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I bought this to go four wheeling with..
By Uriah on
Vehicle2001 Land Rover Discovery Series II SE 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 8cyl 4A)
ReviewI looked around to buy this specific Land Rover. I wanted coil springs and solid (live) axles on both ends as I like to go four wheeling. I also wanted one I could easily hook a CLD up (center locking dif-transfercase) to make four wheeling a little better. The Hill Descent Control works well, it'll let you crawl off a STEEP mountain by using the ABS, you don't have to touch anything. Being it didn't have a CLD from the factory, it uses traction control to make the four wheel drive work, and it does fine, although it's less of a sure feeling then a true locking transfercase would be. It's one of the best STOCK four wheel drives you can get to go in the dirt.
Best FeaturesThere is a common misconnection because it's a Land Rover, it's a luxery SUV. It is not. While it might have a few luxery items and a leather interior it's far from a true luxery SUV. If you want one of those buy a RANGE ROVER or one of the competitors.
Worst FeaturesThe power is not great. They use a old Buick v8 from the 60s (updated) and they suck gas. Mine does about 15.5 which is really good for one, still not saying much when you can get a somewhat comparable Ford Explorer v8 that does way better. Reliable?, no, it's British.
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