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Thread: What Freelander to purchase?

  1. #1
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Hunter Valley Australia

    What Freelander to purchase?

    First time on this side of the forum.
    Usually over on the Defender forum. Owning a 96 Tdi 130 Defender .
    I'm looking for a new car to drive the 70minutes on the freeway to work.

    Was thinking a Freelander, what model engine type is the best to get?
    I live in the country, so can you get a decent steel bullbar for a Freelander? To protect from wandering roos?
    Are they reliable? What to look for?

    Appreciate any help. From the Freelander faithful.

  2. #2
    Join Date
    Apr 2015
    Hervey Bay
    Well it would have to be a Freelander 2 with any engine in any spec I think you'd be happy with.

    We have a 07 TD4 SE and it's been great for the last 6 years of ownership and has 235,000km on it now. If I were to go back I'd would have picked the petrol 6 engine in HSE trim as we mainly use the car around town and the Diesel is a bit unrefined at idle. The HSE for the memory seats as my wife likes to sit right up on the steering wheel and I like it a lot further back and it takes a count of 5 for the seat to go back and another count of 5 to go down to where I like it.

    As far as bull bars go get something that protects that bloody Roo's head from going through the grill. I hit a roo a few years back and 90% of the damage was done by its head going through the grill and taking out the A/C condenser, Radiator and the fans.
    04 L322 Vogue V8 - Work truck
    07 Freelander 2 TD4 SE - The wifes
    74 Leyland P76 Targa Florio - Aspen Green
    91 Kawasaki GPZ900R

    Previous LRs = 78IIa series - 81, 93, 95 RRC - D2V8

  3. #3
    Join Date
    Jun 2015
    Hunter Valley Australia
    Thanks FisherX for the information.
    How thirsty are the petrol engines?
    As it is freeway both ways to work. It might not be to bad.

  4. #4
    Join Date
    Jan 1970
    Brisbane, Queensland
    The diesel would be great for long HW drives. IMHO the last of the FL2 (MY15) was an excellent value vehicle. I really like the interior and great cargo space.
    L322 tdv8 poverty pack - wow
    Perentie 110 wagon ARN 49-107 (probably selling) turbo, p/steer, RFSV front axle/trutrack, HF, gullwing windows, double jerrys etc.
    Perentie 110 wagon ARN 48-699 another project
    Track Trailer ARN 200-117
    REMLR # 137

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