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 GS 5dr

    Nigel Hamilton , Down . Date: 20/02/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      40

    My car

    I have owned my 2008 Freelander 2 2.2 diesel GS since July 08. Superb driving car and handles very well. Feels swift underfoot and well balanced on country roads. Pulling power on hills is quite excellent. Quality interior and fabrics on the GS. a GS is best value without doubt. Good range of equipment. I traded in a 06 Discovery 3 as too bulky for the city in its latest design although a great cruiser with height, super diesel engine and comfortable interior. I am mostly driving in small towns and country roads so the FL2 suits me. Parking is alot easier. Could not do without the rear parking sensors so beware buying cheaper models. Rear sensors are essential as I found to my cost in the Discovery. I have had a non starting problem which turned out to be a faulty battery. Once replaced everything was perfect again. The engine and electrics have otherwise been faultless. Overall would recommend this LR 4x4 if you want something a good bit smaller than the Disco. Improvements I would like to see would be a slightly larger boot area. Previous cars 2 Discos, Mercedes ML270 Jaguar X-Type Estate, RAV 4 and the best car in that group was probably Discovery 3.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    David Shute Date: 19/02/2009
    • Overall verdict
      2 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37

    My car

    I have owned this car for 18 months, was a little concerned about LR poor rep for reliability, but felt assured by press reviews. Unfortunately all I can say is LR still have significant reliability issues. I've had a series of electrical problems, trim problems, leaks, ranging from a little annoying to extremely inconvenient (car just wouldn't start). The dealers are terrible, I've tried 3 ranging from the Midlands to Berkshire, they don't appear to get customer service, doing what they say they are going to! Must say looking forward to getting rid!

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Colin McLachlan Date: 07/01/2009
    • 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
    • Average MPG
      33

    My car

    I own the auto version and have had it for approx 18 months with no problems at all. It was a big decision to buy the FL2 but I haven't regretted it for a moment. Although I have driven the FL2 off road, it is on 'normal' roads that I enjoy driving it most. The driving postion is excellent, everything works as it should and I think the fuel economy is good for a genuine 4x4. However, the reason I rate the FL2 so highly is simply because my family and I always feel safe when we are in it, regardless of the weather, traffic, etc.

  • 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

    john pennell , Aberdeenshire . Date: 29/12/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 out of 5 stars
    • What's it like to drive
      5 out of 5 stars
    • Running costs
      3 out of 5 stars
    • Quality, practicality and equipment
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      36.7

    My car

    I purchased an FL2 namely for towing our caravan, for this it has been a dream. Averaging 32 mpg from Aberdeenshire down to Cheshire in the summer. I have found the the climatic conditions and road speed do affect the MPG, I have had between 31.7 - 44.3 mpg. My previous vehicle a SAAB (PETROL) would only give between 16 -18 mpg whilst towing. Our vehicle was involved in a collision 2 weeks ago and has been written off. The driver and their passenger walked away with bruising only. I am in the process of securing another FL2. I like jam with my bread and I feel I have that with the FL2

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