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RR Evoke Any good?

Discussion in 'Motoring Related Discussion' started by Andy.M, Sep 13, 2019.

  1. Andy.M

    Andy.M Senior Member

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    Not a thing wrong with the GLA but an Evoke caught my eye.

    Though it is really the wifes car, I think the time may have come to go for a more "traditional" SUV.

    I while ago a friend had one and I recall the cabin being a very nice place to be.

    Any thoughts on Evokes?

    I would go for a 66 plate or slightly earlier to get the facelift model and as Road tax is a whopping £465 a year for any later models that had a list price over 40K which all the nice ones were :confused:
     
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    A friend had one which they agreed Land Rover would take back due to the issues...
     
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    Awful awful cars, get a Discovery sport much nicer on the eye and much more practical.

    The boot on a Evoke is slightly smaller than the average ashtray...
     
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    Always thought of it as the car for somebody desperate to own a RR but cannot afford a Sport!
     
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    And the sport is a Discovery in a different dress...

    If you want a Range Rover buy a Range Rover.

    Victoria Beckham has something to do with the Evoke which pretty much kills it dead
     
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    We know a guy that is a real poser - every holiday, restaurant etc in FB. Wears his rugby shirts with the collar turned up and all his clothing is knock-off from the markets......etc - drives an Evoque........not for me.:)
     
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    I don't have much interest in them - and I didn't know that! The new Discovery looks like the original Toyota FT and just as ugly.
     
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    And the new Defender is even worse, don't know what JLR are thinking of :rolleyes::eek:
     
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    I actually don't mind the new defender (in 3 door form at least) and the Discovery Sport looks quite nice in my view.
    Best looking Land Rover product is definitely the Velar in my opinion.
     
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    Land Rover peaked with the SIII 88” everything after that was a retrograde step :(
     
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    Nope. FC101 was the best. The lightweight next best.
     
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    I agree the FC101 looks the best but it is somewhat compromised on driver and passenger comfort/space.
     
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    Perhaps I'm thinking of the Defender - who knows??

    The last LR I drove was a 1952 4 cyl diesel owned by my dad. We did a few trips to the Okavango Swamps (late 60s) in it! And were able to do bush repairs and keep it running without too much difficulty.
     
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    I managed fine with mine and I'm not exactly small...
     
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    “Managed” being the operative word... :D

    Never issued directly to the great unwashed because of the severely compromised driving position. I’d have one tomorrow given the folding
     
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    Snap, I swapped my 3.0s XF for the Evoque 2.2 Dynamic 2013 which had the Brabus/Startech treatment.

    Lovely cabin, good spec, but lousy performance, developed a bit of a gearbox delay at roundabouts.

    Even with the black wheels, spoiler and tints it was still perceived as a bit of a girly car as even a member of the public pointed out to me when I pulled up outside a Restaurant one evening.

    Mine was reliable over 18 months of ownership but I really missed the performance of the Jag.

    Mercedes SL500 R231
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    Lol I used to think that about those with a Sport when I owned a Vogue, then ended up with an Evoque.

    Mercedes SL500 R231
     
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