We own Land Rovers! Discovery II’s as a matter of fact. We use them hard, like they were meant to be. Stuff gets worn out fast, much quicker than a suburban mall cruiser. A typical day for us could require fording water, climbing mountainous switch backs, using our winches and more. We certainly don’t do miles and miles of stop and go traffic, but the traffic we have often do involves crossing streams, performing rescue and recovery operations, and transporting NGO’s officials, family and friends.
Discovery owners know there are some issues that need to be addressed if you plan to use these vehicles like they were intended. So one thing of many that we’ve done is replace the front drive shaft with a heavy-duty one. Nope, the old one was not broken, but we just decided to make it better.