1995 Land Rover Discovery
A Financial Nightmare
I have replaced the Alternator twice.
I have replaced the battery.
I have replaced the ignition.
Car has stalled on numerous occasions.
Passenger side door lock does not work.
I really loved the way the Discovery looked when I purchased it, however, I have had to put more money in this car in such a short time than any other vehicle I have ever owned.
The engine is great. The cabin is very roomy. The gas mileage is not bad. However, the number of repairs that I have had to make far outnumber the benefits. It has just been one thing after another.
In addition to the price I paid to purchase the truck, I have had to put in over another $2000 in a year's time.
I would NOT buy another Discovery ever again.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th January, 2004
17th Jun 2004, 14:57
Luck of the draw. when you realise how many are sold every year, they are still the best production 4x4 on the market. I have had mine 5 years and apart from annual service, has cost me nothing. just look after them,
23rd Jun 2004, 13:30
I have to agree with the financial nightmare appraisal. My 95 Disco had repeated failures of several expensive parts -- sun roof tracks, window arm thingy, fuel pump relay, etc. As for towing, it did have good torque, but the engine couldn't handle the load. After blowing a second engine I sold it for parts. I'm done with Rovers.
21st May 2006, 13:23
I have bought 2 Disco's, both used and both are doing well, one 95, one 98, speaking for my friends, family, and myself, we all enjoy the roomy and luxurious interior and the space is good for making trips to the airport, having a big family, I do that a lot, and off- road there is no comparision to Land Rover.
2nd Jul 2007, 21:23
If you have Gas in your oil then you've probably got a compression problem. In short your piston rings are probably bad and seeping unburnt fuel, due to the fouled plugs into your crankcase. If you think its because there is water in the gas it probably is... the water from your cooling system. Check your radiator for a foamy white film on the top of the rad. cap. This would be from oil getting into the cooling jacket around the cylinders from a blown or leaky head gasket. From what you mention it sounds like you need an engine.
9th Sep 2007, 04:03
Fact is mate, you bought that Landy second-hand with a few miles on the clock.
I have some wisdom for you when buying a second hand vehicle.
You never know if the previous owner was a Knob who buggered up the car. So track down a mechanic, pay him a couple of bucks to come with you and check out the workings. If the seller says 'no' then you know that he probely pulled the car through his plumbers crack.
My wife bought a Toyota corolla with 200 000 km on the clock and it is still like new, I can see that the previous owner looked after it.
British army uses landies and they go every where.