Land Rover Discovery 3 is best known for its off-road abilities which, regretably, I didn’t use in the short period I had it.
On road, it commands respect like you’d expect, but its weight means a persistent foot is needed to progress.
Steering seems shaky on uneven B-roads, but the suspension absorbs speed bumps and potholes.
It has seven seats, comfortable leather, DVD screens front and back and satnav. Its central console is clumsy and dated – thankfully a revised Discovery 3 is due next year.
Land Rover claims it will average 27.7mpg. In reality, it’s less and there’s the rub.