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Old 17.04.2017, 14:54
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Lexus RX 450 or Range Rover Evoque?

I had my Evoque for 4 years and although the servicing was free for the first 3 years but it cost me approx 1,200 CHF for the 4th year standard servicing. Now I'm thinking of part exchanging for Lexus RX 450 the old model as I don't like the look of the new model and I calculated that it would cost me approx 10K on top of the part exchange price. However, it seems that the Lexus servicing is free (except for 200 CHF for consumables) for 10 years or up to 100K KM and it seems that I can make up the 10K cost with the free servicing if I were to part exchange.

I'm quite keen on the Lexus as it's a Hybrid and less pollutant than the Evoque diesel 2.2 and it's more spacious for my 2 lil kids. Furthermore, it's very comfortable to drive.

I've been very happy with the Evoque but it seems the servicing costs will pay for the Lexus part exchange cost.

Can anyone knowledgeable advise if I got the above calculations correct? I would especially appreciate comments from "Fatmanfilms" or "IDFX".
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Old 17.04.2017, 15:40
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Re: Lexus RX 450 or Range Rover Evoque?

Do you have an offer from a dealer? Or did you just take the prices from autoscout?

What about deprecation?

Couldn't you renew/extend the warranty after 3 years?

That said, is a replacement-battery for the Lexus included in the "free" service?
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Old 17.04.2017, 15:47
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Re: Lexus RX 450 or Range Rover Evoque?

The Lexus probably consumes more fuel than the Evoque. This shouldn't be a reason to change.
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Old 17.04.2017, 16:18
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Do you have an offer from a dealer? Or did you just take the prices from autoscout?

What about deprecation?

Couldn't you renew/extend the warranty after 3 years?

That said, is a replacement-battery for the Lexus included in the "free" service?
No I haven't had a firm offer but the 10K is based on the current price of the Lexus in the forecourt and the price that was quoted for my car a year ago minus couple of grand.

I'm not fussed about the depreciation as I'm planning on keeping the car and running it until it cannot run no more.

I couldn't extend on the guarantee on the Evoque as I missed the deadline by couple of months.

I haven't thought and the replacement battery. Do you know how much those costs to replace?
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Old 17.04.2017, 19:26
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Re: Lexus RX 450 or Range Rover Evoque?

The 1,200 for 'servicing' on the Evoque also includes a very comprehensive warranty, paying for servicing alone will cost you less than that, but obviously you're on the hook if anything breaks now.

With the Lexus it's the same story, if servicing is free that doesn't mean there won't be bills and you're going to have to pay for breakdowns and consumable parts like brakes, tyres etc.

If the servicing and running costs are the main driver then buy something new with 5 years warranty and 10 years servicing cover, I think the logic of getting a car just for free servicing is flawed though. I reckon your best option is to buy a new Skoda Kodiaq with all the extended service and warranty boxes ticked.

The Lexus is a bigger and heavier car so is likely to have more of an appetite for consumables, it should be reliable but you never know really. Personally I don't like the car and I can't imagine swapping my Evoque for one, but I'm a 30something marketing guy, if you're a 50something accountant it might be different
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