The car: MY2017 Range Rover Sport Autobiography 3.0 in Corris Grey with Ebony/Beige leather. Additional extras include HUD, deployable side steps and electric towbar.
Flew back from the dark continent on Thurs 8 Nov and flew up to Glasgow Fri night. Stopped over in a hotel near the airport, took a train to Perth first thing Sat morning, picked up at the station and arrived at the dealership around 0900. From that point on the experience was average at best. The dealership itself is pretty small anyway and doesn’t lend itself to feeling anything other than functional. After asking for some coffees, we started signing paperwork but no sign of the car. Bearing in mind I hadn’t actually seen the thing I was quite keen to have a look so had to ask where it was.
Found the car outside and had a good look around. The car came with black wheels which I didn’t like so they’d swapped those over and I also asked them to sort the hubs out as they were rusty. The front ones were done but the...
In praise of 17" wheels on a F30 LCI 330D S Drive with adaptive suspension.
Earlier this week I enjoyed a 200 mile round trip from Glasgow south through the Galloway Hills to the Solway coast and back. It involves a great mix of motorway, dual carriageway, wide and narrow single carriageway A road and single track with passing places. It is a trip I have done many times since 1970 by motorbike or car and is one of the reasons I have the 330D and a Mazda MX-5 ND. It is a great road for driving
I have done the round trip in the 330D 4 times since the 25th of October, the first three times were on on summer Bridgestone runflat tyres, 18" 225/45 at front and 255/40 at rear. The last trip was on winter Dunlop runflats, 225/50 on 17" wheels. Tyre tread was 5mm all round on the 17" winters and 6mm front 4mm rear on the 18" summers. Pressures were correct for relatively unloaded car with just driver and no passenger.