Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 7th March 2013, 22:05   #2161
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,286
Thanked: 496 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post
Any experience or reviews on Land Rover LR2 HSE
I think in 2013, they put a 2.0T engine on LR2 HSE. The same engine as in Evoque. The interior has undergone major changes too with improved quality and better controls. I am very interested to know how it will held up in couple of years as i may consider one. The only thing that worries me is high maintenance costs. Don't want it to spend more time in shop than on road.
chevelle is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2013, 22:22   #2162
BHPian
 
kraft.wagen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LA <---> Coimbatore
Posts: 928
Thanked: 244 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevelle View Post
I think in 2013, they put a 2.0T engine on LR2 HSE. The same engine as in Evoque. The interior has undergone major changes too with improved quality and better controls. I am very interested to know how it will held up in couple of years as i may consider one. The only thing that worries me is high maintenance costs. Don't want it to spend more time in shop than on road.
I came across a 08 with around 40k miles around $25k range. Wasn't sure if its worth a look.
kraft.wagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2013, 22:28   #2163
BHPian
 
NinadJoshi's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2012
Location: Maratha Country
Posts: 289
Thanked: 243 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post
Any experience or reviews on Land Rover LR2 HSE
Unfortunately it has consistently remained one of the low(est) ranked vehicles in the compact-luxury SUV section, but a bachelor cousin in Washington D.C. has been driving a 2012 LR2 bought new, and he sounds extremely happy with it.

Makes me think this is one of those hit or miss vehicles....you either get a golden apple or a stark lemon.

On a different note, came across this entertaining trivia on the famous train in the movie Barfi. You've probably already seen this, but nonetheless.


Last edited by NinadJoshi : 7th March 2013 at 22:55. Reason: Addtional comment
NinadJoshi is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2013, 22:51   #2164
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,286
Thanked: 496 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post
I came across a 08 with around 40k miles around $25k range. Wasn't sure if its worth a look.
That would make it 5 years old, probably out of warranty. I would stay away. Maybe 2009 or newer will make sense. YMMV
chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2013, 23:22   #2165
BHPian
 
josejoseph's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Cochin
Posts: 634
Thanked: 316 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by vineethvazhayil View Post
I think my buddy is swaying strongly towards the Toyota Highlander. I think that is also a good choice for an occasional 3 row user.
From my experience traveling in Highlander in the 3rd, only kids can sit comfortably. I had to traveled in my friend's car and my body was stiff after 30 minutes of travel.

The 3rd row of Ertiga is way too comfortable than a Highlander.

-- Jose
josejoseph is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th March 2013, 23:31   #2166
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,448
Thanked: 414 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by josejoseph View Post
From my experience traveling in Highlander in the 3rd, only kids can sit comfortably. I had to traveled in my friend's car and my body was stiff after 30 minutes of travel.

The 3rd row of Ertiga is way too comfortable than a Highlander.

-- Jose
Woah! That is a surprise. Is it because the 2nd row is much larger that the third row is uncomfortable? I mean, admittedly, Ertiga is a much smaller car, but this comparison has me floored. Also, I have become used to the size of cars here. I used to be happy in my Swift back in India before I was exposed to the "mid size" Infiniti and the Compact "Jetta" here. But now when I have to sit in the Swift, I tend to compare it to the much bigger cars here, and I feel cramped.

Last edited by vineethvazhayil : 7th March 2013 at 23:44.
vineethvazhayil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 00:20   #2167
BHPian
 
kraft.wagen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LA <---> Coimbatore
Posts: 928
Thanked: 244 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevelle View Post
That would make it 5 years old, probably out of warranty. I would stay away. Maybe 2009 or newer will make sense. YMMV
Yea extended warranty is around $3500 which I'd rather pay for a German car and be little less worried
kraft.wagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 00:31   #2168
Team-BHP Support
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 14,810
Thanked: 2,320 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post
Yea extended warranty is around $3500 which I'd rather pay for a German car and be little less worried
LR a German Car? Or you talking about something else
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 00:55   #2169
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,286
Thanked: 496 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technocrat View Post
LR a German Car? Or you talking about something else
He meant he had pay an extended warranty on a German car than on LR2 considering its reliability or lack of.
chevelle is offline   (1) Thanks Reply With Quote
Old 8th March 2013, 01:04   #2170
Team-BHP Support
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 14,810
Thanked: 2,320 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevelle View Post
He meant he had pay an extended warranty on a German car than on LR2 considering its reliability or lack of.
Aha my Bad
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 02:46   #2171
BHPian
 
