2003 Land Rover Discovery
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Great SUV !

by from Manassas, VA on June 14, 2008

Had a S-10 Blazer, E.B. Explorer, Bronco, 4-Runner, Pathfinder, Trooper, Suburban, 01 Discovery, then this incredible 2003 Discovery - I cannot begin to mention the difference in on road & off road ha...
Had a S-10 Blazer, E.B. Explorer, Bronco, 4-Runner, Pathfinder, Trooper, Suburban, 01 Discovery, then this incredible 2003 Discovery - I cannot begin to mention the difference in on road & off road handling improvement from all the others. I thought suvs handled the way did because they were suvs. Not the case with this Disco - snow / off road traction was better, yes, but the thing that impressed me most was the on-road handling. No, it does not handle like a Vette (had one of those too), but compared to the rest of the suvs (even the 01 disco) I've owned, it is a dream machine. Been driving through the tight & curvy back roads of Clifton, VA every day (might as well be mountain roads) & I have to tell you - Does not feel like the vehicle is strained in any way. There are other little things too - Like the interior fit & finish is excellent, AWD works flawlessly, great brakes, steering & pedal feel & feedback to the driver to mention just a few. Brings a smile to my face every time I drive it. My only complaint is that it does not have good acceleration – It does fine once you are up to speed, but it takes a bit to get there. Oh, well, small price to pay for (near) perfection… :-D
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Purchased a used car

Does recommend this car

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Love the Disco (car). Hate the disco (music).

by from Villa Hills KY USA on February 24, 2015

Bought it used LR Disco SDII used a year ago with 58k on the odometer. It now has 72k. I absolutely love this car. Bought it for winter and the occasional off road camping trip. It has become my every...
Bought it used LR Disco SDII used a year ago with 58k on the odometer. It now has 72k. I absolutely love this car. Bought it for winter and the occasional off road camping trip. It has become my everyday/everywhere car. Gave my wife the Jaguar XJ8 to drive. I love the commanding view and presence of the car. It is so comfortable to drive anywhere. Upgraded the stereo to a Sony and added an amplifier and additional Sony speakers to the cargo area. Now has 18 speakers and 1200 watts. I love my music when cruising in this thing. no real issues to date. Stone cold reliable and in the winter it's so secure and great in the snow. Added roof racks and the Disco gets me to some really off road water launches for my kayak. I absolutely love the placement of the cup holders where you can see and reach your drink in front of you which beats blindly reaching to your side. Has the luxury touches and I feel great just climbing in it all the time. Wish I had purchased one years ago.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Outdoor sports (hiking, cycling, etc.)

Does recommend this car

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works for what I need

by from Colorado on December 28, 2006

I live in snowy Colorado seems to be a great vehicle has 42000 miles no problems love Landrover dealer service in Littleton Co they take good care of it. Not the best gas mil but for the ability to t...
I live in snowy Colorado seems to be a great vehicle has 42000 miles no problems love Landrover dealer service in Littleton Co they take good care of it. Not the best gas mil but for the ability to take care of my family its good enough. I trust it.
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Does recommend this car

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this car needs attention

by from upstate,n.y on August 17, 2013

this car runs ok ,but when it needs repair it can be costly.so beware .it needs attention and when you don't give it ,you will find yourself looking for a ride from somebody!!
this car runs ok ,but when it needs repair it can be costly.so beware .it needs attention and when you don't give it ,you will find yourself looking for a ride from somebody!!
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Commuting

Does not recommend this car

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A real head turner!

by from Woodstock, NY on May 5, 2007

I've had no problems with my Disco and I love to drive it. It does catch people's eye, especially older Disco owners. Nice features, good room and the dual sunroof is great and provides good air circu...
I've had no problems with my Disco and I love to drive it. It does catch people's eye, especially older Disco owners. Nice features, good room and the dual sunroof is great and provides good air circulation.
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Does recommend this car

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Beautiful but expensive

by from Toronto, Ontario on February 10, 2014

A beautiful design, inside and out. Comfortable and spacious. The FWD will take you anywhere. But very unreliable, expensive to maintain, the useless roof rack is unreachable for all but the tallest.
A beautiful design, inside and out. Comfortable and spacious. The FWD will take you anywhere. But very unreliable, expensive to maintain, the useless roof rack is unreachable for all but the tallest.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does not recommend this car

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LOVE and HATE

by from OHIO on February 11, 2010

This will be the car you love to hate. Bought a 2003 mint SE with only 58,000 miles on it. Couple months later had a bad lifter and needed a total engine replacement $8000 dollars at Dealership! A/C l...
This will be the car you love to hate. Bought a 2003 mint SE with only 58,000 miles on it. Couple months later had a bad lifter and needed a total engine replacement $8000 dollars at Dealership! A/C lines were rotted out, Leak in transfer case $200, new gas cap $180. That being said the vehicle is the sweetest looking monster on the road and is unstoppable. Driver seat not good for anyone over 6ft. I think its safe to say that LR should refund anyone who actually bought an 03 or 04 discovery. Love the vehicle and the brand, HATED the reliability and dependability.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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Love This Car, But.....

by from Philadelphia, PA on January 22, 2009

For my first car, I bought a 2003 Disco SE. It was my dream car! I've had it now for about 2 months, and the engine light has already been on for about 3 weeks! I've taken it to several shops, and I'v...
For my first car, I bought a 2003 Disco SE. It was my dream car! I've had it now for about 2 months, and the engine light has already been on for about 3 weeks! I've taken it to several shops, and I've heard everything from bad Oxygen sensors, to bad ignition coils. Unfortunately, the parts for this car are outrageously expensive, and I just don't have the money to get it fixed. With that said, the car has never died on me, or had a problem running, which shows how reliable it is, even with the issues it does have. Gas mileage is not that bad; I fill up about once per week on PREMIUM gas, so you have to be careful when the prices go back up. The amenities are great and you can really understand why it's a luxury car. The leg room is not that good; very tight in the front. All in all, I love this car, and will hopefully be able to enjoy it later in life when I can afford to fix all its quirks. But for now, I must trade it in.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Excellent 4x4

by from Texas on September 18, 2011

I purchased this vehicle to get around town with the family and do a little 4 wheeling occasionally. I love this vehicle. It is comfortable, stylish and gets a lot of looks on the street. It only has ...
I purchased this vehicle to get around town with the family and do a little 4 wheeling occasionally. I love this vehicle. It is comfortable, stylish and gets a lot of looks on the street. It only has 58K miles. So far, I have had no issues with the vehicle at all. I look for excuses just to drive it. It sits high and with all it's windows, you get an excellent view of the road and surrounding areas. It has good power and quick take off. Plenty of room for the family. Lots of cargo space.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Transporting family

Does recommend this car

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Never Again!

by from Southern Indiana on January 8, 2016

2003 Discovery II SE7 Pros: Great Styling Winter Package (Heated windshield!) 3rd row jump seats rear a/c comfortable on long trips good in snow good visibility 2 sunroofs Cons: EXTREMELY unreliabl...
2003 Discovery II SE7 Pros: Great Styling Winter Package (Heated windshield!) 3rd row jump seats rear a/c comfortable on long trips good in snow good visibility 2 sunroofs Cons: EXTREMELY unreliable COSTLY repairs odd interior controls and placement Bottom Line: If you have the money for frequent and costly repairs, then go for it. But, if you're looking for a quality family SUV that has great styling, then I recommend looking elsewhere.
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Purchased a used car

Uses car for Just getting around

Does not recommend this car

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