Legend Discovery 4
People always said LR had lots of issues or problems, but my experiences with LR4 is quite good. I purchased my LR4 brand new from Purnell Land Rover back in 2015. Served my family for almost 6 years, and never had any issues. Super comfort. And thge TDV6 engine is well tuned and bullet proof if you well maintained.
Purchased in October 2015 at Land Rover Dealers.
These cars are absolute lemons , you have been warned , if you buy one you are doomed
Land Rover are rubbish if you buy one you must be stupid, Land Rover Australia are the lowest form of scum on the planet , I’ve never witnessed such incompetence in manufacturing and sales
Purchased in January 2019 for $120,000.00.
Great cars but need TLC
Bought this car with 90,000 klms on the clock and 2 years old. It was my daily drive and had it serviced every 10,000 klms as you should any diesel car. Over the 8 years I have owned it has been a fantastic drive but not without its issues. Now has 230,000 klms on the clock and we about to take off on our 2nd trip around Aus towing the 2700kg van. The thing with these cars is you have to look after them, yes they cost money to keep in good condition but the rewards are worth it. I source parts from many different dealers but never from Land Rov...er. Example: I just replaced the tailshaft due to slight vibration. Land Rover price $1300+gst. OEM $800 inc. Have changed the transfer case and diff oils every 80,000 klms along with a transmission service. Always inspect the oil that comes out to see if there are problems. As in other reviews the airbag suspension makes the car so much easier and comfortable to drive on corrugated gravel roads with or without towing the van. I have followed other 4WD vehicles on long stretches of these roads and watched them fighting with the load to keep it in the direction they wish to go. Whilst I do not do any serious 4WD I have never been stuck off road, if you select the "rock crawl" mode in the terain control you will get out of any situation. Whilst driving around Fraser Island I had to pass many new 4WD vehicles that had got stuck in the sand, unfortunately I could not help them as I don't have a winch thingy! With a wading depth of 700mm this is more than enough to cross rivers that you should REALLY be crossing. EPB, problems: adjust the brake shoes every 10,000 klms and you wont have a problem. Repair kits are available from the UK for these units. $ 150 for new cables and $30 for new nylon gears. If you cant or dont have the time to maintain / fix the car yourself then find a mechanic that is willing to look at alternatives from ringing up Land Rover and getting them to deliver a new part at twice the cost of an OEM. I have mates with 5 year old 200 series LC whinging about the fuel and running costs. If you dont need a 4WD dont buy one just because the other mums are picking up the kids from school in theirs.
Purchased in March 2013 for $50,000.00.
I bought Disco 5 in 2017,brand new with 3 years manufacturer and 2 years extended warranty.
The problems started within few months and the car was sent for suspension issues and reversing camera fault 5 times!!!!. Been to fair trading and that was a waste. Now the roof has started to leak and i booked for a service check and was informed that i may have to leave the car for few days and " all the loan cars were sold " so no loan car,just UBER vouchers.
What a joke.
Like P T Barnum said "There's a sucker born every minute"
Im the sucker and i hope no one else falls for this scam. Is there no legal action against Landrover?
Purchased in August 2017 for $125,000.00.
Can't believe how Land Rover Australia can sell a car with a known engine failure. I have had two major failures after buying within 13000Km. Full air suspension failure and engine balance shaft replacement. I only came to know recently the balance shaft issue is a known issue with some LR diesel engines and that starts with a whining noise and can stop the car while driving. Many cars are not get fixed by the shaft replacement alone eventually required engine replacement.
It's a comfortable car when it's problem free. But can stop your trip anytime.
Search LR Balance shaft on internet for more info.
Purchased in July 2018.
Have been a Land Rover owner for twenty years. Currently own, since new, a 2012 model with 108000 kms. Serviced as required, Great car to travel in, comfortable. However have recently had to have both turbochargers replaced. On speaking with Land Rover Customer Relationships Executive (twice) I was informed that before Land Rover would consider any action the vehicle would have to looked at by a Land Rover dealership. Both executives agreed turbocharger problems with this model are reasonably common. As I explained to the Executive I am ...some 500km from the nearest dealership, the vehicle is not driveable, and the cost of getting the vehicle to a Land Rover dealer would be from $800 to $1000. Adding this to the cost of repairs and no compensation from Land Rover I have had the repairs carried out by the local RACV service centre. I am deeply disappointed with the performance of this vehicle, but even more so with the dismissive attitude of Land Rover Australia. I am fully aware the the vehicle is out of any warranty claims, but as Land Rover admitted there is a problem with turbochargers with this model, perhaps there should be a factory recall or at least a more sympathetic approach to any customer complaints.
Purchased in February 2012.
Best car I've ever owned.
I've owned 6 other 4WDs (Pajero, X-Trail, Triton (2), Hi-lux, & D-Max) and the Discovery 5 is in a class above. Unfortunately, so is the price compared to the others - but it is worth it! We tow a 3200kg caravan and this is the best tow vehicle we've ever had. The 4WD capability is awesome with all the electronics and rear diff lock. Only downside is the need to add AdBlue - it's a pain, and it needs heaps when towing. If you don't tow, don't worry.
Purchased in July 2019 at Land Rover Dealers for $100,000.00.
I have had the 2017 Discovery 5 for under 2 year 45,000km and has been a disaster. Eight months in and the suspension had to be replaced, would have been a disaster if we were four wheel driving in the outback. 15 months and engine was leaking oil from timing seals yet another stint in the workshop, now a leaking windscreen soaking the car dash and electronics, not just a small leak and seems a common problem as they ordered the windscreen without even viewing the car. Two week wait for windscreen and then repair time. Engine smokes constantly ...and the reverse camera always playing up. Air con blows hot air instead of cold at times. Worst possible experience for my family purchasing this $110,000 car. I have had $20,000 car more reliable than the discovery.
