Stick or twist - What next after 'Trusty Steed' Kevin?

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Didn't even think to suggest the T-roc, passed straight over it for some reason, same as Audi Q3 or even RSQ3.
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exHowfener wrote: Tue Jul 20, 2021 9:48 pm
mini countryman vs discovery/RR = nearly the same size! are you on glue
Range Rover Evoque: 4371mm long. 1904mm wide.
MINI Countryman: 4299mm long, 1822mm wide.

What sort of glue do you think I'm on?
Ah dont go moving the goalposts as evoque was not mentioned! and the Mini is about 10cm's shorter in height!

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^^^^ . . . but the Evoque is a Range Rover, Greg (not a Land Rover). Its just not the model one immediately thinks of when the name Range Rover is mentioned.

I'm not sure about PHEVs right now.

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the Velar is also an RR but as you say the big boy is what we all think when RR is mentioned.

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^^^^ except, at the moment, I have nowhere to plug one in, as I park in the road outside my house.

Not an insurmountable problem but one that would need solving.

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Bahnstormer_vRS wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 9:24 am ^^^^ except, at the moment, I have nowhere to plug one in, as I park in the road outside my house.

Not an insurmountable problem but one that would need solving.

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Of course i agree that it does not work for all, I am lucky that i can charge at home and at the office.
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Semi-interestingly, the Evoque was handed a 'don't buy' rating by Which? for its reliability issues
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I wouldn't buy a Jag or Land Rover as they are easy to steal.
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^^^ then definitely don't buy one, steal one maybe but don't buy one. 😅🤣😂

3 cars stolen in my road in last 18 months 1 LR, 1 RR, 1 Jag, all SUVs! :shock:
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Soporsche wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:27 pm 3 cars stolen in my road in last 18 months 1 LR, 1 RR, 1 Jag, all SUVs! :shock:
Ah, the good old Yumimumipanzerwagens. After causing mayhem in the car park of the local private kindergarten they will be off to Waitrose and then the tennis club.
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Amor Vincit Omnia wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:33 pm
Soporsche wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:27 pm 3 cars stolen in my road in last 18 months 1 LR, 1 RR, 1 Jag, all SUVs! :shock:
Ah, the good old Yumimumipanzerwagens. After causing mayhem in the car park of the local private kindergarten they will be off to Waitrose and then the tennis club.
Good to see you're not playing to any stereotype there AVO :lol:
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Kansas City Milkman wrote: Wed Jul 21, 2021 2:37 pm Good to see you're not playing to any stereotype there AVO :lol:
Empirical observation formed from generations of morning playground duty, dear boy. I’ve been watching them attempting to manoeuvre the things for many years. 8)
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Security has been my main driver regarding my current car. We seemed to have a spate of desirable German cars being stolen almost every week round these parts. Newspaper stories of gangs breaking into homes and threatening families for the keys made me choose the badge on my current vehicle wisely. May not have a flash car and don’t spent excessively on it, but a budget Korean car suits me.
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Re: Stick or twist - What next after 'Trusty Steed' Kevin?

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I was out and about this morning and decided (well I'd planned) to pop into my local BMW / MINI dealership to take a good look at an X1 (blah) and Countryman (maybe, not ruled out). No test drives as I was using up a free hour before lunch, having been out for a haircut.

Overall the X1 is too rounded / not sharp enough looking for my preference; sort of just another car; nothing distinctive about it. Boot is reasonable for Davie or a wheelchair on the Community Transport volunteer driving I now do, although I'm not keen on the sloping back.

The Salesman, suggested and showed me a curved ball; a new X3 on which there are potentially good deals to be had as there is a new model due out later this year. More my style of car BUT its massive and certainly bigger that I want, need or wish to pay for. I'll pass on both.

The Countryman? Much better prospect.

Nice and boxy and chunky. Boot is near identical in size to my Yeti's boot and driving position seems fine enough; although I didn't like the 'oval digital instrument binnacle' mounted on the steering column, it moves when you move the adjustment of the wheel (a bit like having a small tablet perched on the steering column). Moreover the digital dash was not level,being obviously canted over to the left. :o :o

I'll give that the benefit of doubt and take a further look at some stage as the Dealer has a Countryman JCW within Group, that will be available to test drive. :D :D

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