1997 Land Rover Discovery
1-3 of 3 reviews
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Low Barriers for Entry with Catches

by from Newberry, SC on November 29, 2011

I see these vehicles in the hands of the wrong consumers frequently. They are great for off-road driving, local travel, and carrying many passengers. Just about all other uses results in the realizati...
I see these vehicles in the hands of the wrong consumers frequently. They are great for off-road driving, local travel, and carrying many passengers. Just about all other uses results in the realization of the catches. These vehicles are cheap to purchase, but have extremely high maintenance costs. They are also unreliable and often mechanics are unavailable. The dealer network is also weak. The oil changes require a unique weight of oil that increases costs. The brake fluid is DOT4 fluid, so even that is specialized. The vehicle also requires tires that support its weight (~6000lbs), which increases costs and limits options. Ideally people purchasing this type of vehicle should go into the process well funded with a clear understanding of what they are getting. This is something I can't express enough.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does not recommend this car

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I love it

by from Baltimore on July 6, 2007

Just bought used one 9 months ago love it. Has not given me prblems, handles good. My kids love it. Great off road. The list goes on and on.
Just bought used one 9 months ago love it. Has not given me prblems, handles good. My kids love it. Great off road. The list goes on and on.
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car!!

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loved to hate

by from warsaw, missouri on August 13, 2017

when it ran badmofo but had allot of compter and drive problems, allot of recalls, but no actual help worst bang for your buck unless u got one of the lucky few good ones
when it ran badmofo but had allot of compter and drive problems, allot of recalls, but no actual help worst bang for your buck unless u got one of the lucky few good ones
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Havingfun

Does not recommend this car

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