Used Land Rover Discovery 4x4 1998 - 2004 review

Category: Luxury SUV

Section: Our recommendations

1998 - 2004 review
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Our recommendations

Which used Land Rover Discovery 4x4 should I buy?

The engine choice is simple - petrol or diesel - but which is best is tricky. We just about favour the diesel for its better fuel economy. However, it's so sluggish that many will prefer the V8 petrol, which is much more up to the job of hauling round such a big, heavy car.

There's very little difference - and none at all on some models - in price between the five- and seven-seater models, and the extra seats fold neatly out of the way when not needed.

Otherwise, we favour GS trim, one step up from the basic S. This is so well equipped it's not worth spending any more on the XS or ES (which bring leather trim and a CD 'changer). However, it is worth looking out for a model from after the June 2002 face-lift, when the car was remodelled to look more like the larger Range Rover.