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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherX View Post
    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.
    Interesting. There is one a few doors down from me, and it sure looks smaller than my D2.



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    Quote Originally Posted by johntins View Post
    Interesting. There is one a few doors down from me, and it sure looks smaller than my D2.
    I have parked near one at work and it looks smaller than my d1.
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    Quote Originally Posted by loanrangie View Post
    I have parked near one at work and it looks smaller than my d1.
    Look about the same size as a Forester to me. But it's deceptive. The current Corolla is about the same size as an EF Ford. If not bigger.



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    Petrol v diesel?

    Here we go again. Diesel FR2 approx $3-4,000 dearer than si6 petrol. Diesel service cost v petrol, diesel pollution. I think petrol FR2 a good thing.

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    Yeah at that price difference I would go for the petrol. I haven't driven one but I think it might accually be better than the diesel in comfort and power, just not fuel consumption.

    Here are some photos of the Freelander next to the RRC. So longer wheelbase, wider track, 30mm more from door trim to door trim, 50mm more leg room for the rear and 20mm more head room. I guess it only looks like a small/medium car cause of the body shape. That is if you call the RRC a large car.

    I saw something funny the other day in the airport carpark. An old orignial mini next to a new one OMG you should see the size difference in those two.

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    Quote Originally Posted by FisherX View Post

    I saw something funny the other day in the airport carpark. An old orignial mini next to a new one OMG you should see the size difference in those two.
    You could fit 2 old ( real ) minis in a spot occupied by one of those so called minis with the barn doors. They look heaps better as well.



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    The new Mini has about the same wheelbase as a D2. Not.a.mini.

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    Quote Originally Posted by bsperka View Post
    The new Mini has about the same wheelbase as a D2. Not.a.mini.
    It may be just me, but I'd prefer a D2 in almost every way. The new Mini, in my view, is a BMW without the good bits. But, apart from the FIAT 500, I hate all this retro nonsense. The VW Bug started* it, and they all jumped in. But the Bug was a Golf ruined, the FJ Cruiser is a Prado in a clown suit, the Mini is a cynical attempt at hoe hideous can we make it. Even the 500, which started out at least cute has morphed into bloated cynicism.

    * I wonder if actually Chrysler started it with the PJ Cruiser, but I am not sure if that car was intended to be retro, or was Chrysler's vision for the future.



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