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.
Find out how in our guide below. To find out more, read the full story in this week's Autocar magazine, on sale now.
Fuel tank, exhaust and air compressor could be vulnerable to underbody damage by rocks and verges, but Discos are so rarely used off road that it’s not anything to worry about. Disco’s hybrid monocoque chassis is as robust as any.