Reasons to love a Freelander part 2

 
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 9:52 am    Post subject: Reasons to love a Freelander part 2 Reply with quote
My 2004 1.8 K series engine is allowed to drive through the ULEZ in London! Very Happy
Unfortunately, the diesel versions have to pay a charge.
But they have more power, and better mpg..

On the other hand, mine had a new engine fitted in 2007, so I do feel cautious about it.

Still, it's comfortable, 30 mpg and looks okay for 16 years old. I have crossed wet and muddy fields with it easily. The same ground stopped a brand new Mercedes "off roader". Although to be fair, the driver didn't know how to use the electronics..

Freelanders are cheaper to buy, usually pretty standard and do seem to be still of interest, after many other cars of this date are scrapped.

I'v just had new calipers and discs fitted, and probably will have the viscous coupling changed soon.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 12:52 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
The freelander does look like a good purchase as a relatively easy way into Land Rover ownership and a good compromise of off roader and car.

My brother had a 2004 diesel which he liked, until the engine blew up on the A34 near Oxford! He then got a Volvo... Rolling Eyes
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:11 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
I think there's some sort of anti-car force field around Oxford these days. Ask Philip Pullman about it - something to do with his 'dark materials' Sad
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
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The freelander does look like a good purchase as a relatively easy way into Land Rover ownership and a good compromise of off roader and car.

My brother had a 2004 diesel which he liked, until the engine blew up on the A34 near Oxford! He then got a Volvo... Rolling Eyes


I like Volvo estates..

Yes my concern is whether the Freelander will eventually have no parts left to buy, apart from at breakers.
Still, there are still quite a few about.
I waved at one this morning of the same vintage and I think I got one back.
At least I think it was a hello.

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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:40 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
It was probably sympathy Smile
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PostPosted: Sat Jul 04, 2020 4:44 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote
Geoff2 wrote:
It was probably sympathy Smile


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