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  1. Innovativethinker

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    I got into a little tiff with a dealer when I asked for info on the 2020 models, as I specified in the link above, and if you click on it 2020 is clearly shown at the top. The dealer in Mission Viejo stated that the 2019.5 was the same as the 2020, when I went back to the landrover website, the 2020 RRS had been removed, but the 2020 RR was still there.

    We went out today and looked at the Range Rovers, Cadillac, Acura, and again at the Mercedes, did not look at the Porsche. Nothing really inspiring. Also went to see Hyundai (which we buy allot of for work vehicles and a block away from the Acura dealer). I have to say the Santa Fe is priced less than half of the vehicles we looked at, and IMHO were comparable to the Cad, Acura, and smaller Mercedes.

    Each of the dealers indicated that the trend is for minimalist cabin design.

    Going to wait until the 2020 Range Rover Sport models have arrived, thanks again to everyone that responded.
     
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    We had a full size RR and it was very reliable. We bought a Velar last year and it was “lemoned” at 12 mos. They gave us a new one 2019 and it’s been perfect. Really nice car!


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    Throwing a curveball out there: Consider a fully upgraded Jeep Rubicon with automatic top. Under 55k.
     
  6. F355 Fan 82

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    I just got a Q8 last week, it is a damn cool car man. The interior is one of the nicest I've ever seen in a car, screens everywhere, the bang and olufsen sound system is amazing too. The wireless phone charger is cool too and I love love love the navigation where you can write with your finger! I don't even like SUV's but the Q8 is a cool machine.
     
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    I've had several, the incontrol system is honestly not very good. I would make sure to get a 2019+ with carplay, I had a 2018 Full Size and the incontrol was constantly cutting out, bluetooth issues, etc. With carplay its great but that was only an option in 19. To be frank, I never had any issues with my prior cars but the 18 and 19 have each had more issues than any prior RR I've ever owned.
     
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    Yup wife loved her G63...took it off roading and it is very capable! She loved it so much we upgraded to a G4x4 - off-roaded in that as well, what a beast!

    Me, on the other hand, I daily drive a RR SVR and have had it for over 4 years, and I usually rotate out daily’s every 6 months. Love this car, exhaust roars and grumbles, plenty of power. Only issue recently is changing the battery after 22k miles.
    We have had a previous HSE and 2 LR4’s with no issues.
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  9. Innovativethinker

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    Not a fan of the looks of the Q8, personal preference.
     
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    Normal one is meh, the year one package ones look incredible with the 22" rims, they're not much more $86k or so total but they just had none when we got ours except the demo and I wasn't looking to order. The tech inside the car is what sold me. It's got 3 huge screens, google maps is cool too, the writing for the navigation is pretty cool and simplifies it all(you write on the lower screen with your finger vs using the dial in most other cars), the wireless phone charger has been great too bc it charges really fast.

    For me I looked at the range rover and tech wise, the q8, I assume bc its a newer platform was just way ahead of it, im sure the new range rover whenever it comes out will be incredible too bc the velar has lots of the same stuff I admired about the q8. In the end i was reading reviews on the urus and one said the q8 was 70% of the car for 1/4 the price and that was enough for me. Urus lease was like $20k down and $3k/mo the Q8 I got was $1,995 down and $960/mo which meant

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    Biz partner is on is 4th RR product in a row.

    Full fat diesel V8 is the way forward.
     
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    We bought a 2019 RR Velar, we test drove the Evoque, Velar and RR Sport. The sport was too big for her and the Evoque was too small. Cost was $60k nicely optioned.

    Interestingly, the dealer had a number of very low miles service vehicles, CPO, which gave us 5 years and 100k miles. We bought one of those that was 3 months old and 4,000 miles. Few thousand off list, so we were basically getting some off and a factory extended warranty.

    I liked the RR Sport allot, and may get one for my DD.
     
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    So now to my vehicle, it is between the full size and the sport. I have a 911 for fun so performance isn't an issue with this vehicle. The sport drives fine, although it does have some body roll while cornering (dealer informed me this issue can be resolved with a suspension upgrade). I have not yet driven the full size, but I sat in one and it is certainly nice, and priced around what I paid for my last S-Class ($127k).

    Anyone drive both the sport and the fullsize? Which do you like to drive more?
     

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