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    So.... Who's going to buy one???

    It's here, finally.... so who's buying?

    the look is WOW.

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    I must admit, in the flesh, it looks so much better than the D5. Keeping the dash, etc., fingermark clean will be impossible.

    How long before the door handles fail to work?

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    I think the inside is horrible, and the trend away from PROPER off-roaders is not to my liking...

    so lucky I can't afford one eh.
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    Can you get these as a proper 4wd or are they like the AWD softroader Disco Sport and the base models of the RRS.

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    Apparently they don't come with dual range, but you can get everything else, diff lock, terrain response 2, etc. ...8 speed auto, so like an auto Amarok. ...plenty capable for a flash city SUV that you'd never really take bush anyway! 👍 I'd have one over a D5! 😳

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    No where near the room that the Discovery has in the rear,and no where near as capable.For me, the D5 any day.

    More aftermarket accessories for the D5.(hopefully)
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    Quote Originally Posted by p38arover View Post
    How long before the door handles fail to work?
    They can be manually opened.by pushing the front part of the handle, causing the rear to stick out.

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    I would have liked one instead of the Disco Sport if I had known it was coming. If I did it now I would have to give away the 10 month old DS, which I optioned up hugely, and would never recoup any of the extra $20,000 plus cost of the extras, and then get a lesser optioned Velar for the sake of the air suspension and a 700Nm V6 engine. I decided the DS is fine and more practical for our current use for a quite a few more years!

    I did spend quite a while working out what I would like in the build your own section and the priced options brochure, however, before I came back to my senses! Its strange that you can get the rear ediff on the Velar and not the RRS. I would be very interested in the RRS for a future D4 replacement if it came with an ediff.
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    Quote Originally Posted by BobD View Post
    I would have liked one instead of the Disco Sport if I had known it was coming. If I did it now I would have to give away the 10 month old DS, which I optioned up hugely, and would never recoup any of the extra $20,000 plus cost of the extras, and then get a lesser optioned Velar for the sake of the air suspension and a 700Nm V6 engine. I decided the DS is fine and more practical for our current use for a quite a few more years!

    I did spend quite a while working out what I would like in the build your own section and the priced options brochure, however, before I came back to my senses! Its strange that you can get the rear ediff on the Velar and not the RRS. I would be very interested in the RRS for a future D4 replacement if it came with an ediff.
    Bob, if you load your Disco to anywhere near full then you will be hard pressed to transfer all of it to the RRS. Also, the larger turning circle will catch you out until you forget the fantastic turning circle of the D4. The D5 has the same as the RRS so we buggered on that front no matter which you choose. The other thing to get used to is the wide transmission tunnel which forces your left foot over to the right too much (IMHO). Good news is the e-Diff comes with Terrain Response 2. From the brochure:

    The Torque Vectoring by Braking system with dynamic active rear locking
    differential delivers responsive, controlled cornering and handling through even the
    tightest of bends. The electronic differential and vehicle’s brake system constantly
    balance the distribution of engine torque between the four wheels when cornering.
    Exceptional grip and steering confirm Range Rover Sport as our most
    dynamic SUV.


    The system is also active in off-road conditions using the relevant Terrain
    Response settings. It can be very effective in conditions such as sand,
    where it helps the vehicle turn in and avoid excessive understeer.
    ...and the nice pic from the brochure I have (not in the current one I think):
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    Quote Originally Posted by SBD4 View Post
    Also, the larger turning circle will catch you out until you forget the fantastic turning circle of the D4. The other thing to get used to is the wide transmission tunnel which forces your left foot over to the right too much (IMHO).
    Even the Disco Sport feels like it has a larger turning circle than the D4 and keeps catching me out in shopping centres, so you are not wrong there. I don't think it is a wide transmission hump, at least on the DS. They have just put the seats a long way from the door to improve the side impact protection I think, which makes your knee rest against the tunnel. At least that is the case with the DS and I am OK with that now. The D4 seats are much closer to the doors.
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    2019 Discovery 5 SD6 SE, 20 inch wheels, 275/55R20 Nitto Grappler G2 tyres

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