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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr Se Awd Suv — 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, Great Colour Cost of Ownership: Thirsty on petrol, but this one had an LPG conversion so ran at almost half the cost. Cheap to insure. Fun Factor: Would be fun to take off road, is fun to drive round the country lanes, everyone gets out of your way

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

Pros: Good Driving Position, great off road, good looking, spacious

Cons: Thirsty V8, usually very poor condition.

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE7 AWD SUV Review
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Fun Vehicle To Have If You Go Off Roading, And Don't Mind Little Repairs Here And There. — 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 it looks tougher. It is a great vehicle for Off road!

Primary Use: Family transportation

Pros: Want a Land Rover that isn't really pricey

Cons: Repairs

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SD AWD SUV Review
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This Truck Has Slowly Become An Obsession. Fun To Modify, Work On, And Talk About. — A sturdy but slow SUV so if you wanna haul ass this not the car for you, but if you wanna ride in style and feel like there is no obstacle or terrain that can stop you this is it. The next best thing would be a military tank. Geared for torque, this truck does wonders out in the dirt trails. Be kind, rescue a Toyota out of the mud with your Land Rover. : )~ Like most cars it has needed it's own maintenance and repairs too, but the engine runs strong and happy. The Discovery is clearly confident with it's simple yet elegant looks. This scar is an adventure magnet. Fun to drive, and Very useful. Easy to work on. It's not huge but it's still roomy inside the cabin or if you wanna fix it yourself, there's plenty of room in the engine bay to comfortably maneuver to change out what ever part you want. It's worth every penny whether you're going offroading, picking up supplies at home depot for a weekend project or going out with 7 of your friends to a night club...

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

Pros: It fits me like a glove. You can drive it in the mud and drive it to the opera.

Cons: My mother seems to think it's "hard to get into". I don't.

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE7 AWD SUV Review
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1996 Land Rover Discovery — I want my FJ60 back but this was te best driving truck I've owned ... super cool (and rare) blacked out hood ... rare 5 speed + V8 combo + 7 Seater ... super cool upper side windows with dual sunroofs ... sexy tall'n'skinny BFG Mud Terrains ... Old Man Emu Lift ... Warn Winch on a cool Rover Time bumper ... 4 big IPF lamps on the roof !

Primary Use: Commuting to work

Pros: - it's English so it was super well appointed and despite the lift and aggressive tires,rode super plush !

Cons: it's English so it occasionaly didnt drive if it didnt want to and cared little that ou were late for work.

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE7 AWD SUV Review
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Landy Disco V8 (love It Or Hate It ?) I Lurve It.... — Performance- is not stunning on road but when it get's to where it want's to be in the mud it's awesome. Build Quality- Well........ it's british and built by Brummy's what do you expect LOL It looks like an off roader so Love it or hate it. Personally I love it Cost of running - LMAO you having a Giraffe... 3.9 V8 near on 3 tonnes MPG around 13mpg it's bloody ridiculously expensive to run fuel wise but parts and repairs seem to be very reasonable. Fun factor- Show this thing a field or a few muddy hills etc and you'll have a grin on your face for the rest of the day.

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

Pros: Awesome off road ability and bloody comfortable even has most Luxury mod-cons. The sound of that V8

Cons: fuel costs,  Build quality and leaks.

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE7 AWD SUV Review
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Discovery - Its Like Ronseal — It's a bit like Ronseal - it does what it says on the tin. It goes from A to B in reasonable comfort but it comes to life in the mud. It shrugs of deep water, feet of mud and brushes off run ins with tree with ease. Paint is pretty tough but the carpet in the footwells doesnt like getting wet...

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

Pros: Getting to work in the snow or torrential rain

Cons: The daily grind

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1996 Land Rover Discovery Review
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Great — dodgy build, dodgy reliability but can go anywhere and people get out ur way, can carry anything anywere, cost a goo hundred quid to fill but suprisingly good on fuel, if it get stuck move a lever and it goes again

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

Pros: fun

Cons: reliability

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE7 AWD SUV Review
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Good Soild Car — A solid car, not quick but thats not why i bought it lol. Tows well and performs well off road and i've taken it to some challenging places. is not look the smartest looking car and mine has body damage form going of road but its ok. Its not bad to run, it does about 30mpg which is not bad for a full time 4wd, not had many problems with it even tho it does get abused alot. As for the fun factor... on road its not fast or handle the best but off road its a laugh a minute

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

Pros: Loads of room inside, a great tow car, nice and solid

Cons: if your want somthing fast forget it

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE7 AWD SUV Review
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Fantastic!!! — nice - good for off roading - towing - cruising taking the wife out in - ideal if you want to improve your collection of tools as you will need plenty to keep it on the road and in working order - nice to keep working on during the cold winter months...

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

Pros: easy to mod for off roading

Cons: fuel costs and high maintenance required...

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1996 Land Rover Discovery 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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Very Nice Ride — I like its over all versatility, able to go off road, and stick to pavement in harsh weather conditoins. Repairs are a bit of an annoyance though. Its very fun to drive, nice road handaling, and amazing off road handling.

Pros: Very reliable,

Cons: Funky repairs tend to get annoying

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Reviews From Other Years

2004 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Badass By DeemartinD

This truck is downright amazing in bad weather and less than favorable conditions and the ride is always smooth and responsive. The Trail Edition is a pretty rare find as far as trim packages go on th... Read More

Love My Rover By Nick_Ohler

This is a great vehicle that can go anywhere and is still big enough for a family. Looks great and drives great! I love my land rover discovery. Every weekend can be an adventure in this awesome 4 whe... Read More

2003 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Lovee Ittttt By straitflowerchild

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... Read More

A Commanding View Of The Road By philmiester

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 OE... Read More

2002 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

Fantastic All Rounder By Andrew

What cars can drive the best B roads in Wales at speeds to rival a sports car, and then drive home along byways with warning signs saying 'unsuitable for motor vehicles'? Well, that's exactly what we ... Read More

2001 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

A Great, Reliable, Trustworthy, Comfortable, Smooth Handling Vehicle... Love It By cabokiwi

Looks great and extremely comfortable. Great for tripping around... just a little pricey on long distance runs. So far, no maintenance or repair costs incurred.... other than general care. Handl... Read More

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

1999 Land Rover Discovery Reviews

"the King's Off-road Toy" By Mr_Hunter

I like the fact that the Discovery has a very advanced AWD and off-road system. I has very comfortable suspension and outstanding build quality. The visibility is great thanks to the large windshield ... Read More

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

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