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Martin2



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First Range Rover

After being in German cars for 20 years, I’ve bought a 19MY SDV8 Autobiography in Byron blue. As you’ll all know, there aren’t many options available so it’s fairly standard, just has the 22” wheels, fridge, black burr ash trim and cabin ionisation. I’ve added deplorable side steps, the cost of which made me wince a bit.

My last car was a 2017 750i M Sport with close in £30k of options, the RR is missing a couple of things I’m used to but it’s closer than anything else I looked at. Main reason for the change is the need to transport 2 x (tall) teenage boys and a small baby in a very large car seat. Most cars I looked at weren’t quite wide enough for the latest car seats with extra side protection and didn’t have a comfortable middle seat. Though is end up going to for a Vogue SE because of the larger boot and wider middle seat base, but the angle of the backrest/armrest made it less comfortable, which is great as I wanted the Autobiography.

I appreciate I’m probably in the minority, but I wanted one with silver wheels and ideally without the black pack that look suits the car in my opinion. I didn’t think I’d find one, so was going to compromise and get the wheels changed after purchase, but then I spotted this one which I think looks great.



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Chapeau! Velo



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I think that it looks great too. Any pics of the interior? For awareness, you can fit 3 x large child seats seats across the rear bench in a Citroen Grand Picasso. Thumbs Up

Post #559532 29th Jun 2020 8:24pm
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mjdronfield



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Yes, much better with proper alloys. If you are going to paint them black, might as well have steel wheels.... Whistle

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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

Post #559533 29th Jun 2020 8:26pm
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Andy B



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England 2018 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Loire Blue

Very nice looking fatty Martin Thumbs Up Just got my new one too, so will have fun checking all the new toys Very Happy SDV8 AB MY 2018
SDV8 VSE MY 2015 - Gone
5.0 S/C AB MY 2010 - Gone
4.2 S/C VSE MY 2006 - Gone

Post #559535 29th Jun 2020 8:32pm
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Martin2



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Chapeau! Velo wrote:
I think that it looks great too. Any pics of the interior? For awareness, you can fit 3 x large child seats seats across the rear bench in a Citroen Grand Picasso. Thumbs Up


Oh....too late now Very Happy

Couple of interior pics, but you can’t see how nice the wood trim is. Had individual piano black trim in the 750, so is nice to have something a bit different.



 MY19 SDV8 Autobiography

Post #559547 29th Jun 2020 9:49pm
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Martin2



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Andy B wrote:
Very nice looking fatty Martin Thumbs Up Just got my new one too, so will have fun checking all the new toys Very Happy


Thank you.

It’s missing a few toys that I had before, but it’s mostly the kids who’ll miss out (rear massage, table, twin screens) and it’s nice to have something different to learn about after 4 BMWs in a row and looking forward to the remote climate when the winter comes. Hoping the headlights will be good as I got used to laserlights which were superb. MY19 SDV8 Autobiography

Post #559549 29th Jun 2020 9:57pm
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Martin2



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mjdronfield wrote:
Yes, much better with proper alloys. If you are going to paint them black, might as well have steel wheels.... Whistle

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Agreed Thumbs Up MY19 SDV8 Autobiography

Post #559551 29th Jun 2020 9:58pm
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Tom_T



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United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Carpathian Grey

I agree with you about the silver trims, I'm not a fan of the Black Pack either. Your's looks great with the silver 22's

Post #559590 30th Jun 2020 11:03am
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DrF



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United Kingdom 2018 Range Rover SVAutobiography 5.0 SC V8 Orkney Grey

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Post #559707 30th Jun 2020 10:53pm
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recordman



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United Kingdom 2017 Range Rover Autobiography SDV8 Aruba

Fabulous choice. I too dislike the black pack and your wheels are my favourite Thumbs Up Thumbs Up 2017 SDV8 Autobiography

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RichM63



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France 2006 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

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I’ve added deplorable side steps, the cost of which made me wince a bit.


But they are unique Whistle

Great looking RR Thumbs Up L322 3.6 TDV8 Vogue. 07MY
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Post #559719 1st Jul 2020 7:41am
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Gsxr1250dave



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Chapeau! Velo wrote:
I think that it looks great too. Any pics of the interior? For awareness, you can fit 3 x large child seats seats across the rear bench in a Citroen Grand Picasso. Thumbs Up


He had a bmw 750 m sport............he was never gonna look at a citroen Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter

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Wales 2019 Range Rover SVAutobiography 5.0 SC V8 Loire Blue

Tom_T wrote:
I agree with you about the silver trims, I'm not a fan of the Black Pack either. Your's looks great with the silver 22's


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Post #559752 1st Jul 2020 12:28pm
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Martin2



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Thanks for all the positive comments Very Happy MY19 SDV8 Autobiography

Post #559756 1st Jul 2020 12:42pm
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