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post #11 of 13 Old 06-02-2018, 02:15 PM Thread Starter
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It's a shame the 35t Jag F Pace is no longer available - quite a monster rocket car!
I spent 3 months of total service loaner time in the 35t and loved the takeoff torque.

But the only negative for me is the lack of easy entry/exit seat feature on the Jag.....

Now going to test drive:

Just released 2019 Acura RDX Advance w/ SH-AWD & old 2018 style Lexus RX350L....

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Test drove over the weekend:

Lexus RX350 & RX350L: sloppy, soft, numb steering, and felt like a big pig going around corners. Did not like the front torque steer powering around corners and turning acceleration from stop. Definitely a soccer mom type car. Could not believe it is pricey at $51/$58K loaded. For that money I could get into the GX. RX is off my list.

Acura RDX (2019): test drove the new 3rd gen RDX AWD Advance package with new chassis, bigger body, and compares very well with the DS. Drove like a champ, great road feel, adjustable ride settings (love the crisp Sport + mode), good wide powerband between torque, HP and gears, 10 speed auto was smooth as butter. This model is a huge improvement over the older RDX with the re-introduced SH-AWD, new HUD, wider track, longer wheelbase, improvement from the Honda CRV size, and better powertrain. For $48K fully loaded it was a game changer! The RDX (2019) is now on my top 3 list so it compares very well between performance, price point, and features. Very well done Acura!

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Interesting perspectives listed. We just replaced my wife's LR2 with a 2018 Discovery Sport HSE Dynamic. I tried to get her to consider other cars but she wanted to stick with JLR. Her main reasoning being she wants to sit up higher and have good visibility in a small SUV. I would agree that having had a LR2 then moving to almost anything else in a similar size has a far lower seating position. Even the Discovery Sport is not so good for visibility etc, although this is somewhat offset with the improved technology e.g. BSM.

I did manage to get her to sit in a Honda Passport, but after a quick test drive of the Discovery Sport Dynamic her viewpoint was clear.

It really depends on what you are after in a car, for my wife performance was not a major concern - we only got the Dynamic as I decided I liked the styling enough to warrant the additional $.

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