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  • Summary

    4 out of 5 4.0

    What does this car say about you?

    Confident driver, likes luxury.

    What do your friends / family / neighbours think of the car?

    They enjoy it but think a 4x4 would be more practical.

    Would you buy this car again and why?

    Probably not but my circumstances are changing so a 4x4 will be needed.

    What are you likely to buy next?

    Land rover evoque.

  • Buying experience

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Type of dealer you bought from?


    Did you buy this car new?


    What price did you pay?


    When did you buy the car?

    September 2010

    Did you get a good deal and why?

    Dropped price and 12mths tax.

    Is there any special reason why you bought this car?

    Had BMWs previosuly.

    What was the dealer like?

    Good range of cars, not pushy, helped with the finance applications.

  • Driving it

    5 out of 5 5.0

    What's it like to drive?

    Powerful enough without being OTT.

    What's it like to park?

    Reversing sensors make it easy but when roof is up there are huge blind spots.

  • Living with it

    4 out of 5 4.0

    Have you had any problems with the car?

    It had an electrical short which kept incorrectly showing faults on the dash.

    What's most practical about your car?

    Good boot size, rear seats.

    Favourite gadget, option or accessory?

    Soft top.