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littlecub



Member Since: 18 Dec 2019
Location: Tassie
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Australia 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Alaska White
New to me FL2 after a RR TD6

Just drove down from sunny,but crime ridden Gold Coast down to northern Tasmania in my new to me Freelander 2 diesel with a stop over in the madness of Sydney.
After the lush ride of the RR I was surprised how agile ,quiet and comfortable the little beast is.
Putting on just over 2000K's the beast hummed along beautifully and I got 6l/100k which is pretty good in my book sitting on around 110-115kph.
I look forward to many happy miles in my beast.


Post #435292 28th Aug 2023 4:31 am
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Lightwater



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Ukraine 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Good to see one in a proper colour. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Post #435293 28th Aug 2023 7:01 am
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littlecub



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Australia 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Alaska White

My TD6 was Epsom Green. It stood out wherever I parked it lol.
Didnt want the boring grey that they came in. Yawn

littlecub

Post #435294 28th Aug 2023 7:08 am
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janderson41



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Scotland 2010 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

My Disco1 was Epsom green. Fantastic colour.
when i decided to move to a Freelander i just missed out on an Epsom Green Freelander2.
Settled for Stornoway Grey which SWMBO likes, so no complaints about colour.
I do like white though. Jim A
Fl2 HSE 2010 auto
Disco 2Td5 auto 2002 gone
Disci 1 300Tdi auto 1996 gone

Post #435305 28th Aug 2023 5:48 pm
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Rommel



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England 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Fuji White

Here in Blighty hard water shows up limescale marks on very dark coloured paintwork which is why I chose White as it dries without marks when washed, 2013 FL2 XS.
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Post #435307 28th Aug 2023 8:31 pm
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Lightwater



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Ukraine 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White
Re: New to me FL2 after a RR TD6

littlecub wrote:
After the lush ride of the RR I was surprised how agile, quiet and comfortable

If you want to make the car quieter, a couple of suggestions here:
https://www.freel2.com/forum/topic33026.html Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Post #435331 29th Aug 2023 3:25 pm
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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

In the 90’s white cars were frowned on . They were seen as poverty spec . Our works fleet buyer hated them as they had low residuals . Then it all changed . I think white is THE colour to have . It looks great on every LR ever made , I had a smashing County 90 in Alpine White . The pearl white on my last Audi and current Scooby were / are sublime . There is also a serious safety side to white , even the myopic can see a white motor . I lost count of the number of times I had cars pull out on me in the black and metallic greys and dark silver cars I owned . Even DRLs made no difference when the cars were ‘ road coloured ! Long live white ! 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Sold June 21 after 10 years of ownership

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Post #435338 29th Aug 2023 6:41 pm
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Lightwater



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Ukraine 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

Down under, people used to buy white as they are a bit cooler. Now with air conditioning people are not so worried, or more likely forgotten ancient wisdom! I see it as anything to help the heat situation is good when it's mid to high forty degrees celsius.

When we bought the Freelander the insurance was a touch cheaper for white cars as they are seen a bit easier & have slightly less accidents.

But we got white for heat issues, also got a light interior so you don't burn yourself on the seat in summer. Had that with other peoples black interiors. Bloody painful. Black seat, +60°C inside & "budgie smugglers" = sterility!

Wanted cloth seats, but all that was sold was leather, & half of its plastic anyway. Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

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Post #435341 29th Aug 2023 8:51 pm
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littlecub



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Australia 2014 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Alaska White

Have always liked cars in "white", didnt matter what brand they were they just looked right.
Plus as others have said, they dont get the heat build-up in our "hot" summers in OZ as other colours do.

littlecub

Post #435344 29th Aug 2023 10:50 pm
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Lightwater



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Ukraine 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

They are cooler inside! We can leave the windows open a touch for ventilation with wind shields, so not really visible.

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(Don't leave windows open more than 5cm in Queensland, could be as expensive as $2874.00)

& white cars never show the dirt!
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Or possibly why people in the outback have proper coloured cars!


Other solution!
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 Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 3xARB air compressors After cooler Air tank On-board OCD pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors ABE 2x1kg Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x255/60R18

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