Overall Evoque quality? Opinions needed.
My Hummer H3 is getting close to 140K and I'll be in need of a new car soon. I typically purchase my cars and keep them form many years and usually sell them at around 160K.
I love everything about the Evoque and find it a stylish replacement for the H3.
Previously I has purchased a 2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 which I absolutely loved in terms of looks, style, handling. Sadly I traded this car in at 65K. Virtually everything that could go wrong with this car went wrong. It actually broke down the first day I bought it. When I say everything I mean everything....2 shifters, engine coolant leaked into the air condition controls which cause a small interior fire, AC condenser drain line filled up the passenger side with 4 inches of water, 3 intake manifolds, paint actually peeled off the car and was pained in warranty two transmissions, 3 engine brains. Literally the car broke don every two weeks.
Hummer has run bulletproof from the day I bought it. Very minimal repairs.
This brings me to the Evoque....... there is very little information about the quality of this vehicle floating around. Most of the magazine reviews are not trustworthy as reviews tend to be written by the amount of advertising a company does.
I'm a busy guy and cannot afford many trips to the dealer which is 35 miles away from me in heavy traffic.
So...the question is to buy or not to buy. I'm also looking at the Acura RDX , the Chevy 2500HD, and the Tiguan
11-18-2012 06:38 PM
As discussed in a previous thread I've had my Evoque for 8 months and driven over 10,000 miles without having a problem that required a service appointment to fix something that was broke. The thread has other owner's which have had similar experiences. I believe Ford's past ownership of JLR corrected a lot of the past reliability issues. I've owned 25 new cars from many manufacturer's and my Evoque has ranked amongst the best. Daily, I smile as I look at this vehicle, enjoy driving it and I like peoples reaction to the car. Conversely other owner's have had problems with their cars, the most significant issue being the intercooler which affects drivability and is pending a fix by Land Rover. Asian manufacturer's vehicles generally have the least number of problems although IMO are emotionally less gratifying. Recently both Toyota and Honda have had recall's that have effected massive numbers of cars. Something to think about? Hope this helps.
2012 5 Door, Santorini Black over Lunar/Ivory Interior, Dynamic Premium Package, Climate Comfort Pack, Satellite & HD Radio, Style 7 20" Shadow Chrome Wheels with Pirelli Scorpion Verde All Season tires, RR Wheel Locks, XPel Clear Paint Protection, Lexerd Infotainment Screen Saver, RR Loadspace Rubber Mat, Lloyd's Clear Carpet Mats and Escort Solo Radar Protection. Now that's the way I roll.
Several of us have had good luck with the car so far, but for long term reliability it's too early to tell.
traded in a Hummer H2 & H3T for my 2013 Dynamic Evoque, so far so good! Cant say I miss the H3 at all, I do miss having a large vehicle like the H2 at times but going from the H3 to the Evoque shouldn't be a problem for you. You will gain a lot more than you will lose in my opinion.