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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 S 5dr

    paul goodlad , south yorkshire . Date: 22/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      2 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    Having owned a TD4 Freelander that was totally unreliable, high pressure fuel pump failed after 3 months, air condition unit packed in completely, I bought a Nissan X Trail that has been both economical and very reliable. It's coming up for time to think about changing and foolishly I poked my head inside the Landrover showroom and test drove a new Freelander 2. Excellent car but far too pricy. Salesman even poionted out that Ford rekoned that it was intended to compete with the BMW X5 etc.and not aimed at X Trail, Honda etc. No chance. Nissan build quality is miles ahead.

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Andy Bourn Date: 10/03/2007
    • 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

    The new Freelander feels like a grown up car. The ride is firmly planted, the engine is flexible and the interior is very user friendly. The integration of the equipment - blue tooth telephone, radio, CD, satellite navigation - is very pleasing. Fuel economy in local driving is not fantastic (30 mpg) , but on a run I am sure that the quoted mpg (37) is achievable.

    Engine noise is well muted, it is quiet on the motorway, with good visibility and is easy to manouevre.

    The SE model is very well equipped and tastefully presented.

    I have had two mark 1 Freelanders before, and prior to the FL2 I had an X-Trail for a year while I waited for the new FL2 to be launched.

    Anybody interested in this type of car should certainly include the new FL2 in their list of test drives.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Nigel Mulholland , Staffordshire . Date: 10/03/2007
    • Overall verdict
      1 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      1 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars

    My car

    When I placed my order for a Frelander 2 HSE in December it was done with excitement and hesitation! The excitement was the product was fantastic, the hesitation - the known poor customer service and reliability.

    The long awaited delivery day came, 9th March, my hire car was returned, the new car arrived at 4.30pm some five hours late!!!

    On inspection of the car it had the wrong interior trim, wood in place of aluminium. The delivery paperwork was correct but no-one had noticed the error despite ticking the appropriate box on the PDI paperwork!!

    To my horror no-one at the dealer knew whether the trim could be changed at the dealer or whether it would have to be a new factory order, so they took the car away and left me with nothing!!!

    As it was a Friday and 5pm not one of the people or companies involved could help, or wanted to help, I would have to find alternative transport to get home and they would see what they could do on Monday!!!!

    You have to ask the question, do they now deserve my and others business!!! Customer service clearly does not exist with Land Rover, be warned!!

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Marc Robertson , Roxburgshire . Date: 17/02/2007
    • Overall verdict
      2 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
      3 out of 5 stars

    My car

    It's all about the badge with Land Rover. This was a truly dreadful car to lease. It had endless costs, breakdowns, terrible service and then there are all the bills!

    Land Rover servicing is all about maximising the amount of money they can extract from your wallet. At one service, they tried to justify £65 for new oil!

    The best thing about the car is the driving position. It's great, and probably there is none better. The worst bit? Reliability! Six weeks after the warranty expired, the turbo blew at a cost of £1500 to replace.

    Despite a full Land Rover service, they were not interested. The car is now retiring at four years, and anyone who buys it needs their head examined. Land Rover - why do you build beautiful cars really, really badly?

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