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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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    Don't take this the wrong way, I do work for a wheel company, but this thing desperately needs some new shoes to look great! Or am I just used to checking RR's with 23's and above.
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Don't take this the wrong way, I do work for a wheel company, but this thing desperately needs some new shoes to look great! Or am I just used to checking RR's with 23's and above.
    Maybe in the future buddy. Besides every new thread that pops up only has the new Rover as a model, kind of hard to visualize anything on mine!
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    Absolutley stunning. Congrats on the new vehicle. I purchased my 1st Range Rover on 11-11-11. It was no turning back. Now I have 3. Amazing vehicles.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    Maybe in the future buddy. Besides every new thread that pops up only has the new Rover as a model, kind of hard to visualize anything on mine!
    Yeah, it's kinda distorted when you look at it. I don't even notice stock cars anymore. How's the MINI treating you?
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    Quote Originally Posted by [email protected] View Post
    Yeah, it's kinda distorted when you look at it. I don't even notice stock cars anymore. How's the MINI treating you?
    The Countryman is phenomenal, 20k miles in a year and a half and not a single problem (except for a battery, which MINI covered). I have it listed for sale along with the Brabus Smart in the garage, however I may just end up keeping it since it has a full CPO warranty until early 2017. My MINI Inspired by Goodwood has not seen a whole lot of use (700 miles since purch. new in December last year), but the driving it has seen has been most enjoyable.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Luxury4Paul View Post
    Absolutley stunning. Congrats on the new vehicle. I purchased my 1st Range Rover on 11-11-11. It was no turning back. Now I have 3. Amazing vehicles.
    They really are phenomenal! You have the black supercharged in that video, correct? If so that is a killer look you have going on. I get suck a kick out of people telling me how unreliable they are. Everyone one of my friends that has owned a Rover (except for one) had next to no problems with theirs. Here's to the next 60k.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Sketch View Post
    The Countryman is phenomenal, 20k miles in a year and a half and not a single problem (except for a battery, which MINI covered). I have it listed for sale along with the Brabus Smart in the garage, however I may just end up keeping it since it has a full CPO warranty until early 2017. My MINI Inspired by Goodwood has not seen a whole lot of use (700 miles since purch. new in December last year), but the driving it has seen has been most enjoyable.
    Reason I asked is because we need a small and nimble little racer for some of our daily chores. Naturally, some 18/19" would be dropped on it, but hey we are a wheel company after all. In terms of every day use, how fast can you really drive that thing? And can you fit four wheels with tires in it? You know, if we need to make an urgent delivery across NYC that is!
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    Looks great but those wheels have got to go.
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    1. Needs new wheels
    2. Needs MATTE Interior... Shiny looks tacky
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