1998 Land Rover Discovery LE 50 Year Anniversary 4.0 V8
The best vehicle I have ever owned, because it allows me to go anywhere in luxury!
I have replaced the fuel pump and the master cylinder.
The headliner sags on the passenger side, the windows have trouble at times rolling down (switch issues), and there were a few oil leaks. But I see these as minor issues.
The oil leaks stop when I get under my LR and tighten the bolts on the pan once a year. The switches are easy to get to, and the parts are the same as many of LR's Japanese and American counterparts. Extremely inexpensive at the auto wrecking yards.
I currently own 5 vehicles, and I use this car as my Number 1 vehicle. I get 15-18 MPG in my LR1 (which I don't mind). I drive it everywhere and it runs great. I feel safe, and it always starts and gets me to where I need to go and back. Mentioning that it does it with incredible style and comfort.
These are not cheap toys. LRs are heavy duty off-road vehicles. I bought a Land Rover manual, downloaded the RAVE eManual, and have done all of the maintenance work myself. I am not a mechanic, I work on computers for a living, yet I discovered that LRs are extremely easy to work on. I have kept up on the maintenance, replaced all hoses, belts, and brake pads at the appropriate intervals. Most fluids were also replaced on a regular basis (although I only change my motor oil every 5-6 thousand miles). My LR just keeps on running and running great!
At 100k miles, I replaced the distributor cap, the rotor, the spark plug wires, and installed new spark plugs. That is it!
I live in California where we have to smog our vehicles every 2 years, and it has easily passed the smog check every time.
This vehicle is by far the best 4x4 I have ever driven or owned. I will get another one when this one goes to the wrecking yard.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd January, 2015