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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

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After seeing the Top Gear(UK) review on the new Range Rover Sport I must say I am really impressed with its abilities.

I will be the odd one out and say I prefer the lights and grille to the previous model. (Probably because I like the looks of the Evoque too)
Saw that review as well. Was quite impressed! Perhaps, in a few years, if it has a better reliability than the previous models, I may get one.
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Old 10-30-2013, 02:48 PM
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I chose my '14 Laredo over a quad-cab F150 because of mpg but mostly garage space and my previous JGC. Considered an Explorer or 4Runner, but that was brief. Explorer is too crossover-y for my taste. 4Runner was out quick because my wife's Rav4 gets so many recalls, we just wait for 3 or 4 to come in the mail before taking it in.

That said, the JGC was an automatic to be considered. On our day of trade, my 01 JGC had 193k miles and ran like a champ, and I told my wife I wished we had a 15yo to hand it down to.

No regrets at all so far. Only complaint is takeoff in eco mode. But that's easily fixed by a flip of the shifter into sport mode! I'm a little worried about cargo space, but I figure I'll get some crossbars and a roof basket before the next big road trip.
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

Honda Element or the Scion iq or the Scion XB.
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

Anyone look at the Merc GLK Class...250 or 350? Whats the general take on those?
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

I think that Jeep should have a promotion that pays potential GC buyers to test drive a new loaded Ford Explorer just prior to test driving a GC Overland or Summit.

That was all it took for me to decide to buy the Overland. I went from sitting almost totally detached from anything remotely car like in a bulbous caricature of an SUV interior to feeling immediately at home and in charge of the GC.
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I think that Jeep should have a promotion that pays potential GC buyers to test drive a new loaded Ford Explorer just prior to test driving a GC Overland or Summit.
As long as they DON'T drive the Ford Explorer Sport! That crossover/soft-roader is faster than our V6 or standard V8 JGCs!
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After seeing the Top Gear(UK) review on the new Range Rover Sport I must say I am really impressed with its abilities.
I rather like the new RR Sport, particularly the SC. Performs nicely, although it wallows from side to side like a drunken duck on twisted mountain roads. Nice, pricey, but not nearly as egregiously overpriced as a Cayenne.

Unfortunately would have to drive 40 miles for service, even though they would offer courtesy shuttle to/from the Nordstroms just across the road. And their service prices are in Porsche range.

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I will be the odd one out and say I prefer the lights and grille to the previous model. (Probably because I like the looks of the Evoque too)
Ewwwwww......
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Anyone look at the Merc GLK Class...250 or 350? Whats the general take on those?
The GC has a better implementation of the Merc suspension available and a better transmission, and the merc interior isn't up to even a Laredo In My Non Humble Opinion
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

It came down to a 2012 Grand Cherokee (it was to be my 4th Jeep) and a 2012 Ford Explorer. The deciding factor was the left leg room for the driver. The wheel well on the Explorer was just like my wife's 2007 Pilot - it takes up too much leg room and neither my wife nor I are able comfortably extend our left legs when driving. My knee does not like that after 30 minutes.
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

2nd choice would be my first choice still if Subaru had sold the Outback with a diesel. I bought a 13 with all the tech except blind spot as the JGC I plan to order next week.
I am planning on ordering the JGC with diesel 4x4 in either the Limited or Overland...
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

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Honda Element or the Scion iq or the Scion XB.
Those are 3 of the most miserable vehicles in existence.
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Re: What was your 2nd choice?

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I almost bought a used 2010 Range Rover HSE fully loaded for a little more than my Summit. Love the look and interior if the RR, but my sensibilities kicked in and went with the new 2013 Summit. I still 2nd guess myself when I see a RR, but all in all i am glad I bought new.
Don't second guess yourself I had a 2012 Range Rover Supercharged I already got rid of after 20k miles the thing was always in for service. And the turbo was starting to whine a bit too much on it. Never again. Wonderful ride (though im expecting just as nice on the Summit thats getting closer everyday). And for half the price, although that doesn't matter too much took a big hit unloading the range rover supercharged (traded for a ford f250)
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