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#338 of 1131 Re: CUTTING CORNERS TO COMPETE UNDER 40K [bg54]
Apr 23, 2007 (8:40 am)
AAAHHHHH Incorrect as LRguy said.
The Freelander started life as a joint project between HONDA and Rover back before BMW even owned Land Rover. This was back in the early 90s and the Freelander was supposed to be a twin to the CRV. Honda owned a 20% stake in Rover through the mid-90s.
As the project started to move along though Honda decided to use a 4 cylinder engine for the CRV and Rover wanted to use a small V6. The project became less and less about two twin vehicles and more about two vehicles sharing a limited amount of technology. When BMW bought Rover along with Honda's stake in the company in what was essentialy a hostile takeover bid. The Freelander and CRV were seperated before birth and shared almost no technology.
BMW bought Rover in 1994 so they finished the design of the Freelander although I don't know how much they actually had to do with it. The 4 cylinder diesel in the Freelander for Europe was actually a BMW engine. Production of the Freelander started in 1996 and ran into 2006. No Freelanders were brought into the US after the midpoint of 2005 as everyone realized what a problem car it was.
#339 of 1131 Re: CUTTING CORNERS TO COMPETE UNDER 40K [british_rover]
Apr 23, 2007 (2:59 pm)
Why respond to this guy anymore? Let the past go. The LR2 is hot! Time to get into at least the present if not start thinking about the future.
#340 of 1131 Re: Baltic Blue LR2 [haagd]
Apr 23, 2007 (5:40 pm)
Good luck with your LR2. I drove the LR2 at night with the Xenons and in the corners you could really tell the benefit of adaptive Xenons. When you learn the price of the raised roof rack, please let me know.
#341 of 1131 Re: Northern VA... [khristina]
Apr 23, 2007 (5:46 pm)
Thanks for the info on the dealers. I noticed that LandRover moved from the Rockville site. Did someone take it over or did they move to a new site.
#342 of 1131 Question "FORD ESCAPE" or FREELANDER COMPETITION
Apr 23, 2007 (6:12 pm)
Knowing how much Ford dumped into ROVER.. Do you think it might of nip away at the Rovers to enhance sales with Ford Products? Ford Escape was one of the most popular Suv's .. Below is a insert from a 2002 Add. To much competition in this market. It is like robbing from the rich to give to the poor. A conflict of interest is what I see.. A "White Night" with only the "Rover" interest at heart is what is needed.. COMPETITION
2002 Ford Escape
$18,670 - 25,880
$17,404 - 23,965
Compact Sport-utility Vehicle
CG Award: (What's This?)
2002 Ford Escape
Expert Rating Summary
Category XLT Sport Rating (See All
Ratings) Compact Sport-utility Vehicle Average Rating
Acceleration 5 3.5
Fuel Economy 5 4.8
Ride Quality 4 3.7
Steering/Handling/Braking 5 3.7
Quietness 4 3.3
Controls/Materials 5 4.8
Room/Comfort/Driver Seating (front) 6 5.0
Room/Comfort (rear) 5 3.7
Cargo Room 7 6.7
Value within Class 10 5.4
Total Score: 56 44.6
#343 of 1131 Scheduled Maintenance
Apr 23, 2007 (7:50 pm)
Did I see right on the LR2 commercial during "24?" Do the LR2s now come with scheduled maintenance at no extra charge?
#344 of 1131 Re: CUTTING CORNERS TO COMPETE UNDER 40K [haagd]
Apr 23, 2007 (8:11 pm)
Why respond to this guy anymore?
He's a she and I'm finding british_rover's replies illuminating.
SUVs and Smart Shopper
#345 of 1131 Re: Scheduled Maintenance [nyccarguy]
Apr 23, 2007 (8:27 pm)
Yes. 4 years/40,000 miles is the warranty, and Land Rover says you get free scheduled maintenance during your warranty period. We have this on our Volvo, and it is great. No worries about going to some Qwick-E-Change Oil Center...just take it right to the expert. Usually they will change the wiper blades, top off your fluids, etc. I get car washes at my dealer also. I appreciate the little extras like that kind of service.
And no, bg54, I don't work for Ford, Volvo, Land Rover, Mazda, Lincoln, or any other FoMoCo.
I think bg, however, you must work for BMW, because you HYPE how GREAT the ROVER COMPANY was when THEY were ASSociated with THEM, and how GREAT the QUALITY was when they WERE together...
#346 of 1131 Re: Scheduled Maintenance [betasigma98]
Apr 23, 2007 (9:28 pm)
Actually the warranty is 4 years 50000 miles. The sked maintanence is every 7500 miles or 6 months (whichever comes first) and they are complimentary thru the 45k as long as it is accomplished within 1 month or 1000 miles of the scheduled period.
#347 of 1131 Re: CUTTING CORNERS TO COMPETE UNDER 40K [tidester]
Apr 24, 2007 (4:59 am)
I knew that he/she wouldn't actually know the correct answers to any of those questions and that by just blowing them out of the water with information they might shut up or at the very least change tactics.
From the above post looks like they went off on some tagent nearly six year old Escape pricing.