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    Love the truck, we had a 2012 supercharged in white w/ a black interior.. always loved that car still miss it to this day
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    Congrats!!

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    The last thing we needed was another car. But exploring online the idea of a Range Rover became more and more appealing. I daily a MINI Countryman ALL4 that has everything I want, but it only took one look at these monstrous British behemoths to see it was right.

    Arriving at Land Rover Las Vegas at 7:50PM (most dealerships close at 9pm so I figured we had some time before they kicked us out), I noticed a black/black 2010 HSE in the used car area. Nothing to scoff at, a very kind gentleman of a salesman named Donny Tackett brought the keys over so we check it out. We liked it, but black on black was the last thing anyone wanted with the extreme heat Las Vegas sees (not to mention, I'm OCD about scratches and swirl marks, so DD'ing a black car would not be easy to keep clean and free of blemishes). As we made our way to leave I noticed a stunning ivory colored Range Rover in the corner of the lot. I knew exactly what it was and why I asked the price was beyond me.

    This was no regular Range Rover or even Supercharged variant, but a full fledged 2012 Autobiography. Painted in Valloire white ($16,500 option) over ebony and ivory, this truck was perfect. The acceleration in this truck is unbelievable. Such a different experience from our Flying Spur. As far as fit & finish, I have yet to find a flaw or area that Land Rover overlooked. I must also say working with Land Rover Las Vegas was a true pleasure. I got to know our salesman Donny very well, as well as John Navara, the used car manager. Everyone was very upfront, and easy to work in terms of my specific requests in the deal. I look forward to coming back and buying another Range Rover from these guys in the near future.

    Anyway, onto the Rover.

    2012 Range Rover Supercharged Autobiography
    Supercharged 501HP V8
    40k miles
    Certified Pre-Owned 100k Mile Warranty/Maintenance Coverage

    Valliore white/ ivory&ebony
    Rear entertainment package
    Active cruise control
    Adaptive Headlights
    Chrome Diamond Cut Wheels

    Plans:
    Dealership to program 2nd key, fix several small things (in progress now)
    New windshield (ordered)
    Front bumper respray
    Hood paint touch up
    Full Paint correction
    Brembo brake Calipers either color keyed Valloire White or painted Brembo Red

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    Thanks for the kind words everyone.

    Spent an afternoon applying Leatherique's 2-step conditioner to the Autobiography's leather interior. This removed any of the cheap looking oily dressing product previously used, and left behind a nourished, clean, and rejuvenated matte finish. Went through quite a bit of product going over everything from the headliner to the dash topper, but the look and lasting scent is worth it, especially with how bright and clean the ivory seat inserts now appear. I absolutely love these products and recommend them highly!

    My OCD is taking over as it usually does, and I am replacing/fixing the items that needs attention IMO.
    -Scouring eBay I found a NIB '12 Adaptive Headlight to replace the passenger side as it is pretty hammered with rock chips. With this I will have 2 new lights and they will be perfect for clear-bra application.
    -Also keeping a lookout for a new or gently used Polished Piano/leather steering wheel. I'm strange when it comes to steering wheels, as I love the feel & look of brand new leather hide, and it's these small details and really keep a proper auto looking it's finest.

    In other news, received a call from Land Rover Las Vegas that my parts are in, so Monday morning the following will be fitted:
    -New driver side Adaptive Headlamp (housing is no longer airtight, dust and moisture accumulating inside)
    -New rubber exterior door sills
    -New rear entertainment remote dock in rear armrest
    -Fix a whistling noise in the driver side A pillar
    -Misc. other small things

    Driving last week I hit who knows what (looked like a large brick), which resulted in a severely cracked windshield. Fortunately, like the items above a windshield replacement is under my warranty plan. Not a fun feeling, and after owning 9 cars this is the first time I have had something like this happen. New front glass should be fitted next week, then the Range Rover will be heading to Auto Restore Specialists in Henderson, NV to have the front bumper and front end of hood re-sprayed. After this the truck will be heading to paint correction and finally will receive a clear bra and have the 'Range Rover' re-applied by Clear View Mobile in Las Vegas.

    I will keep everyone posted on the modest progress of the Range. Nothing crazy, but in my opinion this truck needs very little. I do hear the comments on the wheels, personally I do not mind them as much as others, and the size and tire combo should do decently should I opt to take it on any ski/snowboarding trips. I am keeping my eyes peeled for a nice take-off deal for something beautiful, polished and fitted looking to fill the wheels wells of this truck (in a sophisticated manor).

    Cheers,

    Bradley in LV
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    Looks great!
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    Its Gorgeous! Good job!

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    Congrats, great looking range.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Narrles View Post
    Its Gorgeous! Good job!
    Quote Originally Posted by pdxg8 View Post
    Congrats, great looking range.
    Thank you very much guys.
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    I love the wheels. I think a more aggressive tire would really pull the look together. I love my Cooper LTZ's.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luxury4Paul View Post
    I love the wheels. I think a more aggressive tire would really pull the look together. I love my Cooper LTZ's.
    Thanks, from what I can tell they seem to be a rare wheel than most. What size did you go with? How was the ride on the street with those Coopers?
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    Well the Range is in the final steps of a 3-stage polish/buff by Lamborghini Las Vegas head detailer Eric Williams... I am truly excited to see how it looks when I pick it up sometime this week.

    Range is back from Land Rover after a small tear in a central hose that left a tablespoon of oil on my garage floor, a new rear carpet trim (old one had a handle that was rattling with loud music), and a new passenger side headlight (old one had slight condensation).

    If you live in Las Vegas, or are passing through with your Land Rover/Range, be sure to stop at Land Rover Las Vegas. Besides killer customer service, they have gone above and beyond for absolutely everything. Their GM is now a friend of mine and we will definitely be visiting them when the time comes for a new Range in a few years.

    In other news, clear bra is done thanks to Auto Couture Customs in Henderson NV. Great guys to deal with and they did a stellar job on installation, including fixing one small area in the bumper I was not 100% satisfied with (my little OCD getting the best of me).

    New pictures coming once this beauty is back from detail.

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