hibs.net Messageboard

Results 1 to 30 of 30
  1. #1

    Range Rover Evoque

    The wife has got it into her head that she wants an Evoque. I noticed that Arnold Clark have acquired a good dozen or so 2016 plates which are the facelift model with the new engine.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of these motors? All the review websites are too commercialised for my liking.


  2. Log in to remove the advert

  3. #2
    @hibs.net private member Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dont know its too dark in here
    Age
    61
    Posts
    9,743
    Look for an owners forum. Bound to be one.
    Space to let

  4. #3
    Friend of mine had one (dont remember which model) and he ended up getting rid of it after multiple problems with warning lights and sensors.
    As Jack says, there is an owners forum http://www.evoqueownersclub.co.uk/forum/
    Owners tips and information part has some handy info

  5. #4
    Thanks folks, appreciated.

  6. #5
    @hibs.net private member Hibbyradge's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2002
    Location
    The beautiful City of York
    Posts
    36,143
    Lovely looking car.

    Zilch boot space.

    Incredible off road abilities.

    Heavy gearing and poor fuel consumption as a result.

    I bought a brand new Discovery Sport last January. It had so many faults, I ended up getting all my money back after a month.

    I was given an Evoque as a courtesy car for a few weeks while they assessed my DS.

    It wouldn't be my choice now, but my wife likes them too.
    Buy nothing online unless you check for free cashback here first. I've already earned £1,789.68!



  7. #6
    @hibs.net private member Jack's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2007
    Location
    Dont know its too dark in here
    Age
    61
    Posts
    9,743
    Quote Originally Posted by Magnus View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Friend of mine had one (dont remember which model) and he ended up getting rid of it after multiple problems with warning lights and sensors.
    As Jack says, there is an owners forum http://www.evoqueownersclub.co.uk/forum/
    Owners tips and information part has some handy info
    Thanks. I was in the pub and didn't have time to be so helpful :-)
    Space to let

  8. #7
    i've a newish VW Golf which is a turbo and is quick off the mark and fairly takes off when the turbo kicks in but the car you're referring to zoomed past me when the lights changed going onto the bypass at Sheriffhall roundabout. Think it may have been an automatic the way it zoomed off in the distance in front of me. Lovely looking car, mind you I'd be very reluctant to swap my VW Golf as its a great all rounder and the sat nav is just superb.

  9. #8
    Old freelander in a pretty frock.

    Electrical problems like most Land Rover/Jaguars

  10. #9
    Testimonial Due Colr's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    London
    Age
    51
    Posts
    2,798
    Diesel car? Becoming as socially cceptable to drive one as to fart in a lift. Expect resale prices to plummet.

  11. #10
    Coaching Staff One Day Soon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    In hope
    Age
    54
    Posts
    8,160
    Quote Originally Posted by Colr View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Diesel car? Becoming as socially cceptable to drive one as to fart in a lift. Expect resale prices to plummet.
    Diesel is absolutely fine financially speaking as long as you aren't buying it outright or on HP. So if you are taking it on a lease deal you've a guaranteed minimum value at the end which protects you should the erchie fall out of the diesel car market (which it will at some point).

    Ironically diesels are nowhere near as bad environmentally as publicity makes them out to be - particularly the modern ones.

    However the Range Rover Evoque is basically more of an accessory than a car as far as I'm concerned. I'd either go the full Range Rover or not at all. But all that off road capability for what? Does she own a farm or travel long wintry distances to work?

    If you've the money for one of those perhaps you should be seriously considering something electric or dual fuel? That's a jump most people will probably have to make sooner or later and there's a lot of financial support for buying one.

  12. #11
    I wouldn't,similar to Audi they're exclusively driven by ****s.
    It also opens the chicken and egg question are they bought by ****s or do you become s **** by owning one?

  13. #12
    @hibs.net private member oldbutdim's Avatar
    Join Date
    Mar 2006
    Posts
    1,915
    Quote Originally Posted by cowiehibs View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I wouldn't,similar to Audi they're exclusively driven by ****s.
    It also opens the chicken and egg question are they bought by ****s or do you become s **** by owning one?
    How are you getting on with your Audi cowie?


    The new Land Rover Velar is proving to be a difficult car to sell and you can get a decent price (very decent!) from struggling dealers H18S FR.

  14. #13
    @hibs.net private member
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Posts
    8,930
    Quote Originally Posted by cowiehibs View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I wouldn't,similar to Audi they're exclusively driven by ****s.
    It also opens the chicken and egg question are they bought by ****s or do you become s **** by owning one?
    These type of posts always make me laugh...they take sweeping generalisation to a new level! And no I donít drive an Audi 🤪

    As for an Evoque...well you are really just buying the badge. They are similar sized to an X1 or Q3 but generally a wee chunk of change more expensive for no more car.

