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LAND ROVER FREELANDER 4x4 1997‑2006

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LAND ROVER FREELANDER 4x4 1997‑2006

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169 owner reviews for LAND ROVER FREELANDER 4x4 1997‑2006

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markbunting

A great all-round car

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.0 XE Di Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 28th December '13)

4.8

I bought my Freelander new and after some 15 years am selling it as my children have grown up and the old friend has to go. I therefore feel confident that I can give an unbiased review.

Landrovers are loved by many mechanics and I have never taken mine to a main dealer, but feel that I have had good value for money on the servicing front. It is a robust, well built car and after the first couple of years when some things were wrong but repaired under warranty it has served me well. The sunshine roof has now seized up

but apart from that it works well.

I still think it is a great looking car, which literally can go anywhere. The off road capability is awesome and I know not as good as the Freelander 2, but it has always performed well. The traction control is great. The brakes could be better, but it is not a vehicle i would ever drive fast, or expect to stop in a very short distance.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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deefer

Fantastic Family Car

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 1.8 SE Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 7th October '13)

4.8

Great family car, big boot, you can fit everything into including a very large dog and his bed and still have place for the kids!. Easy to drive, responsive, just a good all-round vehicle. I thought it would be difficult and heavy to drive but that could not be further from the truth.

Decent sound system unless you want a rave in the car. Works out quite economical on longer journeys than town centre but that is to be expected. Easy to park especially as it has rear parking sensors.

My son borrows it all the time to take his family on their days out, he loves it.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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kevster

rubbish

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.0 Td4 Adventurer Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 22nd September '13)

1

parts take out a bank loan.

high pressure diesel pump 950 quid

brake pipes

design fault with exhaust peels away the metal

windows motor fails on all back 3 windows

water leak in jack compartment

middle brake light fails every 6 weeks

pulls to the right all the time mechanics cannot fix design fault

hand brake need fixing every year

cant afford to get rid of it due to massive depreciation

fuel consumption final topping on a misery cake thirsty is an understatement.

the dealers don't care about you they are just interested in customers coming for a new model if you own a second hand model

they treat you second class very snobby.

Practicality

1 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

1 / 5
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squeaky

Great 4x4

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.0 Td4 SE Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 30th June '13)

5

I previously owned a petrol x-trail and was disappointed with the fuel economy (17mpg) so I started looking at diesels . I had been warned to stay away from freelanders so initially I stayed well clear, it wasn't until I started researching the td4 that I decided to have a closer look . The freelander is a great little 4x4 , drives great, hasn't let me down ,fuel economy is as good as my old golf tdi and there's plenty of room for a family of 4.Take a look if you fancy one there's plenty of good ones out there to choose from.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

5 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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landy

Really good condition,practical 4X4

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 1.8 ES Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 25th June '13)

4.5

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Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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robh1975

Solid Beast

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.0 Td4 ES Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 22nd April '13)

4.5

I have heard horror stories regarding the Freelander but have found that if you look after it , it will look after you. It is comfy, well built and drives well. My Td4 has good fuel economy and other running costs are reasonable. Go for the Td4 and you won't regret it.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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cyclops

Good all rounder

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.5 V6i ES Station Wagon 5dr Auto (Review date: 9th October '12)

4.3

On my fourth Freelander, had 3 TD4's before which were great but underpowered, especially with an auto-gearbox, have now got a 2.5 V6. Fuel economy is not the best but it has the plenty of power and a very nice sound. Make sure you keep the tyres in good order as running different sizes between front and rear will cause the 4wd to fail quickly and not a cheap fix. Good high up driving position with plenty of visibility and comfy on a long run and I'm well over 6ft. Boot is a little small but with the seats down plenty of space should it be needed. Excellent in the snow and very stable thanks to the 4wd. Finally if you go for one make sure the timing belts have been done otherwise budget for it in the buying price.

A great car.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

4 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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k.wiltshire

Great 1.8GS

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 1.8 GS Station Wagon 5dr (Review date: 10th September '12)

4.3

Got a 1.8GS with nearly 90k on the clock. apart from the CV joint on the prop which was changed at 80k ( land rover say that's the life ) is has been great.

It has never missed a beat, never failed to start. great for the kids and the dog with loads of room and very comfortable. prefer the petrol because it doesn't sound like a tractor !

this gets used every day and her in doors loves it, tax is a bit high but insurance is cheap, fuel is about 28 / 30 average but thats probably what you would get from a people carrier and this is much better in the snow and you never get stuck on muddy fields !!!.

have always looked after it and it has been great

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

3 / 5

How it drives

4 / 5
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chrispwright

Unreliable and guzzles fuel like there's no tomorrow

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 1.8 ES Hardback 3dr (Review date: 27th June '12)

1.5

Pros:

- 4x4 - although how often do you really need it?

- Removable hardback

- Leather seats and air con were nice touches

Cons

- Guzzles fuel like a monster truck

- High road tax and insurance

- Gutless 1.8 engine means its not even fast

- Engine is flimsy and unreliable - even my low mileage (under 30k) was having major issues

Practicality

2 / 5

Reliability

1 / 5

Running cost

1 / 5

How it drives

2 / 5
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tonio1962

Practical, Good Value, and Versatile TD4 HSE

LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.0 Td4 HSE Station Wagon 5dr Auto (Review date: 20th May '12)

4.8

The Freelander is a completely different animal when fitted with the BMW TDi power plant. Forget the Rover engines and all the problems associated with e.g. head gaskets constantly failing. With the automatic gearbox and leather upholstery, and the raised-up driving position, motorway journeys with Cruise Control engaged can be surprisingly relaxed and economical.

One of the best things about this car is the ability to lower the rear window. If you have dogs or are averse to using aircon when it isn't really necessary then this is a real bonus.

Ladies will love the ease of entering and exiting the vehicle. No more worries around the practicalities of a short skirt! The leather upholstery also makes for a refined and long-lasting interior, which will stand the test of time. And the heated front seats will stop you from feeling cold, whilst the heated front windscreen is just fantastic for defrosting and demisting.

Practicality

5 / 5

Reliability

5 / 5

Running cost

4 / 5

How it drives

5 / 5
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