2004 land rover discovery
2004 land rover discovery
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Land Rover Discovery 2004


Date:October 17, 2005, 11:24 am
Name, Location:Peter NYC
Vehicle:LAND Rover Discovery
Year:2004
Modification:Land Rover Discovery
General comments:I think the Discovery is being unfairly maligned in this forum. I have found only one problem from the factory - the sunroof switch plate had to be replaced and the dealer did that, no problem. We've put about 2,000 miles on it in a month and absolutely LOVE the car. It is AWESOME. I find it comfortable, it handles well (70mph in curves without a problem), etc.

Some of you had problems putting it in 4wd - HELLO - it is FULL TIME 4WD! Some of you think it has a bouncy ride - not on NYC streets - we have the toughest streets in the US and it smooths them out very well. I really cannot find any faults with the car. The fit and finish are luxurious. The engine is the same I had in my Triumph TR8 - basically bullett proof - in fact, this engine was sold to Rover from Buick under pressure from the US steel industry because it is aluminum and outperformed all other steel blocks at the time. Some of you had electrical problems - well your battery will go dead if you don't use it, and that will require a reset of the central locking system. Others of you will take the car into salt water - of course you will corrode your electrical system! If you abuse the machine then it will break, but if you don't abuse it then it won't break. Just to let you know - someone from Brooklyn asked why doesn't a German company buy them - well they DID - BMW who redesigned the Discovery and then sold Land Rover to Ford in 2000 I believe.

I have found most vehicular problems are due to abuse or neglect - usually OWNER error or bad service. I have had none so far.
What things have gone wrong with the car:Fuel economy could be better.
Previous car:Suburban, Suzuki Samurai, Suzuki Vitara, Mercedes G500, Ford Excursion, Ford Explorer, Jeep Grand Cherokee.

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