Land Rover releases new Discovery Sport

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Land Rover releases new Discovery Sport

Land Rover has released the new Discovery Sport.

The full story can be found on their website and  a there is good write up by Auto Express.

Well according to Auto Express the new Disco Sport is “another stunning Land Rover design from Gerry McGovern”. I couldn’t agree less. It seems Land Rover are moving further from their brand origins and now producing blinged up ‘”premium” vehicles with little differentiation from the rest of the market. They ...

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Happy Birthday Green Land Rover

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Today we are celebrating our 6th birthday here at GLR Towers.

Lots of things have happened in the past years and there are blog posts a plenty to show this.

We haven’t blogged that much of late but, on my part, I think that’s because I’m not as inspired by the Freelander 2 as I was with my previous Freelanders. So much so that I’m thinking of selling the Freelander 2 and buying another Freelander 1. Anyhow, that’s a tale for another ...

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Freelander passes MOT and more selling indecision.

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It’s that time of year again and and the GLR Freelander is due for MOT.

As usual Terry from Ultimate Land Rover picked it up first thing and it was returned at the end of the day with a new MOT. Top service and highly recommended!

I’m still torn as to whether to sell the Freelander and get a small car for commuting and a Freelander 1 for fun stuff. My main fear is that I’m looking at my Freelander 1 ownership ...

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Land Rover Freelander to be replaced by Discovery Sport

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Land Rover Freelander to be replaced by Discovery Sport

I was somewhat saddened to learn that Land Rover has announced the demise of the Freelander. It is to be replaced by the ‘Discovery Sport’.Various sites including Land Rover are running the story:-

Land Rover Official Site “The New Age of Discovery”

Auto Express – “Land Rover Discovery Sport 2014 price & release date”

Auto Car - Land Rover Discovery Sport to replace Freelander

I love Freelanders. I remember being excited when I read in a motoring magazine in ...

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Roger Crathorne to retire

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Roger Crathorne to retire

The man often citied as ‘Mr Land Rover’ has announced that he is to retire from the company after 50 years service.

Roger Crathorne joined Land Rover in 1963 as an engineering apprentice. Roger then worked his way through the company working on the development of the Range Rover and was instrumental in setting up the Land Rover ‘Experience’ before moving into the PR side of the business eventually becoming Land Rover’s Heritage, Enthusiast and Technical PR Manager.

For full details of the ...

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Freelander 2 Flat Battery

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Freelander 2 Flat Battery

Yesterday, Ian and I made a trip to see a friend in Telford. All three of us went to Wales for the day and a jolly good time was had by all. Got back home about 9:30pm last night, parked the Freelander and then went inside.

As I couldn’t park directly outside my house last night, I went out to the vehicle around midday and was going to move it. The following sequence of events then happened: -

  1. Put the key fob ...
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End of the Defender?

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End of the Defender?

Rumours have abounded for several years now about the demise of the venerable Defender in it’s present form but if the latest story to appear in the press is true it looks like 2015 will see the final Defender rolling off the production line at Solihull.

The full article can be read here

It’ll be interesting to see what Land Rover intend to replace the Defender with given the rather luke warm reception given to the DC100 concept when it ...

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LR003852 Cargo Net for Freelander 2

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LR003852 Cargo Net for Freelander 2

I’ve been after this cargo net for ages. It’s a very useful net that serves a couple of functions: -

I wasn’t willing to pay the £60+ that is generally demanded for LR003852. I think the price these things retail at is a bit unreasonable and £30 is closer to the mark.

Anyhow I spotted on on eBay and managed to bag it for £28 including P&P. Got it from this chap on eBay. It arrived very quickly and was easy to fit. ...

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Happy Birthday GLR

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Happy Birthday GLR

Today is our 5th birthday! Both Ian and I have been posting for that long! Seems like only yesterday since we started this little folly way back then.  Here’s our first post: -GLR First Post

Things have changed quite a lot since then. We have a nice shiny new look and the GLR fleet has changed. Anyhow enough of the nostalgia, it’s not what it used to be. Here’s to ...

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Freelander passes MOT

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Freelander passes MOT

The first MOT for the GLR Freelander has come around. It’s due on 20/06/13 but I always like to get it done early!

I was quite concerned that it could fail based on the issues that are due to be fixed by Stratstone next week.

However Terry from our favourite indie Land Rover garage Ultimate Land Rover picked it up this morning and dropped it off an hour or so ago.

2013 Freelander MOT

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