Yes they are absolute water monsters. I had mine grading some crazy cliffs, two Wheeling all the time, fording water deep enough where I can dangle my fingers in it out of the window etc. It was absolutely insane off-road it was just unbelievable. But boy did it suck down gas, it handled like garbage, and I had some real issues with it. I guess overall it didn't have many issues, I'm just bitter that it started on fire two days before Christmas one year and I couldn't go to my family as a result.Really? I find that super funny that we all had Discovery's. I never took mine off road, It did get me through Hurricane Sandy went through super super deep water no issue.