Vehicle of choice
The Land Rover Discovery

2000' Series II Purchased used in July 2003
Old Man EMU Springs and Gas Shocks.
ARB Bull Bar Bumper and Rock Sliders
Installed Center Differential Lock
BFGoodrich AT 265/75/R16


I haven't owned it very long (purchased used at less than half the price of a new one), but so far it has been a good truck. Its off-road performance has been the best of anything I've owned before (also the best set up off-road vehicle I have owned). Others were the Suzuki Samurai, Ford Explorer, Jeep Cherokee, and GMC Suburban. Not that these can't excel in many ways with the right aftermarket items, but the Rover has been a great mix of style, comfort and ruggedness.

Will it beat anything out there off-road?  Of course not, but of course it depends on where you plan on taking it and how much you want to modify it!  But what you will gain in one area, you will loose in another, so one must make his or her best choices and learn to live with them.  This is a good all around vehicle I can live with.

According to some estimates, over 80% of all Land Rovers ever built (since 1947) are still on the road today! It remains the first automobile seen by more human beings than any other, 60% in developing nations and 20% world wide.

I'm not alone in enjoying this vehicle, TopGear counted the votes and the Land Rover was a clear winner as "The Greatest Car of All Time" with 29% of the vote.