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2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II

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Fuel Economy:
City 12/Hwy 16/Comb 14 MPG
Max Seating: 7
Engine: V8, 4.0 Liter Transmission: Automatic
Country of Origin: United Kingdom Country of Assembly: United Kingdom

2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II Consumer Reviews

Overall Rating
6.8
Out of 10

Based on 216 Ratings for the 1999 - 2002 models.

Review this car
  • Value
    7.0/10
    Quality
    7.4/10
  • Reliability
    7.1/10
    Performance
    7.5/10
  • Comfort
    7.9/10
    Styling
    8.1/10

You need to want this truck specifically.

By on Wednesday, December 02, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 189,000

10 6.0
overall rating 6 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
6/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
5/10
Quality
6/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "Looks, comfort, off road capability, customization"

Cons: "common quirks and mechanical issues MPG:("

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"I have wanted a Discovery for a long time. I have experience working on cars and taking care of moderately complicated issues myself. So I was confident I could enjoy this vehicle. The quirks and problems of the Discovery are well documented and there are many enthusiasts who are very knowledgeable about them. One thing that surprised me is the comfort of the vehicle on the road. I bought it in California and drove it right home. After two long days of driving, I got out of the car and walked in the house like I had just gone to the store. When I get out of my Caravan after a two hour drive I am sore and stiff. I have spent time working on the car. Again, service and maintenance instruction and peer support is easy to find. And because of the number of enthusiasts in the country and around the world, OEM and after market parts are easy to find. If a person keeps up on general maintenance, it is a very reliable vehicle. I have been using mine as a daily driver for the last year. Most of my major projects have been things that can be done in an evening or one day. So if you enjoy having a project and a very capable and good looking vehicle, I would recommend the Discovery. If you don't want to work on a vehicle, or don't have the money to have it worked on, then stay far away."

5 people out of 6 found this review helpful

Bought it new in 2000; 15 years later....

By on Saturday, October 03, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 150,000

10 9.0
overall rating 9 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
9/10
Value
9/10
Reliability
10/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
9/10
Comfort
10/10

Pros: "Reliable; excellent in adverse driving conditions"

Cons: "Sunroof leaks; some parts may become hard to get"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10

Snow? Ice? No problem!

"Bought it new in 2000; 15 years later it is still going strong! It really is the best 4 x 4 by far. It's true, and perhaps I have been fortunate, but I have taken relatively good care of my Disco and it has never let me down. I do not baby it and it has been kept outside (not garaged) for the past 10 years of its life. Still, it is the strongest and most reliable vehicle I have ever had, and it is the only vehicle I will drive in in severe weather and snow. My friends bought a 2002 Disco, but they had many electrical problems with it (but, keep in mind, that my friend's husband thought he was clever enough to try to modify things himself and the poor car was never the same). I have had plenty of routine/expected maintenance work done to it over the years - and, yes, that can add up - but it is certainly not as much as buying a newer vehicle and maintaining it. The most expnsive service was recently when I had the valve seals redone. The worst thing about the car is that (now that it has been left outside for so long in the rainy Pacific Northwest), it leaks a bit after sitting (not when driving). That will be a $400 fix, but it will be worth it. Another annoying thing is that the new dreaded uber-owner of Land Rover, Tata (India), is no longer manufacturing some of the parts. So, for me to get a new sunroof motor, it's time to shop Ebay or junk yards (that is until some wonderful after-market company picks up on this fantastic opportunity). I can't imagine ever willingly parting with my Disco. It goes when and where it needs to and has been borh a source of many wonderful back- and off-road adventures as well as being a life saver in severe storms. During a very severe winter storm, my Disco was the one and only vehicle that could make it up a steep snow and ice covered road over fallen tree limbs, in and out of a neighborhood. Other neighbor's vehicles could not - a Suburban, Toyota Tacoma, Jeep, BMW X5. If you buy a Disco like mine, take good care of the basics, and get out there and use that thing the way it was meant to be used - go explore, see our beautiful and, and make memories that last a lifetime."

11 people out of 14 found this review helpful

Snow? Ice? No problem!

Will go anywhere anytime

By on Saturday, February 21, 2015

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 93,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
9/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
7/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
7/10

Pros: "goes anywhere reliable"

Cons: "drivers front seat little cramped"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9

"Have had this vehicle for 5 years. Basiclly use it when weather in Pa. is bad. Used it to push and pack 14inches of snow in the driveway. Do my own maintance, which saves a bundle. Parts and labor at dealer is expensive. Replaced rear roters and pads, front pads, crank sensor, battery and rear tail pipe in the 5 years. Headliner is starting to come down. Gas milage is 13mph, but with AWD I expect that. Overall I love it, but again I do the maintance."

12 people out of 16 found this review helpful

very well built vehicle rides excellent ac. and he

By on Friday, December 12, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 11,000

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
8/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
9/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
6/10
Comfort
8/10

Pros: "wood grain dash added cup holders"

Cons: "kind of wide but comfortable"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"w very good well built comfortable heat and ac. very fast to reach desired climate front windshield defrost excellent gas mileage on highway very good city mileage not to great"

14 people out of 18 found this review helpful

Junk, Junk and more Junk

By on Friday, September 26, 2014

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Parted out

10 4.0
overall rating 4 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
4/10
Value
5/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
4/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "great off-road vehicles . Beats Defender on some ."

Cons: "Lowest quality vehicles made"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 2

"Folks, these older Discos are for off roaders who put serious $$$ into these trucks to draw out their real qualities. The truth is that these trucks are some of the least reliable vehicles made by any car maker in the last 20 years. Discos suffer from 3 significant issues . Poor quality cylinder castings, poor quality radiators and steel frames that aren't galvanized and I could add another but I will give the pass to the Lucas system. If you want to buy a used one MAKE SURE the following has been done . Head Job , including welding of the cylinder pit holes or make sure sleeves were installed (especially 2001+ as these were out of tolerance when shipped out of the factory, Research British Leyland-Buick 215 castings ), new radiator (1994-2002) and some type of rust proofing on the frame. If this was done too late , you bought a lemon ready to drop at any moment and it wont pass a state inspection. These trucks are junk for luxury cruising but , with all the repairs done above , very good off-road trucks. Truth is I've owned them previously and am buying another 2000 soon for a sand / beach vehicle but only with all of the repairs done above. With none of the repairs documented , don't pay more than $1500."

27 people out of 39 found this review helpful

Not too pleased.

By on Tuesday, May 20, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 175,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
2/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
8/10
Styling
8/10
Comfort
9/10

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 4

"Bought this car on a used car lot, thought great deal. Nothing but misery from the cooling system, absolutely dreadful design. Just blew my second head gasket, first one 6 months into owning it, another grand to fix, again, gonna sell it for parts. Note....everything else was stellar, little top heavy, but really nice off road."

17 people out of 26 found this review helpful

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