Cayenne v Range Rover Sport

Cayenne v Range Rover Sport

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Drl22

Original Poster:

68 posts

6 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Young family now dictates that the X3 and the Panamera are too small and we need to upgrade our family car. This probably means both will go and a small run around added.

My wife (and I can’t seem to decide either) is stuck between the Range Rover sport (either 3.0 diesel or the hybrid one) and the Cayenne (either 3.0 petrol or the Hybrid one) and I am hoping people can shed some light on the pluses and minuses of the two. We are looking at 2018/2019 models.

My research so far concludes the Range Rover is great, when it works and isn’t suffering from reliability issues, and the Cayenne is the better of the two in terms of handling and seems quite bullet proof.

This seems a bit generalised so hoping for a bit more from you guys!

Luke.

7,850 posts

191 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Cayenne.

tr7v8

5,979 posts

169 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Cayenne everytime

Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Interior build quality of a Cayenne is miles ahead in my opinion too.

Reality is they’re a very different drive...one is very good at wafting down motorways...the other isn’t quite as good at that but excels everywhere else and most oimportantly doesn’t feel like a boat when you drive round corners at even modest speeds. Depends what floats yer boat!

RDMcG

13,114 posts

148 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Definitely Cayenne
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PhilTUK

4 posts

1 month

Wednesday 15th May
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Cayenne - I love mine

frozen-in-wiltshire

83 posts

25 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I had a range rover sport about 8 or 9 years back - for about 18 months or so. In that time it spent at least one week per quarter in the shop having something fixed - mostly electronics - and some more significant bits - and some things they never fixed. The list of repaired/replaced parts was pretty long after 18 months - and by then I'd had enough.

cayenne every time.


PMacanGTS

128 posts

12 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Porsche every time. Build quality is a cut above most other marques, especially Range Rover.

PistonBroker

1,650 posts

167 months

Wednesday 15th May
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I'd go Cayenne personally.

We have a Disco Sport at the moment and it's already been through 2 DPFs in the space of a year. Last time LR Assist came out his previous call had been a 16 RRS with 40k up it that had exactly the same fault code.

I knew I should've gone petrol this time round but deferred to Mrs PB. My plan is a petrol VAG next time - Q5 if I can't justify a Macan.

chazd

135 posts

119 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Cayenne for me! Not fancy a 4.2 V8 Diesel? May be moving my 17 plate on shortly

WonkeyDonkey

424 posts

44 months

Wednesday 15th May
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Not going to get a biased answer on the subforum are you!

ninepoint2

1,859 posts

101 months

Wednesday 15th May
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spotted a decent (I thought) RRS recently then read this review...personally I would pick something Audi if I were you

"Absolutely lovely car to be in with that command driving position and excellent vision but everything you have read about scary Land Rover reliability is true and I found out the hard way after 16 months of financially crippling repairs and running costs. These cars still have some cachet, albeit often with undesirables these fays, so owners can be numerous but the correct maintenence much less so. These are not cheap to run and neglect is often passed on to the next unsuspecting owner to pick up the massive bill, so that's you and me! The ACE/DRC roll-control system on the V8s is crazy expensive to repair when the hydraulic roll bars start leaking and they will leak, and have even been known to leak even from the factory. Replacements are around £1k each plus fitting as they can't be repaired and you will need to make sure the system is flushed. If one leaks then the other is usually not far behind! The tandem DRC/Power steering pump is easily killed if you let the system run low due to leaking seals on the bars, these also can't be rebuilt and a replacement is over £1k, and even these have been knows to be noisy from new. Check the fluid weekly as it's a sealed system and shouldn't need topping up but if it does then it's ££. Leaking diffs, gearboxes, leaking sunroof drains, adaptive xenons than no longer move, can't be repaired and fail mot's, starter motors, alternators, erratic climate control, air suspension leaks and overworked suspension pumps, fried Harman Kardon amps etc. I totally understand why so many people desire a Land Rover but the brand comes last in most quality surveys worldwide and it's with very good reason. I'm a petrolhead and thought they couldn't be as bad as people make out but in fact they are even worse. If you're in the market for one then make sure you have a very healthy maintenence budget and a good LR specialist nearby as these cars aren't getting any younger. If you're wise you'll run, keep running and won't turn back."


Robbo66

3,368 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th May
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Better in all departments bar aesthetically than RRS, but couldn’t be seen in a Cayenne.
The ‘gold tooth’ of automotive design.
Macan different prospect. Smaller obviously but drives very well and enough space for the majority.
An estate of some sort is a better option, and family and friends will still speak to you at BBQ’s.

simonsti

23 posts

85 months

Thursday 16th May
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I've had RR sports for the past 13 years, in that time i've only had to replace normal wear and tear items.
I've test driven cayennes and for me they can not compare to a Range Rover.

In contrast my 911 has cost me £000's to keep in tip top condition.

Drl22

Original Poster:

68 posts

6 months

Thursday 16th May
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Robbo66 said:
Better in all departments bar aesthetically than RRS, but couldn’t be seen in a Cayenne.
The ‘gold tooth’ of automotive design.
Macan different prospect. Smaller obviously but drives very well and enough space for the majority.
An estate of some sort is a better option, and family and friends will still speak to you at BBQ’s.
I know what you mean about the design, I think the latest iteration has fixed some of that, certainly at the rear. I live the look of the Macan but it’s just too small.

Robbo66

3,368 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th May
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Drl22 said:
I know what you mean about the design, I think the latest iteration has fixed some of that, certainly at the rear. I live the look of the Macan but it’s just too small.
Just got a new petrol 3.0 S for wife, great engine and superb drive. Offends fewer people too.

zeb

2,894 posts

159 months

Thursday 16th May
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frozen-in-wiltshire said:
I had a range rover sport about 8 or 9 years back - for about 18 months or so. In that time it spent at least one week per quarter in the shop having something fixed - mostly electronics - and some more significant bits - and some things they never fixed. The list of repaired/replaced parts was pretty long after 18 months - and by then I'd had enough.

cayenne every time.
exactly the same for me. Had cayennes for the last 8 years. No contest.

Cheib

16,192 posts

116 months

Thursday 16th May
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Mate of mine has run four different Land Rover/Range Rovers of different types and loves them...currently got a white Velar! He’s never had any trouble...maybe he’s lucky. Another mate who has a FFRR loves his but think his dealer is/was so busy they didn’t have to try and customer service was pretty awful. They managed to order his car in the wrong spec....wrong wheels and interior!

Robbo66

3,368 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th May
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zeb said:
exactly the same for me. Had cayennes for the last 8 years. No contest.
There is when you put your glasses on...

Robbo66

3,368 posts

174 months

Thursday 16th May
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Cheib said:
Mate of mine has run four different Land Rover/Range Rovers of different types and loves them...currently got a white Velar! He’s never had any trouble...maybe he’s lucky. Another mate who has a FFRR loves his but think his dealer is/was so busy they didn’t have to try and customer service was pretty awful. They managed to order his car in the wrong spec....wrong wheels and interior!
I've just sold one....depreciation was staggering.