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Range Rover or Cayenne?

Discussion in 'Other Off Topic Forum' started by storminnormin, Nov 27, 2003.

  1. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
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    I'm contemplating purchasing one of these within the week.
    The RR is more luxurious with better quality interior materials. Power is acceptable. The Cayenne has better driving dynamics, but I don't like the looks as much. I suspect reliability would be similar for both. The funny thing is much of the switchgear in the RR is from BMW. I don't want to buy an X5 cause I'm getting rid of mine for the new SUV, and I don't like the MB ML or G series.
    Any comments, guys?
     
  2. lesterm

    lesterm Formula Junior

    Nov 3, 2003
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    I'd go with the RR. I don't really like the looks of the Cayenne. The Range also seems to be better appointed. I was considering the G, Cayenne, and RR a while back, and went with the G. If I had to do it over again, I would probably go with the RR.
     
  3. Juice It

    Juice It F1 Rookie
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    The Rover is bigger and in my opinion more comfortable. Unless you are talking about the Turbo, I would go with the Rover. Awesome interior.
     
  4. Agent Smith

    Agent Smith Formula 3

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  5. Mojo

    Mojo Formula 3

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    03 range rover, pure class.
    porsche, its O.K.
     
  6. rico

    rico Formula Junior

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    Apparantly Porsche can't sell all the Cayennes they've imported so you could pick up a fantastic deal. Might be worth shopping around.
    Cayenne is a better drive, RR more style and luxury

    Your call.
     
  7. Dale

    Dale F1 Veteran

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    Range rover 03 model all day and im not saying that because they make them 30 miles from me,x5 good power good on the bends for the type of car,interior could do better,RR power good but it is slightly heaver than a x5,interior best in the market,ML well no ta driven a few and you can see the price difference,cayennes havent had the pleasure except for sitting in a few,go well but its that interior,
    Just got one complaint about the RR whished theyed put the ingnition switch somwhere else,its like a dam saab-well vauxhall now,
    cheers
    Dale.
     
  8. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    If you're stuck between the two then definitely the Rover, but you ought to check out the G55 or G500!!!
     
  9. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

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    Cayenne Turbo. No contest. Norman, you're a driver, don't fool yourself!

    I went through this predicament while deciding on an SUV for our house in Boston. Cayenne Turbo definitely beat everything out by a wide margin. Go drive them, I think you'll agree. I'm getting one sometime this winter whenever I make it to Massachusetts.

    The styling is, of course, completely up to you. I liked the Porsche interior better, but maybe it just feels more familiar to me (as an ex Porsche owner). My wife liked the Porsche more also.

    Kuzi has a RR. Jim G. has a Cayenne. Give them a shout and see what their 2 cents are too! Either one is a good choice. Whatever you do don't get a Hummer H2 UNLESS you want to go really slow! OK, OK, they're not THAT bad. :)

    Cheers
     
  10. stokpro

    stokpro F1 Rookie
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    Kuzi has an '03 G55 now, too! Thing is wicked!!
     
  11. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

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    HAHAHA!! Kuzi and his toys! Good for him! HAHAHAHA!!

    Cheers
     
  12. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
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    I know!! Kuzi just told me about his G55. What a stud. It seems like most are leaning towards the RR as I was, but to complete my due diligence (and because I like test driving fast cars!) I shall explore the Cayenne Turbo. I saw in Autoweek somebody was discounting the turbo to $85k. Hmmmm.
     
  13. TCM

    TCM Formula Junior

    Nov 10, 2003
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    Both vehicles are great in their own respective ways, but one thing to keep in mind is the horrible depreciation of the Cayenne. Its values are dropping like bricks. Another thing to look out for is the fact that RR is switching all components over the Ford soon, so replacement parts for the current RR may be hard to come by in the future. Styling wise, I would say Range all the way, but the Cayenne Turbo is very quick for a SUV (raced a couple and they stayed pretty even with my M5).
     
