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“disco 3 issues”

Written on: 20/01/2014

Purchased a jan 2005 disco 3 v6 se in feb 2012 from landrover dealer with 70k miles had parking brake fault that was not covered and had to replace disc brakes just after 12 mnth warranty finished landrover uk did not accept fault but local dealer did go 50 / 50 with me. 6 months later the clutch failed again with the extended warranty this was not covered this was at 84k and I had to pay full cost to replace. Just put nes shoes on and again another £600 pounds. Recommended shoes goodyear are… Read Full Review

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“Remember not to include your name or names of staff...”

Written on: 29/11/2013

Remember not to include your name or names of staff members. Go in to plenty of detail, talk about the key elements you like, was there anything you particularly didn't like about it? (20 characters minimu Remember not to include your name or names of staff members. Go in to plenty of detail, talk about the key elements you like, was there anything you particularly didn't like about it? (20 characters minimu… Read Full Review

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““Landrover Discovery 2.7 V6 Automatic ””

Written on: 10/11/2013 by tofiz (20 reviews written)

Lovely to drive, looks fantastic. Constant suspension problems, wheel bearing failures, electric parking brake fails and is expensive to replace. Tyres wear unevenly on the edges, terrible mpg (24 mpg), horrible road tax. Purchased one just past three years old £24,000.00 from the main dealer 'approved used' as soon as the six month warranty was over the foregoing problems occurred. Then last week, started the car, engine sounded odd, turned off the ignition (no warning lights) - vehicle… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“HSE - great car when/if it works”

Written on: 05/10/2013

Bought my Discovery 3 TDV6 HSE directly from Land Rover at 6 months old. Maintained a very expensive full main dealer service history (last service at 72 months cost me £850). Paid for LR extended warranty (which isn't LR - a fact you will discover when you call them for help with issues which you will have). The car has had something major go wrong at least twice a year (wheel bearings, egr valves, suspension, turbo, tracking arms, universal joint, etc...). Had a £6000 repair bill this… Read Full Review

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“good performer”

Written on: 18/06/2013

Brought 2006 Discovery 3 TDSE secondhand in 2009 with 37500km on the clock. overall happy with the performance, driving, towing, and off road it is unbeatable. Very comfortable smooth ride on all surfaces Had a few of the usual faults; - Radio died - handbreak motor replaced - back tail gate electrics All considered the benefits of this all round awesome car outweighed the few issues by far. done 147000km now… Read Full Review

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“Landrover Discovery 2.7 V6 Automatic ”

Written on: 10/05/2013 by Miffed123 (1 review written)

Lovely to drive, looks fantastic. Constant suspension problems, wheel bearing failures, electric parking brake fails and is expensive to replace. Tyres wear unevenly on the edges, terrible mpg (24 mpg), horrible road tax. Purchased one just past three years old £24,000.00 from the main dealer 'approved used' as soon as the six month warranty was over the foregoing problems occurred. Then last week, started the car, engine sounded odd, turned off the ignition (no warning lights) - vehicle… Read Full Review

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“Beautiful but too unreliable for words”

Written on: 04/05/2013

I bought the diesel version of this car brand new in March 2005. I picked it up with only 3 miles delivery on the clock. Driving home, the dashboard lit up like a Christmas tree so my brand new car had to go back into the garage for 3 weeks. Since then we have been plagued with difficulties and the final straw has come as Land Rover have told me I need a new engine. It is 8 years old and has only 96 000 miles - I would have expected more from a diesel. I have contacted Land Rover's head office… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“Land Rover Discovery 3 HSE 2.7 Diesel”

Written on: 27/10/2012 by SamPop (1 review written)

Just bought a Disco 3 2008 HSE Diesel. its done 180,000 klms. the car is fantastic. drives really smooth and am enjoying the all electric options. I could not believe the highway fuel consumption, i drove 2000klms with only 2 full tanks. Very luxury interior. would reccomend… Read Full Review

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Billy1975's Response to SamPop's Review

Written on: 04/12/2012

I've had a Discovery 3 2.7td Auto and only got 19mpg. Suspension fault occured from day 1 and gearbox jammed less than 3 weeks from purchase. This review is obviously from a dealer - why not visit landroverhell for genuine reviews

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★★★★☆

“Its worth it!”

Written on: 16/02/2012 by danstep1993 (1 review written)

We have had this car almost from new, the clock has just hit 130,000 miles. Its been great, The build quality is solid. And its great as a family car! As for problems, we have only had one which was the radio dying cost £400 to be repaired. But from reading other review I seem to be lucky with lack of problems I've had. Only other problems have to be fuel cost, I seem to get about 24mpg and the auto box can sometimes be a little slow to respond. Overall its a great car, and I plan to keep it… Read Full Review

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★★★★☆

“lovely big and solid”

Written on: 27/07/2011 by tweeedypie (7 reviews written)

When it was suggested to write a review for Land Rover i must say i couldn't be any happier. Good car, solid, a bit thirsty but.... GOOOOOD… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“i have never had a car so unreliable in the garage...”

