2003 Land Rover Discovery User Reviews

2003 Land Rover Discovery Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 11 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: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 4 reviews
"value" 2 reviews
"beautiful car" 2 reviews
"power" 2 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 5 reviews

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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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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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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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Henrik writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE Review
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Our family loves our disco.

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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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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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Nole1Fan writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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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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crosswaysaab writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery HSE Review
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4

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4x4 will go any place

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12-14 mpg

crosswaysaab
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Will Go Any Place But Uses Gas To Get There — I purchased this car over a year ago with 118k on it and have put about 10k on it with only one repair needed, a new starter. It has served my house hold reliably. Over all for the price I paid I would say its been an excellent value. If you get one that's been well maintained and have a little extra money to pay for repairs/parts when things come up then this could be a good suv for you.

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

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Willie writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery S Review
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4

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Beautiful, powerful, comfortable and fun

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expensive to fix and drive

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Beautiful, Comfortable And Terribly Expensive — I love everything about this truck except that it is terribly terribly expensive to repair and it gets about 14 mpg. It's comfortable and very fun to drive. The interior is very attractive. Four wheel drive works very well and it can tow a trailer very comfortably.

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JfdiscII writes:
2003 Land Rover Discovery SE Review
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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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2004 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Classiclly Styled Adventure Luxury Suv. By vonschalk

One of the most capable off road vehicles in the world! Great Military inspired styling which stands out from crowd of trucks, jeeps and new age cross overs. The Fuel mileage could be better. The bott... Read More

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2002 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Fantastic All Rounder By Andrew

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2001 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Old Rover By Joe

Unbeatable comfort for an old school cabin-on-frame off-roader. Cool features, great visibility and transmission/4WD system. Awesome accesibility and very simply built under the hood. However, no... Read More

I Wanted A Discovery More Than Anything Else. This Is The 2nd I've Owned. Need I Say More? By Lee

Any Land Rover Discovery Series I or II is a heavy vehicle. The power from either the 4 litre Rover V8 or the 4.6 in the 2003 and 2004 models is adequate for what this vehicle was designed for in my... Read More

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1999 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

The Total Package . . . It's A Land Rover! By tjmlro

The Series 1 Discovery maintains its roots to the original vehicles with the manual differential lock 4WD and few electronics. The ride is amazing for a vehicle which can do so much off-road. The do... Read More

Average By Sebastian

the car is great for long trips, and very confortable, but has many flaws. its very rough, it breaks down all the time, fuel economy is horrible, its not a fun car to drive, and it alwasy needs some... 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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