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Overall reader verdict 4 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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171 reader reviews for Land Rover Discovery 4x4.
  • 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

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Brett Moor Date: 08/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      3 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'VE ONLY HAD THE CAR 200 MILES AND IT HAS BEEN IN THE GARAGE FOR A WEEK. IT'S HAD NUMEROUS FAULTS - NOT WHAT YOU WOULD EXPECT FOR £32,000.

    VERY FRUSTRATING.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Michael Shacklock , N.Yorks . Date: 03/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have suffered with three cars in 14 months and 14,000 miles, not one of which had its suspension working reliably. Other problems have been mainly electrical or ECU-based.

    Finally, Land Rover refunded me.

    They are nice to drive and more fuel- and space-efficient than most of their competitors, but in my experience no more reliable than a chocolate firegaurd at an open fire convention.

    I would not recommend anyone puts their own money into one of these.

Land Rover Discovery 4x4

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