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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#258 of 5002 Advice
Feb 13, 2001 (2:25 pm)
I realize this is off the topic but I need some advice. I've bee thinking about purchasing a used Land Rover (Discovery or Range Rover) but only have dealer knowledge of the two vehicles. I really don't want to go to far back.. 1999/2000. What should I expect to pay on a loaded vehicle. Should I go as far back as 99? What mileage shouldn't I go past? Does anyone have any input on this topic. Please help!
#259 of 5002 Is the 96 - 97 Discovery a reliable rig?
Feb 14, 2001 (1:01 am)
I want to buy a 96 - 97 Discovery. Sell me or shoot me.
I look at Car Point (man) ratings and I feel good about it - I read some of these threads and I get the opposite idea.
Owning one seems either a great experience or misery.
Please, someone who really knows - what's the story?
#260 of 5002 LR National Rally
Feb 14, 2001 (5:08 am)
I'd like to invite all you new (and old) LR owners to come and join the Colorado LR club, the "Solihull Society", for their "National Land Rover Rally" off-road event August 2 thru 5, in Quray, Co.
It's a family affair, lots of Rovers of all types, and you can see what these things will do. Really do ! Go to their web page and find out more (just search for Solihull Society).
As for the last two posts above, let me say the following: I would buy only a 2000 and up Disco II, NOT a '99. I had one and it was the biggest piece of monkey crap ever assembled - my 2000 DII however has been absolutely perfect for one year and 13,500 miles! For older Disco's, buy as late as you can find (97 - early 99); stay away from 95 and early 96's.
#261 of 5002 LR help
Feb 14, 2001 (6:37 am)
rkoesler: Thanks for the Disco help. What changed during that year, that in your opinion helped the vehicle so much?
Again, if anyone has opinions on LR's please let me know. Is a 99 Range Rover w/ 20k miles worth looking at? Or is a Dicso w/ 10K a better choice.
Any info would be great.
#262 of 5002 avoiding early 96' discos
Feb 14, 2001 (7:38 pm)
what would be considered an early '96 disco? My disco was delivered to the dealer in Sept. '96, but the dates on some of the parts are from March 1996...just curious...thanks lk
Feb 16, 2001 (6:51 pm)
I am thinking about purchasing a 95 Discovery with 84K miles for $10,000 via private sale. It looks perfect. Aside from the sticking valves, sagging springs, and peeling dash, what else should I be looking for?
Also, would you recommend that I bring the VIN to the local dealer or maybe have them plug in to the truck to run the codes?
ANy info would be helpful, my wife is in love with the machine.
#264 of 5002 diinut - re: which dealer
Feb 16, 2001 (8:22 pm)
We live here in Virginia Beach and made a day of it and drove down to Land Rover Cary in NC last year to buy our Discovery. Wonderful dealership, very nice vehicle purchase experience. Our sales guide Woody was finiest kind. 29K to date and not a single problem.
#265 of 5002 Help! Being Held Hostage by Land Rover Centers in Atlanta!
Feb 20, 2001 (5:33 am)
HELP! I live near Atlanta, where there are 3 Land Rover Centers owned by the same company. There is absolutely no negotiating on price in this market. I am considering going to a neighboring state where I know that I can get at least $1500 off MSRP without even trying from a dealership that is not a LR Center.
I'm getting the lines from the local dealership (where I would take any vehicle I purchase for service...) about no loaners with a non-Land Rover center purchase, no participation in "Wheels" events, etc. I'm not sure what to do! Is it really worth it to pay MSRP if I live in a market that only has Land Rover Centers? They have to service or repair any LR product, whether it was purchased there or not. Are the "extras" I would get from buying from a Center worth it?
What are other people doing out there??? Are people negotiating on kits and other accessories in place of price? I could really use some advice! I've never paid MSRP for a vehicle! I'm a wreck over this! I'd really like to hear about the buying experiences of Disco owners. I'm sure there are a lot of people who would like to hear too!
You can send email to LauratwinMediaone.net, if you'd like.
Thanks in advance!
#266 of 5002 Neo5, How did your purchase experience turn out??
Feb 20, 2001 (5:59 am)
I was just wondering how things worked out for you? You didn't buy from a Land Rover Center, did you? I think things must be a lot different in cities where dealerships are not all owned by the same group, as far as wheeling and dealing goes. I'd like to hear about your deal. Tell me how you felt after the sale. Has it ben everything you hoped it would be? I hope so!
#267 of 5002 Prospective Buyer
Feb 20, 2001 (6:29 am)
Hi all...I live in TX and I am seriously considering purchasing a LR from www.landroverhouston.com , I have been reading the posts and am really starting to get scared...are there really that many problems with LR's??...if so why would anyone want to buy them??...anyone who has had minimal to no problems with their LR and with words of encouragement are welcome to respond...