Not all upgrades are purely functional. The Original wheel on my Disco worked perfectly fine and was not in all that bad a shape. The leather had seen better days, and the top of the rim saw the padding break free of the internal structure so you could "roll" it with your hands, but it still looked decent enough and worked fine.
The new cover was made by a firm in Poland. It is black leather with black Alcantara on the top and bottom for looks and feel. This suede like material is sun fade free and is nice to grab on a cold winter day as it does not instantly freeze your fingers like the smoother leather does. I also used this time to replace the clock spring mechanism, which brought my horn, radio controls, and cruise control back to life.
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I brought home my Disco over 4 years ago when I bought my SeaSprite 23. I needed a vehicle that was not a pickup for both towing and daily driving duties. The fact that I did not want an American SUV led me to either a BMW X5 or a Land Rover. I could not afford the 5er, so this lovely red Disco it was.