Purchased for $110,000.00.
Best Car to Buy
My 2014 Discovery rotary gear selector locked itself in Drive. Fortunately another owner posted a fix which I did and now it's all good.
Apart from this issue the car has been faultless and is by far the best car I've owned for comfort, safety, flexibility on and off road and power and performance. Value for money second hand is really good with more features than a Toyota for half the price!
The 8 speed auto is really good and makes towing a breeze.
Purchased in October 2019 for $39,000.00.
Wouldn't risk taking it off road
I use my Discovery 4 for both business and private, owning a Discovery 3 previously... should of listened to myself before buying the 4. Car is serviced regularly
5 years old now and just reached 102000km. Back in the workshop again replacing the other manifold now that has cracked, (yep its plastic) apparently this is a common problem and replacement part has been molded differently to avoid future problems but Land Rover does not tell you that!. Did I mention $1700 each replacement. At 50,000 the centre dial gear selector locked in reverse an...
Purchased in June 2014 at Land Rover Dealers for $88,000.00.
Car has lots of problems after warranty expires
I purchased a new 2015 LR last year after warranty expired car had major oil leak. Took to dealer they fixed leak under warranty then few months later had oil leak again. Took to dealer they advised transfer box was leaking they fixed it cost $1400 LR refused to pay for it. Now I have new oil leak and dismal leak. Donot buy this car.. it falls apart after warranty.
Purchased in September 2015.
comfortable and quiet. yet to be tested off-road. very annoying is the list of options which be expensive.
I am stepping up from TD5 which has had its issues, which once sorted has be very good. I hope this one has had the bugs removed by now
Purchased in July 2019 for $102,000.00.
very enjoyable, albeit a few hiccups
purchased as a demo mid 2000 with 2000km. TD% 7seat with ACE and rear a/c, locking centre diff. haven't wanted to change it as yet because it is so nice to drive, could not see any advantage in getting a d3 or d4. currently 190K km.
few problems: head gasket(difficult to diagnose), oil pump fell off and blew up turbo, fuel pump suddenly ceased to work. regular services that are not too expensive. sad to see it go
Purchased in June 2000 for $50,000.00.
the best car ever
i use my land rover as a work car and weekend warrior and the best of road car i have ever had better the my 200 series land cruiser and better than me mates y62 Nissan patrol i use it very day it is a beast it has done 73000 and not problems at all
the cool thing is it is very luxury and a very good of roadier that is some think the 200 series and patrol can not match it for plus the airbags make it a better off roadier and give it better ground cleanse so the car goes up and down and the terrain select system is wicked
just by one
i have put 28 inch A/T on it
me mate patrol has 30 inch A/T on it
my old 200 have 28 inch A/T as well
I drove my Disco 5 SE Sd4 over 16,000+ kms on some of the roughest tracks/roads (including the Streczlecki Track, the Oodnadatta track, the Gary Highway and some really terrible PAR’s as well as the Mt McCall track in Tasmania) that the country has to offer - mostly towing my Patriot camper-trailer. Other than destroying the factory tyres, as expected, the car handled the corrugations, deep sand, rocks and gibber, rock hopping, bull-dust, pot holes and a dust storm and tropical rain showers with no problem. A post trip inspection revealed that a suspension bellows became loose.
Comfort and toughness.
Questions & Answers
Hi we are looking at purchasing a 2011 Discovery 4 SDV6 HSE. Should we be concerned with the 211000 kms on the clock? It test drove really well. Any assistance / advice is appreciated. Thanks in advance
These cars are highly unreliable. Mine has been back many times and it was 2017 with 0 km.
2009 discovery 4 error messages. ie Gearbox fault , park brake fault, stabilisation fault etc.all coming up on screen one after another.Usually clears if vehicle turned off for about 10 minutes. have had air bag pump replaced as suggested by dealership then brake light switch twice.ok for months then starts fault mode again. Vehicle does not loose power but does lower suspension. Any Ideas.
Im sori but i dont know the answer .
Mine is 2017 disco and its been back many a times. Last time the roof leaked!
Hi 2010 Discovery 4 sat nav screen frozen on Land Rover and will not turn of this drains the battery radio also doesn’t work I have to take fuse out so battery doesn’t go flat any ideas please
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|Category||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs||Large / 7 Seater SUVs|
|Drive Type||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)||Four Wheel Drive (4WD)|
|Wheels||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy||19" Alloy|
|ANCAP Safety Rating||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars||5 Stars|
|Fuel Consumption||7.4 L/100km||7.8 L/100km||7.2 L/100km||6.2 L/100km|
|Fuel Tank Capacity||77 L||85 L||85 L||77 L|
|Engine||4 Cylinder 2.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||6 Cylinder 3.0L||4 Cylinder 2.0L|
|Max Power||177kW @ 4000rpm||225kW @ 3750rpm||190kW @ 4000rpm||132kW @ 4000rpm|
|Max Torque||430Nm @ 1400rpm||700Nm @ 1500-1750rpm||600Nm @ 1750-2250rpm||430Nm @ 1500rpm|
|Country of Manufacture||Pre-2019: UK, 2019-onwards: Slovakia||Pre-2019: UK, 2019-onwards: Slovakia||Pre-2019: UK, 2019-onwards: Slovakia||Pre-2019: UK, 2019-onwards: Slovakia|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (braked)||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,500 kg||3,000 kg|
|Maximum Towing Capacity (unbraked)||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg||750 kg|
|Manufacturer Warranty||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)||3 year(s)|
|Ground Clearance||850 mm||850 mm||900 mm||900 mm|
|Release date||Dec 2016||Dec 2016||Dec 2016||Dec 2016|
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