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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 SE Hardback 3dr

    Don Lightfoot , Argyle & Bute . Date: 11/12/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought my 2002/52 reg Freelander serengti hard top in Oct 2005 with 18,000 miles on it . In that time its been a great car apart from the cylinder head blowing @ 33,000 miles. I was gutted as I had bought a later model as the early ones had this problem. I thought they had fixed this but apparently not. The only other things i replaced was the cam belt at the same time as the head repair & fitted a new stainless steel exhaust system.

    However, it hasn't put me off the Freelander. It drives spot on with a great view of the road ahead with the high driving posistion. But it is a little under powered when towing so i am trading it in tomorrow with 35,500 miles on it.

    I'm getting another Freelander, TD4 freestyle station wagon, so hopefully I will have few years trouble-free motoring with this one as the reviews look good for the TD4.

  • 2.0 Td4 SE Estate 5dr

    Chris Chapman , Hants . Date: 21/11/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I have owned this car for 2 years now & covered 58.000 miles,it gets used 7 days a week, for different applications. On 20,000 miles, it had to have a new Clutch, as it was juddering badly, this was quickly sorted out by Hunters of Southampton under warranty, apart from that, I've had no problems whatsoever & am very impressed with the car, as it works so hard & does everything without getting flustered.I do a lot of Motorway driving & the car returns around 40 mpg, I have fitted a common rail tuning mod, which boosts the tourque & accelaration & probably the mpg. I love this car & will be extremely reluctant to get rid of it, however, as i use it for work & do big mileage, I will have to change it within the next 10 months or so, Id love to get a Freelander 2, but they're still too expensive, so may go for a newer Freelander 1, maybe a Sport or HSE.

  • 2.0 Td4 HSE Estate 5dr

    John Driscoll , Cumbria . Date: 03/11/2007
    • 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've now owned this TD4 HSE for exactly three years and 75,000 miles. I bought it to replace an Espace for greater comfort and pulling power.

    It's by far the most comfortable car I've ever owned or driven in over a million miles of motoring. It also provides good visibility and a great feeling of security in rain, snow and ice. It's worth going for top of the range model.

    Of course it's had minor problems, such as the four replacements of the tailgate window seals, one fault with the air-con and a leaking clutch cylinder. All of these were fixed under warranty by the brilliant Kentdale dealership.

    On the posistive side, it's awesome at towing yachts and trailers, and I had to replace the front tyres after 38,000 miles. The stereo is great, but the built-in GPS still doesn't recognise the M6 toll.

    My dilemma now is whether to extend the original warranty for £750 a year, or just switch to RAC recovery. Wish I could afford the Mk2.

  • 1.8i E Estate 5dr

    Mark Bygraves , Australia . Date: 28/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    The worst car I have ever owned.

    I bought my 4 cylinder petrol Freelander second hand at 90000ks. The previous owner said he didn't have any problems with it. At 130000ks it blew a head gasket. Common problem apparently. A local 4x4 mechanic pulled it down but did not want to finish it so it was trucked to the nearest dealer. $3,700.00AU later I got it back. Now the clutch slave cylinder bracket is broken. If buying original parts I would have to buy much more than I want so I am buying aftermarket stuff which will still cost me around $600.00 by the time the job is done.

    The alarm goes off for no reason, water enters the rear area from - I don't know where, it scrubs out the tyres if you don't rotate them very frequently, slow and noisy to drive, not good on petrol.

    I regret the day I bought this lemmon. I used to think Landrover stood for quality. I was soooooo wrong.

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