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.
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.
Terrible absolutely terrible,
Do not touch these 4 wheel drive monstrosities 2 weeks ago i bought 2.0 td4 se and have just got rid due to these problems 1. Water leaks at rear window 2. cylinder head gasket blown 3. constant grinding from brakes this car only had 1 previous owner and had done 30,000 miles STAY AWAY FROM THEM
Oh dear, I have only discovered the problems with my Freelander after 42k miles and having owned the car for two years.
I have disappearing coolant, which I have just been told by the garage is a sign of a well known head gasket problem.
Unfortunately I didn't know this two years ago.
It's the first time in 15 yrs of motoring that I have not had a BMW or Golf and I have been suitably punished. How can Land Rover be allowed to get away with this!
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