    Can see why the Mrs would like the looks of it though.

  15. #14
    Thank God I'm not married if that is what you have to be buying these days.

  16. #15
    First Team Breakthrough Alfiembra's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2016
    Location
    Embra
    Age
    61
    Posts
    111
    Quote Originally Posted by lgnsh70 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I'd be very reluctant to swap my VW Golf as its a great all rounder and the sat nav is just superb.
    Got a 63 plate Golf myself and can't say I'm liking the Sat Nav at all, many's the time it's taken me a roundabout route still to update the version though as it's not got the new bridge on it yet. Similarly I'm not that impressed with the performance it's a 2.0tdi GT (150bhp) and my old 2.0tdi mk6 (140bhp) was much quicker and loads more torque, mind you I didn't let VW get there mitts on it and reprogramme it after the emissions scandal. The new one has a real flat spot below 1500revs.

  17. #16
    @hibs.net private member CropleyWasGod's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Posts
    22,926
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Got a 63 plate Golf myself and can't say I'm liking the Sat Nav at all, many's the time it's taken me a roundabout route still to update the version though as it's not got the new bridge on it yet. Similarly I'm not that impressed with the performance it's a 2.0tdi GT (150bhp) and my old 2.0tdi mk6 (140bhp) was much quicker and loads more torque, mind you I didn't let VW get there mitts on it and reprogramme it after the emissions scandal. The new one has a real flat spot below 1500revs.
    Is it just me, or the influence of the Fringe?

    There's a sketch in that. The reaction of your satnav as you drive across a "non-existent" bridge.

    "Turn back immediately. Or we're all going to die...."


  18. #17
    @hibs.net private member silverhibee's Avatar
    Join Date
    Feb 2006
    Location
    Edinburgh
    Age
    52
    Posts
    21,656
    Quote Originally Posted by CropleyWasGod View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Is it just me, or the influence of the Fringe?

    There's a sketch in that. The reaction of your satnav as you drive across a "non-existent" bridge.

    "Turn back immediately. Or we're all going to die...."

    I got a new 18 plate in April and the new bridge doesn't show up on the sat nav, next time I go out that way I'm going to put in a destination just to see what the sat nav tells me to do..

  19. #18
    Quote Originally Posted by Alfiembra View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Got a 63 plate Golf myself and can't say I'm liking the Sat Nav at all, many's the time it's taken me a roundabout route still to update the version though as it's not got the new bridge on it yet. Similarly I'm not that impressed with the performance it's a 2.0tdi GT (150bhp) and my old 2.0tdi mk6 (140bhp) was much quicker and loads more torque, mind you I didn't let VW get there mitts on it and reprogramme it after the emissions scandal. The new one has a real flat spot below 1500revs.
    I've got the brand new 2018 plate 1.5 bluemotion turbo with 8 inch screen Discover Navigation. The sat nav on my model is brilliant and easy to use. I was on holiday recently down in Dorset, Devon and Somerset and the sat nav got me everywhere I wanted to go without any problems whatsoever.

    The new 1.5 turbo engine that's more than quick enough for me and the excellent Discover Navigation system is perfect for my needs and the quality inside the car is just sublime. I love it and so I should at just over 21k.

  20. #19
    Coaching Staff One Day Soon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    In hope
    Age
    54
    Posts
    8,160
    Quote Originally Posted by lgnsh70 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I've got the brand new 2018 plate 1.5 bluemotion turbo with 8 inch screen Discover Navigation. The sat nav on my model is brilliant and easy to use. I was on holiday recently down in Dorset, Devon and Somerset and the sat nav got me everywhere I wanted to go without any problems whatsoever.

    The new 1.5 turbo engine that's more than quick enough for me and the excellent Discover Navigation system is perfect for my needs and the quality inside the car is just sublime. I love it and so I should at just over 21k.
    I know you've been accused of cutting and pasting on another thread but doing it with VW ads is too far.

  21. #20
    Quote Originally Posted by One Day Soon View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I know you've been accused of cutting and pasting on another thread but doing it with VW ads is too far.
    Aye ok.

  22. #21
    @hibs.net private member Moulin Yarns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Spinning a Yarn
    Posts
    12,311
    Quote Originally Posted by One Day Soon View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I know you've been accused of cutting and pasting on another thread but doing it with VW ads is too far.
    He only bought one as Corbyn and Leonard told him to. 😉

    And the proletariat spending £21k on a mode of transport? What's wrong with using the bus?

