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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#2587 of 5001 Land Rover East of Denver
Jan 10, 2003 (7:48 am)
We are long time readers, and first time posters. We are considering a Discovery SE purchase at Land Rover East in Denver. Has anyone here had experience with this dealer that they wish to share with us? Our own pre-sale experience has been extremely positive. I seek knowledge of their service operation.
Additionally, would the "2004 Discovery," whatever it is to be, be worth waiting for, as our Land Rover purchase will have to be at least a 10 year affair?
Expected uses for the Disco include trips into the Colorado, Wyoming and Montana back country, as well as occasional cross country trips to Florida, New Jersey and Maine. (I hate to fly).
Thanks for your help, and for the many informative posts on this message board.
Also, anyone know if ham radio gear would muck up the electronics?
#2589 of 5001 Re: Bummed Disco Owner
Jan 10, 2003 (11:41 am)
I own a 2001 Disco and have had a few minor problems, most of the problems I had were related to the computer. I had an ACE problem that was throwing my back end side to side and it was because one of the modules in the computer was failing. I have also had problems with my horn going out intermittently and my SLS, ACE, and Tranny light come up intermittently as well. All of these were related to problems with the computer. I believe the Disco is a great truck and very reliable. Has anyone had any similar problems with the ECU? It seems that there is a short somewhere that the dealer can not pinpoint. My fuses for the horn also burns out on a regular basis. Overall, the pros have outweighed the cons as far as my experience as a Disco owner and still believe it's the best truck out there.
Jan 10, 2003 (12:40 pm)
I have had some service work done at the Denver east dealer and I buy parts from them occasionally. I also went on one of their off road events... very fun and a free lunch!!! They are kind of far from my house and I have since found closer service places. Overall my limited experience with them has been good. If I lived closer to them I would go more often.
Jan 14, 2003 (3:36 pm)
Thanks for the info. Land Rover of Denver - South and Land Rover of Denver - East are about equidistant from my house. Been to both, and both seem to be nice and above board. I lean toward Denver East because of a particular Sales Rep who has been working with us.
#2592 of 5001 Service for long trip
Jan 14, 2003 (6:40 pm)
I am thinking of taking my 95 disco on a trip across the country. any suggestions on what to have serviced before hand?
Got about 120K on it but runs without a hickup.
Jan 14, 2003 (7:40 pm)
I love my Rover, but am a little PO at my dealer since I just spent $900 for front brakes & rotors at 40K. That is in addition to $300 for rear pads at 25K. Please give me further info about any recall on the brakes so I can complain.
Jan 14, 2003 (7:41 pm)
Sorry, mine is a 2000 DII as well.
#2595 of 5001 Whoever was kind
Jan 14, 2003 (8:53 pm)
enough to explain to me that Ford Z-plan includes Land Rover, I have an additional question...if I want to purchase an extended warranty to 100K, does Z-plan discount the warranty price, too, or can the dealer sell at any price they want?
#2596 of 5001 Reply/? Nanuq--Pirelli tires
Jan 15, 2003 (2:37 pm)
Your post above that the Pirelli Scorpion S/T comes in 18" and was a decent tire gave me some hope that maybe, just maybe, there is an off road tire for us 18" guys. Not so. The S/T does not come in the 18" size, only the Zero model does and it's primary use is high speed highway. Checked with Goodyear, Michelin, Dunlop and a bunch of others and there is NOTHING. Even went to the dealership asking for help and was told that not only is there no decent off road tire available for the 18" wheel, Land Rover will no longer even offer the 16" wheel on the Disco for which there are plenty of good off road tires available. So, along with all of the other changes made to the 2003--unibody, independent suspension, rack and pinion steering, etc.--Ford has truly transformed this once magnificent highly capable off road vehicle into the soccer mom dream mobile with only the ILLUSION of off road prowess left, much as it seems GM is trying to do with the Hummer II (all I see in the commercials is some dainty woman driving this beastly looking HII like she's behind the wheel of a VW rabbit). I envy you and your 96, I believe it is, and your ability to keep it up yourself and modify it as you may need to. For us guys who buy from the show room, they are stripping away all the options, except the option to vote with our feet. It is a darn shame, I really like the DII, but it has morphed into an animal other than what I bought it for. The new Jeep Rubicon looks promising and I may just turn the DII over to the wife the way nature, or rather Ford, intended.