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Hudson

Driving the Range Rover Evoque Coupe!

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Hudson    16

Recently, I got the chance to experience the new Range Rover Evoque. While I'm not an SUV person, I am a fan of interesting and fun-to-drive vehicles. The Range Rover Evoque definitely fits into that category. Please give my little review, with pictures by the world-reknowned Karl McWherter, a quick read. And post your comments on the piece here!

2012 Range Rover Evoque: http://automotivetraveler.com/jump/4021

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balthazar    2,004

I like it's overall shape/lines, except for the really unusual 'extension' thru the front fender flare. Looks like a mistake.

That said- it & the Ford trucks are bearing strong similarities in front end cues. Not sure which way that falls for which brand.

How many times did something break on you during your fling? :P

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dfelt    1,868

Looks like it was a fun test drive. Nice write up.

I agree with Balthazar, it does look like a ford or ford looks like this ranger rover.

Also I too want to know, how many things broke or just did not really work intuitivly like they should?

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bobo    91

Nice review. I love the look of the Evoque. I love the name too. (Too bad Cadillac didn't use Evoq for the XLR.) Range Rover has some of the nicest interiors around. But I don't particularly care for an SUV coupe. It's almost oxymoronic.

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ocnblu    774

Any 2-door vehicle that hits the market is alright in my book. I like the looks of the Evoque, and I think I'm gonna like the Paceman Coupe as well.

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GMTruckGuy74    228

Beautiful little SUV there, and a great write-up too. I've liked the Evoque since they were intro'd as concept vehicles, glad the 2-door made it to production. I was really impressed with this year's concept convertible 2-door (unlike Nissan's ugly Murano convertible :yuck: ) that I saw at the NYIAS:

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dfelt    1,868

I love the Evoque convertible, but the wife does not like it. So will have to wait and hope that GM realizes that an AWD CUV convertible for Buick or Caddy is a desirable vehicle.

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balthazar    2,004

The convert concept could only have more seams, edges & panels if it were constructed of Legos.

Too over wrought & busy, not classy & timeless.

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smk4565    351

I like this vehicle and don't like SUVs. The interior is fantastic for the price point. I don't think it should have Range Rover in the name though, just Land Rover Evoque would make more sense. Range Rover is the big $90k SUV. But the interior is worthy of the Range Rover name.

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FAPTurbo    1,093

Fantastic looking vehicle and my family would love one.

But then that gorgeous interior will just catch fire when the radio starts spitting sparks and the airbag randomly explodes in your face, causing your bruised facial flesh to then melt into a cupholder!

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Hudson    16

Fantastic looking vehicle and my family would love one.

But then that gorgeous interior will just catch fire when the radio starts spitting sparks and the airbag randomly explodes in your face, causing your bruised facial flesh to then melt into a cupholder!

And some people pay extra for it!

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