Range Rover Evoque

Sussex Martin

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Burham Kent
My daughter has one and is very pleased with it. Not offroaded with it but she lives on a private estate with unmade roads and needed something with more clearance than a normal road car. It grips well in the wet and handles well, she is very pleased with it. Just don’t expect miracles on road tyres.
 
My daughter has one and is very pleased with it. Not offroaded with it but she lives on a private estate with unmade roads and needed something with more clearance than a normal road car. It grips well in the wet and handles well, she is very pleased with it. Just don’t expect miracles on road tyres.
Anything would be better than the Jag I currently run! :ROFLMAO:
Don’t want any serious off reading capabilities x just some confidence I could go down the odd green lane etc and get stuck fast.
 

Exfarmer

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Location
Bury St Edmunds
How does the touareg compare to the Audi, would it be Q5 or 7, may be looking to change my X3 this has the 3.5 motor and really dont want to go something a lot slower like the disco sport or evoque
 
How does the touareg compare to the Audi, would it be Q5 or 7, may be looking to change my X3 this has the 3.5 motor and really dont want to go something a lot slower like the disco sport or evoque
Same as a Q7 but shorter wheelbase. It was surprisingly quick for a big car, and very comfortable. If you like them really quick find a V8 Diesel. If you like them really really quick search harder and find a W12 petrol. Might need shares in Esso though.
 

Exfarmer

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Bury St Edmunds
Anybody who is used to older landrovers will are disappointed with any of the fat tired modern 4WD SUV's, few will pull the skin off the proverbial rice pudding. However they will probably cross a grass field marginally better than the 2WD alternatives
 

Cowabunga

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Ceredigion,Wales
Me? No I haven't had an Evoque although a friend and his son had one each at different times. The son still has his I think. It is a fairly basic 2wd diesel which is much more economical than his father's automatic was. Both with the older Ford engines which are less economical than the current Enginium ones.

I do believe that a high proportion of basic models are 2wd. Higher spec ones, which most are, tend to be 4wd, or possibly are 4wd as part of the higher place in the model range. Best check for rear driveshafts before purchase to be sure.

Ones that are newer than two years old will probably have the Ingenium engine and a completely different 4wd system to earlier ones. Earlier used Haldex while current ones have a mechanically simpler GKN transfer box and rear axle.

One thing I would check out above everything else is whether rear seat passengers, especially children, are happy to sit in the rather pokey back without getting car sick. There's not much glass to the side of them and the window sills are high.

Not my kind of car really, as one of the attractions of a Range Rover is the high driving position with great visibility all around, but judge it for what it is, a stylish quality car with more than average rough road capability, being also easy to park and so on.
Other alternative of around the same age would be the Qashqai 4wd and the Honda C-RV which is slightly bigger but much more roomy and airy inside. All British built as it happens and all super little cars. Obviously, if you care for such things, the Range Rover badge may suggest slightly more prestige and the interior styling is the best among these three models. You get a lot more for your money with the others though.

Others mention all kinds of exotic alternatives, but the more exotic you get the more expensive they are to run in the long term unless you get lucky.
You won't go far wrong with an Evoque as long as regular rear seat passengers like it. Don't just take their word for it, if they are young. Make sure that they actually are OK in the back over say 30 miles or so.
 
Me? No I haven't had an Evoque although a friend and his son had one each at different times. The son still has his I think. It is a fairly basic 2wd diesel which is much more economical than his father's automatic was. Both with the older Ford engines which are less economical than the current Enginium ones.

I do believe that a high proportion of basic models are 2wd. Higher spec ones, which most are, tend to be 4wd, or possibly are 4wd as part of the higher place in the model range. Best check for rear driveshafts before purchase to be sure.

Ones that are newer than two years old will probably have the Ingenium engine and a completely different 4wd system to earlier ones. Earlier used Haldex while current ones have a mechanically simpler GKN transfer box and rear axle.

One thing I would check out above everything else is whether rear seat passengers, especially children, are happy to sit in the rather pokey back without getting car sick. There's not much glass to the side of them and the window sills are high.

Not my kind of car really, as one of the attractions of a Range Rover is the high driving position with great visibility all around, but judge it for what it is, a stylish quality car with more than average rough road capability, being also easy to park and so on.
Other alternative of around the same age would be the Qashqai 4wd and the Honda C-RV which is slightly bigger but much more roomy and airy inside. All British built as it happens and all super little cars. Obviously, if you care for such things, the Range Rover badge may suggest slightly more prestige and the interior styling is the best among these three models. You get a lot more for your money with the others though.

Others mention all kinds of exotic alternatives, but the more exotic you get the more expensive they are to run in the long term unless you get lucky.
You won't go far wrong with an Evoque as long as regular rear seat passengers like it. Don't just take their word for it, if they are young. Make sure that they actually are OK in the back over say 30 miles or so.
Impressive!
22 minutes from getting the call from landyman you have come up with a reasonably thorough appraisal of the motor in question.
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One thing I would check out above everything else is whether rear seat passengers, especially children, are happy to sit in the rather pokey back without getting car sick. There's not much glass to the side of them and the window sills are high.

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In my experience of getting car sick as a child, it was side windows that caused it. Sit in the middle seat (there were 3 of us in the back) and look through the front screen and I was fine.
 

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