New car day .... hope no one minds ....

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    .... posting about my new non-BMW.

    When I ordered the car in February deals were very few and far between and the best I could do was 4% discount from a dealer in Plymouth, which as I live in Manchester is a bit of a trek. I could of course have had it delivered however for once the planets aligned and it was ready for collection this bank holiday weekend. So we decided to take the train (5.5 hrs so not ideal but I didn't want to risk getting stuck in the southbound traffic in a hire car) and then drive home with a couple of nights in the Cotswolds (which coincidently is exactly the half way point).

    I have no complaints at all with the dealer, we very quickly got to the best they could offer, he kept me informed, picked us up from the station this morning and provided a smooth handover.

    So the car; it's a RRS HSE Dynamic 3.0 SDV6 in Coris Grey with Ivory interior. I'm now sat in the room of a nice little country pub and reflecting on my first 150 miles in my first ever Land Rover.... and so far so (very) good. The cabin feels a really nice place to be, the ride is very comfortable (thanks to the air suspension) and cabin noise is minimal. The performance which although not as quick as our previous X3 35d is just fine, particularly considering its 2+ tons, and the transmission feels BMW quality.

    Some piccies. ....
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    Couple more pics...

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    Great looking car. :love:

    Well done. (y)

    Others might (no, will) disagree but I don't think BMW Xs can quite compete with the looks and the prestige of this.

    :getmecoat: ?
     
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    How do you make that whistling owl sound - Whit Whooa (nah! Not quite)
    Very nice and a great colour combination Sir has chosen well!
     
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    "and the transmission feels BMW quality" I think you'll find that's because it's the same ZF 8 speed transmission that BMW use!
     
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    Great car, enjoy ! (y)

    Kindest Regards
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    Congratulations on the new car - like the colour combo.

    I was a passenger in a friends this week on a 60 mile round trip and it certainly went and rode very well.
     
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    Very nice. Will you be adding a review some time in the near future? Living in the Cotswolds (Horse Country), we see quite a few of these.
     
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    congrats, nice !

    Kev
     
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    Wow, would love one of those but it must feel massive? My GT feels too big for the London roads.
     
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    Not my cup of tea, but congratulations! :)
     
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    Very nice, hope you get many a happy mile out of it(y)
     
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    I'm sure you'll return... but in the meantime enjoy :driving:
     
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    That is very, very nice , enjoy it (y)
     
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    That's an outstanding car, good luck with it.
     
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    Looks great.

    Interested to see how you get on with the infotainment


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    Thanks for the positive comments guys. No need to do back stories, but as a kid learning to drive in my dad's 'tranny van' I could never have imagined having such a car and feel very grateful to do so.

    Anyways ....

    @Merc? No. ... BM! .... a mate of mine is in his third X5 and the comparison is a regular 'pub conversation', however we have never reached a consensus ..... nor should we !!!!
    @JasonH ... I wasn't aware it is the same transmission - no wonder I feel so at home :)
    @GunRunner ....there a lot of guys on here who do brilliant reviews. I'll give it a week or so and have a go and try to do the car justice.
    @kleynie .... We've just come out of an X3 and it does feel a step up in size, but as with most things I'm sure I'll soon get used to it. In the meantime I'm taking a little more time and a little extra care with tight manoeuvre's and parking etc.
    @zarnd .... I read a lot about the issues with the infotainment system and this was one of my biggest concerns after the brilliant iDrive. The MY18 version is supposed to be all new, I'm still setting it up and think I'll reserve judgement until I can give an objective view, however I'll try to do that in the future.
     
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    Very nice indeed - that interior looks amazing and although I'm not a huge fan of the sport (love the Vogue) the colour combo of yours makes for a handsome beast.

    Enjoy

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    Same here....
    Well done mind you...
     
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