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1998 Land Rover Discovery

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Best Car of my Life
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By Disco
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1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD


Review

I like to think of Land Rover as the SUV
Branch of Jaguar. Both have the best
styling on the road, and both are the
best at what they are DESIGNED to do.
Yes, the Disco is not the most quiet
on-road vehicle, but has anyone driven
in a Ford Explorer lately? Maybe it is
just my experience in about 10,000
different Explorers, but I could not
hear my personal CD player over the wind
noice of the Explorer at 40 mph. I can
only hope Ford will not cheapen the Disco.
As for off-roading, there only two cars
that can compete. The LR Defender, and
the Mercedes G500. They also cost double
the amount and are really ugly.


Best Features

Dual Sunroofs, impecable visability, great sound system, pumps heat like no other, and gives the comfort of the high-end benz's.


Worst Features

Longer wheelbase (or better used base inside the existing wheel base) and more horse power.


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Time to move on
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Giddyup
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1998 Land Rover Discovery 50th Anniversary 4dr SUV AWD


Review

Was initially attracted to the LR
because of the styling...which is still
IMHO awesome. Went for the Silver
Anniversary model because of the add.
features. Everything was grand until I
hit 60K miles(just about the time the
warranty was running out, go figure).
In the last 3 months have replaced
among other things a door lock
actuater, transmission linkage, and a
blown head gasket. I can deal with the
small quirks(cup holders, brakes, road
noise,etc.)but the reliability
disappoints me. Sorry, LR...gotta move
on.


Best Features

This truck just looks cool. Dealer has been awesome to deal with, I just wish I didnt have to see them as often. Off road, this truck goes anywhere.


Worst Features

Reliability....period. I know of no other vehicle that loses value as quickly as a Disco. If you buy...you better buy for life.


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Got everything I expected
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By MIKE BLESS
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 4dr SUV AWD


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Had 23K miles when I bought it 3 years
ago, now has 90K miles, despite all this
driving, have had no major problems
other than the electrical failures these
seem prone to at around 60K. Awesome in
the snow, sturdy design, was rear ended
by a dodge ram going 35-40 mph and the
frame wasn't even bent on the rover,
their car was totalled. I suppose that
I got lucky with my purchase compared to
these other people or they expect too
much, remeber this is a TRUCK and and
IMPORT. Overall, has been a reliable
vehicle that has allowed me to get
outside in harsh winters that we have
had in Buffalo the past 3 years


Best Features

Commanding view of the road, awesome in the snow, sturdy constuction, comfortable interior. for vanities sake, unique interior and exterior design


Worst Features

Some interior parts are cheap and fall apart, dismal fuel economy, electrical system develops a mind of its own at about 60K miles


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Cult-status Car, but not for the wary
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By jraescar
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


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Overall, we LOVE the design and
PERSONALITY of this vehicle -- and the
cult drivers we've met.
Unfortunately, I wish I felt safer in
the rain and going around turns -- the
performance here is dismal.
Acceleration on the highway is
embarassing... and of course, it
absolutely needs to have better fuel
economy. Definitely buy Series II
instead of I... if you go used, which
I did.


Best Features

Views are incredible because of dual moon roof and huge windows. Very versatile seating and fun add-ons available from the dealer.


Worst Features

Wish I felt safer in the rain and going around turns -- the performance here is dismal. Acceleration on the highway is embarassing... and of course, it absolutely needs to have better fuel economy.


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Best SUV I Have Ever Owned
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By Arnold
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1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4dr SUV AWD


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We love the way it drives particularly
in wet weather. Our LSE is a British
Racing Green which I wish Land Rover
would bring back. We have had only a
few minor repairs like all cars. I feel
I can go any where in any conditions
with confidence.


Best Features

AWD and sound system.


Worst Features

Roll down rear window.


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