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Old September 19th, 2012, 06:50 AM
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Any input on these? We're planning on a baby soon and the wife won't drive a minivan. Any other suggestions are appreciated.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:00 AM
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Check out the cargo space on the cayenne and the room for the back seat how does the car seat fit in there and the baby stuff like the stroller, test drive it and feel how harsh the ride is on the road, after you have done that go and check out a range rover sport at your local dealer and you will see the difference in handling comfort and the much needed space for the baby and the baby gear, even the lr4 should give you a better feedback than the cayenne
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Old September 19th, 2012, 07:10 AM
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Ummm...right. I'd take the new oil burner Cayenne over the RRS in a hearbeat, if I had no kids. I've had butt time with the Cayenne, and it just doesn't have the capacity I need for 1 kid, let alone 2, and I'm not talking about just trip cargo space. The cargo space behind the rear seats on either truck can barely hold the ridiculous stroller for my kid for everyday practicallity. Thats why the LR3/4 fits the bill without going to a full size SUV, plus it has the capacity to seat 7 non-obese adults. Kids=LR4/Full Size SUV/Minivan. No Kids=Cayene/RR/RRS/Toureg IMO. For most, why buy a 5 seat money pit suv when you can get a 5 seat rocket and/or fuel sipper wagon or sedan?


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Check out the cargo space on the cayenne and the room for the back seat how does the car seat fit in there and the baby stuff like the stroller, test drive it and feel how harsh the ride is on the road, after you have done that go and check out a range rover sport at your local dealer and you will see the difference in handling comfort and the much needed space for the baby and the baby gear, even the lr4 should give you a better feedback than the cayenne
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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:27 PM
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Take whatever you think you will need for space and triple that estimate. You will be amazed at the amount of crap you have to carry along for a simple overnight trip.

My wife drives a ML320, it's barely got enough space in some cases and we are getting ready to replace it most likely with the Volvo XC90. If Jeremy Clarkson likes the XC90 than it must be good right
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Old September 19th, 2012, 01:41 PM
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EXCURSION....Like me - 6.0 Powerstroke Diesel!!!!! bwaaaahaaaahaaaaa......you can then use it to tow all your LR's around

Seriously, if you like the Cayenne - buy the VW Toureg instead....same base ride $10-20K cheaper. They came in a V10 Diesel Gas mileage sucked though.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:34 PM
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mb station wagon e500 / 4 matic. fits 2 kids just fine. =) i know
LR3 / LR4 fits a lot of stuff.

budget? vintage?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 02:59 PM
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You will want the biggest SUV your wife will be willing to drive on a daily basis.
Consider dependability and convenience of servicing the vehicle. Time is always short with kids in tow.

My wife drove a 05 LR3 with the extra seats in the back and it was a great vehicle for baby hauling. We would of bought a LR4, but since the dealership closest to us closed down and the nearest one was 30 minutes away we decided to do a Lexus GX460 since servicing it was extremely close by. Kinda wish she got a LR4 because it was bigger.

I drive a 06 Toyota Land Cruiser and couldn't be happier with it as a DD, kid and grandparent hauler. Its has a reputation for being extremely dependable. We shall see, but it is living up to its reputation so far.
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Craig, what's the MPG on that Excursion?
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Old September 19th, 2012, 03:32 PM
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She loves 03/4 discos. I'm afraid of the LR3's. Maybe we'll look at them
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Old September 19th, 2012, 03:33 PM
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Cayenne I never saw the point of as it is pretty small and very expensive (same with the X5). I would have the VW or if you need space a GL/ML/R mercedes or toyota/lexus. The Q7 audi is the same as the cayenne but has more space so if that is your desire, I would look there.

BTW nothing wrong with a good old suburban/yukon/'sclade. My father is about to hit 300k miles on his suburban and let's just say his total repairs are less than what I do in 1/10th the miles on a rover. Basically he put on a radiator, cats, and one diff seal and that is it! He even gets 60-80k out of a set of tires.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 03:54 PM
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Craig, what's the MPG on that Excursion?
DEPENDS...if you tell my wife I have another story....

Around the hood I average about 13MPG
On the HWY I get 18mpg avg at 75mph, goes up a bit if I ease off the skinny peddle, but not over 20mpg

I didn't buy it for its fuel economy!

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let's just say his total repairs are less than what I do in 1/10th the miles on a rover.
Why I drive a FORD for a DD now.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 04:16 PM
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She loves 03/4 discos. I'm afraid of the LR3's. Maybe we'll look at them
Why? Buy an LR3 or LR4 if in the budget from a LR dealer and get the 6 year or 100k Cert warranty. But really the 08 and above is excellent. If the LR4 is in he budget, I can't imagine why you wouldn't buy it. Fantastic car and will go off road.
I just had a customer whose wife and 4 month old baby survived a T-bone collision with a ford f350 towing a loaded trailer. They walked away unhurt. They were driving an 08 LR3.
The F350 ran a red light and hit them. They can't wait to get a new one.
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Old September 19th, 2012, 04:20 PM
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Plenty of good words on the LR3 all over this forum. Trevor has one, one of my best friends bought an 08 and loves it, etc. Don't be afraid!
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Why I drive a FORD for a DD now.
With the 6 LEAKER ....

6.0 powerstroke should have been fitted to land rovers with the issues they have ....

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I fall into that crowd. There isnt anything exciting or romantic about a suburban, but it does the job well.

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Not romantic! Says who? It is the perfect vehicle for dates. My dad would always look at me and shake his head when I would borrow the old suburban and take the third row seat out ....
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I just sold a 2011 RR Sport and the cargo area is pretty small. I'd much rather have a nice certified pre-owned big Range Rover with a warranty than another Sport, though its cargo area isn't that large either. I loved my 2007 X5 4.4, and a friend's similar 2012 is a fantastic vehicle...but again, short on rear storage. My 2008 Escalade could swallow a house with the rear seats out but was a pain to park and handled like the truck that it is. I'd look at the restyled 2013 M-B GL that they're about to release for a great combination of cargo space, features, and safety.
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Seriously, if you like the Cayenne - buy the VW Toureg instead....same base ride $10-20K cheaper. They came in a V10 Diesel Gas mileage sucked though.
I have a Touareg and so far it's doing OK. They make a smaller diesel that gets MUCH better fuel mileage and the V-6 gasser does alright as well. The Touareg tows 7500 lbs and is a decent daily driver.

Are you sure you want a nice ride?? The back seat is going to be full of cracker crumbs, juice box detritus and used food in short order...
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Why? Buy an LR3 or LR4 if in the budget from a LR dealer and get the 6 year or 100k Cert warranty. But really the 08 and above is excellent. If the LR4 is in he budget, I can't imagine why you wouldn't buy it. Fantastic car and will go off road.
I just had a customer whose wife and 4 month old baby survived a T-bone collision with a ford f350 towing a loaded trailer. They walked away unhurt. They were driving an 08 LR3.
The F350 ran a red light and hit them. They can't wait to get a new one.
Exactly. Look at my avatar. It was a 2007. Wife and 6 month old baby were completely untouched. Not even a scratch.

I broke my left index finger because I wasn't wearing my seat-belt. I tried but it wouldn't deploy with the car sitting at a hard angle. I got out to check the next section of trail, got back in, and seat-belt wouldn't release.
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