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

    S Basak Date: 29/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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

    My review is based on driving it on Land Rover offroad experience day. I had absolutely no previous off road driving experience. Yet I faced no problem as such. The terrain had mud and ruts, wet marshland, logs, steep up/down hills etc. On few stretches, the car tilted side wise ~30 degree and it was scary. Yet I managed to pass without drama. While going uphill, even if you press the brake, the car won't roll backward. While coming downhill, if you just take your feet of any of the pedals, the hill decent control simply driving the car slowly downward (you just control the steering). I went to ditches and came out successfully. The terrain response system is wonderful - it made driving off road so much easier! The interior is very comfortable and spacious. The front seats adjust electrically. The view from cabin is excellent (you can even see the bonnet). It's a very capable off road car with good on road manners. Please do not buy this car unless you plan to take it off road. Buying this for school runs only is pure wastage of money!

  • 2.2 TD4 XS 5dr

    christopher sayers Date: 01/11/2008
    • Overall verdict
      4 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      34

    My car

    I owned the previous freelander for two years TD4 and had no major problems. So i felt i would give the new one ago again. The cabin has been greatly improved still the odd rattle though. The engine is smoothe powerfull and gives o.k fuel consuption, is a 4x4 so you have to give a little leeway. I am 6'4 and i do find the driving postition a little uncomftable the wife has an X3 and this is far better with regard to driving postion. I would recommend the Freelander 2 to anybody as it is a major step foward and feels safe and quality greatly improved. What is a negative is the dealerships old fashioned customer service and are not to bothered. I have tried a few and are all very poor. Land rover is making the necessary changes but the dealers are not and this will surely be a factor when owning. Land rover need to get the dealers by the neck and shack them. I would say buy one and enjoy, if you have no problems great but if you do have problems find a big wall to bash your head against.

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    John Channon Date: 27/10/2008
    • Overall verdict
      1 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
      2 out of 5 stars

    My car

    We owned a Freelander for just over a year. Unfortunately our initial high expectations turned very sour.

    On the plus side, the car was great to drive (when it wasn't being repaired) & looked good. I have no doubt that as an off-roader, it would be hard to beat.

    However, reliabilty & quality seems to be very lacking. Ours had problems with the engine management system, air-conditioning, lights not working, and a strange knocking sound that never got soughted. A quick search on the web, quickly shows that there is a widespread issue with Land Rover's reliability.

    For the price, there's not a lot of goodies as standard. Also, the passenging space is surprisingly tight. In the end, we replaced it with an Outlander 2.2 Diamond - loads of kit, 7 seats, and everything working as it should!

  • 2.2 TD4 SE 5dr

    Graham Lamond , North Yorkshire . Date: 04/09/2008
    • Overall 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
    • Average MPG
      30

    My car

    Just been loaned this car for a week whilst mine was in for a repair. Car had done 1900 miles. Very impressed with smooth autobox and performance. Light and responsive steering and good brakes. Great interior with all the toys. Missed a centre armrest!Boot a little small, but OK. Got 34.5mpg on runs at 70mph and 27.5mpg round town. Quiet and comfortable. Driver's door wouldn't lock, and was a dealer fix. I would own this as a private car for low mileage use, but no good for me on high business miles for fuel consumption and the high tax to come.

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