How Long Do Land Rover Discovery Last

By Max Anthony •  Updated: 08/13/22 •  3 min read

Land Rover is a car that has been around for quite some time. This means that it has been around for long enough to have become a household name. They are also very reliable and they last for a long time.

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In this article, we will talk about how long the Land Rover Discovery lasts. We will start by looking at the factors that affect their lifespan and then we will discuss how they have been upgraded over the years to help them last longer.

What Is Land Rover Discovery?

Land Rover Discovery is a car that is based on the Land Rover Defender. They launched it in 1989 and sold it until 2012. This means that it has been around for a very long time.

It has been around for a very long time. They have had some great reviews over the years and they have also been a very reliable car to own.

How Long Does Land Rover Discovery Last?

Land Rover Discovery typically lasts from 150,000 to 200,000 miles if you take good care of them and drive conservatively. If a vehicle reaches 15,000 miles per year, it will take about 12 to 13 years to break down or require expensive repairs.

Several factors affect the lifespan of the Land Rover Discovery. In this section, we will look at some of these factors and how they have been upgraded over the years to help them last longer.

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The type of Land Rover Discovery you have

There are two types of Land Rover Discovery. They are the Discovery Series I and Discovery Series II. They both have body panels, gearboxes, and other things.

The type of Land Rover Discovery you have also affects how long it lasts because some parts tend to wear out faster than others on some models.

Engine

Land Rover Discovery has two different engines available to buy. The 2.5-liter V6 engine and the 3.9-liter V6 engine are available to buy on all models.

These engines all run on petrol, so this affects how long they last because if you drive them hard, they will use up a lot more fuel than other cars do, so they will run out of fuel and spark plugs faster.

Gearbox

Land Rover Discovery has a four-speed automatic gearbox and a five-speed manual gearbox. This affects how long they last because it is a lot easier to repair a gearbox than it is to repair an engine or an exhaust system.

It also affects how long they last because if you are running the car hard, then the gears will grind as you are changing from one gear to another, so this will affect how long they last.

The five-speed manual gearbox is a lot more reliable than the four-speed automatic gearbox, but both are reliable enough for Land Rover Discovery to last for years and years.

Exhaust System

Land Rover Discovery has an exhaust system made up of two exhaust pipes which are located in the back of the car and these pipes can get damaged.

These pipes comprise aluminum, and they can crack over time. This will affect how long they last because they cannot hold up well against heat and vibrations that come from being driven hard all day, every day.

Sometimes people have replaced their exhaust system with stainless steel pipes instead, which will give them much better durability.

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Max Anthony

Max is a gizmo-savvy guy, who has a tendency to get pulled into the nitty gritty details of technology and cars. He attended UT Austin, where he studied Information Science. He’s married and has three kids, one dog and a GMC truck and a Porsche 911. With a large family, he still finds time to share tips and tricks on cars, trucks and more.