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#163622 - 2012-03-28 15:20 To Max the Evoque or not
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Literally down to the last day for decisions. Has anyone any experience in the upgraded sound system in the Evoque over the regular Meridian setup. Is the normal one still pretty good?

Basically, SWMBO wants panoramic roof so its an either or.

Any thoughts?


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#163626 - 2012-03-28 15:58 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Tough choice...

Judging from a static demo at Meridian Oxford the 825W audio is very good. The DSP processing (especially Trifield) does seem to work. I think this is only available with the enhanced audio option. Not sure how it compares when moving.

The panoramic roof also looked good and added to an airy interior.

I'd want both...

Sorry I can't be more helpful... maybe you need to push for more discount to get one included 'free'.

Chris


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#163629 - 2012-03-28 16:24 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Caldham]
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With the wait times we were quoted on ordering, I don't think they are going to be in any rush to give stuff away.
I agree, the panoramic roof is cool so I am kind of hoping people are going to tell me the standard hifi is good enough as it is.

I did manage to get a free dog grate for the back though, and I had to pretty much beg for that.


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#163631 - 2012-03-28 17:21 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I am kind of hoping people are going to tell me the standard hifi is good enough as it is.

LOL on this forum, get real wink


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#163637 - 2012-03-29 00:07 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Carl]
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From the specs the upgraded one seems to be where Meridian does it the Meridian way. On the standard one I'm not so sure they can deliver something extra.

The panoramic roof is cool no question about that.


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#163639 - 2012-03-29 00:12 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Crion]
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Which ever option you don't take, you'll regret it in a few months; get both!

All the best,

Steve.


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#163641 - 2012-03-29 00:50 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Syles]
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I've already started the pleading, that it will keep the residual value higher, early birthday present blah blah....

Or just do it anyway and slip them the extra cash without her knowing, sure she won't notice the difference or read any of the paperwork.

I don't like lying but it is for a good cause, maybe a quick call to inter flora might help!


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#163642 - 2012-03-29 01:10 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I've already started the pleading, that it will keep the residual value higher, early birthday present blah blah....

I sincerely doubt that the residual value will be more with either the roof or the stereo. Cars don't seem to work that way.


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#163643 - 2012-03-29 01:22 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: dpstjp]
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It's just talk, the one thing it gets down to is what is on the order... wink


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#163645 - 2012-03-29 01:52 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Crion]
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I'm probably going to get unpopular by saying this but...

The "high end" Linn system I have in my Aston was a total waste of money. A car interior is a pretty useless environment for listening and destroys any pretension to hifi listening. You can set up a lower cost system to sound pretty reasonable in most cars and this is really all you need in this environment. It is often said that room treatment is the best money you can spend on audio quality. Just think about this related to a car interior.

Manufacturers of big brand hifi want to be associated with trendy vehicle brands which is to do with marketing and not audio quality.

It's a car. Get the sunroof.


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#163649 - 2012-03-29 02:19 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: dpstjp]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I've already started the pleading, that it will keep the residual value higher, early birthday present blah blah....

I sincerely doubt that the residual value will be more with either the roof or the stereo. Cars don't seem to work that way.


This was more as a blah to the mrs than an actual assumption.


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#163652 - 2012-03-29 03:06 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: MalcolmW]
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Hi MalcolmW,

I figured you might own an Aston from the image you have in your profile, looks very nice, and from when I drove one the noise it makes is music enough!

Russ

And no I do not own a Rat!! wink


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#163655 - 2012-03-29 03:31 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Ratbert]
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#163662 - 2012-03-29 04:04 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: hecd2]
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We also had some non-serious thoughts about going for the evoque. And also a friend land rover owner who warned us about the reliability. The jury is out on the E* but will be interesting if Land Rover did work on the reliability issues for this 2012 generation. I sure hope so.

BUT, if I had the option of maxing out on a Trifield Meridian system in a car I would probably do it if I had the main driving time of it. If she would use it I would probably go with the sunroof and not think about it anymore.


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#163667 - 2012-03-29 07:10 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Crion]
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I've heard the standard Evoque ICE and it was good. I wasn't totally blown away, but then this was streaming mp3s from an iPhone over bluetooth, so hardly Sooloos as a source.

I tend to agree with the comments above about it being just a car. On a sunny day with the roof/window open and so on are you really going to notice the difference?

Depends how much is the upgrade is though I suppose.

+1 on reliability. We have a Freelander!

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#163669 - 2012-03-29 07:16 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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When I was at the Evoque launch I seem to remember that you could buy a 'luxury pack', or something like that, which included the sunroof AND the Meridian upgraded sound system.

