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LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 e S 5dr (Review date: 16th March '13)
A car with supreme steering, suspension and also very good brakes. Auto gives best drive with seemless acceleration - manual loses turbo boost between gear changes and undermines smooth progress. Mine has 17,000 on the clock and has been reliable except for
1). A broken heater vent thumb wheel - these are very, very fragile if you accidentally try to move them in the wrong direction - even the dealer managed to break it during a warranty visit ( and didn't have the courtesy to say so!)
2). The stop start technology simply does not work as I would have expected despite 4 visits to the dealer.
3). Tailgate not closing properly.
4). The heater blows warm air out of the upper vents but colder air out of the footwell vents during the warming up cycle. Takes 15 minutes to get full heat to footwell. If you do short journeys in the winter, you will have to get used to cold feet, ankles and legs. Dealer says this is normal despite several complaints.
SO GOOD WE'VE ORDERED ANOTHER ONE
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 HSE 5dr Auto (Review date: 12th March '13)
We had a mark 1 Freelander and replaced it in 2010 with the Freelander 2 - they were light years apart. Bought a pre-registered car with a great discount which allowed us to go for the model with all the 'toys'.
Regrets, none at all. The car has been 100% reliable over 27k miles and 2.5 years motoring.
It's been serviced by the supplying dealer (Marshall, Melton Mowbray) where we have been very well looked after. Servicing costs are fairly high but we have had no reason whatsoever to complain, quite the opposite.
The car has been used for general motoring covering lots of country roads in Lincolnshire, in all weathers, plus plenty of motorway work. The car just eats up the miles regardless of road surface. More recently we've started to tow a 24 feet caravan and have been delighted by the capability of the Freelander - it copes with everything - motorway, country lanes, steep uphills and grassy fields, it's a true all rounder with great torque.
The car is comfy, enjoys great visibility, is roomy and carries plenty of luggage. The quality of the interior fittings (leather etc) is high.
Not the most economical of vehicles it can still return over 30mpg in day to day running plus 35 upwards on long distance motorway type driving. Tyre wear has been excellent on a set of Pirelli Scorpion Zero tyres. Original tyres still on car with maybe 3-4k miles left in them which will mean 30k+ miles, excellent for a 4x4 this size.
All round a smashing, very usable 4x4 that offers performance, comfort, reliability and reasonable running costs. We have enjoyed it so much we're taking delivery of an upgraded 2013 model (dealer demo saving £7.5k on list) later this week.
TIP: If you're buying new/almost new look for a pre-reg or dealer demo with low mileage - there are great savings to be made on the list prices for cars in new condition - helps to offset depreciation.
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 HSE 5dr Auto (Review date: 23rd January '13)
Bought my FL2 in feb 2012, one owner,low mileage,with fsh.
I have owned a few nice cars over the years,Volvo S80,Merc 320,and sold my Honda D-TEC Auto Tourer for this FL2 and I do not regret it one bit.
quiet powerfull engine,smooth gear change,fantastic driving position,quality interior,electric leather seats are brill you can adjust them a couple of mm to gain the perfect position.
I average 30 mpg on local journeys which is good for a 2 ton auto.
got to go and pick my wife up now so must dash,I look forward to every journey, highly recommend a FL2 Auto.
Land Rover Freelander 2
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 e HSE 5dr (Review date: 10th June '12)
Never a great fan of 4x4 vehicles I have genuinely been converted by this car. Sublime on the motorway, spacious, stable and surprisingly nippy, plus enough comforts and gadgets to keep everyone happy. The driving postion is great on country lanes too and in spite of its weight the new 2.2e engine's economy is pretty good, managing around 35mpg on a run. Very little to fault really and a massive improvement in build quality over the original Freelander. I'm not sure why you'd want the running costs of a Range Rover when the Freelander does everything you need it to with aplomb, you can fit it into a normal parking space and you get let out at junctions!
Hard working Freelander 2 proving to be a great choice!
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 TD4 XS 5dr (Review date: 7th May '12)
Used as my work car and replaced a series of 3 Volvo V70 D5's. I drive mostly on my own, but occasionally need lots of space to carry equipment for work and the family and dog at the weekends and on holiday.
It's now just over 10 months and 32,500 miles old and has had only one unscheduled visit to the dealer when the heater malfunctioned - it was fixed inside 20 minutes by reloading the relevant software. Other than that it's been 100% reliable, with not even any squeaks and rattles, On the few occasions I've needed to visit a dealer, the service has been brilliant.
