Our cars: Range Rover - August

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Land Rover Range Rover 4.4 TDV8 Autobiography

Week ending August 26
Mileage 18,339
Mileage this week 215

A TV is a prerequisite in any luxury car these days. That presents a bit of a problem, because a big screen flickering away on the centre of the dashboard clearly has the potential to distract the driver.

Range Rover has come up with a clever way around the problem, though. The Dual View system (standard in our Autobiography and a £615 option on the Vogue and Vogue SE) uses a single screen, but the TV is only visible when viewed from the passenger seat. From the driver’s side you get a completely different display. Witchcraft, I tell you.

Week ending August 5
Mileage 16,970
Miles driven this week 470

I've driven lots of big cars in my time, but the Range Rover's sheer size always surprises me. Navigating down the narrow West London street I live on can be tricky, depending just how badly people have parked. At least the long, flat bonnet makes it easy to see where the corners are.
The huge front doors must weigh a fair bit, too. Admittedly, I'm not the most strapping fellow, but it always seems to take two attempts to shut them properly.

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