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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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72 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 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.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Dave Connor Date: 20/07/2007
    • Overall verdict
      5 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      5 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Living in Europe, a diesel and automatic are essential. My car was finally delivered at the beginning of June after placing my order last September. What a car!

    Some of you may have heard stories of the previous Freelander's reliability: I have owned three since 2001 and my only problem was a replacement of the battery in the remote key fob. I'm looking forward to many miles and can't wait to winter to try it out in the mountains around Geneva.

    Too many people living in the UK buy Mercs, Audis or other foreign makes trying to get one over on their next door neighbours. Do what the European's do: support your own car industry or what's left of it and buy British and keep jobs in the UK.

    Land Rover have designed an amazing vehicle that's comfortable, safe, well equipped (make sure you get the 14 speaker stereo as the sound is amazing) and the best looking compact 4x4 on the market. Just look at the ugly CR-V and the new X-Trail. It's a Land Rover and more important it's British. Give it a go.

Land Rover Freelander 4x4

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