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Rommel



Member Since: 20 Aug 2017
Location: Sandhurst Berkshire
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England 2013 Freelander 2 TD4 XS Manual Fuji White

I always say prevention is better than cure. 2013 FL2 XS.
Defender 90 300 TDi.
Defender 90 300 TDi CSW.
1964 MGB Roadster.
1944 Willys MB "Jeep" with bullet holes. (gone)
17 hand Irish Drought Thoroughbred (mostly lame)
Nagging Old Boiler.

Post #435522 6th Sep 2023 5:54 pm
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balticblueLR2



Member Since: 27 Feb 2023
Location: WA
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Australia 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Baltic Blue

I'm interested in the Bilsteins as well jules, so I'm looking forward to hearing about your experiences.

Post #435526 7th Sep 2023 3:34 am
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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'll post when its done - plus some pics probably.
- won't be until the end of the month Jules

Post #435542 7th Sep 2023 1:32 pm
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tenet



Member Since: 23 Jul 2009
Location: cotswolds
Posts: 1075

United Kingdom 2015 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey

Another pass without advisories and yet again no mention of HiD conversion. Thats 3 passes on the trot. Thumbs Up MY 09 GS manual in Lago Grey, Wood Co arm rest and side bumper strips - now sold.

MY 15 SD4 SE Auto Orkney Grey with colour coded Bumper Door Mouldings

Post #435682 14th Sep 2023 4:03 pm
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robblue



Member Since: 10 Jan 2017
Location: cornwall
Posts: 219

United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Santorini Black

Thumbs Up 2009 FL2 S now gone
2011 FL2 HSE AUTO
2012 FL2 XS AUTO
2000 Kawasaki er 5

Post #435695 15th Sep 2023 8:51 am
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jules



Member Since: 13 Dec 2007
Location: The Wilds of Warwickshire
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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

When all said and done our FL2 has proven to be a relatively inexpensive car to run so far - when you do most of the repairs yourself - it makes a huge difference.

Its cost me £515 per year over the last 6 years - that includes:
all services and MOTs
new EGR valve
front wheel bearing
haldex pump
rear shocks
autobox flush - rear diff flush
power steering flush & reservoir
HID upgrade
large front brake upgrade+new pipes+braided hoses
cambelt+waterpump+pulleys+aux belt
battery
rear disks and pads
4 new tyres.

I think the next thing to go will be the battery - but it could be anything. Jules

Post #435994 1st Oct 2023 11:05 am
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AT1963



Member Since: 23 Nov 2021
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United Kingdom 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Orkney Grey

£515 per year Shocked
Some people pay that to buy/lease the car per month Rolling Eyes
So when faced with large repair bill i hope people are prepared to repair and keep car rather than sell/scrap it under strange belief that it is cheaper to buy another rather than repair.
So, well done Jules for demonstrating this Thumbs Up

Post #435996 1st Oct 2023 7:55 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

A friend of mine has a lovely 18 year old BMW 520 with 170K miles. It drives beautifully. It cost him £4K to buy about 5 years. He does 10K miles a year and recently it cost him £1100 to have some work done on the engine and DPF. But he's happy - its cheap motoring. Jules

Post #436009 2nd Oct 2023 3:21 pm
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jules



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United Kingdom 2014 Freelander 2 SD4 SE Auto Firenze Red

AT1963 wrote:
£515 per year Shocked
Some people pay that to buy/lease the car per month Rolling Eyes
So when faced with large repair bill i hope people are prepared to repair and keep car rather than sell/scrap it under strange belief that it is cheaper to buy another rather than repair.
So, well done Jules for demonstrating this Thumbs Up


I forgot - you've always got to take into consideration the depreciation. I calculate mine has depreciated £11500 over the last 6 years. Which is pretty good, I think. Its 9 years old now and has lost about £22000 since new. Jules

Post #436011 2nd Oct 2023 3:30 pm
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ReggiePerrin



Member Since: 13 Mar 2013
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England 2013 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Lux Auto Firenze Red

Ten year service and another clean MoT test pass today…

I changed the rear discs & pads myself a week or so back with no other work required - happy bunny today. Thumbs Up Very Happy Thumbs Up

Post #437071 15th Nov 2023 4:17 pm
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Just a driver



Member Since: 29 Nov 2021
Location: Norfolk
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United Kingdom 2009 Freelander 2 SD4 GS Auto Stornoway Grey

jules wrote:
AT1963 wrote:
£515 per year Shocked
Some people pay that to buy/lease the car per month Rolling Eyes
So when faced with large repair bill i hope people are prepared to repair and keep car rather than sell/scrap it under strange belief that it is cheaper to buy another rather than repair.
So, well done Jules for demonstrating this Thumbs Up


I forgot - you've always got to take into consideration the depreciation. I calculate mine has depreciated £11500 over the last 6 years. Which is pretty good, I think. Its 9 years old now and has lost about £22000 since new.

I guess the real clever people would also work out the interest charges on the loan or what the money would of earned if brought out right, to give a real costing. Something your mate is not paying on their old bmw.

Post #437076 15th Nov 2023 8:09 pm
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Lightwater



Member Since: 21 Aug 2014
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Ukraine 2013 Freelander 2 2.0T SE Auto Fuji White

I had a Peugeot 504 17 years (25 total) 265,000km. Seat Ibiza MY95 17 years from new also roughly 265,000 km (odometer died on both cars at 250k).

The Freelander MY13 from new to date has been the most reliable car & it has had by magnitudes the most hammering on corrugated roads in the outback. I kept the other cars as they didn't cost that much in repairs.

Paid cash for all cars, it was a bit eye watering for the Freelander. Had no intention to spend that much money.

But still to today I enjoy the car. Neighbours I have given a lift have said it it the nicest car they have travelled in.

Running tyres at 30psi & additional acoustic insulation, & not trying to drive it as a Lamborghini helps! 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

Post #437079 15th Nov 2023 11:31 pm
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RealBeale



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United Kingdom 2007 Freelander 2 i6 HSE Auto Sumatra Black

Exactly a year on from my original post.
Another MOT, another pass with no advisories ! Thumbs Up
The MOT tester said, "I'm not just saying it, this really is the cleanest one I've seen."

Post #437654 9th Dec 2023 1:26 am
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robblue



Member Since: 10 Jan 2017
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United Kingdom 2012 Freelander 2 SD4 XS Auto Santorini Black

Thumbs Up 2009 FL2 S now gone
2011 FL2 HSE AUTO
2012 FL2 XS AUTO
2000 Kawasaki er 5

Post #437657 9th Dec 2023 10:41 am
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NeilTD4



Member Since: 21 May 2018
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England 2011 Freelander 2 SD4 HSE Auto Lago Grey

Good stuff, especially with the testers comment Thumbs Up

What year is yours?

Post #437662 9th Dec 2023 1:36 pm
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