Considering how compact it is (the footprint is little different to my other car, a Mk2 Focus) there's lots of space inside and the huge amount of glass area makes it feel even more spacious than it is. However, it could use a little more driver's legroom and the seats are a bit too short in the base and too firm. Xenon headlights would be a good idea too, as the standard lights are pretty average.
For a 4x4, it's fun to drive and surprisingly quick! Fuel economy of around 33mpg does hurt a bit but, considering what it is, isn't too bad. Tyres last for 25,000 and they all seam to all wear out simultaneously.
Given the off road training that Land Rover provide, it's hugely capable off road and it's got me to places that I thought only a tractor could get to! It's definitely the real real and not a pretend 4x4.
When it gets to 3 years old, provided it carries on like it has and I can afford the same again, I'd get another one without even looking at anything else. Highly recommended!
Great car but a bit pricey
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 SD4 HSE 5dr Auto (Review date: 3rd May '12)
We bought ours new mainly for towing a caravan and we love it! We have had no trouble and it has performed exactly as we needed it to. Superb for towing, very solid.
The only cricism is the price and running costs. All Land Rovers are pricey but you do get what you pay for but even so I do think that when compared to the competition they could be a little less so. Fuel consumption is over 40mpg on a run and about 35mpg round town so for a 2 tonne car that isn't bad but servicing is pricey if taken to a Land Rover main dealer.
All in all an excellent car, very capable towing and offroad or in snow so a great car if you live in rural parts.
Would we buy another one? Yes, without a doubt but we wouldn't buy brand new again probably going for a 1 year old with uder 10,000 miles similar to how we sold it.
NOT GOOD BY ANY MEANS
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 e XS [Nav] 5dr (Review date: 16th March '12)
THE STOP/START TECHNOLOGY DOESN'T WORK UNLESS YOU DO A LONG JOURNEY EACH WEEK AS THE BATTERY LOOSES IT'S CHARGE!!!! BEEN BACK 5 TIMES - DEALER CAN'T FIND A FAULT ONLY A LOW BATTERY SO THEY RECHARGE IT!!!! I DO 13000 PLUS MILES A YEAR BUT APPARENTLY THE WRONG TYPE. SERVICEING VERY DEAR AND MPG NO WHERE NEAR THE MANUFACTURERS FIGURES.
FREELANDER TD4 GS 2008
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 GS 5dr (Review date: 24th February '12)
We purchased our Freelander 2 TD4 GS from new in 2008. It was a pre-registered vehicle at our local dealers and as such was on 'special offer', which pursuaded us to buy it. It came with the added bonus of a heated front screen which is very useful to have in the Winter. We bought the vehicle primarily as a tow car for our caravan. We have towed with several other vehicles in the past, including an older Freelander model. We cannot fault the car's performance. It tows superbly, always confidently pulling out of soft or uneaven ground. It is a comfortable car for passengers with plenty of leg room and a large boot which is great when we go away on holidays. Fuel consumption inevitably suffers when we are towing but with careful, economical driving we can get around 30 mpg towing and up to 40 mpg when driving normally. We would have no hesitation in recommending the Freelander 2 to potential purchasers. It continues to serve us well.
Land Rover Freelander 2 SE
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 Td4 SE 5dr (Review date: 21st January '12)
It has a good specification with sat nav, parking sensors front and rear, panoramic sunroof and electric seats all as standard. It's a great car to drive and economical for the size. It performs very well in the snow, a great towing vehicle and spacious family car. The only drawback is the boot is a little small. Only a few niggles, the handbrake isn't brilliant, even the manual says to leave the car in gear! I've had a problem with the stereo switching off when I restart the car after it has been running, but this doesn't happen often, so it's not really and issue. I would definitely have another, but would probably consider an automatic next time.
smooth, but bites when u want it to
LAND ROVER FREELANDER 2.2 SD4 Sport LE 5dr Auto (Review date: 19th January '12)
I have been driving the special edition of the new Freelander for nearly a year and I am very happy with both the ownership and the driving experience.
Now, dont get me wrong, it doesnt corner like a sports car, but thats not what you should be looking for in this car.
Then engine has more than enough for fast acceleration, the 2.2l diesel giving plenty of torque, the automatic gearbox is very smooth in town, and economy is excelent, giving you 350miles for £85 in town, or near 450/500m on motorway at steady 80mph.
The cabin is roomy, well designed, seats are comfortable, good room at the back, good sized boot, stereo is very decent (the ride is very quiet so you get to appreciate it) and the climate control very adaptable. Its a pleasure to do long distances in this car.
All in all, an easy-to-drive, good looking car with good engine and economy, with a very attractive financing package at 0% at the time I bought it.