Well, it's been nearly two years...
As usual I have a bit of an SUV itch to scratch. Been out in a Touareg R and a BMW X3 and 5 both 30d M Sport variants. Oddly, despite significant list price differences all are withing spitting distance when it comes to monthly payments. So far the X5 is on top, although a 40d may be better even if it would cost a few quid more.
Had a day out in a Macan........not for me.
Took a look at Land Rover, went to two local dealers but they don't want to play. Although I love the interior of the Evoque, I (sorry Richard) can't get past the generally held view that its a girls car (both salesmen I spoke too smiled that knowing smile when I said that) and it's blooming expensive. I found the Disco Sport to be too basic and the RR Sport remains tantalizing but just out of sensible reach.
Saw a Contract Hire deal on a Porsche Cayenne Platinum Ed, so I called my dealer on Thursday and asked if they'd match it, to my surprise he said yes, so now that's now in the same ball park as the others. I have one sat on my drive right now (extended test drive.......don't get excited) So far I've done 60 or so miles in it, and although it's based on a Touareg, I can confirm that it absolutely does not drive like one. It's more hushed and FAR flatter around the bends.
BUT........ I just can't decide what to do. Keep the Cayman? - it's going to need £1500 spending on it, most of which will effectively be passed on to the next owner (service/brake fluid change/new tyres) The warranty will be up in December, I've had it/loved it for two years, but it seems a good time to let it go.
Do I go SUV? or perhaps a decent estate - I fancy a year round car that suits my purposes and an all wheel drive estate fits the bill.
Don't know what to do.