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My favorite truck
By jacquesh on
2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
I've owned this truck since new.
My only regret is the resale value is poor, I'm only selling mine to get a newer RangeRover
The 2001 Disco is at an great buy, provided you do your homework.
The price is low because dealer service and parts are expensive, and everthing about the thing is complicated so you need a good mechanic.
Be sure you get detailed service records to be sure it is in good shape.
There are things that go wrong with any old SUV, like main seals and head gasket and tranny, good maint is the key to avoid these.
Take care to check the Disco drivetrain to be sure it isn't ready to go.
If you choose well you will get the best 4x4 ever for a great price.
Best off-road driving.
Best snow driving (with the right tires).
ACE provides sports car like cornering on the highway.
Air suspension allows load leveling and easier towing setup.
Low range gear allows towing a big boat. Low range allows driving impossible inclines.
Hill Decent Control helps get you back from where you should not have gone in the first place.
Heated windshield/seats makes snow/ice less of a chore.
Gears are generally lower, so acceleration 0-40 is crisp, but it's no sports car.
Kid loves the rear jump seats in the SE7.
All these are improved in newer models except fuel efficiency...
More interior space.
Better acceleration at high speed.
Better gas mileage.