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LR NUT



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How dated really is the FL2...

Well today we got both of these Zambezi Silver oldies a fresh MOT. Having a FL2 I’ve forgotten how more agricultural the FL1 and D2 are against a FL2. Nothing wrong with being agricultural Thumbs Up but it makes me think the FL2 isn’t dated at all.

I guess though if you compared a FL2 to a D5 then the roles would be reversed! It really was a pleasure driving both vehicles and it made me think as long as I’m in a green oval old or new you still have a cheeky smile Very Happy

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MartynB



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The thing that dates the Freelander 2 is simply the engine and transmission . Yes it does the job , undoubtedly it can be a very attractive vehicle Now if you had a modern BMW or Audi 3.0 Diesel engine in it, a modern 9 speed auto, and had the latest driver aids that everyone and their dog fits you would have a very potent bit of kit Thumbs Up 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
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Lightwater



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I have the Ford Ecoboost engine which is brilliant & I don't see why one needs more than 6 gears. All the new BMW & Audi look like white goods! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Roof rails, window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, two 1kg extinguishers, carpet in doors. ARB triple compressor custom heatsink & fan cooled, 4L air tank & water trap. ARB TPMS. Custom four 10L fuel tank holder on LR roof racks & two 5L. 28L freezer, two 26AH gel batteries & custom 120w solar panels, & awning. Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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MartynB wrote:
The thing that dates the Freelander 2 is simply the engine and transmission . Yes it does the job , undoubtedly it can be a very attractive vehicle Now if you had a modern BMW or Audi 3.0 Diesel engine in it, a modern 9 speed auto, and had the latest driver aids that everyone and their dog fits you would have a very potent bit of kit Thumbs Up

If. A big word. If your Aunt only had a pair of balls, she’d be your Uncle. Laughing Past: FL2 TD4 HSE Auto
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Bobupndown



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Having just changed from a Zambezi silver disco 2 (which I miss) I can say the Fl2 felt like a racehorse compared to a shire horse When I first drove it. Much more modern design from early to mid noughties rather than evolution of a design dating back to late eighties (or sixties given the development from RR classic).
I'll have it for a good few years hopefully by which time I could be looking at moving on to an old fashioned Disco sport Rolling with laughter Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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Agree with you there Bobup, had my D2 for 5 years and thought I would miss it more, but allowing for the size difference then the Freel2 is a far better machine,
also having seen the results of both D2 and Freel2 rolling I know which I would sooner be in
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Doesn’t “dated” refer to some pointless fashion bauble being superseded by an equally pointless (but more “up to date”) bauble?

Good design should never date. The D2 was a good design (considering the restrictions that the designers were having to work under!) and so was the FL2. And they both still are! Thumbs Up 2011 FL2 TD4 XS Man. Kosrae Green (only on its second owner and now well past 160,000 miles & still on its first clutch!)
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Lightwater



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The Freelander will not date as it is the last model! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Roof rails, window deflectors, door protectors, mud flaps, seat covers, rubber mats, two 1kg extinguishers, carpet in doors. ARB triple compressor custom heatsink & fan cooled, 4L air tank & water trap. ARB TPMS. Custom four 10L fuel tank holder on LR roof racks & two 5L. 28L freezer, two 26AH gel batteries & custom 120w solar panels, & awning. Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut

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Largered



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I had a Disco 200 ....... dated.

Then a Disco 300 ....... dated.

Then a Disco 2 (Td5) ........ best vehicle I ever had (kept it for 10 yrs !!)

In parallel I had a Freelander 1 (3dr) ........ enjoyed it.

Then a FL1 (5dr) ........... loved it.

Then a FL1 (3dr) ........... dated

Now the FL2 modified .......... enjoying it .............. but hanker for that Disco 2 Sad

Now the RR ......... I'm in love all over again Thumbs Up Thumbs Up


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Largered



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LR NUT ........I always thought the Expedition Rack was a little short, I've actually seen them fitted back to front, just so they sit central with the vehicle. Nice example thou Thumbs Up Thumbs Up

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RogB



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Those FL1 Expedition racks were like rocking horse Censored even when the car was only just out of production. Possibly worth more than the car itself now Laughing

Both my FL1 3 door had one fitted and they could be located quite far back on the rails, I fitted a sheet of 5mm marine ply to mine to make it more usable for various bits.

IMO the FL1 3 Door looked amazing with the roof off with an expedition rack fitted with lights on.

And I would have another 3 door FL1 today if I could find the right one (but only as 2nd play car Very Happy ) 2001 FL1 TD4 GS Auto 3 Door Tonga Green
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2004 FL1 TD4 Auto 3 door Bonatti Grey
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Largered



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RogB, my 3dr had many combination looks .....

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and nett'ed windows.





gone, but not forgotten ...... Laughing


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RogB



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those are both very urrrrmmm interesting modifications Laughing (but knowing you they would definitely have served a useful purpose Whistle )

I tried the full soft top but found it to be too fiddly to put up and down, so I had the shower roof which was actually really good and very quick to fit/remove. I used to drive round most of the summer with the roof off and got a few admiring looks and comments with the expedition rack fitted over the open back end which when combined with the rear seat dog guard still meant the car was reasonably safe parked up. 2001 FL1 TD4 GS Auto 3 Door Tonga Green
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Largered



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RogB, if you used the Shower Roof .......... should have gone for the German spec ...... it had a clear flexible rear window.




.....also the Shower Roof reduced your max (advised) speed to 50mph.


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RogB



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yeh I always thought it should have had a clear panel in the back... never knew there was a german version but im guessing they were ultra rare.

I never drive above 50mph anyway 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 HSE Auto Orkney Grey
2011 Evoque SD4 Prestige Manual Indus Silver

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