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CMC15



Member Since: 15 Mar 2019
Location: Wirral
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black
The Last Car I Thought I Would Buy......

Hi All, new member by happy accident!

After looking for a new 'family' car due to a new baby and a BMW 6 Series, I seen a FFRR on a local forecourt and had a quick look. After 10+ years of BMW coupes, I had never considered a 4x4 or a FFRR. Anyway, after going for a test drive, I 'got it' and finally understand why you guys love these things.

Deal was done there and then on a 2011, 4.4 TDV8, 1 owner, 37k miles, full RRSH in Santorini Black with Westminster wheels. The car also came with new disks +pads all round, full service, full 12m MOT and a clean set of 19" wheels which new Pirelli Scorpions.

To say I am happy is an understatement. Love the effortless torque, waftability, road presence and fuel economy!

The way that they hold the road has also been a pleasant surprise.

No plans apart from maybe some side sides currently, just keep her in tip-top condition and enjoy her.

Cheers, Chris






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Red Merle



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United Kingdom 2017 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Aintree Green

Congratulations, that’s a handsome looking example Thumbs Up

I broke myself in a bit more gently, with five different LR’s before arriving at the Full Fat. Well done for getting all that dithering about out of the way and jumping straight in at the deep end Laughing Enjoy Thumbs Up 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green
& 2013 Tiger 1200


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Post #508832 15th Mar 2019 3:01pm
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Full Fattie



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.2 SC V8 Zambezi Silver

Welcome to the forum and ownership.

You’ve made a good choice with the 4.4 from what I hear. I personally found it beneficial to familiarise myself with the wiki when I joined, there’s som invaluable information in there.

If you’re looking to change anything then Powerful UK have a very good YouTube section so you can do things yourself.

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Tinman



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Car looks great, go for the deployable steps from Dan, Duckworths easy to fit yourself, and plenty of help here if you get stuck?

Post #508839 15th Mar 2019 3:46pm
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MikeO



Member Since: 02 Jan 2018
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Scotland 2009 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Buckingham Blue

And maybe fill the upper tailgate with rust-inhibitor so it doesn't end up falling to pieces...

Very nice looking example Thumbs Up

See https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/topic50414.html 2009 FF Vogue TDV8 Buckingham Blue
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Andy B



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England 2015 Range Rover Vogue SE SDV8 Corris Grey

Ditto, great looking Fatty! Enjoy the experience and that great 4.4 V8 Thumbs Up Current : SDV8 VSE
Previous : 5.0 S/C AB, 4.2 S/C, BMW 528i, Saab 900 Turbo, Saab T16S

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CMC15



Member Since: 15 Mar 2019
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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black

Cheers for the welcome and the advice guys.

Enjoy the weekend, ill be washing the car!

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dolph34



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Ireland 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Santorini Black

Very nice Thumbs Up 2011 VSE
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R1 1998

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Red Merle



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United Kingdom 2017 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Aintree Green

@CMC15: Have you noticed people letting you out of junctions again yet?! Rolling Eyes Wink 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green
& 2013 Tiger 1200

Post #508859 15th Mar 2019 6:00pm
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CMC15



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black

Haha yes! It is true that most road users don't like BMW drivers, I was out in the 6 series this afternoon and noticed other people's road manners toward the BMW are not the best. Even in the more imposing FFRR, you don't feel the need to drive too quickly as you know you have plenty of power in reserve and just want to waft around, where as the 6 just wants to go constantly.

FFRR from now on I feel.....

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mjdronfield



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

I still like the cherry wood

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Previous cars :
2003 Range Rover Vogue TD6
1999 Discovery Td5 ES
1995 BMW M5 3.8 6 speed
1992 Range Rover 3.9 Efi Vogue
1992 BMW M5 3.8
1988 BMW 735i SE
1989 Ford Sierra XR4x4 2.9i
1981 Ford Fiesta Supersport

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Woofster



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Canada 

When I'm in the BMW, other drivers will tailgate me if I'm driving too slow, try to race me if I'm driving fast, expect me to cut in front of them...it's weird.

In the big Range Rovers, I tend to cruise a bit more but no one will tailgate me, probably since I likely won't see them in my rearview mirror anyway, and most people will just drive around me if I'm going slower than their liking. It's great. Drivers tend to leave me alone in the RR, and it works out perfectly, because I tune everyone else out too! Cool 2010 RR SC
2007 RR SC

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mpirie



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Scotland 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Santorini Black

CMC15 wrote:
you know you have plenty of power in reserve and just want to waft around

And that you could drive over them if you wanted to! Mr. Green

Mike

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CMC15



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black

Yes Mike exactly!

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