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Considering a Range Rover Sport

Im in need of a vehicle in the SUV segment, and most of all I would like to purchase a -06 Range Rover Sport.
I get a lot of negative feedback regarding the RR, and are worried it might be a bad choice of car.
What scares med most is that I could end up with a Volvo

So, do anyone here have any experience with the RR Sport or maybe RR Vouge?
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Im in need of a vehicle in the SUV segment, and most of all I would like to purchase a -06 Range Rover Sport.
I get a lot of negative feedback regarding the RR, and are worried it might be a bad choice of car.
What scares med most is that I could end up with a Volvo

So, do anyone here have any experience with the RR Sport or maybe RR Vouge?
I have a Land Rover and have always been quite happy with it.

The Range Rover Sport utilizes the Land Rover chassis so it is a bit smaller and more agile than the base Range Rover.

Suggest you try to find a copy of the Top Gear episode where Clarkson challenges a Tank to a duel in a mud field in the RR Sport. Quite impressive.
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Drive a RangeRover V8d Vogue regularly. Absolutly a great car, great comfort, quiet, all weather, great for long distance travelling. The big diesel is right engine for a RR in my opinion.
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I do like the range rover sport but they have there own mechanical problems. Not as much as in the beginning but they are almost never mechanical pain free.
I have read a very nice article and road test between the cayenne gts, range rover sport, mercedes ml500 and the bmw x6.

I am not a big fan of objective car test because you cant look at a car objective. your car can be rubbish and completely un-practical but you love it and thats all that matters. but I will give the results anyway.

Ml 500 was first but only because its the most practical and spacious (3062 points)
2nd the X6 due to its fabulous driving skills and overall performance (3060)
Third the cayenne gts great handling too but high pricing (2999)
Last was the range rover V8 it was the worst at all the subjects like interieur/comfort/handling/motor and transmission/price and environment.

Thing they forgot in my opinion is offroad qualities then the range rover would leave the others way behind

But dont get me wrong I do like the overall look and ride. just wanted to inform you.

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Thanks for your reply

I`m not going to use this car offroad. I`m in the boat business and are towing boats daily, and often over long distances.
So a "big" comfy car is what I need.
American pick-up is not an option. Been there, done that. crap crap crap

I guess a Vouge is a good alternative.
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If you are going to use it for towing boats, the V8 diesel is probably the best choice for torque and economy.

Have you considered the series 3 Discovery TDV6 SE? It's as big as the RR Sport, cheaper to buy and much better fuel consumption and plenty of torque being a diesel.

Or a Toyota Land Cruiser Amazon - totally indestructable.

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In the last couple of months I have driven both the Cayenne and the BMW X5. Impressed with the 1st, hated the 2nd.
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Or the Audi Q7. I think they do a 5.0 V10 petrol engine, the same as the one in the RS6 but without the twin turbo's and a 4.2 V8 diesel.

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I would go with the Discovery TDV6 SE then. my neighbours got this for there boat and its pretty perfect fot it. lost of nm's, lots of space and cheaper than the range rover.

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Or the Audi Q7. I think they do a 5.0 V10 petrol engine, the same as the one in the RS6 but without the twin turbo's and a 4.2 V8 diesel.
V10 in the Q7? I thought the 4.2 V8 was the max. both for the diesel as for the petrol version. IMHO the Q7 least attractive audi out there, not good looking and can't match the RR in any way. Just my 2 cents. (BTW I like Audi, got the a6 quattro as daily driver)
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In the last couple of months I have driven both the Cayenne and the BMW X5. Impressed with the 1st, hated the 2nd.
What were your impressions of the x5? Aside from the fact you hated it.

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What were your impressions of the x5? Aside from the fact you hated it.
Fat, heavy, with an electronic control interface that was horrible. I am not a fan of I Drive etc.
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Most people I know who have experienced X5's say that they are more about the posing power than any real off road or driving capabilities. They are the blingiest SUV. Disco 3 is a far more capable workhorse.

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Fat, heavy, with an electronic control interface that was horrible. I am not a fan of I Drive etc.
+1

drove the X5 once and it never made it for me, I don't plan on driving it ever again

but I do think it looks A LOT better than the Cayenne

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+1

drove the X5 once and it never made it for me, I don't plan on driving it ever again
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They are pish! Unfortunately I have to get in one every now and then same goes for the ML - what were they thinking!! The Touareg is quite nice - V10 5.0 Diesel and although not a great fan of Japanese cars, the Landcruiser Amazon is pretty good!

Range Rover Sport is nice for sure!

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Nice Range Rover Sport for sale -> http://www.autotrader.co.uk/EDITORIA...to_trader.html




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