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3 out of 5 3.0
Parkers overall rating: 3 out of 5 3.0
Land Rover Discovery (98-04) - rated 3 out of 5
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At a glance

New price £22,030 - £36,835
Used price £935 - £6,210
Fuel economy
Not tested to latest standards
View pre-2017 economy specs
Road tax cost £295 - £360
Insurance group 24 - 30 How much is it to insure?


Improved quality, better on-road manners


Thirsty V8i, variable reliability

Land Rover Discovery rivals

Written by Parkers on

Discovery’s got two sorts of reputations, and both are deserved. The first is for being a go-anywhere, do-anything 4×4, happy to tackle snow, mud and desert. The other’s not so marketing-friendly; patchy build quality, poor reliability and all-over rust. But the model from 1998 (with major revisions again in May 2002) was a big improvement, with better electronics, more powerful engines and improved safety.

Land Rover Discovery rivals