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Vanny



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Is the Freelander 2 really that wide?

What is it about the Freelander 2 that makes it appear so wide?

An example, waiting to get across a round about and the lane to my left is a dedicated feeder. Disco 4 comes hammering past, no problem albeit a little tight. The D4 is followed by a Velar which nearly puts the rear wheels over the front wheels they stopped so hard when they bottled it.

Another more recent example, driving down a residential street, the sort wide enough for two cars, if so many weren't parked on the kerb. An ambulance coming towards me passes without problem. The Corsa following nearly goes for an off road adventure after panicking about the size of the gap.

This isn't an irregular thing, nor confined to my local area!


I had an entertaining interaction with an on coming L322 over the weekend, single lane, flat grass either side, we both went 'off roading'.

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tenet



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It's the wing mirrors which are huge on the later models (well on my 64 plate SD4 they seem bigger than on my 09 plate GS). No doubt I am m8staken and it's the colour coding giving a false impression. MY 09 GS manual in Lago Grey, Wood Co arm rest and side bumper strips - now sold.

MY 15 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey with colour coded Bumper Door Mouldings

Post #328899 10th Aug 2017 8:42 pm
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Steven.T



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I must admit, I was following an FL2 today whilst driving my works van, and the FL2 looked really wide, wider than I thought mine has ever looked, and it was identical!

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Yorky Bob



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What is it about the Freelander 2 that makes it appear so wide?

The actual width ? 51 Series one passed/sold on half restored to a mate to finish years ago.
Lots of Euro Trash
53 Series one low mileage let go foolishly years ago looking at current prices.
Series 2A Safari restored fully while in Saudi Arabia years ago, sold on to a Brit.
FL2 MY10 TD4 GS traded in at 2 years
FL2 MY13 TD4 GS Current

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LR NUT



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A MY13> Freelander 2 is wider that the D4 upto MY14 before it got the final facelift. Also the FL2 is wider than a MK1 RRS. MY14 Kahn Converted Dynamic - Fuji White Ebony/Pimento Interior

MY15 Xenon Headlight Conversion

Extended Grand Black Lacquer Interior

Genuine Land Rover rechargeable torch

Founder of the colour coded D pillars & door mouldings!


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LR NUT



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Yorky Bob wrote:
What is it about the Freelander 2 that makes it appear so wide?

The actual width ?



Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Thumbs Up MY14 Kahn Converted Dynamic - Fuji White Ebony/Pimento Interior

MY15 Xenon Headlight Conversion

Extended Grand Black Lacquer Interior

Genuine Land Rover rechargeable torch

Founder of the colour coded D pillars & door mouldings!

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Lightwater



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1910 mm including door handles but not mirrors. 1860 mm door width, 1882 mm side moulding width (see link, at bottom of page) http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic24869.html

One of my favourite features of the Freelander is the very wide window sill. The value of this feature is almost priceless!


White Freelanders are wider, longer & taller than darker ones!

This is why Australians buy white cars!

Second reason is the southern hemisphere ozone hole, at an almost 26 million sq km record breaking size in 2015, is frying & radiating everyone to within an inch of their life (inchs sounds better than metric), this is why we all should wear broad brimmed hats to reduce cancer risk & why we buy white cars to reflect the radiation!

Southern hemisphere car owners also avoid car sunroofs like the plague! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Roof rails & bars, rubber mat set, body side mouldings, mud flaps, window wind deflectors, LR waterproof front seat covers, extinguisher, carpet in doors, compressor, 20kg roof platform, 28L fridge. Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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Jimboland



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When approaching a narrow gap such when cars are parked on both sides of the road I often pretend that I don't know the width of my F2 by moving over to the right a bit. This usually has the effect of making the other driver move over to his left, the smaller the other car the better it works, then as both cars get close I move over and power fold the mirrors.

J

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BothyBob



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I have this problem with garaging my Freelander I have got into the habit of folding in my offside mirror before entering and leaving, how do you power your mirrors in whilst moving?

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dondiddy



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BB,To fold in your powerfold mirrors manually (so to speak) hold down both the left and right mirror buttons together and mirrors will fold in-out if vehicle is stopped or travelling below 12mph. Hope this helps! Thumbs Up

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LR NUT



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MY13> vehicles will fold at any speed even at 70mph Whistle MY14 Kahn Converted Dynamic - Fuji White Ebony/Pimento Interior

MY15 Xenon Headlight Conversion

Extended Grand Black Lacquer Interior

Genuine Land Rover rechargeable torch

Founder of the colour coded D pillars & door mouldings!

Post #328958 11th Aug 2017 2:01 pm
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RogB



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to aid aerodynamics and to improve economy and top speed ?? Whistle 2001 FL1 TD4 GS Auto 3 Door Tonga Green
2000 D2 TD5 GS Auto Oslo Blue
2004 FL1 TD4 Auto 3 door Bonatti Grey
2007 FL2 TD4 GS Manual Stornoway Grey
2008 FL2 TD4 GS Manual Alaska White
2010 FL2 TD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black
2012 Evoque SD4 Pure Manual Santorini Black (sadly a wrecked lemon from the LR dealer)
2013 FL2 SD4 Auto HSE Orkney Grey

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LR NUT



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Every little helps when overtaking Laughing Whistle MY14 Kahn Converted Dynamic - Fuji White Ebony/Pimento Interior

MY15 Xenon Headlight Conversion

Extended Grand Black Lacquer Interior

Genuine Land Rover rechargeable torch

Founder of the colour coded D pillars & door mouldings!

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zanteboy01



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So what happens when you meet another Freelander 2!! Big Cry

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Jimboland



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You end up with a baby Freelander 2, unless you take precautions!!!

J

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