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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    Really? I thought it was a body off job.
    It might be easier for a workshop to lift the body but the timing belt is at the front and fuel pump belt is at the rear and can be replaced with body on- a few guys here have done it.
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    Someone beat her to it. At that price I'm not surprised. Thanks for the help folks.



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    Welcome back John.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fitzy View Post
    Welcome back John.
    Haven't been away Michael, just giving it a bit of a rest. It was becoming a bit of an obsession.



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    Turns out that yes, she should have bought. The bloke ( it was a small dealer ) might have underpriced it a little..... He had 81 enquiries in a day and a half. She's disappointed of course, but now she's pretty much determined to go on with it.

    So, with that in mind, a few more simple questions. Am I correct in thinking that anything after 2010 should have had the diff issue resolved?

    What sort of K's would be acceptable? For example, there is a very nice 2012 TD4 SE auto for $15000 with 200,000 on the odo. That seems reasonable to me, but, as I said, I have no experience with these cars, only what I read here.

    She has about a 40 K round trip commute. Currently she does this in an XR8 (!). I'm tipping the fuel savings alone would make a big difference to her weekly spend, so any minor issues wouldn't matter, but a blown auto or something would. Of course, the XR8 could do something expensive as well, but anyone can fix a Ford.



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    Is there any reason why your daughter needs such a large car ?
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    Quote Originally Posted by trout1105 View Post
    Is there any reason why your daughter needs such a large car ?
    Apart from her enormous Doberman Pinscher, you mean? She isn't a small car girl. Never has been. However, I'm not sure I'd call a FL2 "large". Her brother's Prado is large.



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    I wouldn't call the FL2 small either.

    We bought our 07 TD4 SE three years ago for the wife to downsize from the D2 V8.

    Never test drove a FL2 before we bought it site unseen from Brisbane. Not much of a choice here in Cairns unless you want a Toyota or one of those other POS's.

    Anyway when we drove off in the Freelander I said to the missus, "do you feel this is smaller than the Disco?" she replied no.

    So when we got home I got the measuring tape out. And bugger me it is bigger in every dimension except the height and cargo area. When you park the Freelander next to my Range Rover Classic you can really see how much bigger it is.

    She's a bulky little beast.
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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherX View Post
    I would call the FL2 small either.

    We bought our 07 TD4 SE three years ago for the wife to downsize from the D2 V8.

    Never test drove a FL2 before we bought it site unseen from Brisbane. Not much of a choice here in Cairns unless you want a Toyota or one of those other POS's.

    Anyway when we drove off in the Freelander I said to the missus, "do you feel this is smaller than the Disco?" she replied no.

    So when we got home I got the measuring tape out. And bugger me it is bigger in every dimension except the height and cargo area. When you park the Freelander next to my Range Rover Classic you can really see how much bigger it is.

    She's a bulky little beast.
    What about the car
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    Great car the wife loves it.

    The only issues have been rear shocks, rear wheel bearings and the roof lining (which is a every 5 year job here in Cairns).

    I've put some Evoque wheels on it and added the Land Rover protection package and driving lights. I think see looks sweet.

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