The Hummer H2 and Land Rover Discovery II were both fairly capable off-road machines when they were brand new in 2003/2004, but neither has the best reputation for reliability or image in the long-term. Which one is the bigger turd? We took them to Gold Mine Hill to find out.
Both of these are our own project trucks.
The 2003 Hummer H2 is mainly stock, but it has a lot of Hummer accessories. This is the first year for the H2. The only modification is the heavy-duty front steering mount and tie-rod ends. It’s powered by a 6.0L Vortec V8 that is mated to a 4-speed automatic transmission. It has a full-time 4×4 system with a low-range transfer case and a rear locker. This H2 also has rear air springs that are height adjustable. It’s rolling on 35-inch BFGoodrich KM2 tires.
The H2 is built to seat six people, and recent market price for this H2 was $14,000.
Land Rover Discovery Series II
The 2004 Series II Land Rover Discover is the last year for this generation. It’s also V8-powered and has a 4-speed automatic transmission. It has a full-time 4WD system with a center locker. This specific rig has a 4-inch aftermarket lift, rock sliders, steel bumpers, and a winch.
This Discovery is built to seat up to seven people, and recent market price for this truck was $5,000.
Naturally, Roman (Land Rover owner) thinks that the Hummer is the bigger turd, and Andre (Hummer owner) thinks the Land Rover is.
What do you think?