The Better Kind of Disco: 1995 Land Rover Discovery

The original Land Rover Discovery was an off-road capable family car introduced in 1989 that ditched some of the off-road prowess of the Defender, but was very similar in size and capability to the Range Rover. It was only the third new product line from Land Rover since their inception in 1948 and their first model positioned as a “family” car, but many families used the Defender and Range Rover over the years…so it was more of a “marketing” position. Today’s example is a cheap and equipped with a manual box. Find this 1995 Land Rover Discovery offered for $5500 in Loveland, CO via craigslist.

From the seller:

1995 land rover discovery
cylinders: 8 cylinders
drive: 4wd
fuel: gas
odometer: 206000
paint color: green
title status: clean
transmission: manual
type: SUV
1995 Land Rover Discovery – 5 speed manual / Coniston Green

It runs and drives but will need some love to be a daily driver.

206,000 miles

The Good:

Pretty rust free

Newer exhaust

New clutch slave and master cylinder

Has rear jump seats

Rare 5 speed manual

Rare color for a discovery

Looks cool & gets tons of compliments

The Bad:

Clutch engagement seems rougher than it should be and there’s a little noise

Power steering not working

Emergency brake not working

Speedometer not working

Has some fluid leaks

Drivers side rear window only goes up when it wants to

Needs most maintenance items. (It’s been sitting for the past 2 years)

Windshield cracked

Tip of the key is broken in the ignition (still works fine)

Probably more… If you’re looking for a daily driver that’s ready to go, this probably isn’t the one for you.

I bought this truck about a year ago with intentions of restoring it for myself. It’s just been sitting in my garage and now I’m preparing to move so it might be best to let it go.

A very clean example of a nearly identical discovery recently sold for $33,500

Asking $5,500

See a better way to drive green?