2003 Land Rover Discovery User Reviews

2003 Land Rover Discovery Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 13 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Overall: 4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5

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"ride" 5 reviews
"space" 2 reviews
"big space" 2 reviews
"value" 2 reviews
"beautiful car" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 6 reviews

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straitflowerchild writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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4

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Great car, lots of room for people and storage, lots of window space, roomy, very comfortable for long rides.

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Costly parts for repairs.

straitflowerchild
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Lovee Ittttt — Over all 4 stars love this car, would get one again in the future. It's very roomy, kid safe, family friendly.. really is an over all good car, only it is pretty pricey parts when it comes to getting things repaired.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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MacGarver writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery Review
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Fun to drive, Cache value, invincible,

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Gas hog, high maintenance costs, Height prevents parking in some car parks.

MacGarver
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Could Be Called Lard Rover, I Digress — I love this truck. It's beautiful, it's cool, it's got cahce value. Then I come back down to reality. It's like a punch to the groin every time I fill up. It has a 96 L tank and it needs it. In a strong head wind you can actually see the gas gauge going down. Wow. The truck itself is a lot of fun. It drives really nicely, a little too much cabin noise on the highway, but that's to be expected when it's shaped like a brick. My experience in the winter is that snow tires are a good idea. It really wants to plow ahead in turns and stopping is nervewracking at times. However, when there's been a blizzard and there's two feet of snow on the ground, the Disco is super fun to go pull other SUV's out of the ditch with or just drive around knowing that you can get through anything. Invincible. There are a number of squeeks They seem to come from the 'Duragrain' seat material rubbing together. Irritating. The traction control light has been on almost since I bought it. Maurice (that's right, I know my tech on a first name basis) has been unable to find the cause, despite dozens of trips to the dealer. Irritating. The cost to repair mundane things is high. I replaced the rear brake pads and rotors. It cost me over $700.00 CDN. I thought the dealer was gauging me, but after calling several garages, found out this was the going rate. This is double what it costs for my car for similar work. There are some design issues that I would correct if i could. The front cup olders hit me right in the knee. The front seat doesn't go back far enough. The rear door window should roll down so you can stick lumber or something out of it. The rear doors are a little small to get in and out of. The steering wheel should tilt higher. I know there are cheaper SUVs to drive, but this vehicle just has a certain something that makes it really special. I definitiely have a love hate relationship with it.

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philmiester writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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4

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Offroad Prowess

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Gas Mileage, 14 hwy.

philmiester
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A Commanding View Of The Road — Like the look and all weather capabilities. Dislike that its hard to find mechanics that will work on them! I found a great site on the internet, roverparts.com that saves you a bunch over buying OEM parts. You have to find a mechanic that has Landrover diagnostic equipment otherwise they are just guessing what's wrong. I really like Import Specialists in Springfield MO. The vehicle is solid and I have never felt safer in one, especially in adverse weather conditions. You find yourself going for the puddles in the road and the shortcuts across fields just because it calls to you to be offroad.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Nole1Fan writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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5

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Beautiful, and can go "most anywhere"!  Very tough ride!  Maneuvering is fantastic, with  Very stable, smooth handling!

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Not the "best" gas mileage, but not really that bad, considering its capabilities!

Nole1Fan
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"mad Dog" — The original paint is fantastic; handles even better than expected; I Love the capabilities of this vehicle! The "gas mileage" isn't really all that bad, considering that it is in "constant 4-wheel-drive" all the time. Acceleration is phenomenal! Cons: Am having to do a Lot of researching in order to be able to take advantage of everything this vehicle has to offer, but, that's also part of the fun!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Jacob writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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I like just about everything about this car

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Gas Mileage

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This Is The Best Car I Have Ever Driven — Best car I have ever driven. No other car that one can drive will compare. Land Rovers' are special vehicles and are worth every penny. Just because it is big and tall doesn't mean that it can't take curves, it handles them like a champ.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Henrik writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE Review
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5

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Our family loves our disco.

Cons

Could maybe use less fuel?

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Disco 2, Takes You There With Care. — You can go fast! I can go everywhere. Honestly, I have my second Discovery now. And I would not change it. It works great at a family car, everything fits in the car. And the car can go almost anywhere. A bit much consumed, but thats what you get when you have a v8. If I would buy one again today, I would take the same car, with a TD5. The rest would stay as is. One Life Live IT!! Go Beyond!

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Jamie writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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love the off road capability

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everytime you remove or change the battery, the temp guages switch back to celcius.

