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considering freelander as second car

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okay so i have realised we need a second car in the clan, preferably roomy, and 4x4 is essential due to the muddy festivals i enjoy going to.. so i immediately thought freelander :D id love one like this

but would consider older to bring the price down.. i just think that one looks the dogs business :D so any advice, pointers, what to look for etc would be appreciated

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I hate Freelanders. Hopeless in anything worse than light snow. Why not a Range Rover or a Discovery ? Something that might actually work :lol:

Plus, if you want to do basic off roading, in mud, a diesel would be better for torque so you don't risk bogging down and not being able to take off again.
slightly biased unbalanced view there......i have had a 3 door facelift freelander sport td4 for the past 3 years with no problems whatsover.....and i take issue with the offroad comments,they are more than capable of green laning and are probably more capable than a defender or disco on your typical wet grass scenarios due to their light weight and low pressure footprint.

just find a good properly serviced late model td4 and use it as god wont get anything other than an old baggy and worn out defender or disco for the same money.

and as a bonus,you dont end up looking like that pair of 'off road' ***** off the fast show,which most defender drivers appear to closely resemble or a dodgy sheepcoat wearing range rover used car dealer!
my freelander has been absolutely brilliant in the snow/ice whatever!.....its gone where no other car can seem to and has felt safe and secure.....

one big surprise has been the cheapo fullrun 235/50 zr18 tyres i had fitted recently as they have been fantastic in the bad weather!
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