We love the car until you need work done- dealership repairs are eye-watering. (parts are reasonable- labor is rediculous). Cupholders are useless, even with small drinks. Gas mileage (14 all-around) is terrible- motor seems underpowered for weight of vehicle. (no wonder new LR3 has 300hp!) Great off-road, I'm sure most people don't use it as such, but as capable or moreso than a jeep. Front windshield is too short, difficult to see red lights if first in line, constantly ducking head to see light change. Rear view mirror not in a good spot- creates a blind spot in view of right hand turns. (I'm 6'3" so this may be biased.)
Upholstery is excellent, heated seats, Harmon Kardon stereo is amazing, off road ability, kids can see out back seats, and overall it's like driving an off road capable luxury vehicle.
Power, windshield size, cupholders, fuel economy ("requires" premium but able to use mid-grade with no detonation), wider seats in front, non-dealer service department would be nice!
What I like: Elegant inside/out. Great views. Good Power. Excellent off-roading skills .Awesome Harman-Kardon sound system. Very easy to change exterior lightbulbs. Front seats are comfortable. Dual sunroofs are neat. What I hate: Premium gas/bad mileage (12 mpg). It's too narrow or I'm too wide. Windshield wipers are horrible. Dealer service is subpar. Feels unsafe at high speeds. Worthless cupholders & no console space. AAA man hates the oversized lugnuts. Rubber mats around console/dash are difficult to keep clean. Backseat is not very roomy. I've never had any engine problems but little things break all the time. Unless you have the extended warranty, I would be wary.
Dual sunroofs, Premium Harmon-Kardon soundsystem, Heated windshield, 4WD, How easy it is to change tail/brake lights, Easy to park due to its small size, Off-roading is fun.
The windshield wiper mechanism should be replaced. When there are drinks in the cupholders it smashes against the AC controls and that is irritating. There is very little storage space in the front seat area. The steering wheel "tilt" barely budges. Premium gasoline is stupid for an SUV.
I love this vehicle!!! Way too many people buy these Discoverys and say that there are many problems with them...I dissagree! I purchased mine back in Febuary of 2000. I have yet to have a problem with it! I also bought a used one for my son when he turned 16. Yes gas can be a strain, but overall we have yet to bring his in also. There are a few little things that have broken, but nothing I couldn't fix myself. Great vehicle!! I recommend for anybody wanted a great offroad vehicle or just for getting around town in style.
This vehicle is not well built AT ALL! All sorts of problems...lock actuators,leaks,crappy cup-holders. This one has the ACE pkg and it whines like a scared cat. Replaced the ACE pump and it still screams. Wipers don't work half of the time and I could go on. You can't find anyone except a dealer over an hour away to work on them and they act like it's no big deal. I run an import car dealership and sell Honda,Mazda,Nissan and Suzukis. All of these have better build quality if you can believe that. The switches seem to have been put in the weirdest places. NO thinking person could have designed these locations.
Dual sun-roof. Appearance.
200 engineers should go into a room and not come out until they learn how to design a Land Rover that doesn't tear up every other day.