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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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71 reader reviews for Land Rover Freelander 4x4.
  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Mike Moore , Derbyshire . Date: 15/08/2008
    • 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
      4 out of 5 stars
    • Average MPG
      37.1

    My car

    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.

  • 2.2 TD4 GS 5dr

    Richard Briggs , Berkshire . Date: 02/07/2008
    • 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
      31

    My car

    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.

  • 2.2 TD4 HSE 5dr

    Ian Oliver , Hampshire . Date: 26/06/2008
    • 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
      32

    My car

    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.

  • 2.2 TD4 XS 5dr

    Graham Mckearnen , Lancashire . Date: 17/06/2008
    • 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 purchased the Freelander XS manual in April and was instantly very imperssed with my purchase, I previously owned the BMW 320D and whilst they are two very different vehicles and was slightly worried that I might regret leaving the BMW quality behind, I really had no need to worry. The Freelander has a great cabin with great vision and superb driving position. I drive around 30,000 miles per year mainly on motorway with town driving at weekend, I am averaging 36.7mpg and am not a particularly economical driver. The XS is well equiped and all controls are well positioned, the bluetooth is a dream to use, the Alpine sound system is quality. I tried the X3 first but prefered the Freelander by a mile and to date have no regrets. A quality mid size 4x4 with a genuine big 4x4 feel about it with reasonable fuel economy and the luxury of an executive class car.

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