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Land Rover Discovery 2.7 TdV6 S 5d Auto (2005/55)

Land Rover Discovery 2.7 TdV6 S 5d Auto (2005/55) - Owner Review

Capacity, lots of cubby boxes, versatility, 7 seats.

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Review submitted by
Geoffrey Henson on

Land Rover Discovery (04-17)


2 out of 5

What does this car say about you?
It says I was stupid enough to buy a car with a poor reliability record which has proven to be the case; I'm up to £4000 of repairs within a 20k mileage, and that doesn't include servicing!

What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?
They like it until they hear about how unreliable it is.

Would you buy this car again and why?
No, the reliability is dreadful and it's plus points can't outweigh the perpetual Sword of Damocles feeling whenever I drive it; I now expect it to go wrong and I am a careful and gentle driver.

What are you likely to buy next?
In won't be a LandRover and preferably not diesel but I need something that seats 7 and can tow a 3500kg trailer which limits my choices somewhat.

Buying experience

2 out of 5

Type of dealer you bought from?
Didn't buy from a dealer

Did you buy this car new?

What price did you pay?

When did you buy the car?
May 2012

Did you get a good deal and why?

Is there any special reason why you bought this car?
7 seats, 3500kg trailer towing, air suspension, looks.

What was the dealer like?
Very poor, as soon as the car left their premises they didn't want to know about any issues.

Driving it

4 out of 5

What's it like to drive?
Easy to drive despite its size, good turning circle, ride is good at speed - acceptable when slower, not quick, brakes could be more powerful.

What's it like to park?
Ok, except parking sensors often don't work, have to watch height in some carparks.

Living with it

1 out of 5

Have you had any problems with the car?
EGR valves, suspension twice, turbocharger, brakes, brake light switch, fuel injectors.

What's most practical about your car?
Capacity, lots of cubby boxes, versatility, 7 seats.

Favourite gadget, option or accessory?
Air suspension.

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