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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.
  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    paul coleman , lancashire . Date: 25/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had this car for two weeks and love it to bits but I am fast going off the dealership from where I bought it.

    After two weeks the battery started leaking acid quite heavily down one side of the engine compartment. I rushed it straight back where they washed off the acid and changed the battery but have not repaired the damaged paintwork.

    I have tried to reject this car but the dealership will not accept my rejection. There is still evident acid on the wiring loom, which is visible when the battery cover is removed.

    I made over 10 phone calls to the management and got one call back. I am extremely annoyed, to say the least.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Gareth Roberts Date: 24/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    What a fantastic car! I actually got an HSE. The driving and dynamics are top notch, BUT it is let down by a lot of electrical faults. I have had three electronic failures of the suspension and parking brake.

    Land Rover has not yet fixed this, and are struggling with it. The dealer has been only mediocre with its service, only returning my calls when I threatened them. I do hope that the bugs can be solved quickly.

    All UK diesel models have been fitted with a Webasto Fuel Burning Pre-Heater. There is a setting in the drivers SETTINGS menu to enable a timed pre-heat or cool of the cabin. This is great on a cold morning - BUT it does not work unless you leave the radio on! Land Rover is reportedly NOT going to fix it, but is going to remove the feature. This will not be acceptable, I hope they do the right thing and fix the feature.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    bob rylands , cheshire . Date: 21/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My car

    It's got a great driving position, all-round visibility excellent. Comfortable for six adults with a great ride. I bought the TDV6 HSE, it is even better.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Mr. C. R. Jacquier , Bedfordshire . Date: 21/03/2005
    • 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

    My car

    It may be as comfortable as my sitting room - even without a chandelier - but it is far easier to drive.

    It is less like a tank than its predecessors and more like a luxury saloon but with all the distinctive advantages of a Land Rover 4x4.

    My wife and I test-drove a higher spec model both on and off road. She was very impressed and ordered a lower spec model sufficient for her needs: the basic with automatic box and cruise. I would have had more, but it's her choice.

    Smaller cars may come off worse in a head-on crash with a 4x4 but how many of these accidents are there compared to small car versus small car? Moreover, my wife's attitude was formed by a lorry smashing into an earlier TD5. Its robustness saved her from death. A smaller car would have been crushed. In these days of more stupid drivers on the road, the side protection and air bags are a wise precaution.

    The air-suspension setting for "access" height is a boon for arthritic passengers (and drivers), and cleaning the roof at access height is now possible rather than standing on the rear wheel of earlier models. The courtesy light arrangement is so much better. Loading at the rear has more finesse.

    It's like the Tardis compared to earlier versions: it still fits in the garage but has more load space and seems to have even more elbow room.

    I miss the alpine windows and roof shape, but it is less like a Tonka toy and more like a limousine as compensation. I'm almost used to it. It certainly drives

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