Overall reader 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

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73 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Scott Byrne Date: 15/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 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
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    I've had a 2.2 diesel HSE auto for about a month now. I can honestly say it's one of the best cars I have ever driven - it even holds its own against the Range Rover Sport.

    Its refined, quiet, well equipped, practical, rugged and British.

    If you are thinking of getting a new Freelander 2, go for the Auto. It's a completely different drive to the manual.

    If you are looking for a vehicle that you plan to drive off-road at any point I would also advise going to a Land Rover Experience Day before you buy to see what these vehicles can do - you will be amazed. It will go places that the competition won't.

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Colin McLachlan Date: 13/08/2007
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    Have had the car for around 14 months without any problems. I've had a lot of fun off road, but I really enjoy motorway driving because of the lack of road noise, comfortable seats, excellent driving position and feeling of security. I have the auto, and average mpg has been around 33 which I don't think is too bad but I didn't buy it for it's fuel economy anyway. The interior is good quality and has proved to be hard wearing and easy to clean. The sat nav, cd/radio and cruise control are all excellent and easy to use.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Carl Beech , Gloucestershire . Date: 02/08/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    A word of caution - this car has very steep deprication. Do not buy this car new!

    I took delivery of my new Freelander 2 in January. The car is fantastic, with an excellent drive and first-class equipment levels. In short, it's a real pleasure.

    Until, that is, you find out about the depreciation. I have never known a car to drop so much as this new Freelander 2. In six months it has dropped £12,000 (dealers are now selling the HSE with a few miles for £26,000).

    Land Rover say that it will be worth 50% after three years, although with a drop of 37% in six months, that seems unlikely.

    If you are going to hang onto the car for three years, definitely buy one, but if your situation may change before then, steer well clear - unless you buy a second-hand or ex-demo version.

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    John Pinder Date: 21/07/2007
    • Overall 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

    My car

    I actually own the 1.9 TD4 SE 5dr 54-plate but the system would not list it.

    I bought it to tow a caravan well within the vehicle's towing capacity. Once I had it chipped it, the car towed well and was comfortable to drive and I was pleased with my purchase; that is until I was reversing on level ground to position the caravan and damaged the clutch.

    This was renewed under garantee, but I now know that this is a well-known problem with Freelanders, and now the new clutch is suspect.

    Needless to say I am in the process of getting rid of it for a different vehicle.

    In conclusion, if I didn't use it for towing I would still be pleased with it, but as a towing vehicle I am not, because the clutch reliability appears to be very questionable from personal experience and hearsay evidence.

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