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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 SE Auto 5dr

    Ann Egan , Berkshire . Date: 02/03/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having test driven a variety of vehicles, I've just ordered this model. I can see why it won the What Car? awards.

    Although imposingly massive from the outside, driving is a positive pleasure, with an excellent turning circle, comfortable seats, very good visibility, responsive handling and a ride quality that rivals the best that BMW and Volvo can manage between them.

    The Diesel engine is quiet and powerful, and feels a lot faster than its 0-60 time would suggest. The loadspace is simply breathtaking, with the ability to fold down all but two of the seven seats into a totally flat floor surface. All this combined with extraordinary offroading abilities make it a sure-fire winner.

  • 2.7 TDV6 5st 5dr

    philip eastwood Date: 14/02/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Awful.

    I have taken this car for a long, long test drive and I was pleased with it - until I saw the price and the running costs. I was horrifed and left the showroom straight away.

    You really have to be rich to own this car.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Simon Cross Date: 04/02/2005
    • 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
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have had a nightmare with a new Disco 3. Far too many problems to list here.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Gary Bullock , Berkshire . Date: 03/01/2005
    • 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

    My manual TDV6 in S trim is now just over a year old – this is a great vehicle and lives up to all its pre-launch reviews. Its capability and flexibility has proven itself to me, from transporting half-a-dozen scouts each week to a dozen six-foot trestle tables as needed.

    From motorway cruising to the narrow twists and turns of rural west Berkshire roads, the handling has been precise and predictable - even nimble, considering the size and weight of the Discovery. Body roll is well controlled, unless you really are aggressive into the corners!

    With 15,000 miles on the clock, the engine is still loosening up, but 28mpg is the norm for everyday motoring, and over 30mpg on the open road.

    The Discovery 3 is not without its problems – mine has not let me down so far. The few problems I have experienced are: audio head unit replaced; rear park sensor control unit replaced; rear wiper motor replaced; parking brake warning light has come on once but never again; suspension system warning light has come on once but never again; rear brakes squeal when pulling away; the rain sensor wipers perform erratically.

    These are minor niggles from my point of view compared to the overall experience of the vehicle. The Land Rover dealer I use even seems to be getting a little more sympathetic to me! Some folk are suggesting the new Audi Q7 will be better than the Discovery 3 – I've just priced one up. At £7,000 more for the same specification, I would need a lot of convincing.

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