$8,201 - $11,234

The Land Rover LR3 – you can call it a Discovery if you like – is more of an enthusiast pick than a practical one, I’ll admit. For all their ruggedness, the famed British off-roaders don’t have sterling reputations for long-term reliability. Still, if you can find a well-looked-after example, the big, boxy, patrician SUV is quite a nice truck for under ten grand. 

The LR3 was still running a low-stress 4.4-liter V8 at that time, and though its 300 horsepower and 315 pound-feet of torque seem low compared to today’s SUV class, the power is certainly adequate. Whether shopping, schlepping the family around, or embarking on a wilderness adventure, the LR has it covered.