RE: Range Rover Evoque Si4 Dynamic (2012) CAR review
Comments and derisions about Liverpool aside : all negative remarks here should of been aimed at the Evoque . But since ff-C didn't .. allow me to do so
I drove and Evoque before making my recent purchase decision . Drove one again extensively after I bought the current ride to see what all the fuss was about as wel as to confirm/deny my initial reactions .
Here's my thoughts on the US Evoque ....... its a Joke ..... being foisted on a Trendcentric , overly Fashion consious , deluded public with more money than discernment and an unhealthy desire to appear ' Hip(ster)'
Right out the gate the blind spots in this thing are abysmal and inexcusable . When a C6 Corvette and a Porsche Caymen have less blind spots than a pretentious wanna be SUV you KNOW something is wrong in the World of Automotive design - Then there's the interior quality / fit & finsih . Pedestrian FORD quality in a Mercedes priced vehicle . Brilliant Oh but lets drive the thing . Isn't this supposed to be JLR's answer to the MINI ? Well folks ... it is not . The handling barely superceding that of a pedestrian RAV4 , the acceleration somehwere between a RAV4 and the new MAZDA , and all the ride and comfort of a washboard being dragged down a bumpy road . But hey ... lets give it the welly on a bit of Off Roading ... maybe thats the problem ... compromising to keep LR's off road reputation intact ....... but .... NOPE ... the thing is a joke off road . Truth be known it comes nowhere near the cababilities of the Subaru Forester ... with the Forester having a much more comfortable ride . Factor in the fact that the Evoque is NOTHING more than a FORD Focus in Drag with a pretentious and barely functioning AWD system and well ...... can you spell R-I-P O-F-F ?
Then ... comparing the Evoque to my GLK ( which y'all haven't gotten yet ) The GLK is less money / bigger / faster / handles better ( w/AMG package ) has more room / twice as comfortable .... and ....... I CAN SEE out of the bloody thing without the aid of ten onboard cameras !!!!! Not to mention its a Benz .. with Benz reliability ( Land/Range Rover is the least reliable brand sold in the US ... period .. ten years running )
So ...... other than being a playtting for the Terminally Brand / Fashion Concious ( who know nothing about cars ) Trendy - Suburban/Urban - Hipster Wanna Be set ... can someone here please inform me ....... WHAT IS THE POINT OF THIS LITTLE _____
But .... as to Liverpool . Give ff-C a break there folks . He's right . Liverpool being your ( UK ) Detroit . The only thing good ever coming out of the place ( and even this is debatable IMO ) was the Beattles
Sorry folks ... but we all have our dredges when it comes to cities and towns