So I sold my Disco 2 a number of years ago in order to buy my '98 Montero. The Disco had some pretty typical issues that caused distrust now that I have rugrats and wanted to ensure we got back from wherever we ventured. I loved it but wanted something that would allow me to focus on the trip rather than the tool.. After completing the essential baselining of the Monty, I've been more than happy with it but still had a bit of an itch for the LR3. I scratched it today with a test drive in a clean, well maintained 2007 with around 90k miles. Had to get it outta my system.. I've been putting it off as I was afraid I'd end up with one in the driveway and a divorce attorney on retainer... Fortunately neither are going to happen. It had the V8 but still felt really, really heavy up front (because it is!), minimal road feel and too refined if that makes sense. Getting back into the Monty, it felt much more limber and truck-like vs the (too) modern SUV for my liking. The acceleration in the LR3 was better but not drastically so. Brakes were good, amenities solid but it just lacked character in my mind vs the Monty. Felt a little generic. And heavy. Did I mention heavy? It is heavy. Anyhow, I do get the appeal and if it weren't for the Montero, I'd probably consider it but my Montero ain't going anywhere anytime soon. Just wanted to share. I always like to hear how we experience other SUVs vs our Montys.