Beautiful to Drive, Awful to Maintain
By skibum232 on
Vehicle2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)
ReviewI would love to rate this car a 1 but honestly cannot. Purchased used with 50k in 2006 and sold in 2010 with about 90k. Routinely the car went in the shop from 2008 until I sold it and typically was $500-$2000 a time. The car constantly had issues with pumps, leaks, brakes, gaskets. The MPG too was horrid, at one point doing neighborhood/city only I averaged 9.8 MPG. Mechanical aside though I loved it. Loved the looks, the way you sat, the space, features, handling in snow and Land Rover knows how to make a car look cool. Would I ever own again? Probably not unless they overhaul how they build cars. My next car purchase I was focused on reliability and MPG and not just good looks.
Best FeaturesInterior/Exterior styling, size of trunk, CD changer, heated seats, tons of room!
Worst FeaturesA better performing engine and overhaul of components and engineering used to make these cars run. There is no excuse for bad MPG and reliability in this day and age.
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