Blog: Dave LeggettDeflated Disco

Dave Leggett | 7 August 2003

American car reviewers might love the Oxford-built BMW Mini but they don't much like the latest Land Rover Discovery if a review in the Detroit Free Press is any guide. Poor acceleration (the US only gets the petrol V8) and on-road handling, lousy ergonomics, cramped cabin, stupid CD multichanger location - the list of complaints is long and detailed.

Verdict: "I can't remember the last time I drove an expensive vehicle that was so unsatisfactory in so many way," the reviewer said. He did, however, acknowledge the model's great off-road capability. This sort of publicity for its premium products won't much help Ford's European profitability case - just as well a new Disco is on the way.
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