kraft.wagen's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: LA <---> Coimbatore
Posts: 928
Thanked: 244 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by Technocrat View Post
LR a German Car? Or you talking about something else
No
I meant I'd rather buy a German to LR

Interesting, do we call LR a Brit or Indian

Last edited by kraft.wagen : 9th March 2013 at 02:47.
kraft.wagen is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 02:52   #2172
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,448
Thanked: 414 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post
No
I meant I'd rather buy a German to LR

Interesting, do we call LR a Brit or Indian
On the same note, Would you have called the Volvo's American when Ford owned them? Or Chrysler Italian now that Fiat owns them?

On my earlier question on 3 row vehicles, Infiniti is bringing the hybrid version of the JX at the NY auto show. It is expected to have a 2.5 liter supercharged engine and a 35kw motor. Price premium on the 3.5 v6 model is expected to be 3k. If the Nissan Pathfinder also gets the hybrid engine, that would be a compelling 3 row vehicle for any prospective buyers who don't want to pay 50k for the Infiniti.
vineethvazhayil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 03:41   #2173
Senior - BHPian
 
chevelle's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2008
Location: sacto
Posts: 1,286
Thanked: 496 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by vineethvazhayil View Post
On the same note, Would you have called the Volvo's American when Ford owned them? Or Chrysler Italian now that Fiat owns them?

On my earlier question on 3 row vehicles, Infiniti is bringing the hybrid version of the JX at the NY auto show. It is expected to have a 2.5 liter supercharged engine and a 35kw motor. Price premium on the 3.5 v6 model is expected to be 3k. If the Nissan Pathfinder also gets the hybrid engine, that would be a compelling 3 row vehicle for any prospective buyers who don't want to pay 50k for the Infiniti.
Not a fan of SUV Hybrid. Can't justify the price of regular vs hybrid models. I think same will happen with JX35 or Q60 as it will be known. I drove RX450H and was not happy with how it drove compared to RX350. Also quite a lot expensive compared to regular one.

I agree though, they should get the Pathfinder Hybrid to go against Highlander Hybrid
chevelle is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 03:44   #2174
Senior - BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2007
Location: Chicagoland
Posts: 1,448
Thanked: 414 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by chevelle View Post
Not a fan of SUV Hybrid. Can't justify the price of regular vs hybrid models. I think same will happen with JX35 or Q60 as it will be known. I drove RX450H and was not happy with how it drove compared to RX350. Also quite a lot expensive compared to regular one.

I agree though, they should get the Pathfinder Hybrid to go against Highlander Hybrid
Yes, the RX hybrid and the Highlander hybrid are priced way out of reach as compared to the gas models, making them practically non justifiable expense unless you drive 25 - 30k miles a year. However, if as rumored, the JX hybrid is only 3k premium, and Nissan makes a pathfinder hybrid and prices it 2k more than the pathfinder, that would be compelling.
vineethvazhayil is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 9th March 2013, 04:21   #2175
Team-BHP Support
 
Technocrat's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Central NJ
Posts: 14,810
Thanked: 2,320 Times
Default Re: Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in North America

Quote:
Originally Posted by kraft.wagen View Post

Interesting, do we call LR a Brit or Indian
Well I would still consider it a British Marque which is owned by an Indian Company
Technocrat is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Buying, Owning, Driving and Maintaining a car in Europe Saarth The International Automotive Scene 25 9th November 2015 17:43
Car of the Year 2012 -North America volkman10 The International Automotive Scene 0 10th January 2012 17:31
President and COO of Toyota North America joins Chrysler highwayblaze The International Automotive Scene 11 9th September 2007 21:58


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 16:19.

Copyright 2000 - 2016, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks