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Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2018 10:50 pm
by Ian_d
I have to say Craig that this looks fantastic and I think your pics have persuaded me to get the running boards fitted to mine by the dealer. Very pleased with my decision now

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Sun Dec 16, 2018 7:40 pm
by Pink72
Very nice, that looks very good indeed with the sport line finish. Nice running boards too.

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:46 pm
by Ian_d
Can anyone tell me how much the running boards eat into ground clearance?

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Thu Dec 27, 2018 6:11 pm
by FoxtrotAlpha
eLTe wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 3:12 pm
ingram69 wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:52 pm
eLTe wrote:
Wed Apr 04, 2018 12:07 pm
As for the scout, it’s a design line with little interest. If people want a proper off roader they’ll go buy one. A soft roader made to look like an off roader doesn’t make much sense, to me at least. It also doesn’t look as dramatic as the sportline so isn’t as popular.
Ouch!
Just being honest! I’ve seen a few in show rooms and just don’t get the attraction to it. The silver trim on the front looks terrible and all the off road bits aren’t worth the money. This is all my own personal opinion of course! :)
I would agree the styling of the Scout externally looks pretty bad with the plastics grey/silver inserts front and rear but for me the interior with the wood effect inserts is by and far the worst part of the design, looks cheap and tacky to me and very dated. I think it reminds me of 1980s Rovers.

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Tue Jan 08, 2019 7:17 pm
by Gilbey999
Craig has your black sportline being ceramic coated ?? that is some shine on it, what you using? also are the running boards worth the extra

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:32 pm
by mrcraigcharlton
Hi - haven't been on here for a while, but after 10 months of ownership I love the car. Done 8k miles now and the engine has loosened up, I don't miss my X5 3.0D at all, the Kodiaq is bigger inside, is easier to live with with two kids and now a dog. The alcantara even cleans up well after my two year old has crushed everything into it too! And people still come up and 'thats nice - what is it'. I love the Sat Nav, the Automatic Cruise Control is great for long journeys and the heated windscreen and steering wheel great at this time of year. The kids love the sleep pack with the blinds and the pull down headrests too. Also my friends say I'm a brand snob I said I would keep it for 6 months but they were wrong - the car is great and the wife loves it too - drives it more than the Up GTI we've just bought for her! Black is a nightmare to keep clean but I still think it's the best colour - that and Quartz Grey.

As for the other Qs - I didn't have it ceramic coated, it was treated with something but not ceramic - I just keep my cars v clean.

It is however currently at the Dr's after having a small altercation with a wall the other week, £2k worth of damage. My wife said the wall just jumped out at her - surround cameras next time I think! Hopefully get it back tomorrow as I need it for the weekend for a trip to B&Q! Otherwise I'll look like an idiot with fence posts sticking out of the roof of my Boxster!

Also agree with other comments on here - the vRS is an expensive disappointment. It should have been a 275/300BHP+ Petrol like the Cupra Ateca then it would be interesting - stick with the Sportline.

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 6:34 pm
by mrcraigcharlton
Ian_d wrote:
Wed Dec 19, 2018 11:46 pm
Can anyone tell me how much the running boards eat into ground clearance?
I can measure it for you tomorrow but to be honest after 9 months I have not noticed any issues. My Boxster bottoms out on the speedbump out side my house the Kodiaq eats it for breakfast.

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 9:19 pm
by TonyC
Ouch!
Hope they make a great job at the body shop and get it looking as good as new again.

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Thu Jan 10, 2019 11:26 pm
by Ian_d
Thanks for the answer to my question. I do think the running boards improve the lines of the vehicle but ground clearance was my only concern.
Hope yours is looking good as new as soon as possible

Re: Clean black Sportline

Posted: Fri Jan 11, 2019 5:50 pm
by DrMatt
And that, dear friends, is exactly why my wife will never drive my Kodiaq!

Hope she gets well soon (your Kodiaq I mean)