2002 Land Rover Discovery SE 4.0L from North America
If you can fix it yourself and like to four wheel, then this is the rig for you
Three Amigos idiot lights, vibration at 35 mph rectified with U-Joints and a new "Guibo" (drive shaft flex joint).
Received the "Rover" as a part trade for a motorcycle from a friend. Book values are atrocious, but I wanted a 4X4 to off road since I hadn't been in a while.
The "Three Amigos" issue I addressed by replacing a front ABS speed sensor, and all U-joints I replaced along with the Guibo. I've had had no issues since.
Four wheeling this truck is a beast. It is so much fun to go through what most people would find difficult, but the "Rover" eats it up with no difficulties.
On the road I find the 4.0L motor a bit underpowered, but so what; cruising the highways wasn't the intent of getting the vehicle.
I hear horror stories regarding maintenance of this vehicle, and I'm looking forward to experiencing some of them myself. If you get one of these vehicles, please be mechanically inclined, for the work I performed at the dealer or an independent would make the ownership cost prohibitive; doing it yourself, the parts for the aforementioned fixes were about $120.00.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 19th September, 2015