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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#1 of 5001 Go Anywhere
May 22, 2000 (11:39 pm)
I purchased a brand new Disco in 98', does anyone
know how many miles the engine will realistically
last for ?
#2 of 5001 Go Anywhere
Jun 18, 2000 (7:59 am)
LR have a good history for lasting a long time, as long as you change the oil often, try doing it every 3500 mile, even if the dealer says 7500 and make sure to rotate the tires every 5000 as well. This car will take you 300,000+ if you treat it nice!
#3 of 5001 Should I buy it or sell it ????
Jun 18, 2000 (8:08 am)
I have a 1997 Discovery SD7 with only 28,000 miles and can't decide to keep it or sell it or turn it in to the dealer at the end of the lease?
The Residual seems a little higher than it's really worth? It's never been of rode and it's even had the leather seats covered it whole 3 years and not a thing wrong with it, it even smells like a new car still after 3 years! I baby this car to death! Change the oil every 3,000 mile not the 7500 the dealer advise and rotate the tires every 5000 miles , the dealer says never do this, their wrong! So what should I do?
Would I be making a mistake selling a good like new car to someone else or would I be unhappy wanting a different new car, as I'm happy with a car for just about 3 years any how? Hate to sell a good car for a problem later? Any advise please help!
#4 of 5001 Considering a Discovery
Jun 22, 2000 (5:04 am)
I recently came across a good deal on a 95 Discovery. I can afford to buy it, but I am not really looking to dump a bunch of money in it. I love the looks, but I was wondering if I could get any input on owners coming up with problems (I have heard the electrical system). Any help would be appreciated!
#6 of 5001 1996 LANDROVER DISCOVERY
Jun 23, 2000 (7:00 am)
HOW IMPORTANT IS IT TO HAVE ALL THE SERVICE WORK DONE AT THE LOCAL DEALER AS OPPOSED TO A REPUTABLE MECHANIC WHO DEALS WITH LUXURY IMPORTS??
IE: OIL CHANGES, TIRE ROTATION, ETC.
HELP HELP HELP!!!
#7 of 5001 1997 DISCO
Jun 27, 2000 (1:40 am)
I have a 97 Disco. I love the car. I wanted to reply to a couple of the above messages.
"Should I buy or sell It":
I would definately buy it! If you find a car you like and you have truly had no problems, I would not let it go.
"Considering a Disco: I think the disco is the best 4 wheel vehicle I have not only ever owned but had the pleasure to ride in. The electrical has not been an issue for myself. Another consideration is that they hold their value well. If you don't care for it then you can turn it with little or no loss.
"1996 Land Rover Discovery": I use a shop locally in San Jose that services Land Rover, Jaguar and Mercedes. They have two ex-Land rover mechanics that are excellent and their prices are affordable. Additionally their service is much better than the crappy dealer service we have experienced in the past.
Now, a question for you all. I have experienced a problem with the automatic rear view mirror. Apparently there is a photo sensitive film on the back of the glass that is now bubbling and peeling away. Has anyone else experienced this? Is there a factory recall in place for this?
Any input would be appreciated.
#8 of 5001 IMPORTANT FOR 2000 DISC II BUYERS!!!
Jul 02, 2000 (9:46 pm)
My friend recently purchased a Discovery II in place of her Lexus LX470. They were experiencing problems with the brakes a few weeks ago and put it in the shop for repairs. This was about a month after getting it brand new from he dealer. When they got it back a few days ago, they were driving to the airport in New York City when the brakes failed totally. To make matters worse, the emergency brakes failed too. They hit the car in front of them at a light. Nobody was injured but they could have been badly hurt. My other friend also bought a RR 4.6HSE a few years ago. That car also had a similar problem and was in the shop every other week LITERALLY. For 70K, who would waste their money like that? I would have personally bought a Jag or a 740iL. I love range rovers and wanted to buy a used 4.6 HSE but now i'm scared to get in one again. Every person I know with a RR has problems with it and I wonder why because they are very well made cars and I see old ones every day. I just dont think that two lemons in two years is a conspiracy. What do you think?
PS I really want a 4.6 HSE so a reply would be well appreciated.
#9 of 5001 Need some expert advice
Jul 03, 2000 (7:48 pm)
HELP!!!! I have been searching for a used Discovery and think I might have found the perfect truck. A '97 "LSE" with 30,000 miles. I have no mechanical aptitude whatsoever... I have never owned a British vehicle, bit have heard a lot of horrifying stories. I am most concerned about reliability.
#10 of 5001 Disco advice from a 95 Disco Owner
Jul 17, 2000 (7:05 pm)
I am a 95 Disco owner and have much praise for the 4x4. I recently went to an auto-show with the intention of looking at other vehicles. It turned out that most of the show vehicle owners wanted to take a look at my Disco. My 10 year old son thought that was "cool".
I had some untimely electrical work done because I wanted to install a GPS anti-theft system. The technician did not know about Disco's and did a awful job. I had to go to the dealer to have the electrical mess corrected.
Lesson learned: Check with the dealer first for any add-on alarms. The LR Disco has a very sophisticated electrical system and should only be maintained by someone who is familiar with it.
While at the dealership, I had to rent a 2000 Ford Explorer XLT. It turns out that my 95 Disco is more comfortable, handles rough roads better and gives me a better view of traffic. The Explorer only had 4900 miles while my Disco has 60,000! The aluminum body makes a big difference in maintaining appearances.
These vehicles are meant to last. I have a 6 year body warranty, a 10-year engine warranty (thanx Quaker State Oil) and I know it will last that long. So far, only the altenator has been changed and one ball-joint.
Consider this when looking at LR's and Disco's: If you want style and dependability, well engineered for mechanically minded, easily upgraded (1994-1999 most parts are interchangeable), then this is the vehicle for you. There are several 3rd party companies that specialize in outfitting your Disco or Rangie and they are all 1st quality.
Downside: gas mileage is poor - it is a 3 ton 4x4. It is a prize 4x4 for theives - so insurance is high. Few mechanics know about LR's and Disco's - so you have to really look around for a good mechanic or use the dealer ($$$). If you like working on your 4x4 this is a very good toy to play with. If not, it could be very expensive having it maintained by the dealer.
The brakes are not the best. The Range Rover has a better anti-lock brake system (no wonder at twice the price). Advice: Keep your distance from those in front of you. My dealer gave this advice to me - and my brakes were recently done!
Best of luck to those of you who are considering a RR or Disco. And for those of you who have a RR or Disco, you know the pride of the best 4x4xFar.