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Old 10-25-2014, 11:29 PM
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Range Rover Evoque better than 07 3.0si?

just curious because my wife is going to look at some 2012 Evoque's on Monday.. she's want a white Range Rover for a few years now and finally a few came through locally..
i did some research online and they horsepower is def lower on them and the engine seems tiny but she doesn't really care about having a lot of horsepower, she likes gadgets and brand names instead, go figure.

only curious how it compares to the E70 because if it's a nice little upgrade we might as well sell the E70 because we don't need 2 daily drivers.. i'm actually looking for an 09 GTR or M6 as my non winter ride later next yr.

whats your guys thoughts? any Evoque owners here?
incase we sell the E70 does it have any performance mods?
i was snooping a few Evoque forums but most were pretty dead
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I don't really think the Evoque is a guys kind of car IMO. My niece has one and I wouldn't rate it, it just didn't feel luxurious enough for the brand name neither did it feel as refined (compared to the X5) I think it's quite a nice car for women because they're not really into power and such but I really can't see a guy in one. I personally would stick to the X5 or get a Range Rover sport 2010's can be found for the same money as 2012 Evoques and are MUCH more luxurious
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Well before the X5 looked at Range Rover. Didn't test the Evoque, was
just too small and shape seemed it might be hard to see out of. So was
close to a sport over a X5d, like it better, finish was much nicer than Bmw.

Would rather had it over the d but Range Rover dealership was just
inconvenient to get too. As much trouble as X5 is, location has been a
factor.

if your range dealer is close, would do as above get a sport. Nice V8
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I don't really think the Evoque is a guys kind of car IMO. My niece has one and I wouldn't rate it, it just didn't feel luxurious enough for the brand name neither did it feel as refined (compared to the X5) I think it's quite a nice car for women because they're not really into power and such but I really can't see a guy in one. I personally would stick to the X5 or get a Range Rover sport 2010's can be found for the same money as 2012 Evoques and are MUCH more luxurious
ur definitely right about it not being a guys vehicle but it's going to be my wife's and i'll be stuck with the X5 a little longer so i'm not actually trading it over for the Evoque but we don't really need 2 vehicles so technically if i don't like the Evoque i could sell it and keep the money towards the vehicle i'm looking for next yr..
we got to take a look inside one with the premium pure package i believe it was called and it was definitely an upgrade to the X5, a pretty huge upgrade at that.. i've actually never been in any other Range Rover's so i can't compare it to them although..
im more of a gadgets/performance guy, i'll buy a vehicle if it has the right amount of gadgets but it def needs to have more power than my previous vehicle.. i mean ive seen new Dodge Rams and Fords with way more gadgets than luxury vehicles but the name, quality and power is not there.. im actually surprised these dont have some kind of ice box or coolers in the floor..
i honestly would have loved to look at some 2010 Range Rover Sports but the reason we have a chance at the Evoque is because my wife's brother is a car salesman and can give us one for what they paid.. most 2012 Evoques still have manufacturer's warranty and im pretty sure the 2010 RR Sports don't, our X5 extended warranty runs out in 30k/1yr too..
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Well before the X5 looked at Range Rover. Didn't test the Evoque, was
just too small and shape seemed it might be hard to see out of. So was
close to a sport over a X5d, like it better, finish was much nicer than Bmw.

Would rather had it over the d but Range Rover dealership was just
inconvenient to get too. As much trouble as X5 is, location has been a
factor.

if your range dealer is close, would do as above get a sport. Nice V8
as for a local dealership.. i don't even think we have one in my city but my euro mechanic does Range Rovers all the time, he said they've seen maybe 1 or 2 Evoques come in his shop for super minor things but he knows about their engine's and everything.. otherwise 45mins away is Vancouver, Canada which most ppl from the US know of, it's huge and tons of ppl have Evoques, Lambo's, stuff like that out there so i'm sure someone's gotta be able to fix those vehicles out there..

