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SafariDave



Member Since: 20 Jan 2018
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Hi guys, coming from D3 forum looking to buy a used LR2 2008

I have been looking through forum, is there a list to look at when purchasing a used one. Looking at 2008-2009 models. I know the D3/LR3 inside out, but don't really know the FL2/LR2 at all,l for the fact that it also has failing diffs.
What should I look for when test driving one (US market one)?
Thanks,
Dave

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dunkley201



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Welcome to the Forum. You will not be surprised to learn that over the ten years since the FL2's launch you are not the first to ask such a question. May I suggest you use the "Search" function in the dark blue panel above with words such as: "Buying Advice". You will find numerous threads where there will be the answers you seek.

Bob 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. Now with 17” rims & Avon winter tyres fitted.

05 SEAT Alhambra 130TDi.
08 FL2 TD4 SE Manual in Rimini Red (Now Gone)

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SafariDave



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Thanks!
I was looking for a sort of list of what to look after for the V6 US version. Sun roof leaks, cracked dashboard, electric issues, engine to trans issues? etc.
We own 2 LR3/D3's and they have been very reliable. So this F2/LR2 is not for us, but for my mother who wants one.
Dave

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dunkley201



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United Kingdom 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Dave

First things first: Sorry to disappoint you, but there is no V6 version. The i6 is a straight 6 as used in certain Volvos!

Body wise, they are identical to "our" TD4 versions, just brakes & suspensions (I believe) are upgraded. The FL2 body and running gear is relatively bulletproof compared to LR3/D3 & D4.

Look at the post "Advice for buying a 3.2l hse" (use Search)

Bob 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. Now with 17” rims & Avon winter tyres fitted.

05 SEAT Alhambra 130TDi.
08 FL2 TD4 SE Manual in Rimini Red (Now Gone)

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SafariDave



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Sorry thats what I meant 6i not V6. I have been looking at a few, a lot of them seem to have cracked dashes, driver side window motor not working and map sensor issues. My 2005 V8 D3 has been bullet proof actually.
Dave

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MartynB



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I suspect the cracked dash has more to do with the fact that the UK is not blessed with the same amount of sunshine as some US states . As far as the rest of the car goes it’s a Ford , built in Liverpool . So many parts will be generic to Ford world platforms including Volvo and Mazda . The Haldex unit is also common to a lot of those vehicles and VAG cars , so shouldn’t cause you any issues . That leaves the diff which is easily rebuildable . 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
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dunkley201



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Take a look at Tubolove's posts. He is over your side of the pond and has been getting pretty deep in to the i6.

Bob 10MY (Sept 09) TD4 HSE Auto in Stornoway Grey - HEL braided brake lines, LR side steps,"Facelift" front bumper & tail lights. Si4 twin pipe box. Now with 17” rims & Avon winter tyres fitted.

05 SEAT Alhambra 130TDi.
08 FL2 TD4 SE Manual in Rimini Red (Now Gone)

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SafariDave



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Thanks!
Dave

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p_gill



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Dave,

Take a look at this post it outlines the 18 areas that should be looked at on an older LR2 with the 3.2

http://www.freel2.com/forum/post335264.html#335264


If you find a LR2 ask how many of the 18 items have been done, on a 2008 it should be quite a few.

If the previous owner has been avoiding the maintenance items then you should take that into consideration.

For My 2008 I've done most of the items on the list.

If you do the work yourself the cost isn't very high.



If you do the maintenance then the LR2 is very reliable, it is the most reliable car that I've owned.

If you avoid the maintenance then you should pick a different vehicle.



The best example of this is power steering reservoir, it has a screen filter in the bottom. Over time the screen gets clogged and the fluid degrades.

Option a: Change the reservoir and fluid as preventative maintenance cost $50 plus labor

Option b: Wait for the power steering system to malfunction, cost will be thousands of dollars depending on what fails


Good Luck.

Paul


PS If I were to buy another LR2 I would buy a 2009 or 2010, the lack of vertical adjust on the passenger seat on my SE is a little annoying. Also the later Leather seats are nicer (at least the stitching is nicer) my wife noticed this on a loaner LR2 and I agree.

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p_gill



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United States 2008 Freelander 2 i6 SE Auto Tambora Flame

I might even consider swapping out of my Tambora Flame 2008 if I could get this interior.

note: this is a good picture of the nicer seats showing the fancy stitching


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dorsetfreelander



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Is this a driverless version? It doesn't appear to have a steering wheel! Shocked 3 x FL1 2 manual + 1 auto no real problems
FL2 S 08 reg 100k no problems
FL2 S 10 reg Gearbox, clutch, throttle body, drive shaft, steering reservoir
FL2 GS 60 reg xfer box, diff and wheel bearings
FL2 GS 11 reg gearbox ,hesitation, exhaust sensors, wiper stalk,
FL2 XS 14 reg SD4 Auto , door lock problem @ 29k

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