Owned the Freelander for nearly a year and only done 4k miles. I own the GS auto. Fantastic drive and overall I am very happy. Nippy and quiet but the auto box which is smooth saps consumption so much so that this prevents me for giving the car 5/5 stars. Minor issues - leaking rear cluster lights, ill-fitted side steps poor radio (had a basic golf before which cost half what the landrover cost and that had a decent radio!!). Dealer excellent which makes the minor issues minor
I am on my second Freelander 2, the first changed after 4250 miles due to a wide range of failures including brakes, sunroof, interier head lining replaced, radio and CD unit and damage caused by the dealers during on of the many returns for repairs. Has my second Landrover been any better, during my 14 months the car has been back for repairs to the rear suspention - bullitin upgrade required, new sunroof, lumber support unit replaced, offside front seat belt unit, side runners to refixed, rear light cluster replaced - leaking. Build quility poor too many faults for a car that cost over £32000.
On the plus side comfortable to drive, ecomonical I have achieved 47.2 MPG on a long haul up to Scotland, well equiped, looks good from all angles and great off road, I have never been bogged down in fields and for the first time in 12 years I could drive away from my home in snow with no problems.
Overall - Poor build quility and unrealiable too many days spent at the dealers for repairs has totally spoiled my experience with Land Rover I am now looking for a replacement.
I bought this 5 month old, 5000 miles automatic TD4 GS in March 2008. Since then I have clocked up another 5000 miles :(.
Fell in love with the car the moment I sat in it. It was just one of those things. I'd also test driven an X Trail and a CRV. It is amazingly nippy and hits 70 in no time if not 80. Although 3 seconds slower to 60 than my wife's Cooper S, it feels like its just as fast. I just love the Command Shift. It is quiet and refined. And no, I don't generally drive fast. So I am a bit dissapointed in the consumption which is between 30 and 31. Consumption doesn't seem to vary much no matter how you drive. So, this is a brilliant motor. So, at the risk of appearing nit picking here are some criticisms:
1 - After four months the cruise control, wipers and climate control defy logic.
2 - Standard stereo lacks bass when volume is low.
3 - Not much room really in the back seats or boot. Certainly far less than my Frontera I had before.
4 - Storage compartments are not brilliant. I think you have about 9 spaces for drinks but no nice place to keep, for example, CDs. I understand drink holders are big selling points in the US!
5 - I am just a tad under 6'. And yet I cannot lower the seat far enough for me really. OK, I like a high ride but this is ridiculous! Great for my wife though.
6 - Really miss my centre armrest on my Frontera.
So, if I had a windfall, I may very well trade it in for a new one with top of range stereo and sun roof.
I ahve the Freelnadeer 2 since February 07 and it is simply a wonderful car to drive. Very comfortable driving position and plenty of room for everyone. Could do with a larger boot when 4/5 peaople in car, but with back seats down loads of room. Fuel consumption pretty good, 40mpg when motorway driving and averaging 32mpg overall. Would recommend this car to everyone.
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