Freelander passes MOT and more selling indecision.

It’s that time of year again 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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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… Read more »

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: – 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… Read more »

Freelander 2 Problems

I purchased my Freelander 2  from Guy Salmon in Wakefield  last August. I’ve had 10 months of fairly trouble free motoring and other than a problem I had with the sunroof everything has been fine. Over the last week or so, I’ve noticed a few problems with the vehicle: – Tailgate release switch doesn’t work. Have to use the key… Read more »