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Hey guys - new to the forum but really appreciate all the great info!

Quick question - I'm looking at purchasing a 2012 "demonstrator" from a Land Rover dealer in the US (North Carolina). The dealer is confident that the car does NOT have the Adaptive Dynamics option (and the window sticker backs that up), but the terrain response indicator has all 5 icons (including the Dynamic option - see pics) and when driving, the Dynamic mode is selectable (the gauges turn red and the "Dynamic" mode is indicated in the dash). I have understood that the Dynamic mode only exists when the Adaptive Dynamics option is included, so I am now pretty confused... can anyone shed some light? I'm of course hoping the dealer is just wrong and the car in fact has AD...

Thanks in advance!
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Well, it sure looks (and acts) like my car with MagneRide (but mine is a 2013). Get me the VIN and I'll tell you. (It must be on their site). But it sounds like it must.

BTW, is it possible he may just be reading sticker wrong? It may not say "Adaptive Dynamics", it may just say "Magnetic Damping System."
 

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Well, it sure looks (and acts) like my car with MagneRide (but mine is a 2013). Get me the VIN and I'll tell you. (It must be on their site). But it sounds like it must.

BTW, is it possible he may just be reading sticker wrong? It may not say "Adaptive Dynamics", it may just say "Magnetic Damping System."
Thanks a lot, scrannel...

Here's the VIN: SALVT1BG4CH000496

And I'm attaching the window sticker as well (sorry it's a little fuzzy).

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Can the VIN shed some light on this? Thanks...
 

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  • This is part of what I got from running the VIN. Red Coup? Beautiful car. Anyway as you can see it has Magnetic Damping according to the LR page. You can go here to sign up and check for yourself: http://topix.landrover.jlrext.com/topix/vehicle/lookupForm If you run your VIN in google you'll see all the ads for it.
  • PVC FACIA
  • PVC/LEATHER DOOR TRIM PANEL
  • FRONT PARKING AID
  • NON LOCKING LUG NUTS
  • KEYLESS ENTRY/START-PASSIVE
  • I/P FAC CONTR-EBONY BLACK
  • H.D. RADIO AND SDARS
  • FRONT FOG LAMPS
  • ROOF CONV-PANORAMA ROOF
  • HEADLAMP POWER WASH
  • DU EXH O/LET W/SQ TL PILE GARN
  • TRUNK BADGE-TDV6
  • HEADPHONES-WIRELESS
  • HLDF SCREEN
  • LESS HEADRESTRAINT-REAR CENTER
  • PREMIUM AUDIO 1280 W
  • APPROACH LIGHTS
  • PIANO BLACK APPLIQUES
  • LESS AUTOMATED PARKING SYSTEM
  • USA
  • AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP ON/OFF
  • HEATED WASHER JETS-W'SHIELD
  • TOOL KIT
  • LESS BLIND SPOT MONITORING SYS
  • AUTOMATIC HEADLAMP LEVELING
  • EXT MIRROR FINISH-BLACK
  • RAIN SENSOR-FRONT W/WPR
  • BLACK GRILLE
  • INFRA RED REFLECTIVE WNDSCRN
  • ENGLISH NAS OWNR HNDBOOK
  • LUMBAR SEAT SUPT-DRIVER PWR
  • PROXIMITY MIRROR CAMERA
  • FRONT THROW IN CARPET FLR MATS
  • FRONT BUMPER GUARDS - SILVER
  • FRT FENDER GILL-BLACK
  • LESS SMOKERS PACKAGE
  • LESS B/S MLDG INSERT
  • LESS ROOF RACK
  • RR ENTRTAINMNT SCREEN
  • TAILGATE APPLIQUE-BLACK
  • TRACT CONT-TERRAIN RESPONSE SW
  • SPORT EDITION
  • BODY COLORED PAINTED ROOF
  • VOICE ACTIVATED CONTROLS
  • TAILGATE-POWERED UPPER
  • HEATED STEERING WHEELS
  • CORNERING LAMPS
  • POLLUTION SENSOR
  • REAR SEAT TRAY
  • LOAD RETAINER LUGGAGE RAILS
  • SILL MLDG-EXT SPORT
  • DU P/HEATED/MEMORY FOLD BACK
  • 245/45R20 V RATED
  • LEATHER DOOR ARMREST
  • STEERING RACKS - STANDARD
  • CONSOLE TOP PLATE-LEATHER
  • HALEWOOD JAGUAR
  • POWER 4-WAY PASS SEAT ADJUST
  • MICHELIN TIRE VNDR -NON RECYCL
  • HOOD SCOOP - BLACK
  • ELECTRIC WINDSHIELD DEFROSTER
  • ADAPTIVE-XENON HEADLAMPS
  • GARAGE DOOR OPENER
  • FRESH AIR HEATER
  • LESS TV RECEIVER
  • DR/PAS ELEC FRT ST ADJ/MEMORY
  • NAVIGATION CENTRE-COLOR NAS
  • 20" ALLOY WHEEL STYLE 7
  • AMBIENT LIGHTING-INTERIOR
  • SPARE WHEEL - 18" STEEL
  • WAIST RAIL - BLACK
  • POWER 6-WAY DRIVER SEAT ADJUST
  • LUMBAR SEAT SUPT-PASS PWR
  • PRIVACY GLASS
  • TRAFFIC MESSAGE CHANNEL-TMC
  • STRG WHEEL - SPORT LEATHER
  • MIL LIGHT-I/P EMISS/EXHAUST
  • ELECTROCHROMIC INSIDE MIRROR
  • LESS KIT-TIRE REPAIR SERVICE
  • LUMBAR ADJ- POWER DRV/PASS
  • BLUETTH HANDSFREE/AUDIOSTREAM
  • SPEED CONTROL
  • DRIVER SEAT - STANDARD
  • A/V JACK + USB
  • EBONY HEADLINER
  • HEATED SEATS - DRV/PASS
  • FRT BUMPER-PLASTIC-SPORT
  • ENGINE POWER SOURCE - STANDARD
  • REAR END CONSOLE WITH VENTS
  • SUN BLINDS
  • TIPTRONIC GEARSHIFT
  • REAR BUMPER GUARDS - SILVER
  • LESS REAR SEAT CENTER ARMREST
  • FRONT CAMERA/REAR VIEW CAMERA
  • AUTO DIP FRT/RR HIGH BEAM AST
  • FRONT SCUFF PLATES-ILLUMINATED
  • MAGNETIC DAMPING SYSTEM
  • SECOND ROW 2 INDIVIDUAL SEATS
  • TIRE PRESSURE SENSORS
  • ULEV II REQUIREMENTS - MFC
 

