What used Land Rover Freelander 4x4 will I get for my budget?
Second-generation Freelanders can now be had for less than £2500. These examples will have a high mileage, though, but if you can find one for that sort of money that's been well cared for and fully serviced, it could be something of a bargain. Spend between £5000 and £7000 on a 2009 example with reasonable mileage.
Later examples tend to be more expensive, though. Late 2014 examples have dropped down to a starting point of around £11,000 for something with a respectable mileage. The very last cars with minimal mileage that are listed at main dealers tend to go for at least £17,000.
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How much does it cost to run a Land Rover Freelander 4x4?
Depending on the model, you can end up spending a lot on fuel. Post-2010 cars are generally more frugal than earlier ones, especially the front-wheel-drive version with the slightly detuned diesel engine; it has official combined economy of 47.2mpg. However, four-wheel-drive models aren't so frugal; the early 2.2 diesel should get 37.7mpg. Later models with stop-start (badged TD4-e) are better at 41.3mpg.
The 3.2-litre petrol engine is best avoided. While it’s smooth, you’ll get 25.2mpg out of it at best.
It's best you don't go for the 3.2 petrol here, because it coughs out a massive 265g/km of CO2. One for the very well heeled…
The one with the lowest CO2 output is the front-wheel-drive Freelander, which emits just 158g/km. Early four-wheel-drive diesels produced 194g/km, but the revised TD4-e got this down to 179g/km.
An automatic gearbox can raise CO2 emissions figures considerably, so check before you buy.
Since all Freelanders will have been registered under the previous road tax system, the annual fee you'll pay will be based on the amount of CO2 produced (see above). To find out more about the current road tax costs, click here for further information.
Land Rover servicing is generally reasonable compared with other premium brands such as Mercedes, but there’s a big, 10-year service to consider that covers the timing belt, as well as all of the fluids for the engine, gearbox and four-wheel drive system. This can run to more than £1000.
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