Sounds like a perfect solution!

Cheers,

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#163670 - 2012-03-29 07:28 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Stevo]
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Originally Posted By: Stevo
so hardly Sooloos as a source.



I doubt you'll find an Ethernet cable long enough to do this in the Evoque...


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#163671 - 2012-03-29 07:39 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: dpstjp]
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Originally Posted By: dpstjp
Originally Posted By: Stevo
so hardly Sooloos as a source.

I doubt you'll find an Ethernet cable long enough to do this in the Evoque...


From home to first break down....will need CAT7 for 200m+ wink


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#163675 - 2012-03-29 10:03 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: ncpl]
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I was looking at the Evoque range online and noticed that there were some 2 wheel drive models. How are they going to be able to mount the pavement to park?


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#163677 - 2012-03-29 10:45 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Ian]
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You mean just outside the school wink


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#163683 - 2012-03-29 12:16 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: ncpl]
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#163697 - 2012-03-29 14:13 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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I went panoramic roof (plus titanium alloys).

I need some new DSP's at home anyway, funds better spent that way I think.

I still think the regular ICE will handle anything the iPhone throws at it.


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#163698 - 2012-03-29 14:15 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Thanks for the input though. I was struggling with my conscience all morning, at least with the panoramic roof we'll be able to see all the bird poo in all its glory.


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#163699 - 2012-03-29 14:25 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Ian]
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Originally Posted By: Ian
I was looking at the Evoque range online and noticed that there were some 2 wheel drive models. How are they going to be able to mount the pavement to park?

We actually live up a 300 metre dirt track, so looked at options. Looked at used LR sport and the Toyota Land cruiser ad nauseum. Mrs saw the evoque and that was it, shopping over. We speced up on the SD4 auto with dynamic mode control, so it better not bl**dy break down after a week!


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#163704 - 2012-03-29 14:44 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Watch out. Apparently mud on these things voids the warranty wink


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#163708 - 2012-03-29 15:04 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Ian]
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I sense a bitter Land Rover experience Ian. I hope they prove you wrong, at least we'll look cool waiting for the AA to turn up.


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#163713 - 2012-03-29 15:23 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I went panoramic roof (plus titanium alloys).
I still think the regular ICE will handle anything the iPhone throws at it.

You can always retrofit an M80 later...


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#163714 - 2012-03-29 15:27 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: dpstjp]
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Already in the pipeline for those 'weekend trips'.


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#163716 - 2012-03-29 15:38 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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I am not sure what the systems are on the Evoque, but the dealer played me the M system and it was very, very good. Even moving it sounded great.

He then played me the other system, there must be three as he said it was the upgraded system between the basic system and the Meridian.
It sounded OK, but nothing more than OK.

Meridian system will be a joy every day, a panoramic roof is a pain in the arse.
I have had two now on various cars, both ended up with squeaks and both used to fry you on sunny days. They are alright on cloudy days and do let more light into the cabin but just buy a lighter interior.

I had the one on our 535d sport touring replaced after 25k miles, and then it started squeaking again at 40k miles and they replaced the seals.

I wouldn't buy a car with one again.



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#163717 - 2012-03-29 15:39 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I went panoramic roof (plus titanium alloys).

I need some new DSP's at home anyway, funds better spent that way I think.

I still think the regular ICE will handle anything the iPhone throws at it.


Oops!! Missed the second page, sorry!

Meridian sounded crap, a pano roof on the other hand is a must have. blush


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#163733 - 2012-03-29 23:53 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: gIzzE]
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Originally Posted By: gIzzE
Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I went panoramic roof (plus titanium alloys).
I need some new DSP's at home anyway, funds better spent that way I think.
I still think the regular ICE will handle anything the iPhone throws at it.

Oops!! Missed the second page, sorry!
Meridian sounded crap, a pano roof on the other hand is a must have. blush



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#163772 - 2012-03-30 09:00 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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We actually live up a 300 metre dirt track, so looked at options.

Did a Subaru Outback Diesel not enter the thinking at any point?


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#163774 - 2012-03-30 09:12 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Mudge]
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I'm thinking about one of these for the Autumn...

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/index/E70-X5MP/?requestSource=topnav

What do you think? A bit gutless? grin grin


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#163799 - 2012-03-30 13:55 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: gIzzE]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
I went panoramic roof (plus titanium alloys).

I need some new DSP's at home anyway, funds better spent that way I think.

I still think the regular ICE will handle anything the iPhone throws at it.


Oops!! Missed the second page, sorry!

