Land Rover Discovery 1996.
Here's a bog standard 1996 Land Rover Discovery Tdi
(chassis number SALLJGMF7TA526913).
The bigger 235/70R16 tyres on alloy wheels became the default in 5 doors
this year, in Australia at least.
Other standard items include head-light washers, air conditioning,
air bags and ABS -
all to fight off the Jeep Cherokee with similar features.
You get a lot of Land Rover for around 50K (Aus), less to a fleet buyer.
Will the 2 door Discovery be with us for much longer?
The Discovery's rear door opens nice and wide. It is heavy with the spare wheel mounted on it, but the strut is strong and controls the door well - unlike the contraptions fitted to some earlier Land Rovers!
Two inwards-facing, folding "occasional" seats are
fitted in the rear compartment.
They are not as comfortable as the main seats (ok for the school run?)
but have adequate head room thanks to the kick-up in the roof-line.
They have seat-belts but are obviously
not as safe as forward facing seats.
It is hard to get excited about car interiors and the Discovery's is no exception to the rule.
The large boss of the steering wheel houses the driver's air-bag. There is a passenger's air-bag too and the grab-handle on the dash-board is gone which is double good news for crash safety.
The seats are excellent - firm and
1996 Land Rover Discovery Specifications.
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