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JulesK



Member Since: 07 Dec 2014
Location: Ceredigion.
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Wales 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

Not an mechanical expert sorry..... But the best colour out there if that helps Rolling with laughter


Sheep If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

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Freelander 2 HSE auto 2014 ( Florrie ) ..... Try again.
Freelander 2 GS 2012...... Gone.

Post #390936 8th May 2020 8:28 pm
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The Fox



Member Since: 07 May 2020
Location: Shrewsbury
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So unfortunately, the vehicle on offer is a manual - so no option there. It's coming in at 10k, from a dealer with a 1y warranty and I'll be pushing for a free service.

Is the manual so bad/unreliable that I shouldn't consider it? Other than the gearbox, it's the perfect FL2 and the right price.

Post #391098 12th May 2020 8:57 am
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Dave47



Member Since: 31 Aug 2014
Location: Sunny Margate Kent
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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Izmir Blue

Here's a RED HSE AUTO...on Gumtree.


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And it got your name on it. Thumbs Up

Laughing Laughing I.A.M. F1rst Driver.
Gone 2003 Discovery TD5 Auto,
Gone 1986 Defender 90 Station Wagon
Gone 1984 Range Rover 3.5 Vogue Manual.
Gone 1970 Series 11A/3 SWB 3.5 V8 Hybrid
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Van
Gone 1966 Series 11A SWB Van
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Station Wagon,

Post #391104 12th May 2020 11:08 am
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GundogSD4



Member Since: 04 Dec 2019
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England 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 Metropolis LE Auto Santorini Black

It's not that the manual is bad but the FL2 suits the auto very well but that is just my opinion... 94 Disco 300 TDI Gone
96 Defender 300 TDI Gone...Should have kept it.
2003 Freelander ES TD4 Gone
2002 Defender TD5 Gone
2005 Freelander HSE TD4 Gone
2015 Freelander 2 Metropolis Keeping for now!

Post #391105 12th May 2020 11:09 am
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TooBlue



Member Since: 30 Oct 2019
Location: Midlands
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I would look for a 2013/2014 SD4 Auto. Higher spec the better.

The 19inch wheels are fine, and give a smooth comfortable ride, although this may depend on tyre choice.
The ride in the Freelander is better than my Mercedes CLK on 18inch wheels.

I paid just under 11k for my 2013 HSE Lux last October with 87k miles from a dealer, and prices have not
changed, as similar ones to mine are still advertised mostly at 11-13k.
Cheaper ones are usually accident damaged repaired when you read the descriptions. CAT-N,S etc.

Check the MOT history, and avoid any that have a history of oil leaks on the MOT. 2013 FL2 SD4 HSE LUX AUTO
Gen 2.1 Incontrol Satnav Update v30.18.03

Post #391111 12th May 2020 12:45 pm
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LivingByTheWall



Member Since: 29 Jul 2019
Location: Cumbria
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Sooooooo. My twa penneth on this is that in the past I have had Defenders, Rangie's, and Freelnders. Even went over to the dark side once for 2 years with a Wrangler.

After driving an Audi A4 Allroad from new in 2017 for 2.5 years I came back to the fold and bought the best FL2 I could find from the dealer network. Loire Blue Metropolis with Ivory leather, 1 owner, 30k and full JLRSH.

I can honestly say that it was such a driving improvement on the Audi and 1 year later I am still totally in love with my car.

The only detriment is an aged Sat Nav compared to the dual screen Google map capability on the Audi (oh yes, and 15mpg less) , but drive quality, poise, practicality just makes me smile.

I have had a couple of electrical issues sorted under warranty, but hey, it's a Land Rover.

I have taken the decision never to buy another new car and whilst I know the world is turning EV, I will keep my FL2, take trains for business in the new post Covid world and if I ever change, it will be for a top spec classic rangie

Post #391489 23rd May 2020 3:15 pm
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jules



Member Since: 13 Dec 2007
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

I had 2 manual TD4s before the SD4 - the latter is the winner for me.

I had a 330D E91 years ago - many mods. I occasionally miss the opening glass in the tailgate for long objects though. Jules

Post #391497 23rd May 2020 7:01 pm
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JulesK



Member Since: 07 Dec 2014
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Wales 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Firenze Red

Think they missed a trick not putting that or split tail gate in FL2 Jules.



Sheep If it wasn't so bad it'd be funny.

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Freelander 2 HSE auto 2014 ( Florrie ) ..... Try again.
Freelander 2 GS 2012...... Gone.

Post #391512 24th May 2020 8:43 am
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jules



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

JulesK: Yes, an opening rear window would have been great Ive often had to get the trailer out on the road as I couldnt get some single pipe, ladder or plank inside the FL2.
I ended up buying a telescopic ladder. Jules

Post #391524 24th May 2020 10:55 am
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riverblanche



Member Since: 11 Apr 2019
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England 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Orkney Grey

Hi,
i would take each car on its own merits and buy the best one for your money
if you want an auto but an auto and the SD4 is the "preferred" choice and works well together
But
if you like manuals dont rule them out as they are fine box and not a weak point,
and the clutch is like any other manual yes they need replacing when worn out and at 70k it may be getting close
check the operation and any slipping and check the pedal returns the full travel after each gear change some threads mention clutch pedal sticking
decide what things you like in the car not just HSE but the bits you want Question

Our Manual TD4 GS (did I mention I was biased to a manual Whistle Laughing )
has leather, heated seats, front arm rest, heated front windscreen, aircon and No satnav, hold on thats every thing I wanted Cool

it also had its clutch changed by LR at 50k under warranty

headlights are fine Confused check all the door locks work Shocked lock it walk around and check all ARE locked, unlock and walk back around to check all are UNlocked Rolling Eyes the actuators get lazy

oh and Orkney grey is the Best colour Thumbs Up .

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Post #391551 24th May 2020 6:34 pm
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Bobupndown



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Orkney Grey

Quote:
oh and Orkney grey is the Best colour Thumbs Up


Ive got an Orkney grey one too and can confirm that Firenze red is the best colour. Bow down Landrover - turning owners into mechanics since 1948

2014 Orkney grey Freelander SD4 GS.
2004 Zambezi silver Discovery 2 Td5 (Gone)
1963 Surf blue Morris Mini Minor Super de Luxe (my little toy)

Post #391553 24th May 2020 6:39 pm
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