2000 Land Rover Discovery SE from North America
Best value in the luxury market
Love the styling of the car. There is nothing out there like it. The Mercedes feels/looks like a van. The Lexus looks like a station wagon (mid-range model). The Acura looks cool - but it feels like a van and is not a four wheel drive. The BMW SUV is priced out of this range.
There is a huge amount of headroom and space. The car sits high and the view is great. Feels very safe.
Heater/air is powerful. Defrost actually works without having to "learn it".
The appointments on the Discovery are refined but simple. The interior craftsmanship is very high. The interior is holding up well against the daily beatings from my children.
The sound system is better than what I have at home.
More than enough power. Solid feel. Smooth - but this is still a truck.
The Land Rover cupholder problem is real.
The steering is "light" and demands attention.
The gas mileage is a concern. Even though my commute has just increased 5x I will keep this car! I will have to find another way to conserve.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th November, 2001