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spooky



Member Since: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Swiss
Posts: 28

Switzerland 
Should I buy a new Range Sport?

Hello,

I currently have a 2010 range sport V8SC that I bought used at 30’000km.





I am contemplating the purchase of a new sport V8SC:





I tried to rationalize this purchase, here are the cons and pros I found:

Cons:
1. Very expensive, about 150k euro!
2. I feel that the quality has decreased compared to the previous version (bad woods, plastic chrome, fake vent, etcj
3. Not more silent than previous (I put my compared recordings on YouTube https://youtu.be/gsZ__1FS4k8)
4. Yet unsure how it compares to previous one regarding breaking distances on snow
5. 6 cm larger

Pros:
1. Hud, radar cruise, 360, dab, assisted closing doors
2. Looks more modern
3. Better smell...(seems previous owner smoked in mine)
4. More agile (suspension, chassis, 1s less for 0-100)

Please I would appreciate your thoughts about other pros and cons to help me decide!

Post #546396 Sun Jan 21 2018 9:13am
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gamby77



Member Since: 14 Jan 2018
Location: Mogliano Veneto
Posts: 15

Italy 

Sorry but there’s no comparison with the quality of the old model... the new model is much much better

Post #546413 Sun Jan 21 2018 12:36pm
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Cantona



Member Since: 27 Oct 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 419

United Kingdom 

You can’t compare spooky, i’d go as far to (respectively) say that your name on here perfectly sums up your current car Very Happy Estoril Blue SVR.

Post #546415 Sun Jan 21 2018 12:45pm
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warkman



Member Since: 28 Feb 2015
Location: Warwickshire
Posts: 231

England 2006 Range Rover Sport TDV6 HSE Zambezi Silver

You missed out tgat the 494 is on a completely new platform, not the discovery platform, (which, the latest disco us now on lol) so, lighter and better sourced on tge road Just bought a RRS 06 MY HSE TDV6 136,000 miles, to be a second car to my gorgeous 65 plate Volvo XC60 D5 R-Design lux nav

Post #546427 Sun Jan 21 2018 2:30pm
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spooky



Member Since: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Swiss
Posts: 28

Switzerland 

Thanks for the answer Cool
Actually, I put the new platform in the Pros as "More agile" (not sure one can actually this word for a car Smile what I meant is "more dynamic"). I tested drive one for 3 days, and this is indeed something you can really feel.

Post #546429 Sun Jan 21 2018 2:53pm
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jim4244



Member Since: 16 Feb 2012
Location: No
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England 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Santorini Black

To be brutally honest I would say “No. Not at the moment”

Land Rover appear to be going through a terrible quality control period with many L494 owners having unacceptable problems with their cars.

Maybe hold off for a couple of years?

Jim

Post #546480 Mon Jan 22 2018 6:08pm
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spooky



Member Since: 15 Feb 2014
Location: Swiss
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Switzerland 

Very interesting!
Could you please ellaborate on this?

Post #546495 Mon Jan 22 2018 9:42pm
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Farmer Chalk



Member Since: 02 May 2015
Location: London
Posts: 197

Spooky just do it!

I have had 494’s since 2013 both diesel and petrol.. currently running a 5.0s...

They are superb cars and having owned most makes out there these have definately been the best cars I have ever owned! The quality is excellent and the performance is outstanding! Very Happy

Post #546496 Mon Jan 22 2018 10:00pm
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Cantona



Member Since: 27 Oct 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 419

United Kingdom 

Well said Farmer C.
This is interesting..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42779699 Estoril Blue SVR.

Post #546500 Mon Jan 22 2018 10:44pm
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Leecccmk1



Member Since: 01 Sep 2015
Location: Beds
Posts: 77

England 

My 2015 rrs was faultless ,I’ve just sold it & picking up my new one in March,hopefully it will be the same....I think they are great and it’s hard to live without one.....nothing better out there for me Thumbs Up

Post #546501 Mon Jan 22 2018 11:04pm
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Canary



Member Since: 23 Jan 2017
Location: Beds
Posts: 166

United Kingdom 

They are the best 4x4 out there and by far the nicest drive and that's why we keep buying them, just expect to live with issues as they all have them, some much worse than others! My64 Supercharged Autobiography loads of issues had to bail into a:
4.4 v8 my16 it's nice but no where near the fun of my beloved scv8!

Post #546508 Tue Jan 23 2018 8:55am
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Dave777



Member Since: 15 Feb 2015
Location: Sussex
Posts: 419

United Kingdom 

My 2015 has had no issues at all. It still makes you feel special driving it. MY16 3.0 SDV6 Autobiography in Aleutian silver, stealth pack and toys.

Post #546527 Tue Jan 23 2018 2:25pm
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RallyXS



Member Since: 07 Oct 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 82

United Kingdom 

Cantona wrote:
Well said Farmer C.
This is interesting..
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/business-42779699


Seen as they only make what customers have ordered, how can they slow production, unless the orders have slowed. BBC dramatising I'm afraid. 2012 RRS SDV6
2014 BMW 320d X-Drive Touring
1999 VW Polo stage rally car

Post #546529 Tue Jan 23 2018 2:32pm
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timhum



Member Since: 06 Mar 2017
Location: Suffolk
Posts: 117

United Kingdom 

Reducing the daily production hours by cutting down on shifts would be one way.
Tim

Post #546533 Tue Jan 23 2018 2:52pm
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RallyXS



Member Since: 07 Oct 2016
Location: Devon
Posts: 82

United Kingdom 

I still don't get it. Customer orders, they make that car to order. If the orders were still coming in why would they cut hours to make less cars? It's not like they're going to turn orders away. I think it's more likely a case of less orders. 2012 RRS SDV6
2014 BMW 320d X-Drive Touring
1999 VW Polo stage rally car

Post #546538 Tue Jan 23 2018 4:04pm
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