now that it was brought up in the other post i do wish my wife pumped her brakes a little on the Evoque and checked out some 2010 Range Rover Sports.. only problem is the car dealership her brother works at doesn't get many Range Rover's especially a white one, my wife won't buy any other color.
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I'm not really sure what your situation is but I have 4 kids so space is essential for me. I really liked the Range Rover sport but I need 7 seats for the family get together's so it was out of the equation but if I didn't need the space it would've been a strong competitor to the X5. As for the Evoque I'm not a huge fan of it and I don't feel it lives up to the name of Range Rover. Have you considered going for a saloon car instead. 7 series are going fairly cheap (in the UK at least) and offer a lot luxury. I wouldn't worry too much about reliability if you go for a low mileage 2010 RR sport especially if they have a CPO thing like BMW
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I'm not really sure what your situation is but I have 4 kids so space is essential for me. I really liked the Range Rover sport but I need 7 seats for the family get together's so it was out of the equation but if I didn't need the space it would've been a strong competitor to the X5. As for the Evoque I'm not a huge fan of it and I don't feel it lives up to the name of Range Rover. Have you considered going for a saloon car instead. 7 series are going fairly cheap (in the UK at least) and offer a lot luxury. I wouldn't worry too much about reliability if you go for a low mileage 2010 RR sport especially if they have a CPO thing like BMW
were a family of 4 so we don't need third row options or anything like that, the
back seat area of the Evoque actually seemed bigger than the X5 for us..
as for a 7 series or saloon it's out of the question because my wife only wants a truck or SUV, me personally i'm def a car guy tho.. the Evoque's mileage are 60k and 80k, both are white with the same options..
only reliability thing i was worried about with the RR sports were my euro mechanic says he always has the supercharged one's come into his shop for all sorts of things even tho im sure the X5 is worse, it def hasn't been very reliable for me and i've only owned it for 2.5yrs
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were a family of 4 so we don't need third row options or anything like that, the
back seat area of the Evoque actually seemed bigger than the X5 for us..
as for a 7 series or saloon it's out of the question because my wife only wants a truck or SUV, me personally i'm def a car guy tho.. the Evoque's mileage are 60k and 80k, both are white with the same options..
only reliability thing i was worried about with the RR sports were my euro mechanic says he always has the supercharged one's come into his shop for all sorts of things even tho im sure the X5 is worse, it def hasn't been very reliable for me and i've only owned it for 2.5yrs
I would've probably gone with a saloon but we must abide by the wife's rule's

I don't think I would go to the extent of saying that the Evoque is better than the X5 but that's my opinion. I'm pretty sure one of 3.0 RR Sport's would be reliable but I've never owned one so I can't say but I could ask one of my mates. He's go one so I'l ask him next time the footie is on
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thought i would update this thread... looks like a huge set back for us and the X5 unfortunatley.. went to see what was left owing on the X5 to see if it was possibly to sell and make anything off it and we found out the sales ppl we purchased it from 2.5yrs ago scammed the sh!t outta us.. they changed the paper work from what we verbally agreed upon and didn't tell us, we read some of the stuff on the contract but the financing we didn't really understand on paper but understand previously on the verbal agreement so we just signed it.. what they did to us was put us on a high interest automobile bank loan that has a 18% annual fee that they didn't tell us about and they also put has down for a 4yr loan instead of the 3yr we agree'd upon.. we wanted 2-3yrs at highest bi weekly payment we could make and we put 7k down so we could pay it off right away, so now with the 4yr loan we are also paying we more on bi weekly then we should have had to pay as well.. the vehicle was priced at 24k and in 2.5yrs it's only been paid down to 18k
so we were going to sell it as it should have been paid down close to 15k and pay the loan off leaving us with 3kish to put down our next vehicle which i had my wife talked into a '11 Range Rover Sport supercharged but since we got completely screwed on the X5 it's going to take so long to pay off and on top of that needs new cats and pcvalve next month..

my wife's brother's dealership is a Dodge/Jeep/Chrysler dealership and he said the owner would take our vehicle at 12.5k and put us in a '14 Dodge Ram Sport 5.7L Hemi with 35" tires and custom ordered rims for 49k which he was currenlty selling at 70k.. my wife's brother actually built/custom order this one through the dealership but it took to long to complete so he didn't want it anymore..
so my dilemma is to rid myself of the X5s financial disaster for a 50k DODGE or keep my X5, put full exhaust on, replace the pcvalve but lose a lot of money due to financing and deprecation by the time it's paid off and time too sell, it's also at 188k km's while the dodge is brand new/never owned at 48 km's (dealership drove it from a nearby city to their location for delivery)
as for what happened with the Evoque.. it is a used vehicle so there's not a lot they can do to help us finance it

my wife says in 1.5-2yrs or when i get my promotion i can get my m6, GTR or whatever i'm looking at as we will need a 2nd vehicle for 30 min commute

we don't have enough resources to buy a vehicle at a different dealership as we just bought a house and my wife's brother's team was/is gonna help us get the Ram

any ideas.. keep the x5 or go with the Ram option?? just don't wanna go from driving a BMW to a Dodge, it is nice inside with 390hp and gadgets, cheap to put it way over 400hp too, price tag is hefty tho compared to what else is out there at that price even tho i can't something else where at this time

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sorry for the long rant just fed up and only have until the end of today to decide.. so frustrating, almost feels like i have no choice, i'll lose so much money paying off this X5
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something doesn't add up. I cant believe someone wouldn't notice an 18% APR either at the time of signing or every month when you log into your account to pay the bill.

On top of that it doesn't sound like a good time for you to be taking on more debt but you're a grown man and that's for you to decide.

Can you refinance the X5?
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