1996 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L Gasoline
BEST VALUE for its INTENDED use (i.e. Caveat Emptor, suburbanites!)
Leaks like a sieve - No worries.
ALL electronics work intermittently.
The original stereo is bland and uninspired.
I bought this SUV for work in the Oilsands.
The Oilsands destroy GM, Toyota, and Nissan trucks. It was either a $70000 Ford Superduty or a $5000 Discovery II.
...the fuel economy is indeed tragic, unless you work in the Oil Industry ;)
Naturally, all the electronics have a typically British charm - sometimes they work. Sometimes mystery screws or plastic fascia appear on the floor. Occasionally the engine sounds like it might die. It does not.
Most comfortable ride driving in a mine or lease. Only the GMC Yukon comes close, and it's about 3x the price and has 2/3 of the life expectancy of a 'broken in' Discovery.
...If you have to pay for fuel, think long and hard.
...If you bought it new, you have my sympathies.
I also own an extremely reliable, well appointed, comfortable, (reasonably) powered Japanese sedan.
Guess which one is for sale.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th July, 2008