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Old 20 January 2006, 14:09   #81
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Irish bashing as usual Codprawn, potatoes etc
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Old 20 January 2006, 14:10   #82
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http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/f9/fre...lts-23387.html

check for yourselves

Codds will the Prosport be ready for 2007 do you reckon?

http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HT...r_problems.htm
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Old 20 January 2006, 14:36   #83
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http://www.landyzone.co.uk/lz/f9/fre...lts-23387.html

check for yourselves

Codds will the Prosport be ready for 2007 do you reckon?

http://www.landroverclub.net/Club/HT...r_problems.htm
Can't you take a joke???

I think you will find plenty of forums discussing problems with Jap vehicles as well - IF you bothered to look!!!

As to the Prosport - very nearly finished!!!
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Old 23 January 2006, 05:49   #84
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Clutches - it was more of a general question!

My question about clutches was more of a general question - the one on the RR is fine

Someone mentioned that they had experience of burning out a clutch on a Freelander. So, I was musing what causes clutches to burn out.

I suspect that it is a combination of not enough low down torque and having to rev the engine to get enough torque to pull the rig up the slip.

Obvoiusly a low ratio box will alleviate this.

Why didn't they put one in the Freelander
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Old 23 January 2006, 07:14   #85
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Obvoiusly a low ratio box will alleviate this.

Why didn't they put one in the Freelander
Cost and marketing considerations. Bear in mind the Freeloader competes in a market segment comprising the likes of Toyota Rav-4, Nissan X-Trail and Honda CRV, where styling and car-like driveability count for a whole lot more than off-road ability. The Freelander is Europe's biggest selling SUV and Land Rover knows perfectly well that its brand image and marketing features such as Hill Descent Control and traction control are quite capable of winning market share without the need for low ratio boxes and the associated on-cost that would involve.

Incidentally, I understand Land Rover is developing a sub-Freelander model to compete in the Suzuki Jimny and Mitsubishi Shogun Pinin class. Only owners of SIBs need apply.
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Old 23 January 2006, 12:32   #86
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Talking of the Freelander reminds me of an argument I had with some stupid bint from Greenpeace.

Greenpeace actually stormed into the Land Rover factory to protest against 4x4s damaging the environment - why they didn't pick on BMW or Mitsubishi etc is beyond me.

Anyway I asked her what the objection was to 4x4s - she said that they were heavier than they needed to be with the extra engineering of a pointless 4x4 system.

She refused to accept the extra safety benefits and just sounded like a record stuck in a groove.

I asked her if she had any objections to a Pug 407 diesel estate. She said "no" - when I pointed out that a Freelander was lighter - took up less roadspace and used less fuel she STILL refused to accept that not all 4x4s were bad.

No logic whatsover!!!
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Old 23 January 2006, 19:08   #87
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The best value towcar EVER 2nd hand has to be the Audi S8 quattro 4.2V8 -
Errr. codders you know it cost about 700-1000 per service regardless of who you take it to and all the bits are Audi parts and most are not replicated by aftermarket suppliers as S8 is too much of a niche market.....not such good value now???

Oh and you do about 19 mpg! Maybe you should buy an ACTUAL rib before you buy a tow car for it????
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Old 23 January 2006, 19:15   #88
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Dunc,

Freelanders are fundemently turd....I know my old boys got one. His is a 3 yr old V6 petrol auto with tiptronic gearbox, leather, heated seats etc.

The road noise is dreadful, the mpg is worst than in my old 4.6 Rangey, the build quality is patchy, the interior is like something from the Early Learning Centre, servicing is expensive and even with the big engine it still feels underpowered and cheaply made.

Plus it is made my a bunch of lazy work shy brummies who couldn't screw together an IKEA desk properly never mind a decent car.

If you want cheap and realiable and MPG is not too much of an issue, 4.0 ltr jeep cherokee with all the toys, proper low ratio gearbox if required, will tow the world has no probs towing a 7.8 mtr Ballistic even with donuts in the passenger seat!!! Plus you get leather, air-con, etc. etc. all for about 3k. Small enough for madam to use as shopping or school car as well.

Otherwise sell your house in the most desirable yachting base in teh UK and live in a tent and buy an RS6 for the hoon mobile and this 330 bhp defender for the boat - http://www.overfinch.co.uk/?node_id=1.3.3&vehicle_id=21

Dude - where's my car?
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Old 23 January 2006, 19:18   #89
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No logic whatsover!!!
Thats becasue she would be a leftie, Guardian reading fool and coupled with the natural ability of women to be illogical hey presto.....

But hey at least she isn't Welsh

Best I put my flame suit on!
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Old 23 January 2006, 19:20   #90
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Don't start - just because you can't run them on potatoes - EU subsidised of course!!!
I'd rather have Northern Ireland as part of Great Britain than Wales!!! Are you called codprawn because you smell of fish and your k**b is the size of a prawn???

Flamesuit firmly on now old boy!
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