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Overall reader verdict 3 out of 5 stars

  • What's it like to drive
    3 out of 5 stars
  • Running costs
    2 out of 5 stars
  • Quality, practicality and equipment
    3 out of 5 stars

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75 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 1.8i XEi Softback 3dr

    Doug Lothian Date: 29/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    In six months since new, this car has had two new flywheels, two clutch assemblies, a failed window and is erratic at starting.

    Landrover has failed to respond to phone calls and in my opinion the dealership has failed to understand the term "customer service".

    I have just traded this car in for a new Golf.

    Please take notice!

  • 2.0 Td4 Freestyle Estate 5dr

    Philip packham Date: 21/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Comfortable to drive, could do with a little more headroom and a more powerful engine.

    Otherwise my ideal car.

  • 1.8i S Hardback 3dr

    Carol Longthorne , West Yorkshire . Date: 17/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Very slow as an automatic, slow to change gear, noisy as a diesel.

  • 2.0 Td4 Adventurer Estate 5dr

    Craig Kerrecoe , Cambs . Date: 01/08/2005
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      1 out of 5 stars

    My car

    This is, quite positively, the worst car I have ever owned. I have just traded it in (at great expense) and could not wait to see the back of it.

    The trouble is, it looks so good with the recent revamp but it handled like a barge, rode like a trampoline and bits fell off in my hands.

    I could not see the tops of the dials with any amount of seat adjustment - and I am only 5ft 10in, so it's not like I am an unusual shape.

    I had two fairly serious reliability issues with the turbo blowing then the central locking failing. Visibility out of the car was appalling and the performance of the supposedly impressive TD4 engine was disappointing at best.

    I believe that virtually any other small Japanese 4x4 would be better than this to live with. The only thing I really like about it is the way it looks.

    Park it on your drive and leave it there. Look at it every now and then.

Land Rover Freelander 4x4

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