Pros: Exceptional offroading, well built, good looking machine
Cons: Of course Gas mileage and not for road drivers only
If you use the Discovery for what it's meant for it doesn't get much better. We frequently abuse our Discovery in the Colorado mountains and love to do hard core off roading. Go anywhere yes indeed. It doesn't get much better. Yes it is on a truck suspension and I'm sure glad it is. Pound on the suspension for 3 hrs straight and get back on the road and it rides like new without a care in the world. Wouldn't want to try that with an Xterra, Tahoe, etc for a long period of time. Wash it off and then drive it in the city and look very good doing it.
We find so many cool places in the Colorado high country just by experienting and taking that scary dirt road straight up hill. I wouldn't trust many cars to do that with my family in it. The Discovery has great roof rack options to pile all your gear on top as well. Don't even know a couple wet dogs are in the way back with the rubber mats.
Very unique interior gadgets with exceptional window views. We feel like we are in a big fish bowl with all our big windows. Great winter driving even in 2 ft of snow. Turn on the seat heaters and front and rear wired window defrosters and you are set.
Just don't buy this car if you are not going to use it for recreational use at times or you are wasting your time. I wouldn't want it for a road only car, but it's not meant for that.