Land Rover Discovery Review from Malta

1995 Land Rover Discovery 2.5 tdi

Year of manufacture1995
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5 tdi Manual
Performance marks 3 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance72000 miles
Previous carSuzuki Samurai

Summary:

Good performance, Poor quality control

Faults:

Replaced shocks at 43000 Miles (We Have very bad roads)

Very poor rubbers (Side windows rubber replaced every 2 years (Also due to hot climate)

Dash board replaced by dealer after first year (glue used was not suitable for hot climates)

Doors central locks replaced several times (Cheap replacements proved better then the original)

Rear electric windows do not always operate (Problem was a dry joint in unit under glove compartment)

Small problems which I fix myself.

General Comments:

If you are a D.I.Y men you may cope with this car.

I never replace parts, but repair them.

Have to have some friends who knows how to fix things to save money.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st November, 2003

Average review marks: 4.8 / 10, based on 1 review