Thinking of buying a RANGE ROVER Evoque
his should be enough reason not to buy one …Posted 3 years agobikebouyMember
Tit, pathetic car for the I’m a tosser generation, of which there seems to be far too many. Great car to see on the road, you know when a tosser is around the same space as you so you can easily spot/avoid/goad/point/snigger.
Have to ask, are you one of the following or have the following conditions:
A) bald with a goatee, silver obvs? ( Male or Female)
B) female with huge sunglasses that cover your face?
C) female on her phone whilst driving?
D) female on her way to drop off the kids at skool/nursery/parents/tennis club?
E) male and in need of some testosterone?
F) car salesman who has one as “company car”?
G) wear an old skool Ralph Loren stripy Pink or powder Blue shirt with a white collar?
Go for a ride, come back when you’ve grown some manly genes 😆
Edit: I’m struggling to understand why you chose to use Caps for those words ^^, is you trollist ? 😆Posted 3 years agoandylMember
Try one but also try a FL2.
Both are good cars but very different and aimed at different markets.
I am not sure I really see the point of the evoke to be honest and would never own one as it’s basically a sports coupe 4×4 like the BMW X6 and the likes of the Juke etc (cheaper but same kind of car) but there is a market so they make it. I have to admit I did quite like the M version of the BMX X6 😳 but like the evoke I would never buy one and get a Disco 4 instead.Posted 3 years ago
The “Range Rover” Evoke. A massive triumph of style over substance.
1) It’s not actually a range rover. It’s a Freelander underneath, and you can buy one of those, with more interior space, better off road ability, and less “trinkety” looks for around £10k less.
2) It’s not even slightly “sporty”. Despite this, you will find them all jamming up the outside lane of the motorway, convinced that their “sports SUV” can deal with anything, pretty much including a 458 or 911 GT3. Unfortunately, as no one buys the petrol version (due to it’s catastrophic mpg) you’ll find you have a weasy diesel engine in a car the size of a house that weighs around 2 tonnes. Fast, er, no, and then some.
3) You will find them “abandoned” all over supermarket car parks the length of the uk. Due to the stupid low roof line and chunky pillars, they are pretty difficult to see out of, and the sort of people who buy them tend to have, lets say, poor, spacial awareness.
4) I can think of a LOT better ways to spend £45k if you want a decent car
/rantPosted 3 years ago
It’s not even slightly “sporty”. Despite this, you will find them all jamming up the outside lane of the motorway, convinced that their “sports SUV” can deal with anything, pretty much including a 458 or 911 GT3. Unfortunately, as no one buys the petrol version (due to it’s catastrophic mpg) you’ll find you have a weasy diesel engine in a car the size of a house that weighs around 2 tonnes. Fast, er, no, and then some.
They aren’t blisteringly quick, but the 2.2 SD4 has 190bhp and 0-60 in 8s and does 124mph. How fast do you want to go?Posted 3 years agoRusty SpannerSubscriber
I have no taste, I drive a Doblo.
But it’s useful, it’s odd in a good way and it’s cheap.
I don’t like the Evoque because it’s crass.
It’s the ultimate expression of style over efficient function.
It’s neither beautiful or useful.
It’s an over engineered, wasteful expression of bad taste.
It embodies everything I dislike in modern car design.
Just my opinion, no more valid than anyone else’s.Posted 3 years ago
I’m With STR
It’s not 10k more expensive then the freelander. Once you have added leather to the freelander its about 5k more expensive, which if buying new on pcp will make no difference to the monthly payments due to the difference in resale value.
The 190hp is fast enough. Through the gears its quicker then my mates fiesta st which again is fast enough.
I like the higher driving position and it is a well isolated cabin. there is not much engine noise and the 9spd gear box is very smooth.
If you are careful you can spend 33k and have a lovely car. quitter and more cossetting the a 320d msport or many other 30k exec barges.
Fuel consumption is around 40 so you won’t need an oil tanker.
And IMO I think they look good. You do otherwise you wouldn’t be considering one. I specked up an xtrail and rav 4 and the Honda one and top spec they are getting on for 33k and not as nice as the rr. Bigger though.
The RR is very small so make sure it will be big enough.Posted 3 years ago
They aren’t blisteringly quick, but the 2.2 SD4 has 190bhp and 0-60 in 8s and does 124mph. How fast do you want to go?
