Land Rover Discovery Review from Brazil

1996 Land Rover Discovery ES 2.5 turbo diesel

Year of manufacture1996
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 2.5 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance100000 kilometres
Previous carFiat Marea

Summary:

Dealers should be more committed in keeping users satisfied

Faults:

Air Conditioner belt broken during vacations trip 1 month after purchased (73000 km)

Driver door glass machine broke down and had to be replaced (cost 200 US$)

Immobilizer set the vehicle off after driving 3 hours and remained so for 30 min before allow starting again. No reason found and never repeated.

On the last serviced made at dealer shop, was replaced the 02 pairs of brake pads for an outrageous cost (250 US$). Also has been unnecessarily replaced the outlet hose of turbo. The new hose presented defect few kilometers late causing the engine to choke during a trip.

General Comments:

The car handles quite good and it is very nice riding it because of the height. Engine is reliable in power delivery in a crowd road.

Seats and internal comfort is superb.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 8th January, 2004

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 1 review