I am in a quandry, I will be buying a new car soon, and I need the space and utility of a SUV/4x4. I am looking at a used Discovery 3 HSE, as I like them and believe they have the best level of gear and equipment for the money. However I keep hearing horror stories about mechanical failures and unreliability (voted most unreliable car in the UK 2010, 2011 surveyed to have a 67% chance of breaking down at least once a year). Does anyone have experience of owning a Disco 3? It has a lot of bad press online and a personal perspective would be helpful.
I am getting rid of a car that has spent most of the last 18 months garaged due to electrical problems, I just cant have a unreliable car again, it'd kill me.