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 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?

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    elias georgiou , leicestershire . Date: 12/02/2007
    • 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 am a big fan of German cars so was a little apprehensive when I when to see the new Freelander 2. After a test drive with the salesperson, I was pleased with the vehicle overall, but would not commit myself to buying one until I had at least driven it for a whole day.

    The dealer agreed and so I put it through its paces and it was absolutley superb. Handling was good on country lanes and smooth and refined on the motorway. There is plenty of power when needed and fuel economy for a new car was about 34mpg. No doubt this will improve once the engine has worn in a little. In the cabin, the leather seats are comfortable and the controls are to hand and easy to use.

    I am now awaiting delivery of my new Freelander 2 2.2 TD4 HSE with automatic gearbox and body kit. Delivery should be early April and I can't wait.

    I test-drove most of the 4x4s on the market and the Freelander was by far the best in its class.

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Allan Green , Bucks . Date: 24/01/2007
    • 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

    Having previously owned a 1.8 petrol and TD4 auto freelander I was keen to test the new model. After an hour in a pre production model followed up by two hours with my wife in a demo model I was convinced. The power and handling are a vast improvement and easily justify the small increase in cost. Having now spent 6 weeks owning the car and half a day at a Land Rover Experience centre driving one off road I am even more inpressed.The power and economy of the engine, coupled to the comfort and all round ability make this the best car I have ever owned.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Chris Phillips Date: 23/01/2007
    • 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

    When I arrived to test drive the new Freelander I was pretty apprehensive. The pictures I had seen looked great but I was wary about Land Rover's pretty appaling reliability record.

    In the metal, it did look pretty impressive and the cabin design is very nice, apart from the very cluttered centre console, which would drive you demented after a while, I think. The model in the showroom had a large piece of trim around the gearshift hanging off - not a great start.

    The boot seems absolutley tiny (755 litres? Surely some mistake!) - it's not big enough for a double buggy. Room in the back wasn't bad - better than an A4 Avant or Volvo V50, but not by much.

    On the road is was very good. It sways on corners, but feels planted, although not as good to driva as, say, a new Honda CR-V. You have a great view out the front with the long flat hood. By the time I got back, I was almost talking myself into buying a smaller pram, but then came the price list.

    By the time I had specified things like wipeable leather seats and a sunroof, the dealer was talking over £30,000. This for a car that will likely spend an unacceptable proportion of its three-year warranty period back in the shop getting fixed and which still has an impractically small boot.

    I suspect few will see past the badge, though, and part with their large wedge of cash regardless of its flaws. It's a great looking car, but I will be buying something better built, more practical and which offers better value f

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