  23. #22
    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    He only bought one as Corbyn and Leonard told him to. ��

    And the proletariat spending £21k on a mode of transport? What's wrong with using the bus?

    https://mooknews.com/mook-of-the-month-nicola-sturgeon/

    No thank you. Look who's in charge of the bus. If Sturgeon drives like her pal Shona Robison ran the NHS then the passengers are in for a very bumpy ride indeed.

    Mon Scottish Labour

  24. #23
    @hibs.net private member calumhibee1's Avatar
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Posts
    6,547
    Quote Originally Posted by oldbutdim View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    How are you getting on with your Audi cowie?


    The new Land Rover Velar is proving to be a difficult car to sell and you can get a decent price (very decent!) from struggling dealers H18S FR.
    The Velar looks incredible. Didnít know that about them being difficult to shift but unfortunately I couldnít afford it even if they knocked about 50% off it

  25. #24
    Coaching Staff heretoday's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Corstorphine
    Posts
    10,569
    Quote Originally Posted by IGRIGI View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Thank God I'm not married if that is what you have to be buying these days.
    I just got a Toyota. Small, low maintenance and hard-wearing - like the wife.

  26. #25
    Veni, Vidi, Posti degenerated's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    At a post-punk postcard fair
    Age
    47
    Posts
    9,868
    Gamer IDs

    Gamertag: dave7062
    Quote Originally Posted by patch1875 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    Old freelander in a pretty frock.

    Electrical problems like most Land Rover/Jaguars
    I've had a jaguar just over a year and other than one of the tyre valves breaking off I've had no issues at all, thus far.
    Great car to drive it must be said.

    Sent from my SM-G950F using Tapatalk

  27. #26
    Quote Originally Posted by cowiehibs View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    I wouldn't,similar to Audi they're exclusively driven by ****s.
    It also opens the chicken and egg question are they bought by ****s or do you become s **** by owning one?
    well thats just pish, i have an audi and i certainly wouldnt class myself as a w#£&@r

  28. #27
    Quote Originally Posted by H18 SFR View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    The wife has got it into her head that she wants an Evoque. I noticed that Arnold Clark have acquired a good dozen or so 2016 plates which are the facelift model with the new engine.

    Does anyone have any knowledge of these motors? All the review websites are too commercialised for my liking.
    my inlaws have the evoque hse, nice car but wouldnt say its worth what they paid, they havent had any issues with it, they use it for towing the horse box and again have no issues with this, the father inlaw reckons they should have got a q5

  29. #28
    @hibs.net private member Moulin Yarns's Avatar
    Join Date
    Apr 2002
    Location
    Spinning a Yarn
    Posts
    12,311
    Quote Originally Posted by lgnsh70 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    https://mooknews.com/mook-of-the-month-nicola-sturgeon/

    No thank you. Look who's in charge of the bus. If Sturgeon drives like her pal Shona Robison ran the NHS then the passengers are in for a very bumpy ride indeed.

    Mon Scottish Labour
    At least she can drive, your esteemed leader does not have a driving licence, preferring to be chauffeur driven.
    #Persevered
    Scotland can be a beacon, within these islands and beyond, for a socially just and sustainable society. Whilst there are many priorities which will require independence, there is also much that can and must be done now by the Scottish Parliament and the Scottish Government.

  30. #29
    Coaching Staff One Day Soon's Avatar
    Join Date
    Nov 2006
    Location
    In hope
    Age
    54
    Posts
    8,160
    Quote Originally Posted by lgnsh70 View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    https://mooknews.com/mook-of-the-month-nicola-sturgeon/

    No thank you. Look who's in charge of the bus. If Sturgeon drives like her pal Shona Robison ran the NHS then the passengers are in for a very bumpy ride indeed.

    Mon Scottish Labour
    Quote Originally Posted by Golden Fleece View Post
    This quote is hidden because you are ignoring this member. Show Quote
    At least she can drive, your esteemed leader does not have a driving licence, preferring to be chauffeur driven.
    This exchange perfectly sums up the state of Scottish and UK politics right now.

  31. #30
    @hibs.net private member cabbageandribs1875's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jan 2005
    Location
    in a house in Bathgate
    Posts
    30,103
    omfg he even says 'mon scottish labour' on a thread about....... cars




    bet he even has richard leotard jammies, or maybe even a nighdress

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •  
hibs.net ©2012 All Rights Reserved