Category Archives: Freelander

Fitting Freelander 2 Mats

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Since getting the carpets mats, I’ve struggled to keep them clean at this time of year. Especially now I’m parking the Freelander in the back garden and there’s no hardened surface (yet). Decided to go for some Britpart  mats (Part No DA4800) from Salop 4×4 (They are £5 cheaper at LR Series!) . They arrived this morning and took a few minutes to fit…. Read more »

Freelander 2 Badge Removal

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Removed badge

I’ve never been a fan of spec level badges. I don’t like the snobbery and elitism associated with the whole scheme. Also as Modchop posted previously, badges can be prised off by morons leading to an expensive repair bill. I therefore decided to remove the SE badge from the GLR Freelander 2. As in the previous badge removal post it was… Read more »

Freelander 2: A striking new look

Land Rover has recently launched the MY2013 Freelander saying “The new 2013 Freelander is the smart, practical complement to the modern active lifestyle, with improved comfort, convenience and driving enjoyment.” [video_frame] [iframe url=”” width=”572″ height=”312″] [/video_frame] On the official Land Rover website they go on to say “The new Freelander 2 gives you the confidence and capability to cope with… Read more »

Fitting wind deflectors to Freelander 2

I’ve always wanted to fit some wind deflectors to my vehicle ever since I saw them on Ian’s Discovery  however Climair never did them for Freelander. Recently at a show I saw the Heko ones and so set about tracking some down. Finally found them on the Heko website and this led me to finding them on an eBay shop. Anyhow we fitted… Read more »

Freelander For Sale

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Sadly circumstances at the moment dictate the need to move the Freelander on; it’s been a brief but enjoyable affair and will spell the beginning of a short hiatus from Land Rover for myself but rest assured I will be back in the green oval soon… In brief: – Zambezi silver 2005 (55 Plate) HSE specification 88250 Miles Approx 6 Months… Read more »

LRO Photo-shoot

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In response to a request from John Carroll on Land Rover Owner International magazines forum for a standard, post-facelift Freelander 1 to feature in a LRO buying guide I found myself pulling up outside a very ordinary looking industrial unit on the outskirts of Derby city centre this morning. I was greeted by John Colley the photographer who after a… Read more »

Freelander air filter replacement

I decided to change the air filter for no other reason than I’d picked up a replacement at a show for a bargain price! There’s nothing difficult involved in changing the filter but accessing the 2 rearmost fixings can be a bit of a struggle due to their placement, for the rear 2 you’ll need a 5mm hex bit and… Read more »

Replacing Freelander 2 Interior Wood Trim

I’ve never been keen on ‘wood’ trims in cars however I’m even less a fan of ‘carbon fibre’ or metallic trims. Therefore when an opportunity came to get some eucalyptus blonde ‘wood’ trims at a good price I jumped at it. The wood being the lesser of 2 evils… Fitting them and it was a reasonably easy task. The glove box… Read more »

Goodbye Freelander, hello Freelander 2

After many years and miles of service I have decided to trade in the Freelander for a Freelander 2. Spotted the new incumbent on the Land Rover Approved Used Vehcicles site. It was located at Guy Salmon in Wakefield. Along way to travel but the price seemed good and after an initial visit a deal was made. Took the old car… Read more »