The realm of SUVs has had many terrific and innovative entries over the years. From the International Harvester Scout to the Toyota Land Cruiser to the Isuzu VehiCROSS, off-roaders the world over have laid witness to machines that run the gamut from cheap and repairable to costly and technological.
The British, for their part, have the Land Rover brand as their lone stake in the SUV arena these days, touting comfort and luxury along with serious off-road ability that rivals some of the best in the market. High cost of ownership is what makes them marketable to a distinct niche of owners, however, so keep that in mind before you start bidding on this 2000 Discovery Series II found on Insurance Auto Auctions (IAA) – just get your toolbox ready, you’re going to need it.
Filed as a salvage title (what else could it be?) in St. Louis, the vehicle was involved in a serious rollover accident, and has the scars to prove it: caved-in roof, smashed glass, dented hood and doors, broken mirrors, thrashed bumpers, the list goes on and on. Hell, there’s even a flat tire on the thing.
Some of the finer points of the Discovery are worth mentioning, however. The airbags are still intact (which is more than yours truly can say about his own rig), and the odometer reports just over 90,000 miles; very good for a SUV that’s approaching 16 years of age. To look at the condition of the seats and trim, we get the sense that the former owner took very good care of his property.
So what do you say? Can the good outweigh the bad on this Brit sport utility? Or is there too much to sort out to make it worthwhile? Deposit your two cents in a comment below.