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1997 Discovery

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1997 Land Rover Discovery

$8,168 - $9,680  MSRP Range
1997 Land Rover Discovery

Review Score

3.7 out of 5 stars

3.7

3 Reviews
33% of drivers recommend this car
Score Breakdown
4 out of 5 stars Comfort
3 out of 5 stars Value for the Money
4 out of 5 stars Interior Design
2.3 out of 5 stars Reliability
4 out of 5 stars Performance
3.7 out of 5 stars Exterior Styling

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4 out of 5 stars

Low Barriers for Entry with Catches

by Sentosus from Newberry, SC on Tue Nov 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 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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
2 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
4 out of 5 starsInterior Design
1 out of 5 starsReliability
3 out of 5 starsPerformance
2 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Off-roading

Does not recommend this car!!

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4 out of 5 stars

I love it

by Scone from Baltimore on Fri Jul 06 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.

4 out of 5 starsComfort
4 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
3 out of 5 starsInterior Design
4 out of 5 starsReliability
5 out of 5 starsPerformance
4 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Does recommend this car!!

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3 out of 5 stars

loved to hate

by midnightdragon69 from warsaw, missouri on Sun Aug 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

4 out of 5 starsComfort
3 out of 5 starsValue for the Money
5 out of 5 starsInterior Design
2 out of 5 starsReliability
4 out of 5 starsPerformance
5 out of 5 starsExterior Styling

Purchased a Used car

Uses car for Having fun

Does not recommend this car!!

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Our Take on the 1997 Land Rover Discovery

I could almost imagine it.

Morning in the Cotswolds, the fog just lifting over the English countryside. After a brief drive around the farm in the Land Rover Discovery, it's time for a luncheon engagement with some member of the royal family.

That's when reality intrudes like a secret affair with a royal caught by a Fleet Street tabloid. I am not a prince, it's merely my name. There's no royal family member to meet for lunch, and the closest thing to a farm is the one I pass on the way to work.

Yet there's a regal air to the Land Rover Discovery, one that turns anyone who encounters it into an automotive Anglophile (even if BMW now owns the marque).

It goes beyond the obvious trappings... Read More