Written on: 08/03/2011 by landrover discovery 3 (1 review written)

i have never had a car so unreliable in the garage again after 9 TIMES IN 23 MONTHES to try to stop the car whilst driving along at any speed including 70mph going into limp mode (15-20mph ) complained to landrover direct who just have no interest at all and dont ever seem to log any imformation at all about previous compaints and breakdowns . ALL i would like is FOR THEM to sort the problem . LANDROVERS answer is to when i get it back this time, is to take it back likes landrover where it… Read Full Review

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Guest's Response to landrover discovery 3's Review

Written on: 13/07/2011

my disco tdv6 08 45ki, just broke the engine,no a word for land rover

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★★★★★

“There seem to be some unlucky people about or is it...”

Written on: 19/02/2011

There seem to be some unlucky people about or is it BMW/Toyota et al employees on 5th column overtime?! My Land Rover Discovery 3 SE has been no trouble over the last four and a half years. There was one warranty issue within the first nine months over a 'tinkling' noise from the rear diff area . I thought it was probably a loose mud slinger/dust cover but the diff was changed without a quibble. The only other thing recently was a problem with the rear parking sensors which I may have caused… Read Full Review

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★☆☆☆☆

“Great when it works but uttery dire reliability and...”

Written on: 17/02/2011

Great when it works but uttery dire reliability and poor dealer service. DO NOT TAKE the chance, you will regret it. Ours had all the usual minor irritations for the warranty period so we decided to take out the offiicial LR extended warranty for £900. Hopeless. This is an aftermarket warranty with a different company so when all the faults happened LR woudl look at it then we woudl have to take it away and get another visit so the warranty company inspector could see it. So long delays… Read Full Review

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“Never actually owned one of these but there was a...”

Written on: 19/11/2010

Never actually owned one of these but there was a knock on my front door this evening from a poor bloke who's Discovery was parked outside my house oozing smoke from under the bonnet. He asked me if I had a fire extinguisher (which I didn't) so we called the fire brigade instead. By the time the firemen arrived , about 5 minutes later, the car was in flames. Ten minutes later in was history - let this be a warning to you all… Read Full Review

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Bobthebuildersbigbrother's Comment

Written on: 18/04/2013

Oh Fack off you total waanker, never heard so much shiite
Wha wha wha, I knew a man who knew someone who once...

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★☆☆☆☆

“Owned vehicle for 2 years - 43,000 miles on clock and...”

Written on: 24/09/2010

Owned vehicle for 2 years - 43,000 miles on clock and would no recommend to anyone - no one can explain why the engine has gone bang. main bearings and crank in very poor state and why is the question - landrover cannot answer and only say put new engine in £10,000!!!!!!! cannot get oversize bearings!!!!!!

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★★★★★

“Purchased Disco 3 and have had for nearly 1Year and i...”

Written on: 15/09/2010

Purchased Disco 3 and have had for nearly 1Year and i must say it is adictive my wife and i love driving the SE model (with extra's) it is a fantastic SUV and i would highly recommend anybody to buy one.
There is nothing we do not like about this vehicle never let us down and is defernatly a head turner.
Children and dog love the car as there is plenty of room for every one.
7 seater version is a must as it does come in very handy,very easy and quick to raise and lower seat that are stored… Read Full Review

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Faraja's Comment

Written on: 27/07/2012

discovery has always being range rover stupid lil cousin,i bought a discovery 3 twoyears ago,i couldnt understand why the put a sound contol button on a rear seats where you know kids can get a hand...and there isnt enough space after the back seat are unfolded.and it weighs 2.7 tons...seriously with a trailer at the back?!..

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★☆☆☆☆

“Good performance. Very practical. Looks blinging! ...”

Written on: 02/08/2010 by 1981linley (2 reviews written)

Good performance. Very practical. Looks blinging! However...very poor reliablity, especially electronic parkbreak, which it seems is somehoe linked to a sensor on the gearbox, parking sensors, gear selection indicators, cruise control, the works. Gearbox must come out to solve! Many, many owners report the same fault, see the discussion forums, yet Land Rover um and ar about dealing with the issues, even when under warranty. The labour costs involved make this repair very expensive. Do… Read Full Review

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★★★★★

“I used to have a 2008 Mitsubishi 3.2 Shogun Elegance....”

Written on: 23/05/2010

I used to have a 2008 Mitsubishi 3.2 Shogun Elegance. What a mistake, If you are thinking of having one , DON'T!!! Low MPG and not as advertised either. I should have stuck to what I have trusted before. These cars are the business for taking the childs out in safety, towing a caravan, and general motorway or city driving, well done again to Land Rover with the disco 3. Still the best 4x4 by Far!!!!! Dave Leicester… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Reading these reviews it is clear that you either have...”

Written on: 18/05/2010

Reading these reviews it is clear that you either have a good car or a dog.

It's a great design with so many superb little functional details that make it really practical, but....

We've had 3 major faults in less than a year including a nightmare over the electronic management of the suspension. In the words of our mechanic - "never own one of these outside of warrranty"… Read Full Review

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★★☆☆☆

“Great car to drive - goes anywhere. However severly...”

Written on: 04/05/2010

Great car to drive - goes anywhere. However severly let down by reilability. I have had this car from new and it has now been back to the dealer 12 times with faults, all of which have been dealt with under warranty. The problems to date have been:
Clutch
Wheel bearing
Foglights (back twice with the same porblem)
Parking sensors/engine management (back 3 times with the same problem)
Handbrake (jammed on, Back 3 times with same problem)
Exhaust valves - (back twice with same problem)

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