What used Land Rover Freelander 4x4 will I get for my budget?
There are plenty of early build Freelanders around for well under £1,000, but unsurprisingly we recommend exercising a great deal of caution in buying one.
A 2006 HSE diesel, with a long standard equipment list and a full main dealer service history, could run to around £6,500. However, for circa £5,000 you should get the pick of the litter from around 2004 to 2005.
With the Freelander always a strong seller, there are plenty out there to choose from, so be especially picky and choosy when it comes to finding the one you want.
How much does it cost to run a Land Rover Freelander 4x4?
The 1.8-litre and 2.6-litre V6 petrol engines are best avoided, because the V6 has a poor official fuel economy figure of 22mpg, and the 1.8 isn’t much more efficient in daily driving.
The 2.0-litre TD4 diesel-engined model’s official figure of 36mpg makes for more comfortable reading, and you should see better than 30mpg in daily driving. The Freelander was designed and largely produced before any suggestion of taxation systems based on emissions, so the TD4’s 205g/km rating means you’ll now have to pay £295 a year to keep it taxed.
Parts and servicing shouldn’t prove too expensive. Regular consumables such as air and diesel fuel filters, and rear wiper blades often cost less than £5 apiece, and there are plenty of experienced independent Land Rover specialists whose servicing costs will be much more affordable than a main dealer's will.