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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 E Estate 5dr

    John Eldridge , Surrey . Date: 17/04/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    I have written before, but now I have owned my 2003 Freelander TD4 SW for 10 months. It has covered just over 12,000 miles, and the car has been a dream.

    When I first got it, I had a remap done to boost the power to 145bhp. This has made a huge difference, with less changing down on hills and far more response when you touch the accelerator. I have a 100-mile round trip to the office and get 39mpg (although I'm no boy racer).

    As far as reliabilty goes, well, not a thing has gone wrong. I've recently thought about a change, to get better fuel economy or a smoother ride. But, to be frank, nothing comes close when you consider the car's current value (£6500-ish)...

    What else can I get that does the same all-round job?

  • 2.0 Td4 SE Hardback 3dr

    John Evans Date: 18/03/2008
    • Overall verdict
      5 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

    I owned a 3-door TD4 03 model for 18 months and had no problems with it at all - it never let me down once.

    Only problem was the small boot space but 3 kids do have a lot of stuff. Twin flip sun roofs and the removable back were well fun in the summer.

    Couldnt fault this car - it took everything I threw at it and came back for more.

    Would definately have another - no question.

  • 2.0 Td4 HSE Estate 5dr

    robert patterson , south glamorgan . Date: 16/02/2008
    • 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

    Well, 1 month into ownwership, everything has been great, just returned from a short holiday with it and i achieved over 40 to the gallon whilst away with it. It pulls well, it's comfortable, it has all the toys, and the wife loves it! I had an audi a4 avant before and that was great, it used to do well over 50 to the gallon anywhere so considering the size of the Freelander well done Land Rover. I tried the hill descent option a number of times when offroad and it worked well, the only negative things i can think of is that the tyres at speed are noisy and some little transmission noises at certain speeds, but that's a 4x4, isn't it! I'm really fussy with cars and this is a great car so far!!

  • 2.0 Td4 SE Estate 5dr

    D Hunter Date: 16/02/2008
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Like a previous owner - great dream - rubbish reality - I had the gearbox changed under warranty - have had numberous noises and clatters and the lack of height adjustment in the seat - even at 5.10 is rubbish....

    Yes it's good-ish looking and has nice seats and is ok on the M6 but...

    Without wishing to sound patronising - it is good ladies 4x4.

    Fuel efficiency and scandalous diesel costs mean it's being traded in ASAP...I am REALLY disappointed with Land Rover for not crushing each one that is traded in instead of pawning them off to innocents like me.

Land Rover Freelander 4x4

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