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V8_Disco



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2011 4.4 tdv8 - advice on buying

Hi

I have been looking for a couple of months and just put a deposit down on a 2011, tdv8 vogue se, blue with a black interior, I have been reading the posts on the forum and asked some specific questions etc but now I have actually found what might be the “one”

It’s just rolled over on 100k miles, it has a stamped service history, it’s reported to have had a gear box flush and the oil cooler replaced - I have asked for evidence for these works on the visual inspection and drive tomorrow - I have found this post so will be reading this closely https://www.fullfatrr.com/forum/post189410.html#189410

But after any specific advice what should I look for to assure it’s the specification quoted, what to look for (make sure I push it over 2.5k on the test drive and look for smoke etc)

Normally I would have seen a lot of them, and driven a few with Covid however it’s not to be, I have driven a 4.4, 4.2 petrols but a while ago so not feeling quite as prepared as I would like

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bleeperman



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2014 Range Rover Vogue SDV8 Balmoral Blue
L405

Go carry on and wait for a L405 SDV8 impressive motor! Help got CAR OWNER VIRUS!

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Rambles



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2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Stornoway Grey

I have a MY11 4.4
Had it since new
Near faultless.
Rides like new.
Done its depreciation
Won’t be getting rid of in a hurry unless it has a catastrophic problem
My secret? I give it a regular Italian tune up.

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mjdronfield



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

I wouldn’t worry too much if it throws some crap out when you first boot it, as prob sat about and done short journeys perhaps.... but should be clear once it’s had a blow through.....

Thumbs Up 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE 4.4 TDV8

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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V8_Disco



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Thanks for the reply’s, on getting the newer model there is a HUGE price difference.... I would prefer to be buying in the middle of a market (and Millage) rather than bottom feeding high mile trucks

Kind of glad there are not loads of comments, there are a lot of these trucks out there .... buy with my eyes and make sure I know what I am getting into, fixing can be complicated and expensive but as with anything Land Rover you need to be aware that it’s not going to be a buy and forget purchase

It’s a missrable day to go and see a car though, 😢

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rvbush



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue TDV8 Stornoway Grey

My advice:

Low number of owners (dogs change hands a lot)
FSH, doesn't have to be MD, respected indy probably better
Good MOT history, gives an indication of how it's been looked after
Check for corrosion on lower tailgate and rear wheel arch lips inside rear door shut and where arch meets sill.
Premium tyres, matching all round with good tread depth left.

If all the above check out and it's obviously in good condition visually, it's most likely a goodun! Drives:
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue - Stornoway Grey
2010 FFRR TdV8 Vogue SE - Zermatt Silver
1998 BMW E36 M3 GTII

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V8_Disco



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Well I went for it, a few to many owners but the last one did a lot of preventive maintenance, and it presented well with everything working, local independent quality used for the harder work (oil cooler etc)

See if I live to regret it, a lovely vogue Se is now on the drive

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dhallworth



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Autobiography TDV8 Baltic Blue

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Nice work. The 4.4 TDV8 combined with the 8 speed box make a cracking car. May you have many happy miles in her.

David. 1997 4.6 HSE - Oxford Blue with Ash Grey Leather
2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2002 4.6 Vogue SE - Alveston Red with Lightstone Leather
2007 Freelander i6 HSE in Izmir Blue with Ebony Leather
2007 Range Rover Supercharged in Java Black with Ivory Leather
2012 Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography in Baltic Blue with Sand Interior

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V8_Disco



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Thanks, very tidy rear aches and sills though signs I need to do some wax/similar to keep it that way

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Nice one Thumbs Up
Loads of information on here to keep it on the road and do yourself a favour...avoid main dealers. Bunch of Censored
Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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V8_Disco



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Been there with my other land rovers! Though I don’t think many know what my stage 1 is!

I also have a Subaru Outback (not sure if it’s going) and main dealers have actually been very good given the diesel in its very unusual

Definitely been reading up on this page already, great information

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Fox889



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United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Westminster TDV8 Orkney Grey

Rust, believe it or not, is a problem with the later L322's [Tata ownership = cheap steel] as others have said, tailgate, rear arches & if you look inside the rear doors towards the black plastic sill cover, any rust problems will be creeping up from said area.
2500 rpm to 3000rpm should give you an indication of the turbo drain situation.
Tyres are always a good giveaway regarding maintenance levels I think, I've seen loads for sale on Manheim & BCA's sites with 'budget' under tyre type. Apologies to any member who puts budget tyres on their RR Embarassed
If you can, lay on your back & look under the car, near to the exhaust/gearbox area, any signs of oil dripping 'could' be the oil cooler [had mine done] not silly expensive but needs doing.
These 4.4's are gorgeous & don't be put off if you need to spend a few shillings on one, they really are worth it.
Go with your gut feeling, normally that works well Very Happy 2012 Orkney Grey Westminster 4.4TDV8 with Ivory interior.........nice!
Triumph Tiger 955i [gone]
BMW R1150GS
BMW Z4 3.0 Sterling Grey

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V8_Disco



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Thanks, I was aware of the rust issue, this is solid but a tinny amount just on the edges so I need to think about some
Wax though ideally given the amount of plastic around it something thinner so it creeps in more??

The Truck was spotless, but cleaned within an inch of its life, pervious owner was the dad of one of the workshop staff and it’s had the oil cooler done at a good local independent (where I will most likely go for specific work) along with the gearbox flush etc, though I do some myself if I was fussy (and I am) the rear disks need swapping but I will see if they clean up a little as I use it

It’s on 20s though personally I would prefer more sidewall and I will want to swap to more capable Rubber it will get some light off-road work with me and use in the snow when I can get back onto Scotland for some climbing, I also need to fit some roof bars, though I am not sure it will be my kayaking waggon as it’s tall

Cheers

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Tyres
General Grabber AT3 in 255 55 20 for me next
Lots on here about them and that size Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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DrRob



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United Kingdom 2011 Range Rover Vogue SE TDV8 Buckingham Blue

Are you near JAS nr York. Best independent round there Thumbs Up 2011 4.4 TDV8 Vogue SE Buckingham Blue with Ivory interior and clear glass
1993 200 Tdi Range Rover Classic - labour of love
--------------------------------------------------
2012 SDV6 Range Rover Sport - gone
2012 Freelander - gone
Series 2A V8 Lightweight - gone
1952 80" - gone
1949 80" - still in family since 1975

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