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tom130691

posted on 16th Mar 18 at 11:39

quote:
Originally posted by SteveoBC
i still see them as a jumped up freelander, they share the same chassis and few suspension components aswell



Not quite, front crash structure is the same yes, you could even call it a jumped up focus as thats where its routes where,


Maybe one or two of the rear supsension links, The hardpoints are similar yes, but the parts arnt,

Couple of examples.

Freelander was all iron knuckles (hub) and steel lower front arm,

Evoque is Ally knuckle and ally lower arm,


I worked on the suspension on that, Disco Sport and e-pace. so quite familiar with that platform, :thumbs:


SteveoBC

posted on 14th Mar 18 at 15:13

i still see them as a jumped up freelander, they share the same chassis and few suspension components aswell


boylers11

posted on 12th Mar 18 at 13:14

Thanks for all the info and tips. I think I've managed to stall her a little longer at least!


tom130691

posted on 12th Mar 18 at 12:01

Tail gate gapping is the biggest issue, as the cars build wide,

Id suggest the disco sport, its much better engineered,


SteveoBC

posted on 12th Mar 18 at 09:09

quote:
Originally posted by boylers11
My wife REALLY wants a 16 plate Evoque, as it looks pretty and is really comfy apparently. She's looking to buy as opposed to hiring.
My thoughts are: depreciation, cost of service and longevity of parts.
Her current car is a '10 plate DS3 with 100k owned from new.
Does anyone have any advice for/against?


wouldnt touch any evoque with a barge pole, all the techs complain about how crap they are put together and the electrical systems are a pain

we have done a ton of tailgates on the auto close ones not being aligned properly or the electric struts being too strong and bending hinges then damaging the tailgate itself

land rover service centres are a joke, having to use them to keep your warranty intact when most are just full of basic mechanics wearing land rover badges and have no clue but charge the earth

if you absolutely have to buy one make sure its got a very good warranty amount left (and one without electric close tailgate)....or just get an Audi Q3


taylorboosh

posted on 10th Mar 18 at 03:49

Just lease one ... may aswell have a nee one

Still really like the wifes, its just a posh quashqai


DaveyLC

posted on 9th Mar 18 at 14:09

quote:
Originally posted by Andrew
Depreciation would be my only real concern


They hold their value at the moment but when the new shape is released they ill plummet like a rock :0


boylers11

posted on 8th Mar 18 at 20:43

Thanks Ian. There are some 5 yr old ones at 100k+ still fetching £15-16k! I'm still trying to put her off, but not sure if it's working!


Ian

posted on 8th Mar 18 at 16:00

The depreciation on these wasn't bad when they first came out because there was a bit of a waiting list. Probably a bit worse now but 16 plate will have done 30% or so so its definitely losing less now than when it was new.


boylers11

posted on 8th Mar 18 at 13:15

you know what women are like with cars!
I drive a '54 plate Fabia VRS, so I can't be accused of that!


Generation

posted on 8th Mar 18 at 06:20

Long as itís only used for city driving and mainly as a status symbol it will be fine


Andrew

posted on 7th Mar 18 at 21:59

Depreciation would be my only real concern


boylers11

posted on 7th Mar 18 at 20:22

My wife REALLY wants a 16 plate Evoque, as it looks pretty and is really comfy apparently. She's looking to buy as opposed to hiring.
My thoughts are: depreciation, cost of service and longevity of parts.
Her current car is a '10 plate DS3 with 100k owned from new.
Does anyone have any advice for/against?