2003 Land Rover Discovery Consumer Review: Find a good one

2003 Land Rover Discovery - Consumer Review

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

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By iward1 on


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


I bought my 2003 Disco with 98k miles for $6000 in September 2013. Have a Land Rover specialist (preferably not a dealer) do a thorough inspection before you buy. Get a service history.
Expect a lot of work to have been done. The only red flag is a history of overheating associated with a very loud engine knock/tap.
In the last 10k miles I have replaced the power steering pump and done regular maintenance, about $1200 total. I'm not bothered since I paid so little up front. It's a fantastic truck with an old-school feel. I average 11mpg city and 15mpg highway. If you love it and treat it well, this truck will get to 200k miles and beyond.

UPDATE: Feb 2017. 126k miles. Total maintenance has been about $2k a year. Not cheap by any means but I still love this truck. I have learned a lot about wrenching! I have a baby now and as a family car it is good, though certainly not as practical as a minivan, but infinitely cooler. I stand by my earlier review.

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