This month we met up with the Cartlidge family from Newcastle under- Lyme. Nicola, Stephen and daughter Isobel made the short trip to Halewood for a VIP experience tour with lead Land Rover Experience tour guide, John Mainwaring.
Before their adventure in Halewood Operations began we got the low-down on what brought them to Halewood this month…
Nicola said: “Well, we have just bought a Land Rover Discovery Sport, HSE and we loved the idea that we could come and see them being built not far from where we live.”
The Cartlidge family have purchased a Black Discovery Sport with Black wheels so there is definitely a bit of style running in the family. In fact it is style that got them into the Land Rover showroom in the first place. “We wanted to replace our VW Golf, which is heading back to VW, so we were thinking about what we really wanted and something bigger was in our minds,” said Stephen.
So what made them decide on looking at Land Rover? “It’s our first Land Rover but I have always liked Range Rovers and it’s the pull of the design that got us into the showroom. I really love the Evoque and we thought that would be a good replacement. It is that little bit bigger but not too big. However, when we were sitting in the Evoque at our retailer we realised it was just too small. We have two dogs and although they are only little Pugs the boot just seemed a bit tight for them,” added Nicola. “So we jumped in the Discovery Sport and it really worked for us. It is just the right size and the extra seats are a bonus,” added Stephen.
The family were looking forward to seeing their new car as part of their VIP experience and are particularly fond of the black wheels they have chosen for it. So where will the first adventure be? Isobel was first to respond to this question. “Buxton”. “Oh yes”, said mum. “We really love it there and it is not too far from us, it will be a good run-out for the dogs, we might even stay over during the long weekend coming up.”