No doubt about it, £4800 is a tempting price for a high-spec Discovery 3. It's the cheapest for sale on LRO.com by a considerable margin, and (on paper, at least) it looks like good value for money. But is it?
'Superb condition throughout' says the listing. 'Fully loaded'. Mileage is 98,919 and it's just had a hefty bill for a 105k-mile service, which could mean the owner isn't taking any chances and wants the vehicle serviced ahead of schedule. Smart move. So assuming they're not hiding a major fault from us, a quick squint at our latest Price Guide (accurate market figures are published every month in LRO magazine) suggests that it's good for the money. It's also cheaper than many older Land Rover Discovery 2s.
But buyer beware: Disco 3s aren't cheap to keep. Service bills are unpleasantly high: expect issues with the electronic handbrake, EGR valves, and (depressingly) perhaps corrosion. Regular service bills can be huge, and they can munch through brake pads, bushes and bearings like me with a packet of hobnobs...as I type. You might also find the 2.7-litre TDV6 a bit sluggish compared with the 3.0-litre version in the Disco 4, which is a big improvement.
Nevertheless, it sounds like this one's worth a look. Before you do so, arm yourself with LRO's expert buying guide. The full version (only for clever people) will cost a fiver. Well worth it in the long run. Call 'The Lovely Pam' on 01733 468582.
And for an idea of what it's like to live with a Disco 3, check out LRO editor Mike's Real World Test of his own D3, in the current May 2015 issue of LRO.