1990 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

1990 Land Rover Discovery TDi 2.5TDi from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1990
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 2.5TDi Manual
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 miles
Most recent distance174000 miles
Previous carPeugeot 306


A good all round 4x4 - the best by far!


It had a new head gasket at approx 80,000 miles.

I have put on the following:

A new front propshaft (82.50+vat)

New n/s swivel bearings (60 + vat)

New tyres all round (200 + vat)

It needs a bit of attention every now & then, but it is designed for off roading, rather than living it's life on tarmac!

General Comments:

The ride is comfortable, but not firm.

The engine is powerful, but noisy - improved with extra noise deadening material.

It is designed as a workhorse - but has creature comforts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st July, 2003

1990 Land Rover Discovery Tdi 2.5 Tdi from Austria

Year of manufacture1990
Engine and transmission 2.5 Tdi
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10


Head Gasket (at 90 k).

Stearing Gear worn (at 100 k).

Lay-shaft bearings worn (at 110 k).

Interior trim loose.

General Comments:

Expensive repairs, stupid dealership.

Poor workmanship but great concept.

Fun to drive, spectacular off-road.

Low, low fuel consumption (35 mpg when driving carefully).

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 17th January, 1999

Average review marks: 6.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews