So, I traded my ultra-reliable LR4 for the new Discovery. It was a hard decision. I had to be convinced to buy an LR4 after experiences with the LR3, but I literally had to pry my hands off the wheel of my 2012 LR4 V8 after 80K. I know, just a baby, but the tax breaks are too good for me not to upgrade these days. So, what's it like to own the much-maligned Disco over the much-beloved LR4? Great. This is not the same vehicle, but that's said in a loving way. The LR4 was a work-horse for me. It hauled stuff, stored stuff, went everywhere. It was utilitarian and good looking at the same time. The Disco is different. It can do all the above, but it's a better. The V8 to V6 is not noticeable. The new car is quieter, much quieter. It's ride is good. It may have better visibility out than the LR4. The seats are nicer. Stereo is better. The tech is better, and the car is easier to operate. I no longer have to fumble around the cupholder to check Waze. Heated, cooled, massaged seats (yeah, I went Luxury), hell yes. It's 98 outside. I can cool the car down before I step away from my desk and not melt. What's worse about it? Storage, especially in the rear. The LR4 had cubbies galore. I had tow straps, tie-downs, extra bulbs, tools, etc. housed in those rear boxes. Also the rear end is much smaller, height wise. I measured and it's about 5 inches shorter from roof to base. It's harder to carry two bikes back there now. Overall, the people screaming about the death of the Discovery are missing an improved truck. Hands down, this is a better vehicle in tons of ways. Yeah, it's a bit more plush and has better tech, but I'd take this over a Tahoe, Toyota or Audi any day. My wife has the much heralded Volvo XC90, and I think this vehicle trumps that one in a LOT of ways. Whatever. I was a skeptic, now I'm not. Let's just hope that this one is as reliable as the last (knock on wood). Don't be scared to get rid of that LR4, though. Unless you are into collecting cars, it's outdated. Sorry.