Land Rover Discovery I (Sold)

Purchased September 20, 2004 • Sold August 18, 2009

My first off-road toy! I held onto it far longer than I should have, to a point where it no longer ran and rust had eaten into its frame. But, we had a lot of good times together, and it will never be forgotten.

The first winter I had my Integra, I slid on snow and did some pretty serious damage to the front left wheel. I decided that I didn't want to drive it in snow again, and when I got a better-paying job in August 2004, I started looking for a 4-wheel-drive of some sort. I originally had my eyes on old Jeeps and Broncos, but I spotted this Land Rover on a lot I drive by almost daily, and something about it stuck with me. I took it for a test drive, rapidly fell in love, and bought it the same week.

This truck was very special to me, for a variety of reasons. For starters, it really sparked my love of exotic/rare vehicles, and made me a huge fan of Land Rovers. Additionally, it inspired me to go out off-roading, and reminded me just how much I love the woods. It was my faithful companion in exploration for quite awhile, and I loved it dearly. Unfortunately, it had a lot of underlying issues that cropped up later, and it eventually became undriveable. I lacked the time or resources to resurrect it, and eventually sold it to a parts dealer I had worked with before.