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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.
  • 2.0 Td4 Freestyle Estate 5dr

    Steve TATE , Isle of Man . Date: 30/12/2004
    • 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

    Owned one now for 2 weeks from new. So far, this car has been a dream. My two children love the car, especially its looks and high position on the road, which gives a great view. I went for the TD4 SE, due to it's spec. level and residual value, when I come to exchange it in three years.

    The interior is vastly improved to the previous model and the road tests state that the reliability is also greatly improved. This was an important factor, as I am in one of the emergency services and I am 'on call' whilst off duty. I therefore need a vehicle that goes immediately. So far, I cannot recommend this vehicle highly enough

  • 2.0 Td4 HSE Estate 5dr

    Catherine Johnson , Wiltshire . Date: 12/12/2004
    • 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

    We have only owned the vehicle for a month and already we are impressed with its smoothness and cornering ability. Unlike a lot of 4x4's we have found the car to be quite capable of cornering at a reasonable pace.

    The only critisms we would make are about the lack of a seat height adjuster for the driver and some of the dashboard plastics still date back to the days of Rover.

    Having said that, our vehicle is the face-lifted version and does have a superb sat-nav system, which is fantastically accurate.

    Would I recommend this car to anyone else? Yes, I would. We looked at a number of premium estate cars as an alternative but we are absolutely delighted with our purchase.

    Fingers crossed it has not had to return to the dealer in its first month - unlike our Porsche Boxster. If the next generation Freelander is anything like the jump in quality between the old and new Discovery, I will certainly put my name down for one.

  • 2.0 Td4 Freestyle Estate 5dr

    Rodney Wood Date: 11/12/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The second Freelander I have owned and the TD4 version is much improved over the earlier model.

    This is also the face-lifted version and there is much more of a quality feel.

    Although can't complain about the overall performance, I do tow a caravan and it would be nice to have a little more power and torque. I find it very surprising that Land Rover has not "chipped" the engine to achieve this.

    Rover has provided a chipped version of the same engine and it seems that most of the competition (eg Nissan X-Trail) now have better performance figures than the TD4. I can of course chip the engine myself but understand that Land Rover could be tricky over this in a warranty situation.

  • 2.0 Td4 Freestyle Hardback 3dr

    David Morton , Tyne & Wear . Date: 27/11/2004
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned a 2002 three-door hard back TD4 GS diesel now for almost 3 years.

    The reliability has been what reliability should be - unnoticible. Nothing has gone wrong apart from a sticking rear-seat retaining bolt - probably caused by sticky kids sweeties and easily fixed.

    Main dealer servicing costs can be huge - seek a good independent specialist.

    It's good fun in the summer - lots of options from just dropping the tail gate and side windows to taking the back and targa completely off.

    The removal of the hard top is a fiddle - and you really do need to buy a shower curtain or soft top.

    It has the secure road holding in the winter and unbelievable off road capability.

    Choose the diesel engine.

    The doors don't hold open on any kind of sideways slope and the heater could be better.

Land Rover Freelander 4x4

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