The cost of used 4WDs suitable for overlanding can be prohibitive, with many examples priced between $50,000 and $100,000. However, there are still some outliers that tick all the boxes for remote vehicle travel yet are available for under $20,000. A few recent examples would be this $15,500 1998 Mitsubishi Montero, a $13,000 1999 Toyota 4Runner, and a $20,000 1997 Lexus LX 450. The Land Rover Discovery is another bargain 4WD, which has all the capability you could ever need but is available at a more accessible price point. If you’d like to better understand the LR3’s myriad of benefits, then read Scott Brady’s Land Rover LR3 :: A Front Runner Project. Alternatively, check out this ARB Land Rover LR3 on the Expedition Portal YouTube channel. We’ve featured many expedition-equipped LR3s, including this 2008 HSE and a 2005 SE with HD Package. Today’s one-owner 2006 offering might be the nicest to date, with a selection of desirable aftermarket modifications and 13 years of meticulous service records.
From the Seller:
“One-owner Land Rover for the past 13 years, looking for a new enthusiast for adventure. Everything works. Full maintenance records and recent suspension refresh. Still on OEM air suspension. Front fog lights leak and need to be replaced. Driver seat wear. There is a 3-inch dent on the driver’s rear door. The truck has subtle trail ‘pinstripes’ only visible upon close inspection. The dash has some cracks that are more apparent when it’s cold.”
2006 Land Rover Discovery LR3
The Discovery is fitted with a V8 that produces 300 horsepower, 315 pound-feet of torque, and returns a combined 14 mpg. The powerful, although not especially efficient, motor is matched with Land Rover’s legendary capability thanks to 4WD, an intelligent Terrain Response system, a locking rear differential, hill descent control, 9.5 inches of ground clearance, and more. These rugged features are combined with a luxurious interior that showcases:
- Heated leather seats
- Dual-zone climate control
- Garmin/Kenwood infotainment system with navigation and front/rear cameras
- Range Rover Sport steering wheel upgrade
- ARB rear locker
- Warn winch
- Rover Specialties sliders and Mantec front skid plates
- OEM G4 Expedition aluminum roof rack
- BFGoodrich KM3 tires
This 2006 Land Rover Discovery LR3 is listed for $14,500 and is currently located in Lynchburg, Virginia. Check the full vehicle specifications via the original Expedition Portal forum post here.
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