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A Real SUV
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By naaziz
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

I just traded in my Grand Cherokee for
the Discovery. If you want a "wannabe"
SUV, get a Jeep (Do not believe their
ads-Jeep version of 4X4 means that the
wheel with least/no traction gets all
the power and spins while others stay
put---calling Discovery to the rescue)
or a Ford. If you want a real SUV that
performs well in the City but can take
you places where others are afraid to
go, Discovery is a must have. Unique
looks are an added bonus.


Best Features

Off road capabilities. I go to Hollister Hills all the time and feel very secure and at ease (in the Jeep, it always felt as if it will roll over)


Worst Features

Engine. Land Rover is still using an engine which dates back a few decades I wish BMW had re-engineered the Discovery and put one of their own engines prior to selling Land Rover to Ford. Smoother & more powerful engine will be a welcome change.


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An Honest Review
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By Tom_M
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The honest truth is this vehicle
will handle nearly anything you can
throw at it with confidence and style.
It may not be the best at any one
thing, but it can, however, do almost
anything from hauling kids, to cruising
the highway, to trudging through snow
and mud, to finding the most remote
area of a forest, very well. The 4WD is
uncompromising. The road manners are
firm and in control. The brakes are
intelligent and unrelenting. It will
tow boats, ATVs, snowmobiles, anything,
comfortably behind you. If you live an
adventurous lifestyle, this is a great
vehicle with some quirks or
shortcomings that you might expect from
a multi-purpose vehicle.


Best Features

Incredible 4WD (I have had many), traction control (including the HDC) which also works in reverse !!! uncommon style, climate control, stereo


Worst Features

Better MPG or performance (this little HP should give better MPG), more agressive stock tire combos (vehicle's only 4WD downfall), better pedal separation, better seals on doors from dust and moisture


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A sound buy.
2 of 2 people found this review helpful
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By Don McClelland
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SD 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

The vehicle is a sound buy, not as
expensive as you first think. It is
reliable and does the job, just needing
a dealership visit for the service
program.


Best Features

It does what you want it to.


Worst Features

Manual trasmission option for the US market.


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Major quality issues
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By Goodbye Land Rover
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2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

Lots of fun to drive, but too many
quality issues--I would never buy a
Land Rover again. Have had a major
repair at every servicing. Took to
52,500 service (the service right afer
the warranty expires) and car had blown
a head gasket. Apparently, a very
common
problem with this engine. Watch out,
Land Rover service staff will not
notify you if they see signs that
your head gasket is shot while your
car is under warranty). The 2003
has a stronger engine, but if you have
a 2002 or earlier, buy the
extended warranty if you plan on
keeping your car past the warranty
period.


Best Features

Fun to drive, great in snow & mud


Worst Features

Improve quality--esp engine & drive train


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THE BEST
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By Disco2
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Vehicle

2002 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)


Review

This is the 2nd LR I have owned. I am a
used car dealer and I drive every type
of suv and car out there and this is
still the best. This truck has awsome
offroad cap. The engine is builitproof
(30yr old gm design)If you don't need
an suv please don't buy one. Trucks
like the rav4 crv pointless. If it
snows you can get a car with traction
control and do just fine and save alot
of fuel and money or get over yourself
and get a minivan or a wagon if you
need the space. But if you love the
great outdoors and need a real Truck
you must get a land rover of any type
or year the best 4x4xfar!


Best Features

look feel full time 4x4 beam axels hill decent control abs and ladder frame


Worst Features

better sunroofs shades bring back the defender better reception on radio in dash cd and GPS standard


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