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Hi! I just wanted to introduce myself to you wonderful folks on these forums. I have been mostly lurking on these forums for the last several months trying to learn the in's & out's of L322 Range Rover ownership to help guide my search for the perfect Rover for our family. My wife and I have always loved the look of these trucks whether it be a Classic, a P38 or an L322 so when we were thinking about getting a "new" SUV, the FFRR was on the top of the list. So thus the hunt began.

From reading these forums I knew I wanted an excellent condition west coast, low mileage 2010-2012 RR Supercharged with complete service records with only one or two previous owners. Finally after several months of searching a great 2011 RR Supercharged showed up for sale about 150-miles away that met all of the above criteria. After a lot of emails back & forth, I knew this was the right Range Rover for us so we made a deal and I brought her home.
I bought the car from the 2nd owner and it has been meticulously maintained its whole life. The original owner from New Mexico had the car for about 7-years and only logged about 20K miles. He kept it meticulously maintained w/ frequent oil changes and even a brake flush every 2yrs. The 2nd owner (Oregon) had it for about year and logged the other 6,000 miles. It has new Michelin Defenders installed, fresh brake pads front and back and a spare set of factory diamond-turned wheels. I am happy as a clam with it. It drives excellent, has plenty of power, the engine does not yet have the *tick-tick-tick* of death yet. I am hoping the low miles and frequent oil changes will allow me to hold off on the timing chain tensioner replacement for a while. It's been almost a year since its last oil change so that will be the first thing I tackle. Previous owner was kind enough to pass along the required Castrol oil + genuine LR filter as he had planned to change the oil ,but didn't find the time before the sale.

and for the TL;DR crowd: I bought a "new-to-me" Range Rover. It's nice, it's my first Range Rover, I am happy & excited about it.

Anyway, enough talk here are the specs and some pics:

2011 Range Rover Supercharged
  • Rimini Red paint with Jet/Jet Interior
  • Black Laquer Trim
  • 1200W Logic7 Audio
  • Rear Seat Entertainment
  • Rear Seat Recline
  • Vision Assist Package
  • Trailer Hitch
  • Climate Glass + 4-zone A/C






 

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Definitely a sweet ride! Welcome to the forum!
 

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Fantastic car! Congratulations! What is vision assist package?
The 5 cameras around the the truck, one in each mirror outside, the backup camera, and two on the front.


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thats a great color I hope you enjoy it,
510 HP is really something.
I think the tesnioner wear is due to the extended oil changes that Rover suggested,
renew the oil every 5K and you should last a long time without any issues
 

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The 5 cameras around the the truck, one in each mirror outside, the backup camera, and two on the front
Also includes the adaptive front lights, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring and the tow assist. The blind spot monitoring and adaptive/auto highbeams are the real gems with the package. Surround view is more gimmicky IMHO.
 

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Also includes the adaptive front lights, automatic high beams, blind spot monitoring and the tow assist. The blind spot monitoring and adaptive/auto highbeams are the real gems with the package. Surround view is more gimmicky IMHO.
DO you have adaptive cruise control?
 

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I have to say, it's always really interesting to see RRs in colors aside from black, silver or white!
 

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thats a great color I hope you enjoy it,
510 HP is really something.
I think the tesnioner wear is due to the extended oil changes that Rover suggested,
renew the oil every 5K and you should last a long time without any issues
The Supercharger is great. I drove a couple HSE's and the NA V8 just felt a little underpowered in this heavy vehicle.
My fingers are crossed that the frequent oil changes will prolong the tensioner/guide life. It does seem rather inevitable though, and there is probably no way to avoid their ultimate replacement by 80-90K miles. EVERY SINGLE Range Rover (10-12) that I test drove had the audible symptoms of failing guides. Albeit, all of these cars had 60K+ plus miles on them. Based on that, I will probably begin to acquire the special timing tools & parts over the next year or two, so I am prepared to dive-in when things get "noisy".

DO you have adaptive cruise control?
Nope. Adaptive cruise control seems to be quite the rare option. Other than on the Autobiographies, where it was standard, I think I came across only ONE supercharged w/ the option, but it did not have the trailer hitch & had high mileage. I have owned some Mercedes w/ the Adaptive cruise and liked it, but it certainly was not a deal breaker for us as we never used the feature that much in cars we've owned that had it.

I have to say, it's always really interesting to see RRs in colors aside from black, silver or white!
Indeed. My wife really wanted white or black, but I talked her out of it. I am not sure I've ever see a Full Size RR in red, blue, or green. They are always white or black and sometimes grey or silver. People who bought the RR Sports, seemed to more often branch out a bit... but not on the FFRR.
 

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Nope. Adaptive cruise control seems to be quite the rare option. Other than on the Autobiographies, where it was standard, I think I came across only ONE supercharged w/ the option

When looking for a SC for myself, I also came across only one supercharged with the option, a truck I would have loved as it was Nara Bronze, but it had rust on the tailgate and the dealership was unresponsive so oh well.

I can't get my auto highbeams to work on either my HSE or SC, my L405 works though. They don't turn off for cars but do for streetlamps :confused:
 

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When looking for a SC for myself, I also came across only one supercharged with the option, a truck I would have loved as it was Nara Bronze, but it had rust on the tailgate and the dealership was unresponsive so oh well.

I can't get my auto highbeams to work on either my HSE or SC, my L405 works though. They don't turn off for cars but do for streetlamps <img src="http://www.rangerovers.net/forum/images/smilies/confused.png" border="0" alt="" title="Confused" class="inlineimg" />
That’s interesting. I have not yet had an opportunity to use them in this car. The PO of the Rover said that was one his favorite features along with the heated windshield. So I assume it must work ok. The Mercedes and Porsche auto-high beams I have used in the past have always worked well.
 

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Impressive options on your new ride. The RR Supercharged is amazing value today ($20-25k) considering their $100k original MSRP. I would get blue or silver color myself and alloy wheels (can't stand black wheels but to each his own.)

Enjoy!
 

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Looks good!
 

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Indeed. My wife really wanted white or black, but I talked her out of it. I am not sure I've ever see a Full Size RR in red, blue, or green. They are always white or black and sometimes grey or silver. People who bought the RR Sports, seemed to more often branch out a bit... but not on the FFRR.
Interestingly, around town, almost every single other Land Rover (from the full size to the Sport to the Evoque and even LR4s, LR3s and new Discoverys) are either black or white with silver or grey coming in 3rd.

As far as "unique" colors go, I think I've seen 1 early generation L322 Range Rover in red, maybe 1 L320 Sport in orange and a couple of Evoques in blue or red, but that's about it!
 

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Impressive options on your new ride. The RR Supercharged is amazing value today ($20-25k) considering their $100k original MSRP. I would get blue or silver color myself and alloy wheels (can't stand black wheels but to each his own.)

Enjoy!
I have the original silver/ diamond turned wheels along with the black wheels. Not sure what I like better. Ordinarily I would not like black wheels but with this bright color I think the black wheels sorta tone down the look a bit. I may ultimately put some winter specific tires on the black wheels and run the current Michelins on silver wheels the rest of the year.
 
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