1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE
Will take ALL your money to fix
Leaks: can't tell where the oil is leaking from, it's everywhere. Can't really tell where anything is leaking from, even when clean. The front sun roof leaked for the longest; finally found that leak after having to take the whole top of the ceiling apart.
Overheating: Can't find the problem. Replaced the radiator twice, all hoses. I have to fill the reserve up every day, and I only drive 28 miles to and from work.
Gas guzzler: man does it eat up gas. Again, I only drive to and from work, and I have to fill up at least twice a week.
Repairs: I am a single mother, and had no idea that this thing would cost so much in repairs. It cost more to fix this than it's worth. I can't afford the maintenance on it.
I will never own a Land Rover once I can sell it and get something else. If I can even sell it.
I will buy a Honda.
Love the view, I can easily see out of it. Not much that I can say good about it.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th June, 2012
26th Jun 2012, 12:36
Oh my, it sounds like the head gaskets are probably bad on your car due to the overheating, even with the new radiator and hoses.
My advice is find an independent import mechanic (if you have not already done so) who has some Land Rovers parked out front. Mine keeps people going in their Land Rovers for a lot less than the dealers, or other shops that don't specialize in them, although even my friend cannot do it super-cheap.
These are expensive cars to keep, no matter how hard you try, so do try to sell it. There are people out there who will love to have it, and will be willing to spend the money on it.
Buy yourself a used Santa Fe or Highlander if you want comparable space, better gas mileage, and much more livable reliability. Even a brand-new Santa Fe would be cheaper than having to make unexpected monthly repairs or pay for the gas in the Land Rover, and I say that as a huge Land Rover fan!