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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 SE Hardback 3dr

    martin barghati Date: 18/10/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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

  • 1.8i E Estate 5dr

    Martin Golding , Surrey . Date: 07/09/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    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!

  • 2.5i V6 SE Estate 5dr

    Roger Cerfontyne , West Midlands . Date: 15/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I bought this one off the cuff at an auction. I realised that it would be heavy on fuel; I was not disappointed. I also found that the sun roof mechanism was shot; shortly after, the same happened with a rear window. An electrical fault in the management system developed, resulting in the car not always starting. This was quickly fixed by a local garage.

    Overall, it has been a great car to drive. The occasional Brands Hatch start at the lights demonstrates what power is available when needed. Normally, it is very smooth including when going through the [auto] gears. It is also very quiet apart from some road noise at certain speeds, which I imagine would be common with 4x4s. I towed a largish caravan to Scotland last summer and it managed the journey with ease. It was hot [honest] but the temp gauge never went over midpoint.

    The interior has been described as dated but with the leather upholstery, it still looks good. Long journeys have also been comfortable, although front arm rests would have helped. I made an impulsive purchase but have not regretted it.

  • 1.8i Freestyle Estate 5dr

    Carla Brown , Worcestershire . Date: 20/06/2007
    • Overall verdict
      3 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We brought a Millenium Freelander with 50000 miles on the clock, at first it was great, powerful, nice looking etc. But alas 2 days ago i am only now learning about the dreaded head gasket - we have water in the oil, oil in the water we had a squirting leak of water, temp spikes, water disappearing, but she still runs well - has got loads of power, thankfully we still are within our 6 month warranty from the dealer (not LR) we brought her from. So we fear it may be the head gasket, will be viviting local LR dealership tomorrow. Apart from this the Freelander has given us no problem except she crunches when put into reverse.

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