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OT- Range Rover Sport

Has anyone seen the new Range Rover Sport? I think it's a great lookng truck. It's all over the UK magazines this month. It may be found in the US mags as well but basically, it's based on the Range Stormer concept.

Don't get me wrong, nothing will be better than a G. But I do like the way it's been executed. I love the regular Range's interior and this new one is even better because it's sloped like the older Range Rovers. Anyway, if the G wasn't available, I would probably consider this before a Cayenne, Touraeg, X5, FX45 etc...
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Yes, it's pretty, but . . .

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Has anyone seen the new Range Rover Sport? . . . Anyway, if the G wasn't available, I would probably consider this before a Cayenne, Touraeg, X5, FX45 etc...
If the G weren't available, I'd be in a Defender 90. If that weren't available I'd be in a Discovery (pre-2005) I consider lockers to be essential, and at least these vehicles can be easily retrofitted with lockers. Not so, I believe, with the post-classic Range Rovers.
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Yet another useless "SUV" for the masses, like Porsche Cayenne, Infiniti FX, BMW X5, etc..

Shouldn't it be called, "Range Rover Stationwagon"??
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RE: OT- Range Rover Sport

if the vehicle he speaks of is the lowered roofline (more muscly) variation of the current range rover... yup, useless... but probably a very nice highway cruiser with a little smaller diameter rims. The cayanne and toureg, i have to disagree, i think they are actually very purpose built. If it weren't for that fact that they have drastically less interior room than a G with roughly the same footprint, and i don't trust the first years of anything... i think they're an intersting product. I think the G is a very predictable and safe drive on the roads, but those cayennes and touregs should be quite fun. To bad the tire sizes and choices are so limited too.

I'm curios to see if any fully independent suspension offroad vehicle ever develop a reputation for 300k miles of service, despite the fact that there are other marketeting and sales forces trying to avoid that situation.

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I have a 2000 LR Disco and an old Rangie classic, problem with the new rovers in my opinion is the independent suspension. They are better on the pavement but the straight axles with trailing arms are better off pavement because you get more articulation and you have much more potential to modify them for serious 4-wheeling.
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RE: OT- Range Rover Sport

Well it does have 400bhp and looks better than the all rest of the garbage out there. Only the G and Defender are cooler.
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If the G weren't available, I'd be in a Defender 90.
In my case it wasn't available, so I'm rollin a Defender 110.[:D]
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RE: OT- Range Rover Sport

From what I understand the sport is a smaller edition of the the Range Rover. It was developed on the same platform as the BMW Z3 when they were owned by BMW for a couple of years. By the time it got into production they put much of the same 4x4 toys as the new LR3.

For bone stock out of the show room the Range Rovers do pretty well. I have wheeled the new style and was impressed with the design of the suspension. The independent suspension is designed to handle in the same manner as a live axle.

Not a true solid axle by far- I have taken my 2002 RR on some pretty difficult trails and it moves through everything that You can throw at it in comfort. Of course I can't take as many "stupid fun" lines as I do with the G!
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RE: OT- Range Rover Sport

i think it looks pretty cool on the outside. the interior however has that grey plastic discovery look. The rangerover on the other hand will have the same supercharged engine mounted into it's engine bay (390HP), comes with standard 20" rims, active cornering xenons, backup camera....and as much as i hate to say it...the range rover does have the best SUV interior on the market.
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no the RR doesn't have the nicest interior... the 1990-2000's have the best interior!!! [8D]

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