  14. zjpj

    zjpj F1 Veteran

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    Get the Cayenne. It's not as luxurious, but it is pretty luxurious inside. It's really comfortable. If you get the Cayenne S, I suggest you get the Air Suspension. It's standard on the Turbo and a pretty rare option on the S, but it's worth it, I think. 4 zone climate control is NOT standard on the Turbo, which a lot of people get mad about since it's a 90K dollar car. But, honestly, the Cayenne all in all is exciting, comfortable, and fun. The Turbo is obviously also super fast. My only experience is with the Cayenne S, and I can tell you that it's great. RR is boring by comparison.
     
  15. Stickanddice

    Stickanddice Formula 3

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    Cayenne Turbo lapped Porsche's test track faster than the Carrera 2. :)

    C'mon Norman! You know you want to smoke those fools in their sports cars when they look at you like an anomaly for driving a big, slow, hulking, overweight, lumbering, SUV. :) That's why I want one. Hehehe.

    Cheers
     
  16. Jordan Ross

    Jordan Ross Formula Junior

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    Get a Range Rover in dark metallic red or black. Noth' classier in the SUV market. Theres a 3rd row seat for sale on eBay, but if your concerned about People-Hauling (I bet not) your in the wrong market.
    Despite its weight the RR has quite acceptable driving dynamics, passing is NOT a problem with the BMW engine!
    Just my two cents.
     
  17. Auraraptor

    Auraraptor F1 World Champ
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    I have a 03, Love it to death! If you have any specific questions, feel free to ask.
     
  18. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

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    Actually this morning I got to drive the Cayenne S and the Range Rover. Not surprisingly the Cayenne's driving dynamics were excellent, especially when you consider the weight and high center of gravity. However, I found the seats to be surprisingly uncomfortable. And of course the interior materials left much to be desired. The Range Rover handled decently, better than one would have thought. Interior materials were far better. The layout is much classier. Sitting in the cayenne you feel like you are in just another SUV. Sitting in the RR you feel like you are in an elegant drawing room with cool furniture. Esthetically I like the RR much better. So...... I'll probably make my decision tonight and pull the trigger tomorrow.
     
  19. 95spiderman

    95spiderman F1 Veteran
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    i just posted this question few weeks ago as im giving wife surprise bday present replacement for 02 discovery. turbo p is nice but not worth the extra 500$/month lease difference. i think she'll like status/luxury of rr over acceleration of p turbo anyway. picking up her blue with light tan/blue pipping rr in 2 weeks.
     
  20. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    You're not gonna be blazing down 19th in this thing. Go for the ergonomics, class, quality and feel: RR wins 4/4.

    --Dan
     
  21. Clax

    Clax Formula 3

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    Range. Without question.
     
  22. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

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    I picked up the Range Rover this afternoon. Adriatic Blue with tan and piping. Love it already. Not as fast as the cayenne, but everything else more than makes up for it. Great sound system. We'll have to go cruising, Dan!!! The dealership sells Lamborghini's too!! I got to sit in the gallardo and Murcielago. First time in either! Too cool. Suberb service from BMC in SF, something I'm big on.
     
  23. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Norm: So glad you went with that instead of the black/black. I *told* you blue/tan+piping is the hot stuff. What wood?

    for service, talk to Doug Campbell at BMC. You can mention me. He's a stand-up guy and their service is the tops.

    --Dan

    PS: BMW is really expanding. Aston, Jag, Bentley, Rolls, Lambo, Range. Pretty impressive given their buildings. The second building will give them much-needed space, but I was mipressed at how much they packed into the first one.
     
  24. storminnormin

    storminnormin Formula Junior

    Jul 31, 2002
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    Did you know BMC recently acquired the Lotus franchise a few months ago? Good thing too. Those guys down at Boardwalk were ruining the marque. My sales person said they weren't able to get the Aston franchise though. It went to someone in Marin. Strange since Jaguar and Land Rover are in Ford's PAG. You'd think they'd try to keep it all under one roof.

    Dark wood. I love driving this thing. It's so high up. Visibility is superb. So stately.
     
  25. bobafett

    bobafett F1 Veteran

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    Norm: will call you tomorrow about the whole thing. Am thinking I might do the same. Needed an excuse, this is a good one.

    --Dan
     

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