1998 Land Rover Discovery

Summary:

The worst machine to own on earth!

Faults:

Head gasket, power seat, power window, various fuses for lights, sun roof, radio.

General Comments:

The worst machine I have ever owned, mostly because the manufacturer has made it so one cannot service it without a specialist. Just try looking in the owners manual where the fuse might be for the power seat... it's NOT listed! It's the same one as the cig lighter BTW. Laugh when you look at the instructions on changing a taillight bulb; it's a one line instruction, neglecting to tell you to practically disassemble the entire rear compartment to get at the bulb; no wonder the dealer charges a grand to replace a brake light bulb!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 29th May, 2010

29th May 2010, 13:30

Hmm, no offence, but perhaps you should have looked on here before buying yours. Unfortunately a lot of modern cars are quite stupidly designed when it comes to maintenance.. like those Renaults on which you have to remove the front bumper to change a headlight bulb.

8th Nov 2010, 09:33

I have a hard time believing that any dealership would charge a 1000.00 to change a brake light bulb. I am not sure why you would write a review, but allow someone to rip you off like that. To me, that right there makes no sense.

1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4.0L

Summary:

This is how an SUV should be!

Faults:

Bought the Discovery with a bad head gasket at 103,000 miles. Replaced all of the engine gaskets and have no issues with the vehicle since.

General Comments:

This vehicle handles very well, and is extremely comfortable to drive on the highway. Handles corners and bumps very comfortably, and for an SUV it is the best ride I have ever been in.

Off-Highway (dirt, gravel, grass, mud) the vehicle handles surprisingly well! As with on-highway driving, it is very comfortable and you can hardly tell the difference between driving on highway vs driving on gravel.

Lots of interior space! With the jump seats we can fit 6 adults comfortably and 7 with some sacrifice. Fits a family of 6 (2 adults 4 children ages 3-12) very well! Great for trips to the beach or pool!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th September, 2009

1998 Land Rover Discovery LSE 4.0L

Summary:

Great SUV - Lots of power and fun to drive

Faults:

Various leaks 88k - Common for Land Rover!

Front sunroof rattles when open 88k

Battery died at 100k

Exhaust Manifold 114k

1 headlight won't go bright anymore even with a bulb change 116k.

General Comments:

I love driving the Land Rover! Not as bad on gas as I was expecting.. It is big and I like all the windows and the 2 sunroofs. I'm a bigger guy, so the room in side is perfect for me. Really in the 2 years I have owned it, not much in the way of problems. When I bought it, I put new shocks, muffler and tires on it and have only had to replace the right exhaust manifold for about $300.. I get all my work done on it at a local garage.. There is no Land rover dealer in my home town.. Has always started in the cold i.e. -40oc.. Put a new battery in it.. It does have leaks.. But I still only have to change the oil every 3 months with no problems.. Sunroof rattles a lot, but I have read that is a common problem because of the rails.. Interior is great! Nice leather seats. One thing is the bottoms of the front seats, It is common for them to be broken.. Mine were broken, I don't really notice it.. I have not had to put tires on it since new.. Put regular unleaded with no problems at all. Great SUV.. Would recommend if you don't mind paying the gas, because it is not cheap on gas.. Lots of room.. Have had it out 4X4 a few times.. Great for that of course!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 15th November, 2008