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Land Rover LR2, Future Vehicle, SUV
#245 of 1131 Re: Responding to your message [bg54]
Apr 16, 2007 (10:11 am)
*puts on hip waders to go through this post....
The ones in EUROPE are made in EUROPE.. THE ones in the U.S. ARE NOT of the same quality as they are in EUROPE..
Wrong Land Rovers have always been made in England and untill the LR2/Freelander 2 they were always made in the same Factory. That factory is in Sollihul England. The new LR2 factory is Hallewood and is a joint project with Jaguar.
If you go into the other forms where the Freelander has been in Europe you will see it they too have had their problems..
Sure like any car it has had problems in Europe but no where near the problems they had in the US because the drivelines were different. Most of the European Freelanders were Diesel and stick shift which fixed most of the problems with the freelander. The freelander was the best selling SUV of all time in europe and has won the small SUV of the year over and over and over. They still didn't sell millions of them though. Land Rover sells less then 200,000 vehicles a year.
I would like to know all the PARTS THAT ARE NOT OF THE FREELANDER other than the Interior. SOME of the interior is still like the 2004 Freelanders according to the pictures. Has the electrical system been completely replaced or is it the same used as the FREEELANDERS ?
LRguy and myself just got back from the LR2 launch. They had cutaways of the LR2 there and there is not a single component from the Freelander in it. THe LR2 looks like a freelander because the freelander was so sucessful in the rest of the world.
Freelander used a 2.5 liter V6 that made 174 hp. It was designed back in the early 90s by Rover car company.
LR2 uses a 3.2 liter I6 that makes 230 hp and is shared with the new S80. It is a completly modern engine that was a joint venture between Volvo, Land Rover and Ford. Might also find its way into some new Jags.
Freelander had a 5 speed automatic
LR2 has a 6 speed automatic that is shared with the new S80.
The freelander had rear drums and front disc brakes.
The LR2 has discs all the way around that are made by BREMBO and the front brakes are ventilated from the inside out. Actually very cool to see.
#246 of 1131 Please, please, please...
Apr 16, 2007 (12:30 pm)
... please turn off the constant use of ALL CAPS. A little sprinkling is okay, but the downpour of the caps is making it difficult for me to read your views (which I do appreciate, btw!). My eyes are starting to bug out, and they're pretty bad to begin with.
#247 of 1131 Land Rover experts... know anything about this?
Apr 16, 2007 (1:37 pm)
Forgive me... I'm getting a little OCD with the LR2, and I've been soaking up as much info as I can on it. I went to a Freelander 2 forum to see how the Europeans are liking it so far. There's talk of some electrical problems, but that there is a "program patch" available from the Land Rover dealerships.
Is this true? Would it apply to the meant for North America vehicles?
#248 of 1131 Bluetooth Phone Compatibility
Apr 16, 2007 (1:54 pm)
Does anyone know if a Samsung Blackjack is compatible with the bluetooth system?
#250 of 1131 Re: Bluetooth Phone Compatibility [verdugo]
Apr 16, 2007 (2:17 pm)
Thanks. I should have mentioned I had already looked at that list and didn't see it on there. From the list it looks like the more complicated your phone is, the less likely it'll work. So you can't have a fancy car and a fancy phone? We have a Blackjack and Motorola Razr and they both work with our BMW, however the Blackjack's contacts cannot be accessed through the system (which is fine). Even limited functionality would be fine. If anyone tries pairing one with it let me know.
#251 of 1131 Re: Bluetooth Phone Compatibility [ecoerc]
Apr 16, 2007 (4:17 pm)
Razr will work fine no idea about the Blackjack. In general the smart phones don't work well with the Nokia Bluetooth systems.
Unless Nokia or Motorolla makes them that is.
Apr 16, 2007 (4:40 pm)
I am told by the dealer that only LR2's with Nav. get a compass.
Apr 16, 2007 (4:48 pm)
Can you elaborate more on "Terrain Resonse" system? Does it have to do with "locking" the 4WD system or raising & lowering the suspension settings on the LR2?
#254 of 1131 For those who bought already...
Apr 16, 2007 (5:14 pm)
Did you get the dealer extended warranty? May I ask the cost? We're trying to figure out whether to buy from Land Rover or one of a million online companies.
If you bought from a separate company, which one? It's so hard to figure out who's legitimate...