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Discussion in 'Land Rover Freelander' started by WilkoUK, Jul 1, 2014.

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  1. WilkoUK

    WilkoUK New Member

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    Well.. the time has come to sell the Freelander. She's just not fat enough. Sorry, heavy enough. I've just bought a behemoth of a caravan weighing in at 1700Kgs and although the Freebie would pull it, its nowhere near heavy enough to be safe.

    So, out of the frying pan and into the fire. I'm picking up a Discovery 3 TDV6 on Thursday (Boo! Hiss!).

    I'll miss my little Freelander, I've enjoyed all the tinkering and swearing. I'm sure the swearing will continue along with the sound of coins leaving my bank account and of course all the boys and girls here in the Freebie section with their useful and not so useful advice.

    So, keep your eyes peeled on flee-bay and Auto-Trader for a Black TD4 Auto in the near future :D
     
  2. Nodge68

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    The D3 is a nice Landy. I fancy one myself.
     
  3. WilkoUK

    WilkoUK New Member

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    Well fingers crossed. Its all that electrickery and **** that worries me. You know where you are with a Freelander, a spanner and a hammer.
     
  4. blue beasty

    blue beasty Leaks an prone to bits dropping off

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    Calling the AA? :p
     
  5. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Don't worry. We like D3's. We tow them as well as tratters.
     
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    +1
     
  7. Nodge68

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    Electrickery isn't to much of an issue with them as long as you have done you home work on the D3's issues.
     
  8. Hippo

    Hippo Lord Hippo

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    Find out what the favoured diagnostic tool is for the D3 and buy one.
     
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    my friend has just got rid of one ,first problem he had with it was it kept wearing the front tyres on the edge out they had it back more times than he had it for that reason , then the suspension kept playing up they had it in twice for that then started the electric problem so he traded it in for a foreign thing of which I can not remember the name but he still has 4 wheel drive if he wants it for most of the time it is in 2 wheel drive and he saves a lot on fuel and insurance is cheaper. He recons he is getting more than 10 extra miles per gallon or to you younger lads 4.544 ltrs
     
  10. Nodge68

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    The D3 isn't the last word in reliability for sure. It's a bold move going from a TD4 Freelander to one. There's lots on the D3 that can go wrong, most of the complex stuff has to go to the stealer to get it sorted.
    This is why I'm waiting for the right one to come along. The D3 is an expensive beast to maintain, even by KV6 Freelander standards!!
     
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    I'd like a D3 but the MPG is shocking.

    What tax band are they?
     
  12. WilkoUK

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    Would you believe the same as the TD4 - £285
     
  13. WilkoUK

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    We're doomed! All doomed I tell ye !
    :eek:
     
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    I have just done the same, sold the FL TD4 for a Dico 3 2.7TDV6. awesome car. Could not believe the difference in tax and insurance prices aswell as mpg.
    heres what i paid and am getting
    MPG FL-33 mpg Disco-31 mpg
    Year tax FL-£285 Disco-£285
    and here is the most unreal price gap ever.
    Insurance on the FL £282 per year..... Disco £282.24 per year
    yep the insurance company want 24p extra a year!!! dont know how the hell im gonna keep stretching to that amount.
     
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