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Architect in a black shirt.



Member Since: 02 Apr 2021
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 7

Scotland 
First 3000 miles.

I Bought a 16 month old 3 litre HSE Dynamic on 31st March. it only had 7;600 miles on it and all the toys i wanted.

sliding sunroof, heated seats and steering, dynamic, 21 inch wheels; folding mirrors and cameras.

have put 3;000 miles on it with separate drives (from Glasgow) to Cambridge; Worcester, Inverness, Troon and Prestwick and now typing this wee ramble from the very top West corner on the island of Skye.

I have to say - the car is fantastic and perfectly suited to being hurled along twisty A roads. The dynamic button makes quite a difference and my previous 2 Touareg would have given a lot less confidence around bends.

if anyone wants to test their RR bus i recommend the A85 from Dalwhinnie Distillery to Kyle of Lochalsh. i am sure the 7 hour return trip via Glencoe will be just as enjoyable.

things i like

Poise
high seating
very comfy seats
power
sliding sunroof

things i am struggling with

Sat nav is not great and text is too small to read (need to see wider context and further along road)
general lack of cubbies and nowhere for sunglasses.
gesture tailgate (works sometimes) but was a surprise anyway as salesman said it wasn’t fitted - found it with power washer.
boot lid is low for me at 6 foot 2 - have to use button to lift rear of. car up

All in - loving LR life and this car makes my long business trips enjoyable.

Post #614441 Mon Jun 07 2021 12:40pm
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GV



Member Since: 23 Jun 2020
Location: Shropshire
Posts: 33

United Kingdom 

Hi there,
Have lost count of the number of times I have banged my head on the raised boot lid whilst getting my dogs out. God it, hurts! Love my HSE dynamic. Absolutely glorious to drive and a pension well spent 😁

Post #614443 Mon Jun 07 2021 1:37pm
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RRSTDV8



Member Since: 13 Aug 2011
Location: Northamptonshire
Posts: 7734

United Kingdom 2012 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Orkney Grey

Great to hear a good news story about someone enjoying their RRS. Thumbs Up

They do much better if they're driven rather than just doing short journeys, sitting in city traffic, etc. 2012 SDV6 - it's missing a couple of cylinders
2008 TDV8 - it was a labour of love and is much missed

Post #614447 Mon Jun 07 2021 2:34pm
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gtr_skyline



Member Since: 28 Apr 2018
Location: St Albans
Posts: 230

United Kingdom 

Agreed - nice to see some positive news for a change. Just had mine serviced at Beadles Watford - 31k miles, 6 years old and car still bringa a smile to my face.
Prashan

PS - interestingly. values of 2nd hand cars on the rise due to the current demand / chip shortage MY16, 3.0D HSE Dynamic, Barola Black, TV, Rear Entertainment, Opening Pan Roof, Meridian

Post #614550 Wed Jun 09 2021 10:08am
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PIG88



Member Since: 23 May 2018
Location: North of Watford
Posts: 186

United Kingdom 2013 Range Rover Sport SDV6 HSE Buckingham Blue

Have you tried adjusting the tailgate opening height?

 Current: 2016 SDV6 HSE
2005 Defender 90 Td5
Gone: 2012 SDV6 SE - great car, still miss it

Post #614587 Wed Jun 09 2021 4:46pm
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MrM



Member Since: 16 Jan 2016
Location: London
Posts: 135

My MY2017 has a a very discreet tray in the front doors, easy to miss, adjacent to the door opener, accessed by opening the cover inwards. Bit hard to articulate. Perfect for glasses. Does yours not have this?

Post #614614 Thu Jun 10 2021 8:22am
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GV



Member Since: 23 Jun 2020
Location: Shropshire
Posts: 33

United Kingdom 

PIG88
Yes thanks for that. It is fully open to max, but thanks for the thought. It’s the closing catch that hangs down that gets me!

Post #614618 Thu Jun 10 2021 9:48am
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Cunny678



Member Since: 08 Feb 2019
Location: Manchester
Posts: 41

Just in case you hadn’t realised, the cup holders slide forward to reveal a large storage area.

Post #616259 Sat Jul 31 2021 10:46am
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Architect in a black shirt.



Member Since: 02 Apr 2021
Location: Glasgow
Posts: 7

Scotland 

Thanks cunny678.

I am sad and old enough to have read the full ( and very thick) manual.
I am using this well hidden and surprisingly deep cubby hole.

thanks for the heads up though.

my car was a late 2019 build and does not have the compartment in the door mentioned by MrM.

must have been deleted or was an option at one time.

still loving my big bus - makes every journey a bit special.

Post #616262 Sat Jul 31 2021 3:43pm
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Cunny678



Member Since: 08 Feb 2019
Location: Manchester
Posts: 41

I need to check the doors on mine as I didn’t know there was additional storage there Laughing

Post #616263 Sat Jul 31 2021 4:19pm
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Spleen



Member Since: 04 Dec 2018
Location: Berkshire
Posts: 173

United Kingdom 

MrM wrote:
My MY2017 has a a very discreet tray in the front doors, easy to miss, adjacent to the door opener, accessed by opening the cover inwards. Bit hard to articulate. Perfect for glasses. Does yours not have this?


What is this mysterious tray of which you speak? Have one I do not. Ferrari F430 Spider F1
MY17 RRS AB V6
2CV6 Special

Post #616267 Sat Jul 31 2021 8:07pm
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Oldandconfused



Member Since: 18 Jun 2017
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 602

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

There is a thread on the Disco3 site where someone did a mod using a Ford Focus sunglasses holder replacing the drivers grabhandle. I'm not sure it would work on 494 though. I would post a link for you but I'm on my tablet and have no idea how to do that.

Post #616268 Sun Aug 01 2021 9:11am
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Oldandconfused



Member Since: 18 Jun 2017
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 602

United Kingdom 2010 Range Rover Sport 3.0 TDV6 HSE Zermatt Silver

On my laptop now;
https://www.disco3.co.uk/forum/sunglasses-...s%2Bholder

Post #616269 Sun Aug 01 2021 10:16am
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Marv11



Member Since: 21 Feb 2021
Location: West Yorkshire
Posts: 15

United Kingdom 
Love the car but.......


I also just turned 3000 miles on the clock. I love the car, I love the engine, love how it drives, how I sit on the road and I still have a smile when I drive.

However, ICTP and phone is woeful! Driving using hands free - people get feedback on calls. I experienced ICTP with a Jag XF a few years ago, but assumed the problems had been ironed out. I have come from a BMW which was far far better. The screen is laggy, slow to respond, you touch some controls and it moves oh so slowly, the apple car play (despite having an apple lead) just swops every second between car play and LR display and as for today - the screen when I got in, just was as per pics . The only why I could fix was to get out, lock the car, unlock and then it was sorted!

so over all, the new 3.0 engine is great - went on a long run and got low 40mpg which is great as I didnt drive slowly. The car handles well and I cant see me going back, but I wish the electronics were just better!.........

Post #616569 Fri Aug 13 2021 9:55pm
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