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Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Discovery Series II, Audio, Entertainment System, Navigation System, Performance Mods, SUV
#4478 of 5002 New to me - 2000 Discovery Series II w/ 160k km (100k Miles)
Mar 12, 2006 (2:14 pm)
After rolling a new 2003 Grand Cherokee a couple of years ago I've leapt into the world of Land Rover with great enthusiasm. A never forgotten fraction of a second when realizing I was being let down by that vehicle, the hope is that with this Disco II will be more intuitive - and communicate impending roll overs BEFORE it's too late. The 330 km drive home from the GM dealer where I found this Disco II reflected the whole new sensation of security Land Rover exudes. I am really thrilled. Original owners maintained it religiously as disclosed by the original LR Dealer. Hope to become an active participant in this also newly discovered forum. With 8 inches of fresh snow and drifts, (17 percent grades on snow covered ice...piece of cake with HDC) the Disco II arrived home really showing its strengths.
** Has anyone had problems with windshield wiper arm tension (springs)??
#4479 of 5002 no heat/compass/lighter
Mar 14, 2006 (10:36 am)
I recently had my 01 SE7 serviced and front brakes changed, separately. I noticed that I had no heat in the seats, no compass, and the lighter is not working. This could have happened at either service as it was in a 2 week time frame and I just did not notice. Any ideas? I had the fuses checked and they appear good. After an $800 routine maintenance job, I am terrified to go within 20 miles of the dealership! Any ideas? Also, I have the worst time getting the jump seats "up". They refuse to release. Thanks!
#4480 of 5002 Re: blinkers in cold weather [nhveedub]
Mar 15, 2006 (9:15 am)
Unfortunately, I don't have the answer but I do have the same problem with my 2001 SE with 68K miles. I have had the vehicle a couple of years and this problem only became apparent during this Winter. The indicators will not work until the engine is at normal operating temperature. My problem is compounded by similar trouble with the wipers. The intermitant and continuous wiper settings will not work at all until the engine has reached normal operating temperature.
Any ideas or suggestions would be much appreciated.
#4481 of 5002 electrical fire
Mar 16, 2006 (4:04 am)
I think I may have had a small electrical fire inside my Rover this morning! I have been having a little trouble cranking the car over the last couple of weeks when its cold. When I turn the key, all of the electrical stuff inside the car comes on as it should and I hear the starter clicking, but I have to do this about 15 times before the car cranks up. Well, this morning after about 15 turns of the key, I noticed an awful smell - smelled like burnt hair - and I noticed that some very light smoke was wafting out of my center console between the seats. Anybody experienced anything like this? If I get the starter replaced should I be all set? Its a Series I ('98) with about 107k miles on it.
#4482 of 5002 Re: Service Light and Clicking Sound...please help if possible [petedisc01]
Mar 16, 2006 (11:06 am)
Clicking sound... I had the same when shifting into/out of gear, this lasted 1-2 weeks, then it started clicking as I drove. I don't know if this fits your situation, but mine turned out to be a bad drive shaft 68k miles to the tune of app. $800 when repaired by dealer. Good luck!
#4483 of 5002 Re: Newbuyer5 [indanao]
Mar 16, 2006 (1:39 pm)
I had problems with the door latches on my '95 Disco last year. Sometimes doors would not open... or even worse, refused to stay closed. The power door locks on some doors would sometimes stick, refusing to lock or unlock without using a key. The problems were intermittent, usually occuring during extremely cold or wet weather.
Since the problems mostly seemed to happen when it was wet or cold, I had a hunch that the problem was with the lubrication of the door latches and the locking mechanisms. I thoroughly sprayed the door latches with WD-40. I also used WD-40 to lubricate the all the links and moving parts connected to the power door locks. (This requires removal of the interior door panels to provide access to the door lock mechanisms) Since lubricating the latches and locks, my door problems have disappeared. Proof once again that WD-40, like duct tape, is a life saver.
#4484 of 5002 Re: Why is the Discovery discontinued??? [ramdoggg26]
Mar 20, 2006 (6:56 am)
Did you find out if there were any problems with the 03..
I'm thinking of buying a disco, but I'm a little nervous nothing postive about the car.
#4485 of 5002 Re: Are they as bad as they say [metropoltian]
Mar 20, 2006 (6:59 am)
I would like to know the same question. Did you find out if they're that bad? I really would like to purchase a disco, but not sure now..
#4486 of 5002 are they as bad as they say
Mar 20, 2006 (7:02 am)
Need help I'm thinking of buying a 02, or 03 disco. Are they has bad as they say...Nothing positive about the vech. everything is negative.
#4487 of 5002 Re: are they as bad as they say [cham1989]
Mar 23, 2006 (9:23 pm)
Just drive one and you will know why people love them. My wife had a 98' when we began dating. It is probably one of the many reasons that I married her. Two kids and a dog later we just bought an 04' The cost of ownership can be high but they are fun to drive. They are cool and quirky. If you want average and safe then buy a Honda Accord. If you want fun, comfortable and interesting then buy a Disco. My only reccomendation is that you buy one from a dealership and that you get one with a warranty. Most newer Discos from the dealership are certified and come with a warranty to 75,000 miles.
Hope this helps,