Used Land Rover Discovery 4x4 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: What is it like?

1998 - 2004 review
Used Land Rover Discovery 2
  • Used Land Rover Discovery 2
  • Used Land Rover Discovery 2
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What's the used Land Rover Discovery 4x4 like?

The series II Discovery aged very quickly. When it was launched, it immediately trounced opposition such as the Toyota Landcruiser and Mitsubishi Shogun, but it soon became outdated, its limitations shown up only too clearly by the likes of the BMW X5 and Mercedes M-Class.

That's not to say it was without its strengths. The Discovery driver has a fantastic view out, there's plenty of space in the back and it's extremely impressive off-road.

Equipment levels were also very good, particularly towards the end of its life, and some models had seven seats, making it an alternative to an MPV.

On the other hand, however, getting into the back is awkward, the ergonomics in the cabin are dreadful, and the whole car is sluggish and not particularly enjoyable on the road. A BMW X5 is far better to drive, more refined and simply more comfortable.