Written on: 31/03/2013
Thought I had bought a beauty off my neighbour. (he is 70, the only other owner and only ever went to the golf course in it - full LRSH only 75k garaged, no tow bar never off roaded). First problem was oil in the engines computer brain which caused all sorts of mayhem and diagnostic costs so looms replaced then fuel pump replaced (brush fell off the motor) , power steering pump replaced, air suspension bags and pipes replaced, window lift replaced, sun roof replaced , rear door lock... (read more)
Written on: 18/03/2013
Hi I simply love the landy don't own one but its my dream one day I just don't want to buy the wrong one any advise they say the Land Rover TD5 3ound about a 2000 model now I can only afford a second hand one. We are a family of 6 that's why I love the landy thank you (read more)
Written on: 20/02/2013
i have owned a discovery 2 1999 GS since oct 2011 sealed sunroofs and windscreen, tyres , radiator etc etc..........last few months have been effortless though its a second car mainly for the winter but one of the best buy i have ever made its a classic . (read more)
Written on: 11/06/2012
Had disco 2 Td5's in the family since they were new and none have ever missed a beat. You hear of horror stories but honestly I think it has more to do with the lack of maintenance. Bought one for myself this year for chips thinking it would be a flogged crock and sure it had been given a hard life but you wouldn't know it. Everything works on it, heaps of power since its been chipped. I use mine for towing race cars around when others use built trucks, then spends the other half of its... (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2010
JUST ABOUT TO BUY MY 5TH LANDROVER, (I LOVE EM )I WONT GO BACK TO A ORDINARY CAR AGAIN .
IN MY DRIVING CAREER SO FAR IVE OWNED A DEFENDER 90 - P REG DISCOVERY 300TDI (ARDEN)- N REG DISCOVERY 1 V8 - 02 DISCOVERY TD5(AUTO)AND FOR MY LATEST PURCHASE YET ANOTHER DISCOVERY TD5 (MANUAL)
THEY ARE ,IN MY OPINION ONE OF THE SAFEST CARS ON THE ROAD TODAY , RIDE HEIGHT 12 INCHES HIGHER THAN ORDINARY CARS SO YOU CAN SEE WHATS HAPPENING 3 OR 4 CARS IN FRONT OF YOU.
THIS CAR HAS EXCELLENT ROAD... (read more)
Written on: 24/12/2009 by Ginger loft (1 review written)
I have had a 200 and a 300 and now I have the TD5 ES. The previous landrovers were ok but the TD5 is in a different league. I have had one break down in it on the way to cornwall whilst towing my caravan from leeds, turned out to be a collapsed hose to the intercooler which cost £ 140 fitted on site.It pulls my caravan which is a twin axle with five bikes and five people on board. It uses a tad more juice when towing. The TD5 engine has far more gutts than the previous discoverys. Also the... (read more)
Written on: 22/10/2009
I can't speak highly enough of my Series II Disco SE7 Td5(similar to the ES7 spec without sunroof). Offroad in stock specification it continually outperforms Patrols and Land Cruisers. I have taken this car on two of the most arduous 4wd trips in Australia (Cape York then Simpson Desert, Oodnadatta etc) and it coped with the trips effortlessly. It never gets stuck and I have zero reliability issues to report. Raising the airbag suspension has saved me from embaressment a couple of time and... (read more)
Written on: 12/01/2009
I had a 200 tdi for 7 years then bought a 2000 TD5 Millenium Edition March 08 for £5000. The TD5 drives so much better than the old Discovery. The ACE and ABS are a must. Would not consider one without.
