Discover Your Limits: 2002 Land Rover Discovery II SE
This next car comes from tipper FuelTruck who writes: For the man who loves to get out of his daily rut, and get stuck in the muddy kinds. For the man that loves to get away from it all, and get towed back home. For the man who loves to stop and smell the roses, and pick up the fallen-off bits of his truck. Yes the Land Rover Discovery. The vehicle that will let you discover the wilderness, and the limits of your credit card all at the same time. Find this 2002 Land Rover Discovery II SE offered for $19,500 in Mount Pleasant, SC.
From the seller:
2002 Land Rover Discovery II SE
paint color: green
title status: clean
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Must see Discovery II in great condition!! Mechanically and electronically sound. Freshly painted, interior refinish, lots of mechanical work (replaced drive shaft, alternator, steering work, coolant hoses, new water pump, replaced ABS pump, 3 amigos fixed, etc.). New Pioneer AVH flip out head unit w/ Apple CarPlay and reverse/forward camera. Rare ladder and Voyager roof rack with custom LED front and rear lighting. Rovers North galvanized front bumper with custom LED daytime running lights and driving lights. 2″ Terrafirma lift with BFG KO2 All-terrain tires. New 8mm aluminum skid plate in front. All windows and dual sunroofs are working great. New window regulators and motors for front doors. New custom black headliner. New WeatherTech floor mats. Front heated/power seats. Second row stadium seating. A/C blows ice cold and heat is nice and warm. Harmon Kardon 10 speaker sound system with Phillips integrated subwoofer (recently replaced). Transmission shifts smoothly. Hill descent control, traction control, full time 4WD, and high/low transfer case make it incredibly capable off-road. Only 2 owners. Always serviced at Baker Motor Company Land Rover and local LR mechanic. Handles road trips with ease (cruise control works great) and completed the Land Rover Experience Off-road School in Asheville, NC like a champ (see pictures). It’s an absolute head turner everywhere and I’ll hate to see it go, but I’m ready to start my next Rover project. This is your chance to own a great example of an extremely unique and versatile SUV. Text or email today to schedule a test drive for this 02 LR Discovery!
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I always liked the look of these and they ride like tanks. Granted, at only a 180-ish horsepower, they accelerate like tanks as well. Considering it’s weight, I think it was the slowest accelerating vehicle I have ever driven.
My ex brother in law bought a used one from my ex’s boss’s secretary (got that?) and he loved it, and actually hardly had a lick of shit out of it. It also probably saved his life as he was hit head on. Front end was demolished, but most everything behind the firewall almost looked as if nothing happened.
That being said, this price is bonkers high…. like about 5 times NADA value. Looks like the owner is looking to recoup the money put back into it. I mean, it looks great, but sorry, only works that way TO A POINT.
When I was 4×4 shopping I looked at these as we have a Land Rover shop that appears busy (figured if I had problems a knowledgeable mechanic would be close). In researching I saw they used premium fuel and got about 12mpg. I figured that was too much considering all the blown headgasket $1500-3500 ones listed at the time.
I love the look of these things but I was not about to end up like this guy putting $20k plus into one. At least my JKU seems to hold it’s value and 14mpg with regular seems to not be killing me yet.
Find the limits of your wallet for repairs?
Of course the fact that you can rearrange the letters LAND ROVER to spell VERNAL ROD is a bonus
FuelTruck knows what he is talking about. I drove one of these as a loaner for a couple months while my A8 was being rebuilt by a German specialty shop, and it was a miserable experience. Windshield washers that wouldn’t work in the rain (never found the reason), a host of rattles and leaks, and a skittishness at speed that frightened all my passengers. Good luck, intrepid Discovery owners!