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sandman



Member Since: 10 Feb 2010
Location: Dubai
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United Arab Emirates 2010 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Lago Grey
Newbie here from Dubai

Hi all! Warm greetings to forum admins and members. Got my '10 Lago Grey LR2 HSE last December '09. Loving every mile spent driving it! Very Happy

Post #59025 10th Feb 2010 6:39 pm
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npinks



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Welcome sandman Thumbs Up No Longer the Site Moderator - Martins the Man to Speak too now

Post #59026 10th Feb 2010 6:41 pm
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Boxer



Member Since: 26 Dec 2009
Location: S Wales
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Wales 2007 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Zermatt Silver

Welcome, got any snow to try the 4 wheel drive in. Whistle Don't put petrol in a diesel. They don't run well.

Post #59046 10th Feb 2010 8:49 pm
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sandman



Member Since: 10 Feb 2010
Location: Dubai
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United Arab Emirates 2010 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Lago Grey

@npinks, thanks!
@boxer, unfortunately, Ski Dubai doesn't allow 4x4s to enter the premises Sad On the other hand, we've got miles and miles of desert here Smile just waiting for the right chance to try out my 'sand rover'.

Post #59195 11th Feb 2010 7:15 pm
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chicken george



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Santorini Black

Thumbs Up welcome At work
At home

"I can't always believe facts I read on the web" - Charles Dickens

winner by default of the tractor vs caravan race

Post #59201 11th Feb 2010 7:31 pm
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mcphersonstrut



Member Since: 21 Jul 2009
Location: In the land of 2 wheel drive and 60mpg
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England 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Greetings Sir, nice colour car Thumbs Up

Post #59212 11th Feb 2010 8:18 pm
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Carnoch



Member Since: 04 Sep 2008
Location: Gone
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Hi,

Lucky you. I like the UAE. Was at the Jebel Ali for a break. Nice place and very pleasent polite people, but sort of hot! Hope to be back this year.

Post #59232 11th Feb 2010 9:15 pm
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sandman



Member Since: 10 Feb 2010
Location: Dubai
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United Arab Emirates 2010 LR2 i6 HSE Auto Lago Grey

Carnoch wrote:
Hi,

Lucky you. I like the UAE. Was at the Jebel Ali for a break. Nice place and very pleasent polite people, but sort of hot! Hope to be back this year.


@carnoch, thanks! Try coming here in Dubai from November till January during winter season where temp drops to 12-17C.

By the way, I took my LR2 to the famous Jebel Hafeet Road today and I was very satisfied. When you come over here for a break, try going for a drive on this road. It's exhilarating!!! CommandShift came in very handy during the the uphill and downhill hairpin turns.

(The Jebel Hafeet Mountain Road extends for 7.3 mi (11.7 km) up the mountain, rising 4000 ft (1219 m). With 21 corners and three lanes (two climbing and one descending), the immaculate road was called the greatest driving road in the world by Edmunds.com and was built by Strabag International Cologne,Germany - Wikipedia).

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 2010 Lago Grey LR2 HSE i6 Auto

Post #59341 12th Feb 2010 6:34 pm
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Chris B



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sandman wrote:
@npinks, thanks!
@boxer, unfortunately, Ski Dubai doesn't allow 4x4s to enter the premises Sad On the other hand, we've got miles and miles of desert here Smile just waiting for the right chance to try out my 'sand rover'.

OK - just send sand - we've had plenty of TR twiddling in the snow but I've yet to use my sand setting for any reason (not auto so no trick "launch control" starts! Smile Gone... 2013 XS TD4 Manual Firenze Red
Gone... 2008 (09MY) XS Td4 Manual Stornaway Grey
Prior... 2003 G4 Discovery 2, 1998 Disco 1 and 1997 Disco 1 Company car before that
Also gone in Nov'13, after 7.5 yrs, to new owners with time for more TLC - 1980 Series III 88
Current 2015 Discovery Sport HSE 2.0

Post #59345 12th Feb 2010 7:16 pm
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mcphersonstrut



Member Since: 21 Jul 2009
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England 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

Great pictures - you can almost feel the heat coming off them Thumbs Up
Edit: Apart from the fact that I think someone has sneezed on the lense (top/middle) Rolling with laughter

Post #59353 12th Feb 2010 7:44 pm
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Cerdo



Member Since: 13 Jul 2008
Location: Manchester
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United Arab Emirates 

@ Chris B. You can still use sand for better acceleration in manual. Also makes the Freely feel tighter as it's putting more power to the rear.
@ Sandman- I'm over there soon, so must try to check it out. Indus Silver
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Post #59398 13th Feb 2010 12:17 pm
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Cerdo



Member Since: 13 Jul 2008
Location: Manchester
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United Arab Emirates 

Here now in Dubai. Seen a few nice SUV's and a smattering of Freely's. Have tried hiring one, but no luck so far Big Cry Busy working, and mad driving habits. Great place though. Indus Silver
GS TD4
Private Parts

Post #63035 9th Mar 2010 9:48 pm
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Cerdo



Member Since: 13 Jul 2008
Location: Manchester
Posts: 193

United Arab Emirates 

Been uo the Jebel Hafeet today. Sadly in an RRS Supercharged, unable to hire a LR2.
Great road. Drove from Dubai to the YAs Island, over to Al AIn, Jebel Hafeet then back to Dubai. 730km's.
Loving this place but bck to blighty and my Freel on Friday.

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GS TD4
Private Parts

Post #65819 7th Apr 2010 9:20 pm
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