In 2014, 0-60 in 8sec (flattered by the 4wd) is practically pedestrian. Once you get to about 80mph, the aero drag means putting your foot down just makes more noise and hardly any go. Unfortunately, they are driven by people who think they are “sports cars” and hence you will find them holding up the outside lane of motorways the length and breadth of the country. If you spent the same amount of money on say a decent diesel estate car, you’d have a car that was sub 5 to 60.
(and that estate car would have more space inside as well. Freelanders/Ewokes, RR’s and Disco’s are really like a reverse tardis, because all the chunky 4×4 stuff and massive wheel wells (required to allow those massive tyres some articulation off road) all eat into the cabin volume.)Posted 3 years agoJamieMember
the thing to remember is no-one on here has any style, at all, whatsoever.
I could be mistaken, but most of Max’s points are to do with the technical aspects of the car. So style only comes in to it when it’s seen as affecting the functionality, as opposed for aesthetic reasons.
Oh, and project, you are a very naughty man.Posted 3 years agoInbred456Member
Max I’m struggling to come up with a diesel estate for the same money as an evoke that can do a sub 5 second dash to sixty maybe a tuned RS6 hardly comparable. Buy what you want, I quite like the look of them in a kind of Judge Dredd comic book kind of way. Think the looks might date quickly though!Posted 3 years ago
Max I’m struggling to come up with a diesel estate for the same money as an evoke that can do a sub 5 second dash to sixty
Yep all those days when you NEED to get out of Waitrose quickly….
Somebody local has one I thought it had shrunk in the wash, they are tiny (and probably even smaller on the inside)Posted 3 years agoConquerorMember
I’d have one. If you want speed you shouldn’t be looking at Land Rovers.
😆 yes 0-60 in 8s. That’s getting into eco-car territory isn’t it?
This thread was always going to be messy.
I don’t understand the need for such big vehicles in the UK.
I think a TVR Chimaera would be far more pratical. Imagine the repair bills and fuel consumption might be similar too 😆Posted 3 years ago
Max I’m struggling to come up with a diesel estate for the same money as an evoke that can do a sub 5 second dash to sixty maybe a tuned RS6 hardly comparable
Ewoke SD4 3dr. 0-62 in 8.5sec and £41k basic
BMW 330d Xdrive. 0-62 in 5.3sec and £36k basic
BMW 335d Xdrive. 0-62 in 4.8s and £41k basic
Put winters on either BMW and it’ll be as good off road as an Ewoke (within the useage that people will actually want to use, ie a wet grass field or snowy road) It has similar interior space (actually probably more rear seat room ime) and fuel economy and performance the Ewoke could only dream about.
But of course, then you’d be driving a BMW, so you’d still look like a cock…… 😉Posted 3 years ago
I don’t understand the need for such big vehicles in the UK.
See thats the thing it’s not actually that big it’s shorter than an octavia…..Posted 3 years ago
People will laugh at you.
I will laugh at you.
a few questions.
Do you consider proper parking something that only other people should do?
Do you consider yourself to have MORE right to the road than other lesser mortals?
Are you special, better, more deserving than other people (and do you express that in your driving)?
If the answer to any of those is ‘no’, then don’t waste your money as Range Rover will only come and take it away from you. They have an image to uphold.Posted 3 years agoandylMember
Overall design is very different to a FL. Chassis may be the same but the suspension isnt and the interior and general feel of the vehicle is different and aimed at it’s target market (and aimed very well).
It is small inside. A Golf is more practical and cheaper in every way.
The windows are tiny.
The 3 door version is even more pointless than the 5 door.
They should never have ditched the concept vehicle hybrid system as it would have made a lot more sense if they had made a futuristic looking luxury compact sports 4×4 (SUV?) with very good economy.
But we have a FL TD4 and I have to admit it’s a guilty pleasure driving it instead of my estate. The high up position is lovely, it has full leather, heated seats etc and I don’t have to worry about it over rough ground or fields (we also use ours to tow the sheep trailer). So I can see why people buy these types of cars. For me it would have to be a 4×4 with more function over style but LR do make cars that are nice to be in and I have no doubt the Evoque is much more luxurious but a lot less practical.
I can see why people buy the Evoque but I think it would be better no company made cars like that in the first place to tempt people who can afford them. If they had made it nice and high up but light and with a hybrid powertrain and using the styling to attract buyers then I would be a fan. That kind of car will come though.Posted 3 years ago
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