Written on: 09/08/2013
1991 Disco 200 imported to NZ from Scotland in 1994. Now has about 198000 miles on the clock. Has had one clutch, rebuilt injector pump and new power steering pump, everything else original. Gearbox 2nd getting weak and has a transmission clonk at gear changes but like me it getting on a bit. Has done reasonable amount of miles on highway commute but also gets put to use on the farm. Rakes hay and tows harrow no problem. Has a large inter-cooler and tweaked fuel pump. Disconnected the... (read more)
Written on: 03/05/2012
Bought my Disco in 1999 with 118000 kms. Currently 367000 kms. This Disco has been driven hard. Gravel, lots of beach work, mud and rocky terrain. I love it! Yes it has cost me a reasonable amount of money in repairs. 2 x trans box, 2x clutch, 1 rear fuel pump, 1x 5spd gear box. But it does get driven hard. A bit rolly polly on the road but easily fixed with good after market shocks and coils. I use King Springs and Bilstien Shocks. Reliable ,if maintained. Still have original exhaust. Love... (read more)
Written on: 13/02/2009 by monsster (1 review written)
The Land Rover Discovery 200 2.5 TDi is a great all rounder. The cab is very spacious. It is a comfortable ride, has a good engine and is economic. (read more)
Written on: 21/06/2007 by billygoat (1 review written)
Brilliant everyday car - starts first time every time, you must must service these vehicles properly or the expense can ruin the enjoyment of ownership. Mine had been a little neglected so has cost a little to get it back in shape but well worth it. Later models had numerous faults so look for service history. (read more)
Written on: 11/07/2006 by Nathan Mobbs (1 review written)
The Land Rover Discovery 200 2.5 TDi is very spacious and good for 7 people, also looks great but it is very hard to drive, the accelerator pedal is nearly out of the door. The worst thing is that the 200 model is it has a very cheap engine and over heats. I think that I should have gone for the Mitsubishi Pajero, it is more expensive but very ideal and much faster. (read more)
Written on: 14/10/2010
my landy 200tdi got almost 200,000kms and been using it goin back and forth to my farm and got 80% off road and all is well except for the brake pads and tyres,it would roll,roll....unstoppable.with its truck size parts components its sure a tough one to beat compared to japanese profit oriented base parts these one is real mean.but just like any other trucks,do take care of it and it would be undestructible. (read more)
Written on: 15/02/2009
The Land Rover Discovery 200 2.5 TDi is a true all purpose vehicle in every sense of the word. Will travel up to seven people in comfort on road and supremely off it. This thing will take you virtually any where. Had mine a shortwhile but totally reliable and sounds good even after 180000 miles. Only the rapid corrosion will kill these trucks off prematurely (read more)
Written on: 13/11/2008
My Land Rover 300tdi is basically a very sound capable 4wd, some little faults but nothing big, its done nearly 300000 kms and doesn ' t use any oil or water, if you look after them, they ' ll look after you. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2008 by jamesdisco (1 review written)
Had my Land Rover Discovery since new, 5th August 1992, and not once let me down, have traveled across Spain in it, even through the Alps in winter, its never once got into a situation it cant get itself out of, with a sensible driving foot it is capable of 40mpg (Tdi). as long as you maintain the car with regular oil checks it will keep on going. On road comfort is great, maybe a bit of lean on the corners, but what can be expected of a tall 4x4. Treat it well, and it will treat you well. (read more)
Written on: 17/01/2008
Overall the Discovery TDi 200 was an excellent workhorse, Would sit 7 people, and still return over 30 mpg when towing. (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2007 by dantiley (1 review written)
This Land Rover Discovery has done 268,000 miles, serviced every 6000 miles with top end rebuild and rear suspension needing replacing. Still drives like a trojan - a real hard working vehicle, just keep it serviced and they keep going on. If you want a little more power consider the 3.9 V8 but get a gas conversion and its a similar price to run. (read more)
Written on: 06/11/2006 by muddyphil (1 review written)
It's become a trusted friend. When off-roading, the only times my Land Rover Discovery 200 2.5 TDi has got stuck is when I have done something silly. Reliability is good. One or two breakdowns in three years for an old truck is acceptable to me.
Good family transport which I would find hard to replace with anything other than a Discovery. If and when I do up date it will be to a 300. I don't want or need self leveling suspension, etc. That's more to go wrong. (read more)
Written on: 15/06/2006 by Up in the flys (2 reviews written)
I bought my Land Rover Discovery 200 2.5 TDi when doing up a house. You can chuck most things in it and it does not complain, many bags of cement, timber and now even Children !
The height road position is addictive, the size means that BMW drivers don't fight too much.
It happily trundled around France last year.
At 13 years old it is now beginning to rust inside the doors and inside the wheel arches. 126K and second gear is getting interesting to select.
It has been towed in to the garage... (read more)
Written on: 16/09/2005 by wdf (7 reviews written)
I have owned a Land Rover Discovery 200 for over 8 years... now done 206,000 miles and still on the same engine and gearbox. Bodywork is starting to get a bit tatty, but it still passes it's MOT without too much expense. Over the years the real expenditure has been on repalcment brake disks, pads, caliper pistons. Also, new dampers and springs every 60k miles. The chassis is still okay, but gets waxoyled every year. The doors are rotting a bit at the bottoms.
Performance is okay, (for a... (read more)
Written on: 20/04/2005 by chunkyman (4 reviews written)
The Land Rover Discovery 200 2.5 TDi 4x4 is a very good car to own, it is comfortable, smooth to drive though slow in lower gears, very economical on fuel (I get 30 - 35 mls/gall) depending on conditions. It really comes into it's own when towing and the driving position is so good I don't want to change my car. (read more)
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