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Old 05-23-2002, 08:53 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Opinions on Discovery's for a DD?

I have been looking for a new DD and am looking at a few Discovery's and Discovery II's. What is the difference between the two?

Also, are the easy and somewhat inexpensive to fix or are the parts prices high? Do things go wrong with them often?

Is 50K miles too much for a used 96-99?(as far is it goign to start needing major repairs)

Are the parts easy to get?

IS the SE7 the top of the line? What about the LSE?


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Old 05-23-2002, 11:54 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Personally I'd get a 97 or newer. My wife has an 00 and the manufacturer obviously thinks more of these as they upped the warranty to 4yr/50k. Just my 02. For more detailed info on various years, things to look out for, ect try www.discoweb.org...if you can tolerate it!

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Old 05-24-2002, 11:15 PM   #3 (permalink)
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They start needing major repairs at about 1-2 miles and continue through the life of the vehicle. Parts are 2x to 5x the price of domestic stuff even if you shop around. But they are easy to work on if somewhat quirky.

However it is kind of a co-dependent relationship, hard to go back to normal vehicles, more of a challenge to drive a rover. Plus you learn a lot. Had I owned toyotas rather than rovers I would not know anything about automotive repair. Now I rebuild trannies.

People knock discoweb but if you need to FIX your rover there is no better place to ask questions. The support there for repairs is superior to any site dedicated to any other vehicle IMO.

with an extended waranty (the actual rover ones are nicest) its not too bad. Most dealers are nice (if expensive) and you get a loaner, free wash etc. Just do your own brakes, services, and anything not covered by waranty as they are made $$$$ at the dealer.
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Old 05-24-2002, 11:17 PM   #4 (permalink)
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Oh,

as far as letters SD, LE, LSE, SD7, XD, SE7 and the no name ones its a LONG explaination, ask on discoweb

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