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Old August 14th, 2014, 12:16 AM
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Land Rover needs a modern diesel in the US.

Looking to trade in my wife's X5 and would love to see a Land Rover choice in diesel. VW Toureg, Audi Q7 and X5 looks to be about it.

Any experience with these on the board here?
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Old August 14th, 2014, 05:12 AM
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Looking to trade in my wife's X5 and would love to see a Land Rover choice in diesel. VW Toureg, Audi Q7 and X5 looks to be about it. Any experience with these on the board here?
Jeep Grand Cherokee would be my choice for a diesel SUV. I'd take an Audi Q5 over the 7.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 05:59 AM
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Q7 if you need the space, but it looks like a stranded whale. X5 is you want style and mpg.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 06:59 AM
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Looking to trade in my wife's X5 and would love to see a Land Rover choice in diesel. VW Toureg, Audi Q7 and X5 looks to be about it. Any experience with these on the board here?
My Q7 was an awesome vehicle. Avg. 27 mpg on the highway fully loaded. Never had a day of trouble with it and put 115k on it since 2010. I have a good friend with a Q5. Q7 is a much better drive. Only complaint, it eats tires breaks and rotors.
Looks aside, it is my favorite aside from my D90
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Old August 14th, 2014, 07:21 AM
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Only complaint, it eats tires breaks and rotors.
So do newer Rovers in 18-40k miles.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 08:11 AM
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Audi Q5 is in diesel now as well. Been tempted...
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X3 will have a diesel soon as well
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Old August 14th, 2014, 10:01 AM
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I'll have to see if the Q5 would work for the two boys and sports equipment. It's a squeeze in the X5 now. The X5 seems to have the best power out of the bunch.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 10:34 AM
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I'll have to see if the Q5 would work for the two boys and sports equipment. It's a squeeze in the X5 now. The X5 seems to have the best power out of the bunch.
Well the BMW X7 is on the horizon (http://autoweek.com/article/car-news...-suv-confirmed) - There is no mention of a Diesel option in this article, but can't imagine they won't, since they have on in the X5 and the Merc GL is a primary competitor and has the option..

Merc also has their BlueTech diesels in the ML and GL (may be a better fit based on what you said about needed space)

But I agree, would love to see Diesel Discovery and Range Rover Stateside..
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I walked by a Bluetech Mercedes and could not even tell that it was diesel.
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Timely. When I had my LR4 in for service 2 weeks ago, my long time service rep (known him 10+ years), mentioned that he met the US based team that is doing the proving for the diesel engine range for LR when at his last corporate training event. He believed that they are 2-3 years away still from approval and rolling product onto shores.
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Timely. When I had my LR4 in for service 2 weeks ago, my long time service rep (known him 10+ years), mentioned that he met the US based team that is doing the proving for the diesel engine range for LR when at his last corporate training event. He believed that they are 2-3 years away still from approval and rolling product onto shores.
we suck as a country on this issue. I hope the next administration can put a real energy policy overhaul on the table. one that includes standards on biodiesel and standardization with europe. real policy to improve economy are reduce emmissions needs to include the low hanging fruit, not just hail mary spending on the fringes like solar.
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Timely. When I had my LR4 in for service 2 weeks ago, my long time service rep (known him 10+ years), mentioned that he met the US based team that is doing the proving for the diesel engine range for LR when at his last corporate training event. He believed that they are 2-3 years away still from approval and rolling product onto shores.
Last week, I ran into a bunch of enginerds driving 6 or so Range Rovers, RR Sports and a couple cleverly camouflaged rigs on their way to the "Arizona Proving Grounds". All of the rovers were on manufacturer plates and sporting diesel engines. One of the German fellows commented upon how much fun the diesel was to drive over the mountains.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 12:31 PM
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I would prefer Chevy or Ford to put a diesel in one of their bigger SUV's to be honest.

Although the newest Suburban has been soccer mom'd to death. RIP Suburban. My next full size SUV will be a Ford Excursion. Diesel of course.
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Looks like the Q5 has more space behind the back seats but less head and shoulder room than the X5. I should add that to the list.
Wish I could wait 2-3 years for an LR diesel.
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Although the newest Suburban has been soccer mom'd to death. RIP Suburban. My next full size SUV will be a Ford Excursion. Diesel of course.
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Old August 14th, 2014, 01:39 PM
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I would prefer Chevy or Ford to put a diesel in one of their bigger SUV's to be honest.

Although the newest Suburban has been soccer mom'd to death. RIP Suburban. My next full size SUV will be a Ford Excursion. Diesel of course.
I love the 6.7l in my F-250. Smooth, relatively quiet and pulls.
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RIP Suburban. My next full size SUV will be a Ford Excursion. Diesel of course.
Love my '02 Ex 7.3 Powerstroke
too bad they quit those

There are some aftermarket places in Cali that will make you a brandy-new diesel Excursion



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Love my '02 Ex 7.3 Powerstroke too bad they quit those There are some aftermarket places in Cali that will make you a brandy-new diesel Excursion .
I know - I've been reading about them and searching Autotrader for shits and giggles. I could see them holding there values. Seems the 7.3's are a little more robust.

Will check out the brandy new conversions. I bet they are nice!
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Funny how you flop on your values when it comes to getting a real LR over here. The republicans will bitch about your suggested legislation since the EU emissions standards will be seen as hurtful to the already floundering US auto makers. The policies in place have nothing to do with the current administration other than the creation of incentives for companies to create clean energy solutions. The other EPA regs go back further than 08.



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