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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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170 reader reviews for Land Rover Discovery 4x4.
  • 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.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Ren Colyn , W Cape . Date: 22/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Changed from the Jeep Grand Cherokee CRD to the 2008 Discovery 3, 2.7TDV6 mainly for off road ground clearance. A great vehicle to drive . I pull a off-road 4x4 trailer and was highly disappointed to find that the standard tow bar is so low (& hideous by design)giving a departure angle of only 15 degrees! How can the so called leaders of off-road vehicles supply such a useless item? I am still trying to find a replacement tow bar to increase the ball height by 200mm.

  • 2.7 TDV6 XS 5dr

    Bolarinde Ola , West Midlands . Date: 22/02/2008
    • Overall 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
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Last year, two of my children and I test-drove the Discovery 4x4 2.7 TDV6 HSE 5dr. I was impressed with the ride, versatility and equipment level, but my boys very much preferred that we stick with our Volvo D5 XC90 because it was a more comfortable car. I was worried about the catalogue of woeful stories by many Discovery owners.

    I wish to point out that the WHATCAR review of the Disco baffles and worry me. Its reviewer completely ignores numerous concerns by owners, which may be understandable; but why does it award an overall rating of 5 stars to the Discovery when in fact, the average score calculated from all 9 criteria assessed is less than 4 stars (i.e. 35 stars divided by 9).

    Perhaps WHATCAR wishes to argue that its' overall criteria are weighted in favour of safety/security, space/practicality and equipment levels. My further question would be: why not apply same to other cars in the group, in particular the Volvo and BMW?

    Most cars in your reviews are correctly awarded overall ratings based on what appears to be simple arithmetic average; but not the Discovery.

  • 2.7 TDV6 S 5dr

    Niall Smith , Staffs . Date: 12/02/2008
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I purchased a new Disco in Dec 05 as my wifes car. I took the view that with my wife and three daughters in the car every day bigger would be better and safer. The car has covered 23k miles.

    It does feel safe, I love the look of the car, lots of space inside and it cruises well.

    I recently had a test drive in a Land Rover and could not see where the extra £30k goes.

    Reliability seems a bit hit and miss, has refused to start three times when out and about for no reason. There has been lots of electrical warning lights over the past two years which do not stop you driving the car but I have to go to the trouble of bringing to the dealer. The best Fuel economy we have got is 24mpg. I have not been over impressed with the dealers.

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