2003 Land Rover Discovery Consumer Review: One of the last real SUV's

2003 Land Rover Discovery - Consumer Review

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

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One of the last real SUV's
By saharatj98 on


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


I researched this vehicle extensively and was warned about reliability issues although later Discos were to be better. I grouped most problems to improper maintenance. Owning other European makes I am well aware of religeous routine maintenance or expensive repairs. So far it has been just fine and I use it off road extensively. Having owned Jeep Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler I would never go back. The Disco has more storage areas, is much more comfortable and much more solid than any Jeep. Interior materials are much better and the suspension articulation off road is amazing even stock. Not for everybody, but one of the last real SUV's built for off road use.

Best Features

Great visibility, amazing suspension articulation off road, excellent traction/abs/hill descent control, higher than average ground clearance- approach and departure angles, over- built axles and drivelines, sealed electrical components for deep water crossing, Harmon Kardon stereo

Worst Features

It was 2003....I don't understand the use of a single cam pushrod V-8 with complimentary poor economy or lack of hp to other V-8's of today. power seat controls belong on the seat not the console ect. Needs ergonomic lessons from BMW and their silky smooth V-8 and it would be perfect!
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