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Interesting topics and feedback here. Alotmof my questions have been answered just through reading this forum.


I am also looking at the discovery sport. I originally was looking at Toyota 4runners but I don't like that they are RWD mainly and they are a bit too tall for my little kids.

I had also looked at the Acura RDX and was really sold on that for a while but the cargo leaves a lot to be desired - it's no more than my wife's crv.

On a whim I checked out the LR website and loved what I saw in the disco. I am going to the car show to do my homework on all the SUVs in the $35-45K range.

I have to admit the noise issues, holes in bumpers, and what little long term reliability and safety data we have is a bit concerning as I keep my cars 5-7 years and I drive 30,000 miles a year on average. It would be nice to have the peace of mind you get with Acura/Honda.

I'm also going to check out the Lexus RX/Rxf sport. I used to find the look of the Lexus a little grandpa but the new ones a sleeker and the sport is nice.

I quite dig the look of the disco with the silver or black paint and black rims. Looks like a zombie killing machine in some ways.

On the fence but not pressed into any decisions for a few months. I may even wait for the '17s
 

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Keep us posted what you decide. Acura offers a lot of features for the money. Also you the get prestige of having a luxury car without paying full luxury prices. Problem is that so many people drive them (at least around me). Way too common.

The new RX, even the non-Fsport seems like it would blow the 45k budget pretty easily. But I agree, very edgy looking car.
 

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Yeah the RX can quickly blow the budget so I would have to be willing to give up some Features.

I'll be checking back in for sure. Hope to get to the car show Friday and will post my feedback then.
 

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To me Acura/Honda are sterilized machines that deliver function, not hardly any form...or style...or character...or ruggedness...no sizzle....so run of the mill..just sucking the life out of you.....UGH... but thats just me. :)
BUT If you think that Acura/Honda has the best reliability then buy one if that is important to you. Because no one can yet say that about a Disco. Or..you can wait a few years to see how the DS fares in reliability. To me this car is worth the risk. Ill deal with it if it goes sour on me and cross that bridge if or when I get there. But until then Im loving the **** out of it.

I saw a gray DS with the black package earlier this week and yes, it was mean looking.

Keep lurking, keep doing your homework. Good luck!
 

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To me Acura/Honda are sterilized machines that deliver function, not hardly any form...or style...or character...or ruggedness...no sizzle....so run of the mill..just sucking the life out of you.....UGH... but thats just me. :)
BUT If you think that Acura/Honda has the best reliability then buy one if that is important to you. Because no one can yet say that about a Disco. Or..you can wait a few years to see how the DS fares in reliability. To me this car is worth the risk. Ill deal with it if it goes sour on me and cross that bridge if or when I get there. But until then Im loving the **** out of it.

I saw a gray DS with the black package earlier this week and yes, it was mean looking.

Keep lurking, keep doing your homework. Good luck!

Yes, that is so true - the Honda / Acura line is the best for reliability, resale, and long term car to keep.

But then I had a Honda Pilot (same as the Acura MDX) but I could not get over the "numb" drive each time I drove it and going around corners just made me scared. AWD just sucked and that's important for me as I take it to the mountains and need to avoid putting on chains. The Pilot needs chains because it uses a separate motor to engage the rear axle for the awful part time AWD.:eek:

After test driving, researching and looking at other brands, I ended up with the Discovery Sport and have been smiling since.
The drive is so much alive (steering is connected & precise), the power turns around corners are grippy and never lets you feel like you are slipping due to the torque vectoring on the inside wheels.
Plus I am going to take it up to the snow for the first time since I got her and know that I will not need chains due to the awesome 4WD traction - FULL TIME!:D
 
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