The Land Rover Discovery turns 21 this year, and there's never been a better time to grab a bargain.
In fact, we'd even go so far as to say that, right now, the Land Rover Discovery is one of the finest and best-value used family cars in the world.
It wasn’t always this way, of course. With their blue-grey plastic-and-cloth interiors and patchy reliability, the earliest Discos didn’t exactly carve out a reputation for flawlessness.
But the Discovery improved greatly in its second generation, engineered under BMW, and took a giant leap forward in quality, refinement and dependability when the 2004 version was introduced.
So much so, in fact, that when the Discovery 3 was released, this magazine called it “a superlative all-rounder”.
Now, more than five years later, that car has become one enormously tempting secondhand option; its incredible every-occasion versatility and any-weather usability can be bought for less than £15,000.