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Free to Go

Free to Go

Quite appropriate really! The 50th post in the series and the very first Land Rover that we purchased in 1998 the year of Land Rovers 50th anniversary.
But the less said about our Freelander the better. Although it did take us to the lands that lay far beyond the Westfield car parks and the beaches. Alas though, fault after fault and many battles with Land Rover later what did we do? Buy a Toyota? Buy a Nissan? No we took the only option available to us. We purchased a proper Land Rover.
A Defender!

But back in 1998….
As far as I was concerned cars had always been just a means of getting from A to B, so it’s hardly surprising that I had never been to a Motorshow before. But when I was offered through work, two free tickets to attend the 1998 show in Sydney, I thought well why not, it will make a nice change, a cheap day out!

I’d heard the stories of how people get totally carried away by the glamour of the show and end up buying a new car that they do not really need or more importantly can’t afford. Half naked models spread over the bonnet of a Ford Capri! “You know that you want me” Yes I can see just how easily it would be, but willpower that’s what’s required, a level head and plenty of willpower.

Ho-hum yep that’s a car, oh look there’s another one. Everything was fine until I came across the Land Rover stand with it’s huge green and gold oval lit neon. It was Rule Britannia with a slight German accent. Deep down something from within was stirring my Pommy heritage, small at first but growing bigger by the minute.
It was love at first sight from the moment that I first lay eyes on her, there she sat shiny and alluring, she smelt nice. The new Land Rover Freelander, I just knew that I had to have one. I had all the symptoms commonly known as “Motorshow disease”

The rest as they say is history

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