2000 Land Rover Discovery Reviews - Page 2 of 6

2000 Land Rover Discovery II 4.6 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 4.6 Automatic

Summary:

Stay Away from Land Rovers!

Faults:

Passenger-side front and back window mechanism broke;

Passenger-side Exhaust Manifold cracked;

Brake sensors lights continuously coming on;

Spark plug and Spark plug wires had to be replaced twice;

Belt Tension-er and flywheel came apart;

Replaced Engine Belt;

Head-liner is Falling;

Oil Pan leaks;

Head Gasket leaks;

General Comments:

I like the way the Land Rovers look and it has lots of room, but definitely not worth the cost or owning let alone the maintenance.

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

Review Date: 7th October, 2008

2000 Land Rover Discovery V8 from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission V8 Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 4 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.8 / 10
Distance when acquired50 kilometres
Most recent distance70800 kilometres

Summary:

Most cars in this price range cost a certain amount to keep up... however, this brand has a history

Faults:

Discovery 2000 (71,800 k).

Repairs to date excludes taxes (additional 15%).

Driven by my wife (school and shopping) within the city core.

Engine block cracked at 70,800 k... engine replacement cost 15,000.

Engine head gaskets replaced at 70,000 k. Cost $3000.

Master cylinder replaced. Cost 1,200.

Hood cable assembly. Cost $280.

Door latches (3) within 1 month. Cost $1,500 total.

Ignition coil pack. Cost $850.

48,000 k service. Cost $1050.

Catalytic converter shield replacement. Did not replace - removed.

Front brake pads & rotors. Cost $767.

Left front brake ABS assembly. Cost $850.

Passenger seatbelt buckle locked up. Cost $250. Replacement was also faulty.

Rear brake pads & rotors. Cost $715.

Repair rear license plate holder.

Replace missing wiper arm nut covers.

A/C blowing warm air.

Replace horn switch. Cost $128.

Install right rear tread plate. Cost $40.

Windshield cowl retaining clips. Cost $9.

Replace radiator assembly. Cost $474.

Replace rocker cover gaskets. Cost $366.

Dot inspection (?). Cost $111.

Adjusted tire PSI. Cost (free), big hearted.

Replace front & rear brake pads. Cost $$263.

Replace front & rear brake rotors. Cost $1040.

36,000 k service at 26275k. Cost $341.

Front wiper blades. Cost $22.

Replace front water jet / bumper end cap / supplied and programmed 1 remote key. Cost $162.

Replace front & rear brake pads. Cost $626.

Tailgate wiper arm replacement. Cost $48.

Slabs ECU replacement (?). Cost $558.

Throttle cable damage. Cost $9.

24,000 k service. Cost $363.

Replace CD changer & magazine. Cost $986.

Replace hose intake. Cost $100.

Replace idler pulley. Cost $72.

12,000 k service. Cost $250.

Loose hose clamps. Cost $52.

This excludes the various recalls, including a radiator replacement and an ignition failure that occurred while driving, resulting in no steering capability.

General Comments:

This car has not been run hard in any way.

It has been driven predominately by my wife, taking the kids to school and daily shopping.

It is sitting in my driveway... The cost of a new engine is approx $18,000 with labor.

The market cost of this car presently ranges from 10-18K... I suspect it will be bought for parts... Which is in itself dubious.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2008

6th Apr 2008, 09:40

Weird. One of my relatives has a 2000 Discovery and aside from a costly ignition harness replacement (at the dealer $$), they have not had any big problems and have around 100k on it now. You are spending way too much on stuff like brake pad replacements. Find an independent mechanic like mine who specializes in cars like this.

2nd Dec 2008, 23:48

The first owner will overcome routine maintenance. The second will suffer from this lack and blame the brand. The bottom line is that you can't afford it!

19th Feb 2009, 08:17

Why would you buy a Disco to drive in the city core??

2000 Land Rover Discovery II from North America

Model year2000
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.4 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 miles
Most recent distance72550 miles
Previous carHonda Accord

Summary:

Classy Beautiful SUV

Faults:

None, other than when the dealer took us over the course to see the power our new Land Rover had, he smashed in the bumper and the fog light- but he agreed to fix it anytime we are in Salt Lake City again- which is hopefully soon!

General Comments:

I love the luxury of the Land Rover and it's ability to be a tank too. I am a young Land Rover owner (23) so I think my husband and I will own them from now on. There is nothing like the classy Land Rover to make your neighbors heads turn!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd August, 2005

Average review marks: 6.6 / 10, based on 18 reviews