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Great Truck, Low Miles & Kinda Suites Me... — I love my truck...it fits me perfectly! It isn't for everyone, I love the outdoors and so the off road capability is wonderful for me. It is spacious in the back seats and holds my system plus a months worth of food from costco in the rear/ trunk (if u will) I don't like how the clock has to have a special tool to change the time... also, the air/heat display is in celcius because i had to change the battery a few months ago and I don't know how to get it back to farenheit. The gas is a little steep for my wallet, but I don't do enough driving to warent that being an issue. It is very fun to drive!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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JfdiscII writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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4

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has not let me down - easy to get parts andinfo on

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millage could be better

JfdiscII
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2003 Land Rover Discovert Se — have 211,000 miles - when some thing breaks i fix it -- i don't go over board just fix problem -- runs like a champ -- i pull loads once a month with never a problem -- very dirty on inside due to i just use it for hunting, kayaking and pulling trailers -- white in color

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Chris writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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super roomie...great kid & Dog rig

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The British for some reason can't keep screws tight

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For The Price - Disco 03' & 04' Are Good Trucks — I've been Lucky, many friends have had LR and have been up a creek. When BMW took over LR in 2003 they put their 5 seriew motor in the 03' & 04' Disco. this was the last year that LR made the Disco in the US. the name and body changed to the LR3

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Alex writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE Review
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great reaction when driving,awsome sound system, smooth ride

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expencive to fix minor issues

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Fun Ride But Pricey To Own — this truck is solid all around... in WNY winters it a MUST have. i previously owned a jeep wrangler, an amazing 4 wheel drive vehicle. switching i immeditly tested it out off road (purchased in December) i found myself towing dodges and fords out of snow drifts. as far as quality i have only had one problem which was a costly fix. this truck is a DOG, but sport mode does add a little pep.the interior and exterior are both good looking. gas is a bi issue for this if your thinking of owning one commit to 100-120 in gas weekly and expensive repairs if anything does go wrong .overall though i would not trade my truck for anyting else in its class (jeeps, explorers ect..) definitely a truck that gets you noticed and compliments..

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1994 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Landrover Discovery Tdi 1994 By Russell

Good family car, but can sometimes be unreliable, good ammount of space and comfort, also good offroad despite not having much power, all round bang for buck its not too bad considering you would pay ... Read More

A Complete Waste Of Hard Earned Money,you Just Threw It Out The Window. By Restoration

Very hard to see out the front window glass.The headliner came down too far at the top,and blocked the top part of the W/S,to where it made it a little unsafe to drive.Constantly having to look in the... Read More

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1995 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Fun And Safe 4x4 By Darren

just a totally fun 4x4 to own and drive good on road and totally awesome off lol best all round car ive ownerd so far easy to work on and no faults found as of yet lol good uk built 4x4 Read More

It's Annoying Gearbox But Very Useful By Curtis

obviously 0-60 in about 13.6 secs the brakes are astonishing and the handling good. the gearbox keeps on and on breaking exterior is white where interior im not sure roughly £1,000 a year just with g... Read More

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1996 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr Se Awd Suv By David

Performance: Slow. I expected the 3.9L V8 to be much quicker. Brakes great, handles like a 4x4 Bulid Quality: Very Good. Great condition which is So rare for a Discovery Appearance: Great Conditon, Gr... Read More

Fun Vehicle To Have If You Go Off Roading, And Don't Mind Little Repairs Here And There. By Mike

Love it, It seems like I'm always fixing something, but I love it. It has decent acceleration, not breathtaking, towing is slow, handling is OK. I think it looks cooler then the Newer LR3, I think i... Read More

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1997 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Would Be So Awesome If Any Lr/rr Was Reliable By Logan

I love landrover and range rovers, they look great, have a premium feel, not your typical mall runner. but do tend to run to the maintenance shop way more than is acceptable for me!!! I think about bu... Read More

Great If You Have Passion For Them By cdsmith_2002

The D1s are great off road. Parts are easy to come by. Fuel economy is poor, but so are all true SUVs with gas engines. If you don't have a big daily commute and you do not demand Japanese reliabil... Read More

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1998 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

An Almost Perfect Vehicle By gigglepig

This vehicle has everything an off road vehicle should. Three locking differentials means it never gets stuck. It is lacking in build quality and often needs expensive foreign parts but the tradeo... Read More

Great For Off Road, Fuel Economy Could Be Better By Matt

Not built for hwy acceleration rather for torque for off road where is shines. All time AWD with lockable dif hi/lo for off road. Very smooth comfortable ride because of the leather interior and heate... Read More

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