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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 XS 5dr

    James Haregreaves , Kent . Date: 30/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Where do I start? We bought our Discovery 16 months ago from new and have had numerous faults with it. Firstly there was a continual oil leak, 3 or 4 attempts later Land Rover have just about sorted it (fingers crossed) although in total it has been off the road for months and in the Land Rover garage on numerous occasions. Secondly after the oil leak was fixed last time, on the very day we collected the car from the garage we got stranded, break fluid escape or something. So Land Rover assist were duly called to tow us back to Land Rover again! Most recent is parking break failure (for the 2nd time) and rear parking sensor failure. So this time we've had it, looking to get rid of this pile of **** and never ever will we buy Land Rover again.

  • 2.7 TDV6 SE Auto 5dr

    Julian Abraham Date: 14/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      20

    My car

    Update on my previous review dated 14/03/2008 After buying the discovery and being really happy for a couple of days the problems started, failing suspension, knocks and clunks over bumps, satnav failure and numerous other faults. It is great to drive but just so unreliable, it got to the point where not even the kids were confident we would get to our destination. In 3 months I had the car about 4 weeks as it was always in getting repaired. Never again I had been loyal to land rover for 5 years but no more. I have since sold the disco at a huge loss and bought a Nissan Pathfinder, Not as flash but it gets where its going which is more than can be said for the Discovery.

  • 2.7 TDV6 HSE Auto 5dr

    Andrew French , Suffolk . Date: 09/03/2008
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I purchased this vehicle new in march '07 and it has been absolutly superb. I had read various reviews regarding this model and if i'm honest I was a little sceptical about how reliability was going to hold up. It has only had two minor trim issues regarding the upper tailgate trim and OSR door seal attended to under warranty. Both fixed and have not returned. We did have an issue with the second row seat (left outer) losing a tiny peice of leather off of the side of the seat through chafing when you lift it up and down for access to the rear seats but our dealer just replaced the whole seat under warranty, no quibble. I have owned two Toyota landcruiser amazons prior to this vehicle and have to say the build is not quite there but pretty damn close. Excellent on road manners compared to the 'boaty ride' of the amazon and brilliant use of interior space. There is not another 4X4 with sevens seats that can seat 7 adults as easy as the disco does. I would happily buy another one. It does seem that if you buy an '07 model onwards the reliabilty does shoot up compared to older models.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    robert Grahamslaw , Derbyshire . Date: 03/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    Having owned 3 Shoguns, 5 L200's, 2 td5's, 3 Navaras, 6 Land Cruiser Amazons, 1 (06 reg) TDV6 S and the current (07) TDV6 S manual, with leather, I can say that the Discovery is definately one of the best all round cars I have ever owned. It has been "enhanced" (by Land Rover dealer) to 235BHP and about 420 "torques". It cruises effortlessly, is quiet, smooth and comfortable. It doesn't have the "growl" of the 4.2 Lt. Toyota nor does it rock the car when you rev it, but once you've got the rev's past 2000, it really goes. I have towed a 3 tonne boat to South of France twice, and the Disco does it with ease. It's not perfect, nothing is, but nothing has gone wrong with it. If I was to change anything in it, it would be the doors locking at 5 mph and the position of the clock (which they now have) Bob Grahamslaw.

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