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Pros: Land Rover look on the front grill
Cons: Key opened gas tank, interior side panels
Advice: Try Jeep Liberty, Ford Escape, and of course Discovery. Make sure engine strong enough for your needs.Smaller SUV of the Land Rover world. Still stare at the Discovery, but size wise, this car is the smartest for a commuter. Gas tank is too small, however, milleage not that bad. Seats do not adjust up or down. Gas tank has to be opened with a key. Owned for 1 month, already the sunroof needs to be repaired. Pick up on the highway not great, but solid ride. Otherwise happy with the car. Has a great look, feels strong. Auto back window cool feature. Easily enough room for 3-4 sets of clubs in the trunck (have to see how it does for the ski season). Side interior panels little lost without leather touch.
Advice: Get this car ..if money is not an issue, go with the 4.6What a great car ....worth the extra money. If you are looking for an SUV, then you are better of with a Tahoe, The X5 stands for performance and luxuary ...once you test driv e this one, you will never go back.
Cons: Fuel economy
Advice: NoneDrives and handles like the BMW 3 Series
Pros: The navigation and auto-four wheel drive system.
Cons: no side protection for door dings.
Advice: Go buy one now!It performs and handles like a sport sedan. Very potent engine. Great cornering ability too, even without any electronic-compensating device for that. The engineer who designed the vehicle had mentioned that he actually did not design it to have one- to save on vehicle cost(compared to the other vehicles in its class) and for it to be more reliable - the less electronics, the less it will have any problems. Instead, he widened the length between the rear wheels than the one in front to make it stable when cornering.
Pros: automatic/ sport transmission
Cons: Typical Land Rover box appearance
Advice: Be aware Land Rover Corp. still have certain bugs to work out with this vehicle and they are not great at sharing info with their retailers.The Freelander, is very stable on snow covered, or icy roads. Auto shift, gives you the option to shift for yourself in tricky winter conditions. Another nice winter feature is the heated windshield eliminating the need to scrape ice. As for summer features, Freelander can climb mountain passes with ease and can travel through city traffic like a native. Very easy to manuever in most conditions. Some creature comforts could be better such as the output of the air conditioner and armrests would be nice, let's re-think the window controls. Still, all said and done, great car for the price.
Pros: So far, I love the handling, the twin sunroofs, & the 6-disc CD changer. I'm sure I'm gonna love the off-road handling!
Cons: Limited entry-way to back seat.
Advice: It's gonna cost you, but you will NOT be disappointed! By adding in all the options you want at purchase, they can be covered by the factory warranty.Smooth & quiet! That was my first impression when I drove this vehicle. I was looking for a vehicle with 3rd row seats that did not look like a minivan. I needed something that could safely carry my family but that was rugged enough to carry my kayak & bikes. I bought a Silver Discovery SE7 with the Lightstone leather. I had to have the stainless steel running boards & SS A-frame with IFP's. I've had a lot of compliments in the past week of ownership. I feel safe when I drive it. My 1-year old loves looking out the large windows. The standard features list is excellent. As nice as it looks I still plan to take it off-roading... after all isn't that what owning a Landrover is really all about!
Pros: many favorite features, ie; driving visibility, radio, sunroof, etc
Cons: front cup holders location
Advice: get in, buckle up, enjoyDid not test drive. Dealer had no cars available to try. This is my 3rd Acura so I pretty much knew what to expect.