Land Rover Discovery

The Essentials

  • Price from £38,825
  • What Car? says: 4 star rating
  • Fuel economy: up to 32.0mpg
  • What is it? The Discovery is the ultimate versatile car - great for carrying the family, a stylish executive car and of course it can take you off far into the wilds
  • Your Reviews

    "Spacious but expensive"

    3

    15-Jun-2017

    Just about to say farewell to our Landrover Discovery after owning it for 4 years.
    The good points are:
    Comfort
    Spacious
    Excellent driver visibility
    Actually drives off road, if that's your bag
    The bad points are:
    It's expensive to run
    Very heavy and doesn't like corners
    The older they get, the more unreliable they become and the parts are expensive
    Some of the problems that the Discovery is prone to are very expensive to fix, cough cough, snapped timing chain anyone cough

    Overall a decent car with good functionality but factor in the ongoing costs of owning one and be prepared for expensive repairs.

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    "Wouldn't have anything else."

    5

    29-Nov-2012

    Had the Discovery 3 years ago when we had a farm, but moved to a town and changed to various cars that were more economical etc etc. At the first whiff of moving back out to the country I snatched at the chance to get a Discovery 4 and I will never stray again. Completely love it. Makes me smile EVERY time I drive it. It's crazy how much you can fit in ... kids, animals, more kids, bikes, kayaks on top, you get the picture. And I love that I can always trust it to get me to collect the kids whatever the weather is choosing to do - and round here it has got me through ice, floods and mud that other cars simply can't get through.

    I've never had a problem with this one, or the one before - very reliable.

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    2 people found this review helpful.

    LiveItUp

    2 reviews posted

    3 Mumsnetters found them helpful

    "Solid , comfortable and convenient ."

    5

    18-Nov-2012

    I love ours . Yes , it's thirsty , but if you think your errands out it doesn't have to be . Ours is regularly full of dogs , our kids , other people's kids , animal feed and is the best towing vehicle I've ever had . Nothing, absolutely nothing causes it a problem . The only problem I have is keeping it clean. And it's easier to park than my small car . Love it . If only it were self cleaning ....

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    Plomino

    1 review posted

    "Stylish, spacious but completely unreliable."

    3

    26-Oct-2012

    We live in Kenya so wanted a good off-roader for safari and a nice car for driving in city traffic. It absolutely delivered on the off road part, when it was working. However we've had it for 7 months and it has been in the garage for the past 3 weeks, and no less than 5 other visits before that. In 7 months! It has totally not been worth it. When it has been working properly, it is a nice, stylish, spacious brilliant off-roader. When it hasn't been working, for the majority of the time we've had it (too computerised for it's own good), it has been a complete pain to fix, and cost us thousands (just to replace an electric parking break cost £800. What's wrong with the old fashioned mechanical one?) I would tell everyone to avoid this car unless you have bottomless pockets and a good second car to turn to when it's at the mechanic's, again.

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    1 person found this review helpful.

    Boobz

    1 review posted

    1 Mumsnetter found it helpful

    "We love it almost beyond reason"

    5

    25-Oct-2012

    Every time we think about changing this for something a little smaller, or more economical it comes up trumps and we fall in love with it all over again.

    It accommodates 3 car seats easily in the back, and happily seats 2 6ft plus adults in the pull up seats in the boot. It has got me through roads impassable in most cars when I need to visit someone dying in a hospice, and taken us on holidays with a full boot and roof box. Best of all for us, there really is nothing quite like it when you have to lug the whole family plus dogs and luggage on a 500 mile journey, which we do quite regularly.

    I actually find it good round town too, easy to park, if a bit slow away from the lights.

    Worth every penny we spent on it, unlike the waste of space Merc we had before it!

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    2 people found this review helpful.