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StuckInTheMud



Member Since: 02 Apr 2013
Location: Ayrshire
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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter Rolling with laughter


Cluck, cluck, cluck, cluck Laughing Laughing Laughing Laughing

The FL2 was very happy and probably could have done more - it was not intended to speed, it just felt like 50 mph, I really should keep eye on speedo Embarassed

In France was momentarily doing 100 mph Shocked

But the van was not on the back Rolling with laughter

But Georgie is bound to comment on that Bow down 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196371 25th Aug 2013 5:24 pm
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chrisr1806



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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

100? That's nothing. Whistle I managed a massive 104mph. Wink

Post #196372 25th Aug 2013 5:26 pm
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StuckInTheMud



Member Since: 02 Apr 2013
Location: Ayrshire
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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

Yes, but I was cruising Rolling with laughter

Did not have foot to floor Whistle

Only eased off when wife said how fast are we going? Bow down 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196374 25th Aug 2013 5:34 pm
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chrisr1806



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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

My wife was asleep at the time. Whistle

Post #196375 25th Aug 2013 5:35 pm
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StuckInTheMud



Member Since: 02 Apr 2013
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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

Hey Chris,

Look at some of my past cars!

Have done well over three figures Laughing Laughing Laughing

Any still cars passed as if I was in a tractor Big Cry

There is always someone faster than a ferret Thumbs Up 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196377 25th Aug 2013 5:40 pm
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chrisr1806



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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry

I need to get a sports car, I did look at a DB9, but I don't think I could stretch to one. Whistle


Big Cry Big Cry Big Cry

Post #196378 25th Aug 2013 5:42 pm
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StuckInTheMud



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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

DB9 Nah,

Loads up here in Aberdeen!

You need a Ferrari in Rosso Red - met a guy who had one of those in Italy in a cafe whilst driving the passes in the SD4. He was a nice guy but looked about 12, his car was fabulous Bow down

Will never be able to afford a Ferrari - but intend to buy another Porsche

What was we doing in Italy?

Decided to drive from Innsbruck to Italy so that we could enjoy a pizza Whistle

200 mile trip, it was worth it over the passes - the pizza was okay as well Rolling with laughter 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196380 25th Aug 2013 5:48 pm
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StuckInTheMud



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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

Sorry Mav Embarassed

Did not mean to digress from your main post

Pablo Thumbs Up 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196381 25th Aug 2013 5:50 pm
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chrisr1806



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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

Yes sorry Mav. Embarassed

I would love to go to Italy, I have never actually been. Embarassed Wont be this year, I have already been away 3 times this year (once with the Freely to Spain) and going to New York in October. Bow down

Not really a fan of Ferrari. Whistle I would rather have a lime Green Lamborghini. Wink

Post #196383 25th Aug 2013 5:59 pm
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StuckInTheMud



Member Since: 02 Apr 2013
Location: Ayrshire
Posts: 113

Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

Been to Italy at least ten times - lovely place! Bow down

This year my Freely did over 3000 miles on holiday in Austria/Germany with a quick trip into Italy, a leisurely drive through France to stay in Belgium prior to going home in Scotland - did not miss a beat. Was not all towing as my caravan stays on the Swiss border! Was on holiday whole of July so had excellent weather. Neutral

Have toured the states (mid 80s) and would love to have another trip over there, need to start planning that for the future.

My holiday next year is already accounted for - will be going back to Germany for whole of July. Very Happy

Post us a post card from New York Thumbs Up 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196388 25th Aug 2013 7:12 pm
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StuckInTheMud



Member Since: 02 Apr 2013
Location: Ayrshire
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Scotland 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Fuji White

Chris,

Can you provide some information on your trip to Spain?

How you got there/ how long it took to get there/ where you went whist there?

Might consider it for a future venture.

Have been to Spain many times - but have flown etc

Pablo 'There is thunder' then 'There is the warble of a V8'

SD4 HSE Fuji White (my car): sidesteps, door protection
Golf 2.0 tdi White (wife's car)
Triumph Stag (my 1975 V8 toy - 37,600 miles... Just started its 2nd restoration... had it since 1986)

Tiguan Summit (gone, but nice car)
Porsche Boxster (gone, it was too fast)
SLK (gone, did not like it - lost loads ús)
Discovery Cairngorm (gone,very tractor like)
+ loads of other cars

Post #196390 25th Aug 2013 7:15 pm
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chrisr1806



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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Santorini Black

Have a look at this thread;

http://www.freel2.com/forum/topic16499.html

I will drop you a PM, save clogging up the forum. Wink

Post #196391 25th Aug 2013 7:20 pm
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Orwelian



Member Since: 16 Apr 2011
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Loire Blue

Just to put a damper on the French speedy thing, it is actually taken from the gross train weight figure shown on the vin plate, stick any trailer on the Freelander and your speed limit falls to 56mph, the logic of our friends across the water takes some wondering, as the way the law is written means you can stick a 1500kg trailor or caravan on the back of a Golf and drive unrestricted, put a 900kg trailor/caravan on the back of a Freebie and you are immediatly restricted to the lower speeds and are supposed to display the 80 & 90kph plates on the back of the trailor as well.........how much notice to the Gendarmarie take? I know not, but their are a few caravans about with the new speed stickers displayed.

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England 

Incorrect on the stickers, the stickers are only required on French registered vehicles and not on private trailers and caravans attached to UK vehicles. p****d off with a Digital Keyboard Warrior

Post #209160 27th Nov 2013 8:07 pm
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