1999 Land Rover Discovery Dicovery series 2 from North America - Comments

7th Jan 2005, 18:15

I FEEL YOUR PAIN, We all made the same mistake. Never again a land rover. Also never again with a mecedes-benz 300E. My first lemon. land rover is my second.

24th Feb 2005, 10:20

We have a 1999 Discovery and have had nothing, but great times with it. No major problems, as long as the maintenance schedule was followed. After our Rover, driving any other SUV just isn't the same anymore.

4th Mar 2005, 04:50

I live in South Africa where we have much less rain than in the USA. I also happen to own a Discovery, 2002 TD5 Auto with two factory fitted sunroofs and no leaks. I have another Land Rover as well, a 1992 110 Defender station wagon V8 with leaks everywhere, but what the hell! it is a serious 4x4.

Since I bought the Disco I had nothing, but joy. I have covered 159 000km (100 000 miles) and no real problems. It is a very capable 4x4 and haul weight at speed over bad roads. The trick seems to be oil change every 10 000km and full service every 20 000km.

My V8 Defender has covered 350 000km of which 80% is in the real deep bush with limited or no roads. She has given me several small problems, mostly rattles and the only mechanical let-down was a broken clutch at 150 000km. I maintain this car myself now due to the cost at the dealer and I hope to keep it for another 10 years or so.

I love my Land Rovers and they suit my lifestyle. Good maintenance by myself seems the answer.

Regards

Cecil Barnard

Pretoria

South Africa.

19th Jan 2006, 22:56

I second this ad, the Series 2 Rover I currently drive is in the shop every month. The dealership tries to screw you over in every way. If you're a woman, and drop your car off at the shop, and they know you have a deep pocket they will take you to the cleaners. My total bill for this car has been well over 45 thousand dollars. Roughly 1400 dollars a month, this is ridiculous.

27th Mar 2006, 20:47

I love my new land rover, and carfax said it had no problems. mine is a 2002 SE7 and easily carries 7 of my friends to the beach. this car is great for picking up the ladies too, it makes you look rich.

23rd Apr 2006, 21:52

My 1999 SD II roof Leaked from the top left front conner of the driver's side. I have no sunroofs. I used to park the car angled with the front side up when it rained before I figured it was dripping from roof rack. Applying a clear water resistant seal around the foam helps guide water around and stopped the leak.

And the back door latch continued to get sticked after three visits to the dealer. A free moisture resistant bulb grease from auto-zone fixed it. I could have saved $75 and 3 trips to the dealer. Just remove the logo to allow more room. It snaps in and out. I have had some problems with my truck, but I am hoping for a better future.

29th Jan 2007, 14:24

I have a Discovery II, 2003 Land Rover. Since the beginning it has been a "LEMON". I have taken it to the shop numerous times, to fix leaks, Replace Ceiling Liner twice, replace broken Spark Plug Cables, more than twice, brake problems, replace seat covers, they got stained, and right now it has been at the Land Rover Shop since November 20, 2006, and still have not gotten it back, and the problem it has cannot be fixed. I have been trying to get them to take back the unit, and never again see their faces, but they just won't budge. I will take them to court for this "LEMON' they sold me. I have waited too long to do this, but it is still under warranty, so they better take back the unit and return my money.

29th Jan 2007, 16:26

This is so shocking. After all, Land Rover is renowned for its top-flight quality that complements its top-flight ergonomics and fuel economy.

3rd Feb 2007, 10:08

Hello, my name is Ant and I have just purchased my second Land rover Discovery td5 (upgraded headlight model) and what can I say... yet another quality motor from the land rover lads! no other motor would do me, cheap to run, easy to maintain and a towing weight and capability not matched by any other, hey and guess what? I have x2 sun roofs and they let nothing, but sunshine through them! as for the new disco 3, Really cracked motor, but I am a td5 man any day. happy days! Ant.11233

21st Mar 2008, 19:55

I have a 2000 Discovery II. I have had several problems with this suv. Anyone else?? I also want to know... how many of you haven't had ANY problems. So many things I love about this suv but so many problems.

31st May 2008, 14:25

I own a 2000 Discovery II with 50,000 miles on it. In the last 10,000 miles, it has been nothing but trouble. So far I have replaced the power steering actuator, the radiator, the coolant supply hose to the water pump, both anti-skid sensors on the rear wheels, had a throttle body heater leak, the drivers side windshield wiper motor fail, and now it refuses to start. Other than that, a great car.

5th Jun 2008, 22:24

I live in Utah where I have had some great use of my 2002 Disco 2.

I bought it 3 years ago with 81000 miles, and now have 127000 miles on it.

The only problems I have had are, traction control sensor.. 400 dollars, mass air sensor.. 200 dollars.. front drive shaft.. 200 dollars (for a rebuilt one have not yet installed).. will see how that goes...

Now I know that the mass air filter went out, because of my K and N air filter. The oil in the filter contaminated the sensor..

And the reason the drive shaft went is poor design. (the exhaust runs under the joint. No grease fitting on universal joint. Gets hot and burns out...).

Now I am no way rich; in fact very much working class.. But all my friends love to ride in my Land Rover.. Women smile more at Rover owners; it's a fact... My wife drove it for a year, and she loved the looks people got too.

It fits me like a glove.. I will never trade or sale.. If you own a Disco, try working on it yourself to save some cash.. Don't take it to the dealer, find a shop that specializes in them for half the price. Remember, they were meant to be on safari, so don't be afraid to get under them and turn a wrench.

I think they are a great deal nowadays, but not to fuel efficient.. that's why my wife now drives a Honda Fit (40 miles per gallon), and the Land Rover is my baby waiting in the bat cave until I decide to get it out.

My two sun roofs are good rain sun or snow...

I have been married for nine years and my best vacation was a trip we took to Moab Utah with the Land Rover dealer; we spent like three nights and two days of wheeling; it was a blast, and my stock Disco out wheeled built Jeeps, Hummers ext...

Some people hate them but not this rasta.. jah love..