2003 Land Rover Discovery Consumer Review: Don't waste your money.

2003 Land Rover Discovery - Consumer Review

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SE 4dr SUV (4.6L V8 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Don't waste your money.
By Tom Mignano on


2003 Land Rover Discovery SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.6L 8cyl 4A)


Driving the vehicle during the winter months can be fun provided you get rid of the oem goodyear tires. They provide no traction with a vehicle this heavy. Ownership is expensive. For example the brake system is inadequate for the weight. Expect to pay around $700.00 per year if you drive everyday. The wiper arms for the year 03-05 are proprietary and will cost around $120.00 per year. Considering tires. new tires lasted 22,000. I'm on my second set. So around 1300 more dollars for two sets during ownership. This vehicle is underengineered, expensive to buy and very expensive to keep. Even insurance will cost you more because of the weight of the vehicle will cause more damage.

Best Features

Chassis design is very safe. Interior seat position and center of gravity are optimised. The 5.7l engine provides good gas mileage for this size vehicle.

Worst Features

Put mulipot brake calipers with 16 plus inch rotors on this beast. Go with a different tire manufacturer. Provide the customer the ability to go to the local auto parts shop for 8 dollar wiper blade instead of 60 dollar dealer blades I suggest tire monitoring system should be standard.
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