The Freelander 2 is a lot more capable than a lot give it credit for – not too big and again, a lot more reliable than rumours suggest. It’s worth a look and a test drive.
We’ve just swapped my wife’s Freelander 1 for a new one. Seriously impressed with it, and it’s now a very nice place to be with loads of performance – compared to the old one, and feels very safe in 5hit weather.
On a more serious note, Jimnys are a good buy. They are reliable and capable, and re the earlier post about them rotting, this is only in one are of bodywork below the rear seats. My 2003 Jimny is only stating to show this now.
A good pair of high profile winter tyres would suit it well, especially since you’re in Aberdeenshire iirc. No need for serious mud-terrain tyres unless you’re doing serious off-roading. Snow tyres are fine up here all year round, as the road surfaces are usually damp and not too hot, which reduces wear.
The Freelander 2 is a lot more capable than a lot give it credit for
Oh, go on then, any excuse… 😉
Crossing a 300 km Desert track, and only bogged the once. Most others who were at the camp site seemed confused as to how we’d got there until they followed us the next morning and put some real 4x4s to shame