LWB- newbie questions looking to buy
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    LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    In between standard and a LWB, curious any issues with it being a daily driver? Turning radius still good?

    Also, having kids, is the hump (near neck) in the middle seat back an issue for kids in car seats or boosters?

    I would love a LWB in a diesel but doesn’t appear to be an option. Any long term issues w the 5.0 supercharge? I tend to keep my rovers a while. LR3 has 170 on the clock.

    Keep seeing the 17 models have better electronics... how different from a 16?

    Thx for your help!

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    Re: LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    I LOVED my LWB when I was still carting my kids around! It certainly isn't necessary when the kids are smaller but as they get bigger/taller it is nice to not have them bumping the back of my seat. I have always had supercharged and no problems though I don't tend to keep them long either so no long term data from me. I would definitely go for the 2017 or newer, electronics are not perfect but better than 2016 and previous. Middle rear seat isn't as comfortable as the side seats but for running kiddos around they won't know the difference, Good luck and enjoy!
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    Re: LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    Hi,

    I've just bought my second LWB and I don't regret it at all. I do around 40k miles a year of driving and haven't even noticed the fact it's slighly bigger. The rear seating is now so much better and being 6ft 2, I couldn't handle the lack of leg room in the SWB.

    I have two car seats in the back at times and there are no issues either.

    In the UK we have the 4.4 diesel LWB and I love it but I'm not sure about the SC version.

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    Re: LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    I noticed I didn't answer the first part, I have had both SWB and LWB and really there isn't any difference in daily driving. The ONLY thing you will notice and to warn the kids about is the rear doors ARE larger and if you park in a tighter spot or if the kiddos swing the door wide open you will hit cars next to you. But I knew that and always parked away from people.
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    Re: LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    I have had the swb autobiography and the l494 diesel. I never considered a LWB and don't see many at all and in my area you see the SWB every mile or so. When I saw the LWB it had a much more different look and in black I think it looks really unique. In white and silver I am not too much of a fan.

    So now I have a LWB and I love it. I think you will like it too. BTW my 750li is longer so to me its not that big, now the SWB L405 looks really small to me lol.

    Also the big escalades and denalis are longer than lwb l405 so its really not that big.

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    Re: LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    I had the 2015 SWB 5.0 SCV8 Autobiography for 3 years, then bought the 2017 SDV8 4.4 LWB 4 months ago.
    Mine has the executive rear seats with 10 inch rear entertainment.
    There is no difference to me in daily driving. I have 2 toddler seats in the back some times and again no problems at all. The extra leg room is also very useful for any extra luggage you may have when your boot space is full. My older children love the extra leg room.
    I found the infotainment system much better in the 2017 model though.

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    They need to offer the LWB in TD6 or P400 trim in the US like they do abroad. I would prefer a LWB but I don’t want/need the SCV8 for daily.
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    Re: LWB- newbie questions looking to buy

    I have to disagree with there being no difference in daily driving. I typically order a SWB V8, last year decided to go with the LWB for the first time - in my opinion, it drives significantly different. The engine has plenty of power and I don't notice it being slower, but the road feel, cornering, turning, general agility is much different. I understand you don't buy these for agility but you can really feel the extra length. The ride is still wonderful and the backseat/back floor space is much greater. This is a daily driver for me, about 15k miles/year. I'd suggest taking a LWB for a spin and see for yourself.

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