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Old 17 January 2013, 17:13   #1
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Thinking about buying one, does anyone run one? Especially interested to see if anyone has experience of slips using the 2WD one as much cheaper for me due to company car tax. Had convinced myself that 2WD would be fine but now dithering.

Budget is 30k and must be new.

2nd option would be Freelander 2 then A6 or 520d. Any other suggetions?
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Old 17 January 2013, 17:26   #2
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Get the Freelander 2. No contest. Your plan "B" is better than plan "A".
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Old 17 January 2013, 17:30   #3
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i would prefer a 4WD always better on slipway, maybe you aren t no obliged to buy 13 loudspeaker system etc ....
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The F2 is seriously good...........you won't be disappointed, the spec is far higher than Volvo and it's a properly capable machine. Seriously well developed as well. The Volvo is a pretender by comparison. Good on the road but not as good as the F2. The F2 is a machine that won't disappoint you, on or off road. As with anything though, get the tyre choice sorted with a slight hint of multi tasking, nothing heavy just an all terrain with road bias and you'll be fine.
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The F2 is seriously good...........you won't be disappointed, the spec is far higher than Volvo and it's a properly capable machine. Seriously well developed as well. The Volvo is a pretender by comparison. Good on the road but not as good as the F2. The F2 is a machine that won't disappoint you, on or off road. As with anything though, get the tyre choice sorted with a slight hint of multi tasking, nothing heavy just an all terrain with road bias and you'll be fine.
I will have to frame this post mister p recommending a Land Rover although I will say the F2 has some good torque and will tow 2000 kg
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What about the vw tiguan? Not quite as good off road but in my humble opinion (and those of the few LR2 owners I know) a lot quieter and more comfortable on road. Depending on spec but the manufacturer max towing limits are 2000kg for the LR against 2200-2500kg for most of the tiguan range.
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Cheers Chaps, have organised an extended test drive for next weekend with the F2. I really liked it but wonder if its just slightly too small but the GS spec has most of what I would need and the list price is OK.

If we get a snowy weekend it may colour my choices!
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If we get a snowy weekend?
Fair enough, may have passed you already.
BTW, LR are loading the Freelanders with free kit now. Take advantage.
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Has hit here now! Looking forward to trying out the winter tyres on the Legacy!
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Been using winter tyres for the last 3 years on a 3 touring....found them great, in Dec 2010 my car was the only car that did not require help to get in & out of our development up or down hill, but must be good ones. But I am sure someone will differ.
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