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    Default FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Hello Landy fans and gurus,

    I'm in the market for a 4wd SUV up to R400k. The FL2 fits the bill from all respects... Luxury, power, frugal, capable, etc.

    This would be my first LR product. Not that I dislike Landys, just the opposite in fact. I've just always been scared of them.

    Now from what I can tell, the FL2 has proven to be a very good LR product, particularly from a reliability perspective.

    As a total newbie to LRS though, is the FL2 reliable compared to other brands or reliable compared to other LR products.

    It doesn't help that people not familiar with the FL2 paint it with the Disco 3 and FL1 brushes, and end up making it sound like it will implode simply because it's a LR.

    And every brand has horror stories but people love telling you about LRs'.

    So, any insight?

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    short answer is yes is is very reliable.
    I owned one up to 200 000kms, no issues with mine.

    I don't give long answers anymore. people tend to get touchy when you speak ill of their brands.

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Reliable across the board.
    More capable than most.
    More powerful than most.
    Much more comfortable than majority (including new C-class Mercs)
    More fuel efficient than its competition.
    More space.
    Better driving position.
    Better visibility.
    Great handling.

    This vs most brands.. In my opinion.
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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    I love my FL2, but not as frugal as my 320d. I'm on 11 litres per hundred in urban driving bit I suppose it's to be expected from a 2.2l diesel lugging close to 2 tons

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Quote Originally Posted by gixxer View Post
    I love my FL2, but not as frugal as my 320d. I'm on 11 litres per hundred in urban driving bit I suppose it's to be expected from a 2.2l diesel lugging close to 2 tons
    Fair enough, I'm not expecting it to sip fuel but as far as 4wd SUVs are concerned, it's very good.

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Just look out for the intercooler hose splitting at the 180 000km mark. Costs R3k for the pipe. Otherwise mine hasn't given me grief. Lots of space in the back and very capable off road which is why I went with a LR2 and not a soft roader

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    .... in a LR context? Almost made me not respond.

    Have owned a 2010 model from new. Never a moments hassle, deceptively capable offroad, supremely comfortable on-road, impeccable manners in every department. No regrets - at all.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Mike Greeff View Post
    .... in a LR context? Almost made me not respond.

    Have owned a 2010 model from new. Never a moments hassle, deceptively capable offroad, supremely comfortable on-road, impeccable manners in every department. No regrets - at all.
    No offense intended. For a newbie, Landy's (rightly or wrongly) have a scary rep. Can't blame me for wondering just how reliable they are or whether they may seem reliable compared to a Disco 3.

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Is there any preventative maintenance needed outside of the usual service requirements?

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    My FL II 2011 have now 250 000 kilos on the clock. Only problem was the rear shocks replaced on 200 000 and the battery on 240 000. It is a pity they don't manufacture it any more. I would curtenly buy it again. The Disco sport is too expensive. If you find a good FL II buy it.

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Probably the most reliable LR manufatured to date...


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    hi, we were very happy with ours, loved long trips, always felt like it was giving fuel back on the open road lol. Great driver in general, very reliable. Make sure diff and geabox are 100%.

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Quote Originally Posted by douglash View Post
    Reliable across the board.
    More capable than most.
    More powerful than most.
    Much more comfortable than majority (including new C-class Mercs)
    More fuel efficient than its competition.
    More space.
    Better driving position.
    Better visibility.
    Great handling.

    This vs most brands.. In my opinion.
    ^^^What he said.

    Ours is just on 211 000km and it is a comfortable and effortless drive. And nippy. Once had it on 193km/h(and still accelerating) on the GPS when the mrs started to complain...
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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Quote Originally Posted by mikeml View Post
    Probably the most reliable LR manufatured to date...
    no, not probably. Definitely!
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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    It's based on the same platform as the Volvo XC range. So in itself it's a good platform.

    It's a good car and will be reliable if looked after.

    Have you priced

    - tyres
    - insurance
    - services (parts availability)
    - brakes

    Speak to your local reputable bodyshop and ask them if they struggle with LR parts.

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    Default Re: FL2: Really reliable or reliable in a LR context?

    Quote Originally Posted by MariusFourie View Post
    It's based on the same platform as the Volvo XC range. So in itself it's a good platform.

    It's a good car and will be reliable if looked after.

    Have you priced

    - tyres
    - insurance
    - services (parts availability)
    - brakes

    Speak to your local reputable bodyshop and ask them if they struggle with LR parts.
    My wife had a slight fender bender with mine and parts were not a problem. Got the car back in a week.

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