2005 Land Rover LR3 HSE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.4L 8cyl 6A)
Remember when the Space Shuttle first flew? Amid the laurels there was all this noise about the cost, the electonic failures, the "need"? Well, Land Rover has established itself by re-engineering their Discovery into a 20th century "space rover" SUV. This vehicle is built for the moon terrain and it will get you there in supreme comfort. It's had its share of recalls, failures, and tweeks but when you are driving the "first of", you can't beat the construction, performance, and charm this "Rover" has. It's less than it's competitors SUVs and still out performs them. I'll continue to work through it's "bugs" while enjoying the view from up here.
Performance on and off the road. It's a M1A2 tank with a jet engine. Techie car - you can speak to the vehicle and have it do everything for you except serve my latte.
QA the components. We've gone through 2 compressors, a fuel tank (recall), and computer issues. Add weather and Internet look-up (for addresses) from the navigation system and a sun roof that opens in the second row.