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2000 Land Rover Discovery II
By Larkin Hill
Staff Writer, The Auto Channel
It's truly capable of some serious off-road adventure.
A smooth, powerful, and responsive ride -- significantly different from previous platform
A ton of storage -- on the roof, doors, and center consul.
Two sunroofs! (And two side moonroofs)
Two full-size fold-down third-row seats that "disappear" when not in use.
Interior is stylish and easy to navigate -- premium materials are used (a good faux suede, real wood, heavy leather and plastic, etc).
Keeps a high quality heavy feel, yet is able to break, corner, and accelerate impressively well.
Rear seats sit too vertical and are not adjustable -- very uncomfortable for long-term travel.
Roof is narrower than seating area -- rain gathers and pours onto the Driver's seat when the door opens.
Tall and narrow doors make entry and exit difficult.
Oddly placed door handles require significant stretch and are very small.
Seats are only adjustable with the key in and ignition turned on. Plus, the controls are under the center armrest-- requiring the driver to either squeeze in and then adjust or lean over the seat while standing outside with the ignition turned on.