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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    4 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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169 reader reviews for Land Rover Discovery 4x4.
  • 3.0 SDV6 XS 5dr

    Keith Lister Date: 23/12/2011
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    I've had the SDV6 XS for just over a week and cranked out a 100 miles per day since I've had it. I had a 2009 Disco 4 XS before that. Sadly I sold that and spent a year driving a "regular" car and missed my Disco the whole time.

    The old Disco 4 was no slouch, but the new power plant is so much better. Getting out at busy junctions or nipping past a slow moving vehicle on a twisting country lane is no problem at all.

    As before, motorway cruising is sublimely comfortable and utterly effortless. I drove from Lincoln to Holyhead and then from Dublin to Cork in my old XS and was sad when I had to get out. The new XS feels every bit as comfortable and just as wonderful to drive. I'm 6' tall and not a small man in other ways too, but the seats are superbly comfortable. Add to that the huge windows and high up driving position making visibility second to none. It also makes a huge difference when driving at night too. No more being dazzled.

    I had a couple of minor niggles on the older car but nothing major and they were sorted out quickly and without fuss by the dealer. Touch wood nothing on he new one.However the old car took a lot of punishment, through Irish bogs, moors and mountains. I know everyone moans at running costs and I know they are not cheap but quite frankly you are getting 3 cars for the price of 1. Executive cruiser. Unstoppable 4x4. Superb family wagon and work horse. Landy got it absolutely right. Why drive a car when you can drive a Land Rover?

  • 3.0 TDV6 HSE 5dr

    paul smart Date: 13/11/2010
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      28

    My car

    Update. Car is now almost 3 years old and covered 66k miles. A couple of problems arisen since the last review but all dealt with vey quickly and efficiently by LR. The first was a total fail to start one afternoon - a simple reset of the ECU sorted that one and it hadn't happened since. The other was a turbo failure which resulted in a long journey (in time, not miles) in a very slow limp- home mode. 10days in a brand new rr sport courtesy car and a repair under warranty resolved that one. The vehicle is otherwise perfect- everything still works nothing has fallen off ( except the extremely poorly thought out cover for the towing electrics sockets) and it drives just as it did on day one. Can't recommend it highly enough.

  • 2.7 TDV6 GS 5dr

    Alasdair Cook , South Lanarkshire . Date: 05/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I Own an 08 Disco, and to put it frankly, it's the best 4x4 I have ever owned. With the type of business I run. I need a 4x4 for both normal driving and off road. I have had a few other 4x4 from other manufacturers and non can come close to the all day comfort. This car has transported me throughout the UK and Ireland and never skipped a beat. I have a big family. My wife and four kids and my two dogs have been up north with me into the highlands and at no point did any complain of discomfort (Anyone with kids will know exactly what I am talking about). Only one small niggle was the fact the rear discs had a "High spot" causing the automatic handbrake not to disengage but after one phone call to Taggarts Land Rover in Motherwell, the team had my car collected and returned to me after only a couple of hours, fixed. Now thats what i call service!! I will be buying another one of these next year to replace this one.

  • 2.7 TDV6 SE Auto 5dr

    glenn board , . Date: 28/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Hopefully, this will enlighten customers about our bad experiences, and also let other Land Rover Discover owners list there problems and grievances, so that prospective purchases of Land Rover products can see what they could be letting themselves in for, and subsequently that Land Rover realise the discontent of its customers and thus improve the reliability of the cars they manufacture and the after-car they provide for their customers, without whom, they would be out of business.

    We feel that the product is fantastic in theory, but the practicalities of owning the car make the purchase of a Land Rover Discover a really bad and costly mistake.

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