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FFRRWannabe



Member Since: 19 May 2019
Location: Snohomish WA
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United States 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged Stornoway Grey
New Stateside FF RR 2011 L3222 AB owner

Well I thought I would start my thread now that I have picked up my new FFRR.

2011 Autobiography. Of course stateside we only have gasoline (petrol) engines so of course this is a 5.0l supercharged model. My wife and I flew to San Diego, CA to pickup our first fatty, then proceeded to drive approximately 1200 miles north to our home in the Seattle metro area. The day after we arrived, my wife took for another trip across the state to visit her dad, so all I have at this point are a few pictures provided by the PO and a couple I took on the California coast highway. Be kind as we are not photographers, but this will be a start.

Upon arrival in San Diego, I had just had the transmission, transfer case, and differential fluids changed. Then about halfway home I had a set of Michelin Defender LTX M/S installed. Once I arrived, I changed the oil and filter as it was due for the change at that point. I decided to do that service myself as I wanted to learn the new engine setup and will do the normal service myself.

Back to the drive north, I am totally in love. I had read how much everyone loves theirs, but until one takes ownership you just don't know what it means. I had only driven one other 2010 SC model, so I didn't have much to measure it against. It just drives wonderfully. It is hard to explain, but the best I can do is a wonderful cross between a wonderful XJR, BMW 7 series and solid SUV. The power is spectacular for such a heavy beast, and I could never be wanting for more. This is the first time I have owned a vehicle that I can say that I don't want more power, and that is saying a lot given I will probably be swapping my XJR for an SL63 AMG.

After my wife got to Spokane this last Monday, she sent the most emotive message raving about how much she lovers her new RR. She rarely says anything about cars unless she really dislikes them, so this is a huge thing to hear her already talk about the L405 when it is time to upgrade to that!


California coast north of Morro Bay.





PO pictures provided during sale process...

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When it returns and I open my Fathers day gifts, I will proceed to give it a good detail. It has been well maintained, but needs a bit more help to get it closer to what I want! 2011 Range Rover Autobiography
Stornoway Grey
Storm/Jet Seats
Center Console Storm
IP/Topper Jet
Grand Black Lacquer Finisher

Post #518269 13th Jun 2019 12:21am
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rjff



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Santorini Black

Sounds good, looks great, and if the wife likes it that much you're stuffed to get your hands on it again
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Richard
(there are no such things as an ordinary FullFat, an ordinary cat or too many tools)
TDV8 Vogue (11MY)
Gap IIDBT (learning but happy to help)

Post #518278 13th Jun 2019 8:12am
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DrF



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United Kingdom 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography 5.0 SC V8 Orkney Grey

Looks very nice Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 2018 Range Rover SV LWB Autobiography 5.0 Supercharged
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johnboy



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United Kingdom 2015 Range Rover Autobiography 5.0 SC V8 Corris Grey

Very Nice, Lovely Colour, Spectacular scenery, Enjoy Thumbs Up

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Woofster



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Looks great. I love the light-colored leather, as it really brings out the details of the interior. 2010 RR SC
2007 RR SC

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Bradders



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Zermatt Silver

Looks lovely. Im not jealous of your amazing weather at all.......... Mr. Green Current: FF Westminster money pit

Gone:
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RRS 3.6 TDV8
FL2 TD4

Post #518348 13th Jun 2019 5:28pm
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Doc



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Really good looking! How many miles on the clock? Thumbs Up

Post #518385 13th Jun 2019 8:59pm
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FFRRWannabe



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United States 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged Stornoway Grey

Thanks everyone. We really like the interior color as well. Won't be as high of maintenance as Ivory, but still has some of the same affect of highlighting the interior. As to the weather, I truly wish I could still claim it but sadly I moved from the Southern California area nearly 20 years ago, and now live in the Seattle Metro area. From what I have been told, the Seattle weather is very similar to what you on the other side of the pond experience. Mostly grey and dreary!

As to mileage, it is currently 123K+. It was more than I wanted when I was searching, but when I reviewed the stack of invoices for the maintenance over the last 5 years and 60K+ miles, I decided that the higher miles shouldn't matter too much if I were to project TCO! The PO spent $28.5K dollars over that timeframe. Very Happy 2011 Range Rover Autobiography
Stornoway Grey
Storm/Jet Seats
Center Console Storm
IP/Topper Jet
Grand Black Lacquer Finisher

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Piet



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Netherlands 2008 Range Rover Autobiography 4.2 SC V8 Lucerne Green

Beautiful car on a lovely road.
Bin there last year. Drive HW1 from SF to Portland with a RV.
Liked it a lot, go back there again some day.

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essex boy



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United Kingdom 2007 Range Rover Supercharged 4.2 SC V8 Java Black

Very nice but the steering wheel is on the wrong Very Happy side

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FFRRWannabe



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United States 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged Stornoway Grey

I was thinking some of the classic British Leyland quality issues were to blame for the steering wheel placement?! Rolling with laughter 2011 Range Rover Autobiography
Stornoway Grey
Storm/Jet Seats
Center Console Storm
IP/Topper Jet
Grand Black Lacquer Finisher

Post #518508 14th Jun 2019 7:20pm
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FFRRWannabe



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United States 2011 Range Rover Autobiography Supercharged Stornoway Grey

Piet wrote:
Beautiful car on a lovely road.
Bin there last year. Drive HW1 from SF to Portland with a RV.
Liked it a lot, go back there again some day.


Yes I have done this section of highway several times and it never gets tiresome. If you haven't visited Hearst Castle, I highly recommend it as a destination for another visit to the area. 2011 Range Rover Autobiography
Stornoway Grey
Storm/Jet Seats
Center Console Storm
IP/Topper Jet
Grand Black Lacquer Finisher

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Piet



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Netherlands 2008 Range Rover Autobiography 4.2 SC V8 Lucerne Green

No we didnt, and I wil keep that in mind for the next time we are there.
Thank you. We wil come back one time.
Again beautifull car, enjoy it.

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FF_FR



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France 

Congrats on the new wheels and excellent choice


I skipped Hurst castle last time and settled for the elephant seals instead ........what an incredible and amazing site
Truly Attenborough material ----------------------------------------
2006 -2009 RRS HSE 80k mls trouble free (a lucky one)
1990 FF Vogue - fantastic

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