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Old December 1st, 2013, 08:35 PM
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The new RRS look like Ford Explorers (for obvious reasons).
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If you have kids, Acura. If you have a budget, Acura. If you have kids and no budget, LR4. The Acura may cost the same at inception, but will be much easier on gas, maintenance, and value.

If you dont have kids, Evoque. If you dont have kids or a budget, RR or RRS.

Or wait for 2 years for the next gen "Discovery.". The TDIs do NOT pencil out at all if you think you are going to save.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 01:59 AM
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Sorry but there is no way I'd risk a VW in my driveway unless someone else is willing to pay the cost of a high pressure fuel pump failure for me.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 02:48 AM
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Sorry but there is no way I'd risk a VW in my driveway unless someone else is willing to pay the cost of a high pressure fuel pump failure for me.
It is an overblown risk, after Nov 2011 the design improved and you can get 110k warranty for $1800 (which I would recommend highly).
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That's $1800 you don't have to spend if you get the Acura!
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 06:54 AM
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I'm sure that you have been with this girl long enough to know her mind. In my case, it really makes no difference what I think, she gets what she wants. No need to crowd source this one.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 08:01 AM
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I'm sure that you have been with this girl long enough to know her mind. In my case, it really makes no difference what I think, she gets what she wants. No need to crowd source this one.
X2 on what Bill said. When we were shopping for my wife's last car on the Ford lot she looked me dead in the eye and said "My ass DESERVES to ride around on European leather." So we got a BMW and a divorce, it worked out rather well I think .
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 08:25 AM
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X2 on what Bill said. When we were shopping for my wife's last car on the Ford lot she looked me dead in the eye and said "My ass DESERVES to ride around on European leather." So we got a BMW and a divorce, it worked out rather well I think .
Hopefully you got to keep the Beemer and her 'deserving' ass is riding around on Asian pleather!
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What about one of Audi's new diesels coming out over the next year?
I totally agree... we have a 2011 diesel Q7 here, and it's what I drive to lunch every day. We had a Mercedes diesel... can't remember the model, but it was so sluggish... the Audi has tons of power and is very nice inside/out...

We're up to our ears in pre-owned Sports right now, and they're great vehicles... just a labor of love.
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 09:43 AM
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X2 on what Bill said. When we were shopping for my wife's last car on the Ford lot she looked me dead in the eye and said "My ass DESERVES to ride around on European leather." So we got a BMW and a divorce, it worked out rather well I think .
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Hopefully you got to keep the Beemer and her 'deserving' ass is riding around on Asian pleather!
No, she ended up with the BMW which turned out to be a shit box (windows don't work, sunroof leaks and it is in the shop every other month) and is very fitting.
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My wife was doing 20k/year so I got her a used q7 Tdi, 40k out the door and been solid for a year +
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Old December 2nd, 2013, 11:44 PM
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Wait till next year!!! The new lr4 comes out. Looks pretty much the same and has the same power figures but it has the v6 as opposed to the v8 so it gets 32mpg. ------ Follow up post added December 2nd, 2013 11:46 PM ------
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If you have kids, Acura. If you have a budget, Acura. If you have kids and no budget, LR4. The Acura may cost the same at inception, but will be much easier on gas, maintenance, and value. If you dont have kids, Evoque. If you dont have kids or a budget, RR or RRS. Or wait for 2 years for the next gen "Discovery.". The TDIs do NOT pencil out at all if you think you are going to save.
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we went from an LR3 to the Q7 (used) - while i'd like a new something the used Diesel made (and makes still) a lot of sense. Better to have the 1st owner take the 20k hit and enjoy the +10mpg after...
Rover needs to bring the Diesels over and i'd buy a new LR4 then. (not to mention a defender and get rid of the the JK for me)
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 10:04 AM
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Wait till next year!!! The new lr4 comes out. Looks pretty much the same and has the same power figures but it has the v6 as opposed to the v8 so it gets 32mpg. ------ Follow up post added December 2nd, 2013 11:46 PM ------
No, the "new" LR4 is the same chassis with the new V6. So more power than the LR3 but less than the 5.0. So, expect 17ish mpg. No one knows about the 2015s.
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Old December 3rd, 2013, 12:55 PM
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No, the "new" LR4 is the same chassis with the new V6. So more power than the LR3 but less than the 5.0. So, expect 17ish mpg. No one knows about the 2015s.
look it up on Top Gear. They said 32mpg. Why downgrade the engine and get the same mpg. I could have misread it though. Also, the v6 is a diesel.
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/n...ery-2013-09-03
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look it up on Top Gear. They said 32mpg. Why downgrade the engine and get the same mpg. I could have misread it though. Also, the v6 is a diesel.
http://www.topgear.com/uk/car-news/n...ery-2013-09-03
That would be an Imperial gallon...

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No, the "new" LR4 is the same chassis with the new V6. So more power than the LR3 but less than the 5.0. So, expect 17ish mpg. No one knows about the 2015s.
The supercharged V6 is faster to accelerate than the normally aspirated V8.
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That would be an Imperial gallon...
32 mpg, haha. Definitely imperial.
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32 mpg, haha. Definitely imperial.
And diesel power...

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And diesel power...
Autocar had some more news on the upcoming Leisure and Dual Whatever lines from McGovern recently.
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