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Hocks172



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Need to change!! But to what?

So due to new circumstances and the amount of miles my wife needs to run the kids about now the range is just a tad expensive to run Whistle so just thought I’d ask what anyone else would do, I’m thinking of an Evoque or a Q5? Something still good quality but not needing to be muddle cottoned every 5 mins.
Any ideas or guidance would be appreciated.
Sam. Current Evoque Dynamic Lux.
Gone!!
RRS HST Sold!
Other gonners, Disco 3, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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geoffsnook



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Location: cardiff
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Wales 2005 Range Rover Sport Supercharged HSE Java Black

I keep mine down the drive until i need/want to drive it and drive around in a 2.0 megane diesel almost get 5x better fuel consumption than my supercharged Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up

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BJH1959



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Location: Paredes de Coura, Portugal
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Portugal 2005 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Cairns Blue

Skoda. Octavia or Superb. Thumbs Up Barrie.
2005 RRS LHD Cairns Blue 2.7HSE (remapped) 20" wheels.

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insiorc



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red

I'm pretty impressed with my wife's Evoque which I'd previously thought of as a half arsed LR (with not being a real 3.5t LR tow car). It has the same terrain response including dynamic as my RRS and very familiar dash layout. The boot is tiny though, the main area is surprisingly spacious but we still always take the RRS if all 5 of us go out as the bairns find the rear seat a lot better/wider especially with having 1 child seat still in use (they still fight over space in the RRS!).
She averages 38mpg on the display which I thought fairly good considering her normal 6 mile run which includes some town running. The newer ones are likely better.

She only got it in September and it has proven faultless so far.

Dennis 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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Rich



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United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

I'm looking at the Skoda Kodiak as a possible replacement for the RRS. Seems excellent value at less than half the price. I can't justify another RRS now they've gone so far up the price scale.

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Hocks172



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I’m definitely swaying towards an evoque as my wife only wants to be in a raised seating position. And the sq5 is a little out of my range with low miles.
And I forgot to mention that I prefer used as I’m not keen on finance.
Thank you very much for your input. Current Evoque Dynamic Lux.
Gone!!
RRS HST Sold!
Other gonners, Disco 3, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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PEACHY



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Hyundai Tucson - reliable - high up driving position & a lot of gadgets if you find the right spec Thumbs Up 14MY Autobiography Dynamic - SDV6 - Fuji White Smile
12MY Autobiography - SDV6 - Santorini Black - Dual View - Rear Entertainment - Sunroof.
12MY Autobiography - SDV6 - Orkney Grey - awesome ;(
2005 Java Black - 4.2 V8 Supercharged First Edition- will never be forgotten ;(

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Hocks172



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I couldn’t do a Hyundai or a poxy Kia have you seen the dash materials I think they are made by little tikes!! Current Evoque Dynamic Lux.
Gone!!
RRS HST Sold!
Other gonners, Disco 3, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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PEACHY



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To be honest the wife's Hyundai is pretty neat inside & one things for sure we never ever worry about a warning light coming on Whistle Whistle 14MY Autobiography Dynamic - SDV6 - Fuji White Smile
12MY Autobiography - SDV6 - Santorini Black - Dual View - Rear Entertainment - Sunroof.
12MY Autobiography - SDV6 - Orkney Grey - awesome ;(
2005 Java Black - 4.2 V8 Supercharged First Edition- will never be forgotten ;(

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insiorc



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Scotland 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 Autobiography Firenze Red

Hocks172 wrote:
I’m definitely swaying towards an evoque as my wife only wants to be in a raised seating position.


Then she will be disappointed, driving the Evoque is like any normal car, you sit in it rather than on it like the 'proper' LR/RR's 13MY Range Rover Sport Autobiography SDV6 - mine
14MY Range Rover Evoque Dynamic SD4 Black Pack - wife's
99MY Defender 90 TD5, Soft Top Conversion - my toy, and bairns favourite

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Hocks172



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PEACHY wrote:
To be honest the wife's Hyundai is pretty neat inside & one things for sure we never ever worry about a warning light coming on Whistle Whistle

Where’s the fun in having a car that actually works? Confused Current Evoque Dynamic Lux.
Gone!!
RRS HST Sold!
Other gonners, Disco 3, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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Hocks172



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insiorc wrote:
Hocks172 wrote:
I’m definitely swaying towards an evoque as my wife only wants to be in a raised seating position.


Then she will be disappointed, driving the Evoque is like any normal car, you sit in it rather than on it like the 'proper' LR/RR's

I know what you mean the throne position is not there but after looking around at an x3, a Q5 and even a XC60 which was a little boring the Evoque is way ahead in most interior and exterior feel and looks if only the engine was better then it would be perfect. Current Evoque Dynamic Lux.
Gone!!
RRS HST Sold!
Other gonners, Disco 3, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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Tim in Scotland



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2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Stornoway Grey

Mini Countryman All4? I recently ordered a Mini Countryman PHEV to replace my RRS in April. It isn’t a high up driving position but if she only does a handful of miles a day then the PHEV (26 miles electric range + a 1.5ltr 3 cylinder twin turbo petrol for if you get to the end of the battery) might prove cheaper to run than any of the above. 2018 Melting Silver Mini Countryman PHEV - a test car before Seeing if I could go to totally Petrol/Diesel free motoring
2015MY Corris Grey SDv6 HSE Dynamic, the best car I have ever owned, totally reliable only a cou0le of rattles in 3 years, now no longer in my care
Also in my garage is a 1996 TDi300 Defender 90 County HT made into a fake CSW

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Hocks172



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Tim that does sound amazing I did read muddys PHEV Mitsubishi and I even went to the dealers but one step at a time, I’d have a Tesla in a heartbeat thou. Current Evoque Dynamic Lux.
Gone!!
RRS HST Sold!
Other gonners, Disco 3, BMW 525d E60, Jag 2.2d X-Type, Merc E240, Audi A4, Peugeot 306, VW Golf GTI 1.8T mk4,Toyota Hilux, Mazda 323f, Escort 1.3!

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DrRob



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PEACHY wrote:
Hyundai Tucson - reliable - high up driving position & a lot of gadgets if you find the right spec Thumbs Up

I second that!
http://www.rrsport.co.uk/forum/topic49479.html
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