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Hey Jestlookin' -- gorgeous car. IMHO THE top color for the coupe. You're going to love that Mag Suspension. Glad to help.
 

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you got mag ride.
 

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I picked up a dynamic and thought this suspension is BS but after really driving it the past few days, it was definitely a great option. Good luck with your car. Love the color and look.
 

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Magnetic suspension is poorly understood and poorly explained. GM + AC/Delco designed the system which -- pretty sure -- first appeared on a Cadillac. Then some Corvettes got it. The street manners of Corvette with Mag suspension -- tested at Nurburgring -- were revolutionary. Do a search and you'll see all the testing. But by putting it on a Corvette, GM engineers faced a "racer-boy" backlash from unsophisticated drivers who demanded a stiffer feel on a car with an expensive suspension option. So, they put in a "sport button" that actually defeated the purpose of the Mag suspension. So "weird" did this suspension option appear to Corvette buyers that in So. California, when I went shopping for a C6, no dealer stocked Mag suspension cars -- and was told if I wanted one, I would have to pay for the car up front as they would never be able to sell it. I had to fly to San Francisco where dealers had plenty of Mag suspension cars.

At the time I had a horrendously bad back (now fused) and the difference between "sport" mode and non was real obvious, despite the complaints on Corvette forums that there was no difference. But the biggest truth for me was... near where I live there is an up hill grade that banks left just as it banks down. If you hit it just right, both rear wheels go airborne. Have seen at least two cars on their roofs at that spot. With the C6 in "sport" mode I could loft the rear wheels at that spot at will. Impossible to do with Mag suspension in "normal" mode. Just FWIW. (BTW, now Mag suspension is a popular option since Ferarri started using it.)
 
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