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I was a little concerned going to 22" all-seasons and how they would handle snow. I can say after the first storm, I did everything I could to get it stuck and I had no problems. Even seeing other people struggle and the RRS having no problem was a relief. I had it raised up out of caution (and to go in the deeper snow banks). So... I'm going to just keep the all-seasons vs. buying snows at this point.


Note 1: I was stuck in brutal traffic at the time so I was messing around with settings (put it in mud rut setting - so disregard all the lights on in the dash).
Note 2: Snow was another a couple inches at the time of picture but I took it out in about 5" of snow later in the night on some unplowed roads
Note 3: This is the RRS V8Dynamic (have until the ATB comes in)
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How is this the RRSS Dynamic? You have the analogue gauges and my understanding is that the Dynamic has the virtual cluster.
 

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I know you're just typing words here, but it's like I'm reading a beautiful poem written by angels. Glad to hear the RRS is snow friendly.
 

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#1 whoops! I don't have dynamic. I thought that was something else. This one only really has 22 in rims and not much more. Again just driving it until mine comes in around feb/march

#2 hmm yes the hill descent was over kill on a flat bridge ehh? I was literally bored out of my mind after 1.5 hours in traffic and just playing around with all the modes.

But conclusion remains true, I was really impressed by this trucks ability in the snow. Anyone else have thoughts on it?
 

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Wow, you have one heck of a dealer. Giving you a loaner to drive while waiting for your order to show up. Plus a V8SC at that.

If they give me a loaner for 2 months, I would put about 4k miles on it. Then I'll buy it from them CPO. :)

They probably will make more money on the selling the used one vs the new one you're getting.

Good customer service, never the less.

-ThinkMac-



#1 whoops! I don't have dynamic. I thought that was something else. This one only really has 22 in rims and not much more. Again just driving it until mine comes in around feb/march

#2 hmm yes the hill descent was over kill on a flat bridge ehh? I was literally bored out of my mind after 1.5 hours in traffic and just playing around with all the modes.

But conclusion remains true, I was really impressed by this trucks ability in the snow. Anyone else have thoughts on it?
 

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My dealer is awesome, hands down. I mean let's not kid ourselves, it's built into the price with everything (not getting a discount on MSRP!!!) so I don't want to represent it's pure generousity but all things considered getting to drive a v8SC for 5 months before my car gets in is a pretty cool perk.

I also agreed to keep the mileage low and he knows it'll come back in just as new (and I agree the used market for these things is pretty tight!!!)

Absolutely love this car so far but I can't wait to get my color combo (same as you thinkmac!) and get all the toys with the ATB
 

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i can not fathom this.

you're saying you ordered an ATB months ago, and to make the wait easier, the dealer just GAVE YOU a V8 to drive around in until it gets here? are you paying for this? i want answers.

no... i want the truth.
 

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I was thinking the same thing... This is unheard of. If I suggested something like this, I would be laughed at, thrown dog poop and then escorted out of the showroom in two pieces. If I had a dealership like that, I would be buying all my cars from there for the rest of my life.
 

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looks like the Range Rover Sport SUCKS in the snow due to the tires they put on there...

http://www.consumerreports.org/cro/news/2013/12/land-rover-range-rover-sport-with-summer-tires/index.htm

money part:

"So then we checked with a Michelin company rep and he explained by email how it came about: "Basically, Land Rover requires M+S marking with some 'minimal' level of winter performance, even for their summer fitments, to maintain their 'go anywhere' type of image. To carry that message, Land Rover asks for the M+S marking and for the tire selection to be capable of low-temperature running. They are certainly not snow tires, so it is still good advice to tell consumers to choose snow tires for optimum driving in wintry conditions."

Land Rover reps tell us that the Michelin Latitude Sport is the only fitment for Sports with 20- and 21-inch tires."
 

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Feel free to MSG me direct. But you can always negotiate with car dealers to sell you a car from the lot and then pre-negotiate the trade-in back to them at a later date. As I said, I didn't get any bargain on buying the ATB which I would have expected. It was all a package - so trade-in current car, get new car from lot day 1, then trade in new car for actual car I want. Any dealership will do this - it's just a matter of how much they will charge you for the use of the car (depreciation from how long you drive it) along with the trade-in price and the agreed price for the car you actually want (i.e. the package)

Again - I got an alright deal, no repping it was amazing or horrible - but I'm sure many other members on the board negotiated discounts off MSRP. I went to two dealers and the one I went with had an unsold 2014 that I bought sight unseen vs. the other dealer wanted to charge me a decent amount per month and it was the v6.
 

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I must have terrible negotiation skills because I ordered mine in August and negotiated nothing off. I'm paying MSRP for mine.
 

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I really doubt anyone on the board got anything less than MSRP negotiated unless they had a personal relationship with the dealership ...
 

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I really doubt anyone on the board got anything less than MSRP negotiated unless they had a personal relationship with the dealership ...
I am getting a little off, but I have bought many cars from that family of dealers.
 

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Feel free to MSG me direct. But you can always negotiate with car dealers to sell you a car from the lot and then pre-negotiate the trade-in back to them at a later date. As I said, I didn't get any bargain on buying the ATB which I would have expected. It was all a package - so trade-in current car, get new car from lot day 1, then trade in new car for actual car I want. Any dealership will do this - it's just a matter of how much they will charge you for the use of the car (depreciation from how long you drive it) along with the trade-in price and the agreed price for the car you actually want (i.e. the package)

Again - I got an alright deal, no repping it was amazing or horrible - but I'm sure many other members on the board negotiated discounts off MSRP. I went to two dealers and the one I went with had an unsold 2014 that I bought sight unseen vs. the other dealer wanted to charge me a decent amount per month and it was the v6.
I negotiated something similar - not quite the 'deal' that yours was. I had a BMW and it was July. My car wasn't getting in until September. I sold my car and they gave me a loaner (at no cost to me) for a month or two until my RRS came in. Granted, that loaner was a LR2 (gets a bad rap imo - my only issue was handling on city streets was lacking) and my RRS came in early (not a problem at all).
 
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