These cars go anywhere and inspire confidence when they do. (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2008 by LordMac
I have owned this 2000 Land Rover Td5 GS since April this year with only 70,000 miles on the clock and it has had three major breakdowns. Two weeks after collecting the car from the dealer all the electrics went haywire and the Fusebox under the dash had to be replaced - expensive. Two weeks later it had to go back to the dealer for a new Turbo and to get the rear sunroof fixed (common problem?). This was done FOC. I have now just replaced the water pump and top hose after having been... (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2008 by PFOSSETT (1 review written)
I will run this car until it falls into bits.its been to morocco into the sahara with little off road mods.
classic landy.buy one (read more)
Written on: 22/08/2008 by sharkey964 (1 review written)
Over all a great do anything vehicle. Comfortable, brilliant for towing, great off road, equally on road (with A.C.E.)
Well equiped. (read more)
Written on: 13/04/2008 by Dogman666 (1 review written)
I have a 2002 Land Rover TD5 model that has covered 128000 miles. I have had a coolant hose leak through chafing on a engine mounting and wear and tear items such as brakes pads. (read more)
Written on: 17/03/2008 by RCSH (3 reviews written)
Mixed view of this car, on one hand it's very comfortable and capable car. On the other, it's proved itself unreliable and prone to give us some rather unwelcome bills.
We bought the Discovery to replace a Volvo 850 estate that had run up 185000 miles. The reason for the Land Rover was it's off road ability would be useful when we go skiing. The first trip was however a summer one to the South of France.
Even before we set off we had problems, the injector harness in the cylinder head leaked... (read more)
Written on: 09/02/2008
A cracking car, but the fuel economy is a concern with the current price of fuel. (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2007 by pieter (1 review written)
Travaled through Africa, Europe and Middle East (so far) and expect to reach Australia in a year or two. (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2007
Fantastic work horse and family tool for all walks of life... from shooting.....shopping (when the wife goes) and a European trawler for the skiing trip! (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2007 by FranknLisa (1 review written)
The Land Rover Discovery is a grand vehicle, not one regret in ownership! I personally would not choose any other vehicle to be used as what could be classed luxury car that doubles as a quality off-road tool in comfort...........there is the Range Rover but we don't have mega bucks to spend! (read more)
Written on: 27/06/2007 by jonathan young (1 review written)
Land Rover need to fix these expensive problems before they end up losing their customer base. (read more)
Written on: 06/01/2007 by cazjo (1 review written)
I will never buy or own for free any Land Rover product ever again - we have spent and lost fortunes in the mistaken belief that we couldn't be so unlucky again and we were.
Even when using a brand new R/R whilst in Saudi it overheated and could not cope with the sand, A/C failed several times, no joke when its 38c outside. They are overpriced, of questionable quality, unreliable, and lose value faster than a concrete submarine on it's last dive. I know one chap who has had 3 R/R before he... (read more)
Written on: 12/05/2006 by monster2006 (3 reviews written)
Goes anywhere and the Land Rover Discovery tows an enormous heavy trailer like a demon. I have had virtually nothing go wrong in 45500 miles, of which 15000 miles were towing an average of 2.5 tons in all weathers through France. I bought this pre-reg left hand drive ES7 with delivery mileage new in 2003. It has satnav, rear aircon and all the top of the range ES refinements and cost only £24,500. With block exemption, I never use a main dealer to service th LR as they are far too... (read more)
Written on: 27/02/2006 by Graeme Dale (1 review written)
I had a 1993 Land Rover Discovery TDi for several years and was impressed by its off road ability. In July 2005 it broke down 5 times within the month so I traded it in for a TD5 ES7. Unfortunately, the new car cannot even cope with flat wet grass !
Land Rover have had the car back but cannot find anything wrong and are at a loss. I am left with a very expensive, ON-road, exectutive toy.
DON'T BUY ONE ! (read more)
Written on: 13/10/2005 by country boy (1 review written)
I imported my UK spec Land Rover Discovery TD5 Auto ES 7 seat from Holland for a hefty saving. For what I paid, I think I got a bargain. The ES in this model year had electric everything (seat adjust, headed seats & windows, windows, dimming rear view mirror, digital compass, 6cd autochanger, powerfold mirrors, 2 electric sunroofs), rear aircon, the all important curry hook - all as standard.
