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#490 of 5002 Land Rover Newbie
May 12, 2001 (7:13 am)
I've been lurking around this board for a while. It's great that there is a place where a person can find useful information.
I am totally in love with the Land Rover Discovery. I've been gun-shy because of the reliability issues but I think I'm ready to take the plunge.
A couple of questions:
- I don't know whether to go new or look for a used 1999 or 2000.
- If I go new, should I lease or buy? I generally only keep cars two years or a little longer.
- If I do buy used, how do I determine how late in the year the car was manufactured? I've read that the later in the model year, the better. Also, I've seen posts, that with the IN, people can tell what day it was manufactured. Is this really important? And how does it work?
- Has anyone had any good/bad experiences with the Land Rover dealers in MA. I live very close to Land Rover Metro West and that's probably the dealership I would go to.
Thanks in advance for your help!
#492 of 5002 Hello Disco Fans
May 14, 2001 (4:19 am)
It's been a while since I posted anything - glad to see "wasko" is still among us!
I'm at 19,000 miles with my '00 DII with NO problems. Brake pads are at 70%. Mileage still between 16.5 and 19.0 (highway only, at 65 mph). No leaks, no nothing (except tire cupping on front, inside edges - rotate every 10K in cross pattern). Have not heard of any brake problems, and have not missed my 99 DII with ACE at all. Of course, I drive my SUV using common sense - I know it's not a sports car ! ACE is great if you drive more aggressively than me. It's almost like driving a BMW.
Anyone going to the National LR Rally in Ouray, Co. in August (2nd. thru 5th.)? I am, and it sure is a lot of off-road fun with spectacular scenery.
I you buy a used DII, my suggestion is to go '00 or '01 - much more reliable than first year truck, or get a late 99 DI, or 98, or 97, even 96.
Lease if you can, because value goes to hell fast. (My 00 cost $43,000 new - now it's worth $ 26,000). Happy Rovering to all!
#493 of 5002 Extended Warranty
May 14, 2001 (1:27 pm)
Thinking about purchasing a 1997 or 1998 Discovery and I wan to add on an extended warranty. The 1998 I've been looking at has the manufacturers on it for 4000 more miles and the 1997s obviously come with nothing. any suggestions on warranties direct from Land Rover or some good after market ones?
Any input is helpful
#494 of 5002 Good Ones
May 15, 2001 (12:09 pm)
How long will they last? My 88RR had 150k when we sold it and still used no oil and ran great. Our 94 Disco has 98,000 mile and has only been back to the dealer twice. Once was a recall and at 90k miles the accelerator cable broke. The RR did require more repairs but the Disco has been great. I am considering another Disco and will read this site with great interest.
#495 of 5002 Living at 8,000 ft.
May 16, 2001 (3:30 pm)
Within the next 6 weeks I will have a new 2001 Discovery II. 2 questions, I will replace the stock tires with BFG all terrains, either 255/70/16s or 265/70/16s if they fit. I saw one at the dealer, very cool and good in the high country. Considering the motor has 188 horse, at sea level, will I lose substantial power? and 2, is there a benefit with K&N filters and a free flow exhaust system?
#497 of 5002 We also don't know
May 20, 2001 (2:57 pm)
My wife and I intend on purchasing a 2002 Land Rover Discovery II. We have been doing our homework and have test driven 5 Discoveries. I noticed right away that each vehicle had it's own personality. Despite all of the negative stuff we read, our hearts are still leaning towards a Discovery purchase.
My question is about the rear air conditioning option. If I purchase the rear air conditioning option, what do I get for my $700.00? Do I simply get a fancy fan housing in the rear or is there an actual evaporator for the rear section and one evaporator up front?
May 20, 2001 (6:31 pm)
There is a separate evaporator and fan assly in the left rear quarter panel on the Discovery with rear A/C. The rear AC is quite effective in cooling rear seat passengers.