1996 Land Rover Discovery SE7 4.0L V8 from North America
Big, heavy, guzzles gas, love it
Drivers door lock actuator was dirty on the inside causing the remote lock/unlock to stop working, a quick spray of carburetor cleaner on the inside fixed that right up!
The plastic panels that hold the power seat controls would no longer clip into the center console, bought a new pair for $45.
When you step out of the car it's really easy to kick the door storage bins, so mine have now almost fallen off. Why they used super tiny screws to hold them in is beyond me.
Spark plug wires only last ~50,000 miles, so I bought a set of 8mm Magnecor race wires to fix that problem. Gave me 15hp extra as well when I paired them with some Bosch Platinum +4s.
Both lights under the gear selector went out, $5 for two new LED bulbs.
Handles very well for a car that is 6'5 an weighs 5,500lbs.
No finicky computers controlling the 4WD system, just big hunks of metal spinning together to get the job done.
I would NEVER have this as my only car. While yes it is very comfortable and has tons of storage space, the gas mileage is horrible. At times I am getting 7mpg, but I typically get ~15mpg. But then again it does have a 4.0L V8 and weighs as much as a large church.
If you want a comfortable offroader with a few luxury items and don't want to deal with maintenance of a full on LR Range Rover, a LR Discovery is perfect.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 1st February, 2009