2000 Land Rover Discovery from North America
Don't take one even if it's free
I don't even know where to start when describing the problems I had with this car. I bought it brand new and immediately took it back to the dealer for repairs.
The remote fuel cap release would not open, the car would not unlock the drivers door (you had to crawl over the console from he passenger side).
From there I took it in every month to have 4-5 things fixed at once that had broken over the past month. among things that broke during the 9 months I had the car are:
Fuel cap wouldn't release.
Door looks would not unlock the driver door.
Heater stuck on and wouldn't shut off.
Wipers totally stopped working.
Rear door developed a sag that dealer could never fix.
Car started randomly locking and unlocking the doors whether or not the car was being driven or just sitting in the driveway.
Passenger seat developed a short that would send the power passenger seat crushing the passenger into the dash and windshield when you hit bumps.
Both heated seats did not work from the factory and had to be replaced.
The engine developed a rattle under the hood.
The car had 3 factory recalls int he 9 months I owned the car.
Even worse than the car was the dealer. The dealer had it for a week every month repairing problems, and you know what they gave me as a "free" loaner? Chevy cavaliers and a Geo metro. I didn't pay 45,000 for a car to drive a Metro.
These cars also do not hold their resale value at all.
All of my repairs were covered by my dealer, but I got rid of the car before the warranty could expire because of the extreme amount of repairs I kept having to had fixed.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 17th August, 2004
I have a Disco 2 and love the crap out of it. It has 120K on the engine and no signs of stopping. It does have it's quirks, but every car does. The passenger seat stopped moving forward, but my wife is only 5 foot, so it doesn't matter. The exhaust rattles out of it's hangars every so often, but I just put it back in. I have had it in a foot and a half snow, and would not have wanted anything else. I have two toddler children that are hard on vehicles, and the build quality of my Disco is some of the best I have seen. It shows less wear than my brothers 05 Expedition, and he doesn't have kids. I intend to drive the wheels off this thing. All cars have lemons in the family, and you might just have one.