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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Freelander 2 Problems

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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: -

  1. Tailgate release switch doesn’t work. Have to use the key fob to gain access to the boot.
 At first I thought that I hadn’t fully unlocked the vehicle. ...
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Increasing RAM to 16Gb on a MacBook Pro

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Increasing RAM to 16Gb on a MacBook Pro

Not really a Land Rover article per se but here at GLR Towers, we like Macs. ModChop has a rather nice iMac and I use a MacBook Pro. I first used a Macintosh for a brief spell back in 1987 when I started on a Youth Training Scheme. However I used mostly DOS/Windows machines since then. Back in 2011 I bought my refurbed MacBook Pro from Apple for a serious discount. It had 8Gb of RAM ...

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The Snow Peak Double Walled Titanium Mug

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The Snow Peak Double Walled Titanium Mug

If you’re a regular reader here one thing will probably be all too apparent, we like our tea at GLR towers!

I can’t think of any trips we’ve done, be that shows, camping, greenlaning or just out for a drive where at some stage during the trip we haven’t pulled over and dragged the ‘brew box’ out of the boot and and got the kettle going. Nothing quite hits the spot like a freshly brewed mug of steaming tea and the ...

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