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Clarkson on the Velar, D5 and LR models.

Does he visit here? Taken from his Sunday Times article on the Velar a week ago:
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After this, things get really complicated, because you have the Discovery, which I think is for people who want their car to look as though it’s had a stroke, or those who hate their children. It really does have the most uncomfortable back seats I’ve experienced. And then there’s the Discovery Commercial, which is for people who don’t want any back seats at all, and the Discovery Sport, which is smaller than the normal Discovery and is for ... er, I have no idea.


He loved the exterior and interior of the Velar.
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Im still left wondering if he bought one in the end or not!
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The Velar is the best LR I’ve owned. LR just need to get to grips with the software.
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I’ll second that !! Thumbs Up
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J77 wrote:
The Velar is the best LR I’ve owned. LR just need to get to grips with the software.



If I come back to the brand it’s the only one I would buy
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For me it ticks all the boxes.

☑️ Has enough off road ability for my needs
☑️ Enough rear room for my needs
☑️ Boot space again fine for me
☑️ Looks great
☑️ Compared to other LRs it’s like driving a sports car
☑️ The D240 has enough grunt so not missing the 3.0 of the Disco, next time I may take the P300

An absolute joy to own, it hasn’t been perfect, sadly I’ve yet to have an LR that has.
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Guys, the Velar has the looks, but you are seated much lower and one can hardly look over the hood..

The RRS seats higher, has a better loading capacity, drives more nimble and has real offroad capabilities..

The Velar is more the 'yummy-mummy' successor of the Evoque..

..ofcourse aal just my humble opinion.. ..not as famous as JC.. Yawn
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Needless to say I disagree Laughing

The Evoque isn’t a patch on the RRV, no doubt that will change come the new one. Personally, if I needed the extra space I would go back to the D5. Disco Sport I wouldn’t have one in a raffle.

I have the same view along the bonnet as in a RRS and the handling is far better because it’s lower. The Velar is a highly capable car both on and off road. The F-Pace under pinnings really benefit the car.
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If I ever come out of the D3 fold I reckon the RRS is the one I'd go for out of the current range.
I haven't driven one yet though.
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J77 wrote:
Needless to say I disagree Laughing

The F-Pace under pinnings really benefit the car.


So.. ..the F-Pace is the best Landrover in your opinion.. Whistle
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Yup the RR F-Pace works for me. Jags on road dynamics and LRs off road know how works Thumbs Up

This is my eyeline, with the drivers seat to the floor




Each to there own, the RR Range has a car for everyone, if only the LR range had the same. Thumbs Up
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IF you see that blue thingy every day, I feel for you..

Suddenly I understand the word "eye-sore"... Mr. Green
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To be fair, he did have to look at the back of the D5 everyday Laughing
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To me the lower spec f pace models just looks bland. Much like any other school run suv.
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