layout. Stance and visibility.


Worst Features

Model is discontinued


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Surprisingly good!
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By capitollr
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SUV SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


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Unique design looks better than most SUVs today! Head-turning, good looks complemented by elegant, quality interior. Unbeatable combination of off-road prowess and every day practicality.


Best Features

Plenty of power and ride control. Numerous storage areas.


Worst Features

Discontinued model. Bring it back!


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Run from this! Land Rover is the worst.
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By Nitzervon
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2003 Land Rover Discovery SUV HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Review

There is not a seal on it that does not leak, in 90,000 miles: new motor (twice), transfer case (three times), both differentials, rear driveshaft, power steering pump, power steering box, hydraulic hoses, starter, replaced plug wires (twice, due to sparking between wires), Brakes only last 10,000 miles. I averaged $900 each month in just repair bills. Not to mention 8 miles per gallon. My wife has a Jaguar that is the same way. No wonder every car company in England has to be sold every few years.


Best Features

Off-Road is unstoppable, when it runs. I am scared to run it off-road now because I am not sure it will hold together long enough to get me back.


Worst Features

With todayís technology, you would think English engineers could make an engine gasket that would not leak, but apparently the English just arenít that smart. Donít change the vehicle just replace the workers on the assembly line and the engineers and then the vehicle will be much better.


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