1996 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0
Stay on the road
Both drivers and passenger seats seams have separated and began to sag. The rear seats and jump seat's leather is still in good condition.
Both front seats have 8 way power seats; in each of them, one direction blew, and randomly directions won't work until you restart the truck.
The rear sunroof first began rattling, then eventually flew off on the highway. Replaced with plexiglass.
The clips on the sunroof shades snapped, so they are screwed in closed.
Front sunroof sometimes gets stuck in vent mode.
Cruise control didn't work when I purchased it.
Wipers squeak and rear wiper fluid nozzle fell out.
Front headlight washers never worked.
Blows headlight bulbs every few months.
Front fog lights turn off and on, depending on the weather; no input from button.
Rust hole in rear driver's door frame, rust at bottom of passenger door (aluminum body).
Radio antenna flew off on highway, stereo control button to raise volume barely works, and the display itself flickers.
Power outlet has to be wiggled to work.
Sometimes the door locks don't close correctly.
Alarm key fob doesn't work any more.
ABS light was flashing, and now stays on.
SRS light on after the battery died, and only a dealer can turn it off.
Muffler and piping rusted and fell off.
First, the passenger window motor blew, then the solder on the window lift ECU separated, so both rear windows aren't working.
One of the plugs came loose, and it was running on 7 cylinders for a while; fixed now.
Coolant leaks from the overflow tank when the outside temp reaches over 90 degrees.
Oil leaks from valve cover.
Gas leaks from cracked line next to tank.
Transmission fluid leaking from bolt.
A/C was working until both buttons for A/C and recirculate decided to stop working.
Fan blower only works on speeds "2" and "3".
Transmission shifts hard.
Headliner falling down.
I like my Discovery. It is big and comfortable, and can drive anywhere, until something goes wrong.
I off-road my truck regularly, and that has contributed to its downfall.
The interior is roomy, and everything is power, so everything has the option to not work when abused.
The truck always starts and runs great, when all the fluid levels are maintained properly.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 31st October, 2011
15th Apr 2015, 20:19
Do you have any information or tips on how you replaced the sunroof with plexiglass?
20th Jan 2016, 05:16
Yup, it's a Land Rover. I have two, a 95 and a 96. I love them and hate them. Yup, when they run you can't beat them. I'd love to fix them; would you like to buy mine? Enjoy the ride when you can. I've spent a small fortune on them, and they are in worse shape than when I started.