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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey
New Autobiog or used SVR?

My PCP will end next spring and in a week's time I become old enough to have a bus pass and maybe a white stick so I thought before RRS prices flip over into ludicrous mode shortly I might buy a "new" car but looking on the approved used website I see that I can have a used SVR with quite low miles for a very similar price to a new built Sdv6 or 5.0 S/C Autobiography......... I find the SDv6 more than fulfills my need for speed and as my annual miles have fallen to 7500-8000 pa now that Virgin East Coast calls at my local station and I'm only 4hrs 55 minutes from Kings Cross a petrol engined car is now practical on the fuelling costs front. The only 2nd hand car a couple of years old I have ever bought was my Defender and has been a fantastic buy, 100% reliable and now 21 years old. Any views greatfully accepted? I don't need a car for work but it must have some off road ability and be a sensible "winter" car. So new Autobiog or used SVR? FYI my boy racer days are long gone - since I sold my TVR SEAC...... that put me off rear wheel drive cars for good, I also don't need all the toys an Autobiog comes with, so what comes on an SVR is enough. 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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Eaters



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I'm not in a position to know the relative benefits of SVR vs AB (out of my price league currently) but one other thought to add into your equation would be to use the Defender for winter and off road use, and buy something completely different for summer e.g. Say Saab 93 Aero. They're built like a tank, are comfortable and fun to drive without wishing to kill you and could even start appreciating in value (almost a classic). Or perhaps some other classic that you may have drooled over in your youth and maybe now can afford it. Just thinking out loud really but it's perhaps another option although it would mean you'd have to leave this forum - perhaps not then Smile 2008 Range Rover Sport TDV8
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360



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I too was in this position of ab or svr but I negotiated a discount on an svr so was cheaper than a second hand one, you only live once and I love a loud pedal so svr it was

Roll on next week

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BKHK



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Used SVR Tim. It's good to have a car which will make you smile when you drive it. My M3 is my loud pedal grin car and my "new" RRS will be my daily runaround / commute to work car. 2015 F80 M3
2011 RRS V8 Petrol non SC

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Lyonhead



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Tim, you need to test drive both cars, if possible, and then I can almost guarantee you will go for the SVR.
You have a vast experience of the Land Rover brand and I really think that if you have the opportunity to own an SVR you will not regret it because they are simply a totally different beast to any of the other Range Rover cars, they simply defy all your senses and mine still surprises me even after a year of ownership. They really do go as good as they look and are great for poodling along, which I tend to do, but when needed will go like nothing you've driven before. Put the car into Dynamic, push the gearstick to the left and just hang on and the pops and bangs on overrun will make you smile Very Happy
I've owned some quite quick cars, Rover 3.5 SDI, Ford Sierra XR4i, Jaguar S Type R , Range Rover Sport 5L S/C to name but a few but none have come close to my SVR. These cars are remarkable. Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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RRSman



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Tim - YOLO - get that SVR...I'm sure James will be pleased to help sort this out for you Thumbs Up 2017 Range Rover Velar First Edition - Corris Grey - Expected August 2017

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Tim in Scotland



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RRS, unfortunately LPR has only a Santorini SVR and it is on their website at a premium over new price........... they also have a low miles 5ltr S/C Autobiography. Not sure how flexible Lookers are about moving cars between dealerships, something tells me they are not quite as good as Evans Halshaw claim to be in EH's adverts that have been running on the telly recently - otherwise Lookers have some good looking low miles used SVR's in their network. I also would prefer to deal with James/Matt in West London than the bunch of grabbing so and so's in my local Lookers (called Taggarts up here) branch in north Glasgow............. 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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RRSman



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I'm sure they can find you an Estoril car in the network - I'd get on to them Thumbs Up 2017 Range Rover Velar First Edition - Corris Grey - Expected August 2017

2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography - Farallon Black, Ebony, Ivory Interior - Was to be delivered March 2017 but I cancelled the order and decided to get a Velar instead!
Ferrari 458 Italia - Nero Daytona,
Range Rover Sport 3.0d L494 2015 Fuji White, now Sold.
Mercedes C220 AMG Line Automatic - Metallic Black
Range Rover Evoque Dynamic - Black, Black Pack 2017
Mini Cooper S JCW - Pocket Rocket!

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Tim in Scotland



Member Since: 30 May 2005
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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I've had an email exchange with my friendly dealership in West London and they say SVR every time......... the non SVR 5.0lt hardly sells at all now they say (they have a 2,000 mile Autobiography on their website just now too so I assume it is an ex Management / Demo car.) 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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BKHK



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SVR .....but no shame in a 5.0 petrol V8 if you want to economise but still have some grunt. 2015 F80 M3
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Nod1



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Hi Tim

I have always been a FFRR guy and have had them for over 20 years... I have also had various other sports. Been there seen it done it.. The RR was and still are the Thoroughbreds and are very regal even in 5ltr mode.
I did think about getting another one. But as I too have a Bus Pass in my back pocket, I thought I would try and see if I could have a bit of fun before I am grounded for good Big Cry
I have to admit I am absolutely impressed with the SVR and I doubt I will get fed up with it.

So to add my two penneth go for the SVR and enjoy the fun and the roaring grunt !!!

Cheers
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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Well guys it looks like even a used SVR is a better bet than a new 5.0ltr or another SDv6 but in Autobiography ............ I have other cars on my list too. I've had so many Land Rovers since 1996 that I wonder if also the time hasn't come for a change of marque............. my list is diverse and eclectic as there are other expensive and much less expensive cars that tickle my fancy, ranging from a from a Renault Zoe through BMW i3 via a Mini Countryman E to new Jaguar iPace to a used Tesla Model S and covering many other things in between, also you may have noticed a pattern to the other "want to have" cars that the SVR totally negates on the environmental front! I do far less driving the length of the UK than I use to and the vast bulk of my trips are between 15 and 60 miles one-way. However I do like to have a blast now and then and I also will still have my Defender 90 although of late I have used my RRS for all the greenlaning/off-roading I have undertaken, even though it is on 22" wheels it has coped really well with what I have thrown at it

Here it is on the north east shoulder of Ben Lomond on the 11th June on an outing with the Scottish Green Road Club, and if my Def isn't back from fettling by this Friday then the RRS will be offroad again over on the other side of the water in the photos!

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 2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, preceeded by a 2.7SE RRS, a 3.6TDv8 RRS, several FFRR's and 2 Evoques.
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW.... my fun car to enjoy bashing and denting 20 years old and still giving loads of fun

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Nod1



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RRS Newbie



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If you do get an SVR Tim maybe you can take me out for a spin along the A83 Rest and Be Thankful next time I am up that way Thumbs Up

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