Discovery sport - barney100

My daughter is looking to get a Discovery sport, anyone any experience of these? Looking at about 3/4 years old, any good alternatives?

Discovery sport - badbusdriver

My daughter is looking to get a Discovery sport, anyone any experience of these? Looking at about 3/4 years old, any good alternatives?

Weren't they only launched in 2015?

Discovery sport - badbusdriver

I seem to remember reading a list of the top 10 least reliable cars, may well have been on this site(?), and 4 or 5 of them were made by Landrover. That would be enough to put me off!. If it was my money, I'd be looking at something made in Japan or Korea.

Does she need the 7 seats?

Discovery sport - Falkirk Bairn

Son has a new one V6 3 ltr petrol, 7 seater.

In last week's heat the spoiler at the back fell off onto the ground, the following car drove over it. Back to the dealer with the 2 week old car - they knew of the issue & fixed it with no issues on it being warranty.

On the way back from the LR garage the glass roof on their 430i exploded on the motorway. The shade was closed so none of the debris entered the car - car is still in the garage - new sunroof, respray of roof, boot lid & spoiler. BMW dealer said it was the heat (110 deg F) so was not that keen to own up - BMW warranty reluctantly agreed to pay - the car is 2 weeks short of 3 years old ....10 days on still with an X3 loan car, sunroofs apparently in short supply.

Discovery sport - RT

Discovery Sport was launched 2 years ago to replace Freelander 2, the early models used the Ford-PSA 2.2 diesel and the later ones the 2.0 Ingenium diesel.

I presume Falkirk Bairn's son has a Discovery 5, not a Discovery Sport - quite different models.

Discovery sport - badbusdriver

Son has a new one V6 3 ltr petrol, 7 seater.

In last week's heat the spoiler at the back fell off onto the ground, the following car drove over it. Back to the dealer with the 2 week old car - they knew of the issue & fixed it with no issues on it being warranty.

On the way back from the LR garage the glass roof on their 430i exploded on the motorway. The shade was closed so none of the debris entered the car - car is still in the garage - new sunroof, respray of roof, boot lid & spoiler. BMW dealer said it was the heat (110 deg F) so was not that keen to own up - BMW warranty reluctantly agreed to pay - the car is 2 weeks short of 3 years old ....10 days on still with an X3 loan car, sunroofs apparently in short supply.

I don't think that is a discovery sport?, as far as i am aware, the only petrol ones are 2.0 turbo with 240BHP

Discovery sport - Falkirk Bairn

It's a V6 3 litre petrol, auto, 7 seater - USA specification

Discovery sport - RT

It's a V6 3 litre petrol, auto, 7 seater - USA specification

Ah, not a V6 - it's the Volvo SI6 inline transverse engine derived from their '90s B4/B5/B6 engines and built by Ford at Bridgend as no longer used by Volvo.

Discovery sport - badbusdriver

Your daughter is presumably going to be looking at diesel, as with that type of car at that age, there are not many petrol options. With that in mind, you need to be very wary of dpf issues, i'm sure others will be along to give more detail in that respect. A 3 or 4 year old diesel SUV could be asking for trouble though, and maybe thinking about petrol powered cars which could do what she need's out of a car?.

But, if it has to be an SUV, and has to have 7 seats, i'd be thinking about a hyundai santa fe (2012>) or kia sorento (2010-2015). If she doesn't need the 7 seats (but it has to be an SUV), you could add in the honda CR-V, toyota RAV4, mazda CX-5.

If it doesn't need to be an SUV, then (petrol engined with 7ish seats) possibilities are, ford galaxy or s max, toyota verso, VW touran, kia carens, mazda 5, etc. The beauty of one of these, is that your daughter will get a much newer, possibly brand new, car for the same money.

Discovery sport - Avant

I think this one is going to depend on whether Barney's daughter is into image or not. If it were me, I'd be going for one of Badbusdriver's suggestions (although if the budget allowed, it would be a Skoda Kodiaq in front of any of them).

But although a used diesel Discovery is likely to be a money-pit, don't be surprised if she still wants one.

Edited by Avant on 24/08/2017 at 01:06

Discovery sport - Listeria

I have an agricultural business in rural NW Russia, I do between 150,000 - 180,000 Ks a year, myself nd my partner both run Landcruisers we keep them up to 350,000 miles, then trade in. We do a lot of highway miles but we travel on a lot of dirt roads, that would be considered as serious offroading, in mud, snow and ice. We have never been let down. outside of normal servicing and things such as broken headlamp lens or windscreen.

Here they say that Landrovers are only for the local mafia boses as they dont care what they spend on their vehicles. I know of a business associate who has an Overfinch Range Rover bought new March this year, he ha done under 2,000 ks as it has been off the road due to a string of major problems, fully spec'd over 210,000 Euros.

Discovery sport - badbusdriver

I have an agricultural business in rural NW Russia, I do between 150,000 - 180,000 Ks a year, myself nd my partner both run Landcruisers we keep them up to 350,000 miles, then trade in. We do a lot of highway miles but we travel on a lot of dirt roads, that would be considered as serious offroading, in mud, snow and ice. We have never been let down. outside of normal servicing and things such as broken headlamp lens or windscreen.

Here they say that Landrovers are only for the local mafia boses as they dont care what they spend on their vehicles. I know of a business associate who has an Overfinch Range Rover bought new March this year, he ha done under 2,000 ks as it has been off the road due to a string of major problems, fully spec'd over 210,000 Euros.

I've read stuff like that before!. In places like Africa and Australia, when a broken down car could cost your life, they don't use Landrover's, they use Toyota landcruiser's or Nissan patrol's.

Probably safe to say the OP's daughter is unlikely to be in a situation like that!

Discovery sport - Metropolis.
Got one in the household, good vehicles. No pesky
air suspension to worry about. ZF gearbox and if used then
it'll be the ford 2.2 diesel. Most common issues tend to be
with the infotainment system but we haven't had any issues
whatsoever. Economical too! They started in 2014 but
based on the old freelander so are a known quantity with
any issues well known and therefore easy to get sorted.
The Land Rover community is like a community in itself,
no other brand has so many people willing to help out.
Yes there are horror stories, but in my experience and thatof my family, i.e. a lifetime of land rover
ownership from early 80s to present, maintain them properly
and they will look after you. Nothing drives like them either.
Or she could buy some imported white good vehicle to use
and dispose after 2-3 years. Find a good Land Rover
and it's like a new best friend.
Discovery sport - Manatee
Find a good Land Rover and it's like a new best friend.

They certainly inspire loyalty, but seem to be better in theory than in practice.

I wish I hadn't sold my Series 3 pick up 6 years ago. They are fetching really silly money now.

Discovery sport - SLO76
Does she do enough mileage to justify a DPF equipped diesel? and is she willing to spend good money to buy an approved used main dealer car with full dealer history and is willing to spend the money to continue this? If answer to either is no then don't touch.

 

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