The used Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate second-hand four-wheel-drive vehicle for mud-plunging motorists
The used Land Rover Discovery is the ultimate second-hand four-wheel-drive vehicle for mud-plunging motorists. This astonishing machine therefore sets the standard other manufacturers aspire too as it climbs every mountain and fords every stream. So, why is this prestigious 4x4 so appealing?The Land Rover Discover is a complete package. The on-road handling is composed and comfortable and its off-road capabilities are staggering. This is partly due to the 'terrain response' system which allows motorists to change the set-up. Factors such as ride height can be adapted to cope with challenging conditions such as mud, gravel, deep ruts, etc. This popular 4x4, introduced in 2004 and revised in 2009, is available on the used market with a choice of three engines. The most popular is the 2.7-litre diesel which produces 187bhp, reaches 60mph in 11.7 seconds, and returns 27mpg. Motorists can also choose the 3.0-litre 245bhp diesel or the monstrous 4.4-litre petrol which guzzles gas like an aircraft carrier. Forecourts throughout Britain are full of four-wheel drive vehicles that look ready for anything. The reality is many of these machines would struggle to drive over a freshly mowed lawn. They simply poses the style of a 4x4 without the actual substance. The Discovery is a rare exception that is capable of conquering virtually every terrain. Motoring.co.uk's database reveals the used Land Rover Discovery is available on a 2007 plate from £20,000.