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The best Land Rover
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2000 Land Rover Discovery Series II 4dr SUV AWD
Land Rover club member for years + owned past rovers so I have had a lot of exposure to Land Rover products and people's experiences. If you want SUV for the road only you can do better elsewhere. If you want capable off road vehicle that you can comfortably and reliably cruise continents in then D2 is your ride. Don't get ACE or rear air ride. Stick to coil spring model. It is fairly straight forward to fix, the galvanized body and all technical improvements make it huge improvement over Disco 1. Been driven off road for 5 years - up to nearly door handle deep water, deep forest mud, Rocks, Moab and Colorado trails. Now got 230K km. Great visibility with low screen. Discover the world.
With exception of long rear overhang, well designed for off road. Will reliably get you through the trail. Cup holders. Lots of glass - great visibility to see the world go by. Sundym glass keeps you cool. Comfortable.
Fuel consumption - needs torquey mid displacement turbo diesel. Shame TD5 not exported to NA. Engine needs resealing at 150 - 250K as they generally start to leak (Cyl heads, rear mains, timing cover). TIP - ARB +2" HD springs good investment.