I've had nothing serious go wrong - the petrol filler flap kept popping open for a while, but... (read more)
Written on: 01/08/2004 by The Hillbillies (1 review written)
We have our Land Rover Discovery TD5 ES 4x4 from 2001, 3 kids, 2 dobermanns and all accompanying luggage. We have been off-road in snow, sand dunes, mucky fields and have towed trailers. Overall, very pleased, kids have lots of room and good visibility so they don't get bored on long journeys. Nice to drive and fairly easy to work on yourself. Parts are reasonably priced and easily accessible. We live halfway up a mountain so we need a reliable vehicle and the Discovery has not let us down. (read more)
Written on: 23/06/2004 by Barry 54
We bought our Land Rover Discovery TD5 ES 4x4 in July of 2002 since then it has had 2 new gearboxes, not bad for a car with only 22k miles on the clock. It starts by becoming difficult to select any gear when it is cold then you get excessive vibration up through the gear stick (no I do not drive with my hand resting on it),and finally you end up with just a couple of gears that you hope will get you home, incidentally,when it first failed I contacted L/R assist who said that as I still had... (read more)
Written on: 01/05/2003 by danno.
The discovery td5 is the only vehicle I have found that can carry off so many jobs so effortlessly. Whether it's towing 3T of materials, precarioussly driving on very steep and wet grass fields or just faithfully lugging around the family, it copes with all that is thrown in front of it with great capability and grace. The most complete 4x4 there is. (read more)
Written on: 20/01/2003 by Clavers.
I bought a Landrover Discovery Tdi in March 1992. I still own the vehicle and it has completed 129,000 miles. It has towed trailers, and carried me and my family safely through thick and thin on snow and ice covered roads and through flooded areas. I have used it to launch and recover my boats and used it almost as a van i.e. loaded to the gunwales with goods. In all that time the only problem I encountered was: A mist appeared on the rear screen whilst still in warranty. I stopped and saw... (read more)
Written on: 16/01/2003 by Jim.
I bought a TD5 ES7 brand new in March 2001. It was delivered with an oil leak from the gearbox. The rear windows did not work, and I found various nuts and screws in the door pockets! It has been off the road due to defects for 15 days and it has taken 18 months to put all faults right. This is my third Disco. Each time I say that I will never buy another. After spending £35K+ on the last one I will now stick to my guns!! Am now looking at Landcruisers and Merc ML range (read more)
Written on: 01/11/2002 by Jimmy.
Excessive vibration 2300rpm, several engine and drive shaft changes made a small improvement but harshness still very evident. Vehicle was off the road for nearly one year while dealer attempted to get parts to fix it, they are still unable to fix it. (read more)
Written on: 20/09/2002 by PC Wizard.
Despite numerous comments in the UK press and BBC's Top Gear etc, on reliability, we have had no major problems with our W reg Land Rover Discovery TD5 7 seater. It has towed trailers, broken down cars, boats; carried up to eight children (don't tell the Old Bill), bikes, five dogs (inc. a Rottweiler) all without complaint, giving 26-28 mpg. By no means is it a sports car, but the enhanced suspension improves the handling a great deal. Not cheap, though. (read more)
Written on: 06/02/2002 by Mrs onehundredandtenpercent.
The Land Rover Discovery TD5 ES is one mad set of wheels but it's not exactly a chic magnet. (read more)
Written on: 15/12/2001 by David.
I have owned many large four wheel drives including Toyota Land Cruiser, Nissan Patrol & Holden Jackaroo (Isuzu Trooper).
Before purchasing my Land Rover TD5 ES Disco I was intending to purchase a Mercedes M Class diesel, but after a road test there was no contest.
The Disco stands far ahead of the competition and has shown no sensitivity to the hot dry Australian climate.
I change cars every 3 years & my next will definitely be a Disco or possibly the new model Range Rover. (read more)
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