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IanMetro



Member Since: 11 Sep 2017
Location: Somerset BS21
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

Do we have any ideas about its dimensions, apart from the wheelbase (90,110, 130? inches).

Makes 4 door a bit longer than FL2 (105 inches), how about hieght and width?

Why does it need the spare wheel on the rear door, are there batteries / motor? under boot floor? for mild 48v hybrid? FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 34k+ miles)

Post #362624 28th Dec 2018 4:28 pm
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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

To be honest , I like spare wheels on the back door , much better than underslung which has no place on an off road vehicle . If it is under the rear storage carpet as an alternative , you also have problems. Imagine having to plonk a couple of shotguns and dogs ( for example ) on the hard shoulder of the M62 whilst you extract a spare wheel . The obvious downside is that the cheery little Thieving Pikey chaps could have a field day . Unless of course the mount is a nice big steel job that you can weld a nice big hardened motorcycle security chain to ! ( speaking from real 90 experience ) Rolling with laughter 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
2016 Subaru Outback SE 2.0 diesel SE Premium Lineartronic the Thinking Man's AWD

Post #362626 28th Dec 2018 6:20 pm
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Largered



Member Since: 10 Jul 2016
Location: UK
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" ....... If, as expected, Defender production is destined for JLR’s new Slovakian factory ........."

as I said on another thread recently, we (UK) do make things ........MONEY.

. I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #363507 11th Jan 2019 12:29 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

I was once worked for a big IT company and at a big company do the boss stood up at the front and said "what are we in business for?" various hands went up and gave responses like
"deliver IT solutions to our customers"
"improve our customers' productivity"
"develop better technologies"
etc. etc

"you are all wrong" said the boss and put up a big slide with just a "£" sign on it.
"if we don't make money then I can't pay your wages, it's as simple as that" 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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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

dorsetfreelander
I remember the company well.

During my time it decided that
Services could make more money than Manufacturing.
It was better Selling its assets and buildings and Renting them back.
Continual Reorganization was good.
Buying and modifying American Software was better than continuing to Write our own.
It was better to buy in Equipment rather than make it.
And many other Short Term solutions.

In the end it downsized so much that a Japanese company bought it, and now runs what is left it quite successfully.

It sounds very much like what happened to our car industry. FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 34k+ miles)

Post #363527 11th Jan 2019 5:57 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

And did you learn the Fujitsu song? They are paying me a very good pension so I won't knock them but there needs to be a Landrover version of this.

 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

Post #363529 11th Jan 2019 6:11 pm
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Largered



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Hitachi Song





I receive no royalties ..... or pension from Hitachi.

Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #363533 11th Jan 2019 7:02 pm
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White

dorsetfreelander wrote:
And did you learn the Fujitsu song? They are paying me a very good pension so I won't knock them but there needs to be a Landrover version of this.



First time I've heard this. I had better not comment as they pay my pension as well.

PS You learn and discover many surprising things on this forum! FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 34k+ miles)

Post #363536 11th Jan 2019 9:04 pm
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dorsetfreelander



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Loire Blue

My son is an Agronomist (agricultural crop consultant) who now works in Kenya but comes back here every year to attend an independent agronomist conference. He was telling me last night that three or four years ago the car park of the hotel would have been like a Freelander convention with 90% of the cars being Freelanders and a few Defenders. This year, not a single Land Rover product was to be seen, it was all Hilux, L200, Navara pickups. Cheaper, good off road, well specified and reliable. I can't see JLR ever getting this market back. 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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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Everyone is getting into dualcabs, even Mercedes Benz. They are taking over down under. The SUV is a fading breed. Land Rover had a dualcad & stopped making it. They will end up being the only manufacturer without one & all they will have to sell is a shopping centre carpark "poodle". Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

2x 1kg ABE, carpet in doors. ARB TPMS, 3 compressors heatsink fan cooled 4L air tank. 4x 10L fuel tanks on LR roof racks & 2x 5L. Highly modified 28L Waeco fridge, 3x 26AH gel battery, 120w solar, awning, acoustic insulation. 2 spare Pirelli Scorpion AT Plus 255/60R18 Fuji/Almond/Dark Chestnut. Petrol 10.48L/100 (26.95mpg) inc 500kg payload

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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Quite fancy a Vw Amarok V6 Tdi, Landrover would do well to produce a similar competitor but they could do with it on sale now, not next year ... maybe.... Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

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Post #363575 12th Jan 2019 7:00 pm
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IanMetro



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Fuji White
Defender Sport

Land Rover Defender Sport: what we know
The Defender Sport is still a long way out. But L860 has our full attention because, similar to Defender, it has the premium entry-level outdoors niche all to itself. While the box-shaped classic is visually and technically off-road-biased, the Sport edition has more of an on-road and lifestyle flavour with plenty of convenience features in addition to the full set of mountain climbing gear.
Think of it as a modern Suzuki Jimny/Jeep Wrangler for the well-to-do in-crowd. To be built in low labour-cost Nitra, the Defender Sport will be available as a full battery electric vehicle.


https://www.carmagazine.co.uk/car-news/fir.../defender/ FL2 XS SD4 Auto 2010 2012-2017 (21k - 91k miles)
FL2 Metropolis SD4 Auto 2014 2017- (16k - 34k+ miles)

Post #364559 24th Jan 2019 8:06 pm
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Largered



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New for 2019

https://www.msn.com/en-gb/cars/news/reborn...spartanntp I use the FL2 for what it was made for. I spend 6mths/yr on a single road trip adventure.

Post #364838 28th Jan 2019 10:32 am
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DennisV



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The new Defender is slated to start from £40,000 up to £60,000!

I wonder how the entry model will compete with this at £34,000?

https://www.autocar.co.uk/car-review/toyot...erm-review

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chugga90



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Baltic Blue

Bobupndown wrote:
Quite fancy a Vw Amarok V6 Tdi, Landrover would do well to produce a similar competitor but they could do with it on sale now, not next year ... maybe....


Just a shame that they have cart springs on the back end!
Come on vw fit some coil springs.

Post #364868 28th Jan 2019 4:16 pm
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