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Old 16 December 2008, 10:24   #11
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............... Which model Jag do you suggest that would compare to the other SUV 4X4's then Codprawn??

What's wrong with the Range Rover Sport? I'll keep the Smart car for commuting and the 4X4 for towing and transporting wife + dog, so low mileage which means a petrol one would be a possibility if it was cheaper?

Bigmuz - Is the trim bad on RR's?

Chris - Why not the V10 - is the the fuel consumption or the reliability?

Having had the Holden V8 with 400hp I want something with some teeth!
There is no similar Jag - but for the same price who cares when you can get a n XKR which is not far off an Aston for a lot less money!!!

There is nothing at all wrong with the RR sport. It's just that the normal RR does most things better and is a better 2nd hand buy because they depreciate more.

I was looking at a 5yr old RR and it was immaculate - no sign of dodgy trim to me.

The Land Rovers don't always win the tests for nothing - they are always being voted 4x4 of the year etc these days.

My mate has a Porsche Cayenne - it is pretty good but more a jacked up estate. It's the V8 so pretty quick but the RR isn't far behind.

People keep attacking the RR for reliability - my mate's Cayenne is always in and out of the dealers - the last time for about 4 weeks. They gave him a 911 while he was waiting. They have now given his wife a brand new Boxster FREE because of a major cockup - it was that or go to court.........

There is NO SUV that can be a sports car - the physics are all wrong. Some are closer than others but then they suffer when it comes to any sort of off road use. LR have stayed closer to the theme than anyone else.
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Old 16 December 2008, 12:55   #12
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There is nothing at all wrong with the RR sport.
Yes there is ... its too damn small

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I was looking at a 5yr old RR and it was immaculate - no sign of dodgy trim to me.
Thats because

1. Someone stuck all the bits back on before you looked at it
2. You had your LR/Cod glasses on

iandl posted the same 'tacky trim' thoughts just before you, so were both wrong ?

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My mate has a Porsche Cayenne - it is pretty good but more a jacked up estate. It's the V8 so pretty quick but the RR isn't far behind.
Pants .. the supercharged 4.4 V8 RR would easily get burnt off by my old 4.6 X5 and the X5 is slower than the Porche especially the Turbo. I was dissapointed at the RR power output, that said its fast enough for a 4x4

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People keep attacking the RR for reliability
Gosh .. do they ? I wonder why
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Old 16 December 2008, 13:16   #13
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Well the RR is certainly no worse than an ML or Cayenne in reliability terns from what I have heard.

Of course the more stupid needless toys you stick on ANY vehicle the more problems you will get - electric handbrakes for example...........
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iandl posted the same 'tacky trim' thoughts just before you, so were both wrong ?
no they just send the crap ones to Scotland and all the working ones go to Wales...
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Well the RR is certainly no worse than an ML or Cayenne in reliability terns from what I have heard.

Of course the more stupid needless toys you stick on ANY vehicle the more problems you will get - electric handbrakes for example...........
Give its due .. its king off road and good for towing, but the switch gear & trim is from the cheap plastics department at plastickyplastics.com, which is co funded by I cantbelieve I justblew40grandonthat.co.uk
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RR sport

Have you all -except Cod- got it in for RR's?
I had a 2005 RR sport until this year. Never had a problem with it...no trim problems and always found it had plenty of power.
Just bought a new RR sport at the beginning of this year. Lovely car to drive with plenty of towing capability.
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Have you all -except Cod- got it in for RR's?
I had a 2005 RR sport until this year. Never had a problem with it...no trim problems and always found it had plenty of power.
Just bought a new RR sport at the beginning of this year. Lovely car to drive with plenty of towing capability.
you must have got the good one

I'm with bigmuz on the tacky plastic stuff ...offroad a few times and now the glove compartment door wont stay shut now

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i hope i have the same luck this time then!
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Ok Ok - Time out gentlemen!

I have crossed Range Rovers off the list - they don't care much for them on Boatmad either!

For the record it doesn't have to be big, and if it isn't oversized that would be an advantage! I only need it for occasional towing, but being able to tow heavier boats would be a big plus, I am never going off road in it, so I won't be needing Land Rovers famous off road abilities regardless of how good they are.

So:

1. heavy towing capacity
2. Four seats
3. Not gigantic, smaller is fine
4. big headroom not required (We are both well under 6'!)
5. Petrol is an option if cheaper to buy
6. Budget around 20k

Does that make it easier?
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SWB or even LWB Shogun 3.2TD
Smaller Landcruiser

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