Meridian sounded crap, a pano roof on the other hand is a must have. blush


smile.... does have electric retractable leather cover though, so we don't have to have it open wink


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#163800 - 2012-03-30 13:57 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Mudge]
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Originally Posted By: Jlowdo
We actually live up a 300 metre dirt track, so looked at options.

Did a Subaru Outback Diesel not enter the thinking at any point?



If I wanted a divorce, maybe.


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#163803 - 2012-03-30 14:17 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: MalcolmW]
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Originally Posted By: MalcolmW
I'm thinking about one of these for the Autumn...

http://www.bmw.co.uk/bmwuk/index/E70-X5MP/?requestSource=topnav

What do you think? A bit gutless? grin grin


Now the X6 is available as a 5 seater, I would have to have this bad boy....

Completely pointless which is the point - the new X6 M



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#163825 - 2012-03-31 01:34 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jlowdo]
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I sense a bitter Land Rover experience Ian. I hope they prove you wrong, at least we'll look cool waiting for the AA to turn up.

Yes. My Defender was the worst vehicle that I ever owned. In the end a critical structural component rusted - not bad for an aluminium vehicle. They obviously had not heard about galvanic corrosion and how seals are meant to keep water out and not in. Best bit was the Japanese engine that someone had fitted to replace the petrol lump.

I do hope that LR have sorted their reliability. Apparently Evoque is being built in the Jaguar plant which is a good sign. About 15 years ago I had the pleasure of spending time with Gerry Mcgovern and spoke at length about cars and design. Very inspiring. Even though the Evoque design is not my cup of tea it is clearly appealing to first time LR owners. I hope for the sake of British brands that LR have finally sorted their reliability issue.


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#163872 - 2012-04-01 02:20 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Ian]
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I have to admit that I once owned an Overfinch 630R. Fabulous car when it was working, but if you'd painted it yellow it couldn't have been a bigger lemon. Not LR's fault mind you.

When I look back though, it makes me wonder whether offroad cars this size ought to built to go faster at all.

Unless you genuinely need to go offroad (which I did) you simply don't need a 4x4, let alone one this size.


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#164079 - 2012-04-03 13:43 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: dpstjp]
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Originally Posted By: dpstjp
Unless you genuinely need to go offroad (which I did) you simply don't need a 4x4, let alone one this size.

Hardly anyone buys a 4x4 because they need one though, do they? They buy one due to certain lifestyle choices and not wanting to drive a MPV in most cases.
Most 4x4s (including LR Defenders etc.) aren't even that good in the sort of conditions that people buy them 'just in case' of.


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#164655 - 2012-04-10 09:58 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Mudge]
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I am interested in the choice available. Meridian Trifield wins hands down over a Panasonic roof (dylsexia problem) . The "drive in movie" however "with reclining seats" takes on a whole new meaning, with both options.


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#188723 - 2013-04-06 00:58 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: dpstjp]
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Yetis Offline
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Originally Posted By: dpstjp
When I look back though, it makes me wonder whether offroad cars this size ought to built to go faster at
I had a Cayenne Turbo couple years ago. That was meant to go fast. It had its share of technology glitches, but never left me stranded. I think the biggest issue was having to change tires in the winter/summer. It was a beast of a truck and frighteningly quick for its mass. However, it handled incredible well and was no slouch on the brakes.

Originally Posted By: dpstjp
Unless you genuinely need to go offroad (which I did) you simply don't need a 4x4, let alone one this size.
I don't think it's about going off road, it's more about protection from the 17 year old in their Subaru WRX, doing 100 in a 25 zone, into your rear end. Further, given the recent mild winters in the UK... I am sure there are plenty of small call owners who were longing for a 4x4 this winter!


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#188737 - 2013-04-06 05:52 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Yetis]
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Mudge Offline
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Has anyone heard the M system in a Jag yet?

The XF Shooting-brake looks very tempting.


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#189030 - 2013-04-12 15:31 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Jetblast]
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I was very fortunate to visit Meridian recently and was able to hear the system in the Vogue and the Jag back to back (In the Meridian carpark). I have to say both were fantastic sounding but if push comes to shove I would say that the Jag sounded better (slightly). Maybe cabin acoustics....??


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#189032 - 2013-04-12 16:25 Re: To Max the Evoque or not [Re: Parky43007]
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Hi Parky43007

I was lucky to have had the same demonstration and I agree, the Jaguar sounded better to my ears, the Range Rover was very nice though, although I heard it used 3 gallons just ticking over during the demo!!

Cheers

Russ


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