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westville



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Fuji White

Tigger wrote:
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This reminds me of a time when we tried to “upgrade” the house. We Looked at several/many houses, all for more money, yet every time we came home, we couldn’t believe how much nicer our current house was! Rolling Eyes

The FL2 is a hard car to match, let alone beat, without spending a lot of cash Rolling Eyes


And that Your Honour sums up the problem with this case Thumbs Up 2013MY Fuji White GS

"Fiat Lux" a philosophy not a car

Post #374978 14th Jul 2019 11:54 am
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westville



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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Manual Fuji White

Nearly there??

After all the searching and several test drives of various makes/models .....
I've taken an option on a used Ford Edge Vignale - loads of spec and a good solid car

Need to decide later today (Ooooooo err Mister) Shocked 2013MY Fuji White GS

"Fiat Lux" a philosophy not a car

Post #374999 15th Jul 2019 5:20 am
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Tigger



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Interesting wild card. I had to look it up to see what they’re like:

https://www.topgear.com/car-reviews/ford/edge/driving

Most significant piece of advice would seem to be not to buy the manual version. Was it as spacious and quiet as the article says?

Is it significant that this car is being discontinued?

https://www.google.co.uk/amp/s/www.motor1....-edge/amp/

Very sadly, if you expect nothing from Ford’s customer “service”, then you won’t be disappointed Sad I’ve seen people get better results out of LR’s goodwill on cars two years out of warranty and with over 100,000 miles, than I got on my brand new Focus RS*. Prior to that, it was a new Transit where the supplying main dealer would only accept mine in for any warranty work if I agreed to pay for the work first and that get a refund IF Ford eventually accepted the claim (and that was starting with the first claim I ever made!).

* A good example: The car was about 2 months old. I bought a pair of roof bars and removed the panels which allow you to bolt the bars into nuts welded into the seams on the roof. None of the nuts were useable as they’d all been completely filled with semi rigid sealant at the factory. Ford said that they wouldn’t accept a claim to get them cleaned out because “no one had complained about this before, so we don’t accept that it’s a problem”! I never was able to fit the bars and had to sell them, unused. And that was on an RS, Fords other “premium” brand Rolling Eyes AKA Red Merle

2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green


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Dartman the one



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England 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

Isn't the Vignale just a styling exercise on the front end, sort of new grill for Europe, looks better than the US version but not as good as the original which was almost an LR copy my PC is slightly to the right of Genghis
2012 HSE SD4 In Orkney Grey

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Boxbrownie



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Almost, it is a direct import with trim changes (for the better) and of course the Diesel engine, get the latest bi turbo if you can and DO NOT buy a manual version...... Regards

David

Please let me know if anything in my post offends you, as I may wish to offend you again......

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dorsetfreelander



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I recall when I had a few Ford company cars that there were sometimes warranty issues with dealers but when I mentioned that it was a company car and leased by Dial Contracts or Swan National their attitudes changed. These leasing companies seem to have a lot of power over the dealer networks 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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westville



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Boxbrownie wrote:
Almost, it is a direct import with trim changes (for the better) and of course the Diesel engine, get the latest bi turbo if you can and DO NOT buy a manual version......


Decision made Thumbs Up

Collect on Thursday confirm she has the BiTurbo and Auto box as well as mile long list of 'goodies' - cracking car still under Mfr warranty and yes it's another white one Whistle


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"Fiat Lux" a philosophy not a car

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RogB



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I do like the Edge, and ill definitely look to see what prices are like when I come to change (which knowing me could be next week Laughing )

youll have to let us know a review of it after you've settled in Thumbs Up 2011 D4 XS 8 speed - Orkney Grey, 2014 front end facelift, black pack
2012 '62' SD4 Auto Sport LE - Barolo black with black/ivory interior, - now gone, missed the modern interior tech pack

Post #375012 15th Jul 2019 10:45 am
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Lightwater



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Australia 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

It looks like a small car but it is 4830mm long & 2100kg. Just as well Ford stick a 2.7L twin turbo in it. Discovery 4 4829mm long! Procrastination, mankind's greatest labour saving device!

Acoustic insulation ARB TPMS 1.2kW air compressor Air tank On-board pressure air/water cleaning Additional 50L fuel Carpet in doors 2x 1kg ABE Waeco 28L modified fridge Battery 4x 26ah Solar 120w Victron MPPT 100/20 DC-DC 18amps 175amp jumper plug Awning 6x 255/60R18

Post #375017 15th Jul 2019 12:37 pm
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Dave47



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United Kingdom 2008 Freelander 2 TD4 SE Auto Izmir Blue

Great looking motor, Thumbs Up
Enjoy. Thumbs Up
Dave I.A.M. F1rst Driver.
Gone 2003 Discovery TD5, Best Land Rover owned to date.
Gone 1986 Defender 90 Station Wagon Diesel, the only one to drip oil!
Gone 1984 Range Rover 3.5 Vogue Manual.
Gone 1970 Series 11A/3 SWB 3.5 V8 Hybrid Fun, Fun, Fun.
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Van Diesel, Slower than a very slow snail.
Gone 1966 Series 11A SWB Van/dog kennel,
Gone 1964 Series 11A LWB Station Wagon,

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Boxbrownie



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Indeed it is big, for Europe.....in the States it’s called a mid size SUV Laughing

It’s a good car though, built strong.....not exactly F100 tough (long time ago) but over engineered, just don’t expect it to traverse the Rubicon Laughing

Lovely in white Thumbs Up Regards

David

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Boxbrownie



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Lightwater wrote:
It looks like a small car


Compared to Ayers Rock Rolling with laughter

Sorry......Uluru...... Shocked Jeez! Stick with Ayers Rocks for Petes sake, or Bruce’s Wink Regards

David

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Tigger



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.. AKA Red Merle

2011 FL2 TD4 XS Kosrae Green
2012 FL2 TD4 HSE Firenze Red
2013 FL2 SD4 HSE Lux Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Firenze Red
2015 D4 SDV6 HSE Lux Aintree Green
2017 FFRR SDV8 AB Aintree Green


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MartynB



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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 TD4 GS Auto Zermatt Silver

Brilliant looking car Thumbs Up you have probably bought the Freelander 3 that Ford Premier Automotive would have built , if they had retained ownership of the LR brand . Much sharper looking and more purposeful than the Discovery Sport . 2009 GS Auto Zermatt Silver - Halifax winter necessity.
2016 Subaru Outback SE 2.0 diesel SE Premium Lineartronic the Thinking Man's AWD

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SYFL2



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2007 Freelander 2 TD4 HSE Auto Stornoway Grey

I wasn’t really aware of this car before this thread but it’s good looking bus that is I like it.

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