1993 Land Rover Discovery 2.5 turbo diesel
Combines farm use with airport pick up
Security system locked out when accidentally pushing down driver's door locking pin while starting engine. This would have cost almost as much as the vehicle to replace. Rear door locking gave a lot of trouble.
Otherwise normal servicing. Relatively cheap servicing parts from motor factors. Tyres from "almost new" dealers can be very cheap at about 20 pounds fitted.
Big, heavy clumsy work horse. Good for towing 4-wheel trailer in auto/diesel spec. Good battery was a must, but rarely needed other parts except exhaust. Good fuel economy too, but big tank would cost 50 pounds to fill up. Good heater, surprisingly popular with women passengers. Never got the CD player to work properly, and most inconvenient location under passenger's seat. Would be easy to tip or roll the vehicle. Tedious to drive a distance, but would hold motorway speeds for hours on end. Good ground clearance, never got stuck, but you needed to close roof when in low range/diff lock or you got a mud shower. Could pull out small tree stumps. No way you'd ever change a 16-inch full profile tyre/wheel with the standard wheel kit, but a couple of those tyre inflatable deals got you out of trouble.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 30th March, 2005