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Pros: The way it rides.
Advice: Drive it; if you don't like the way it feels look elsewhere - I love it!I read all the horror stories, but I drove it and its great! Have owned for a whole year, 14,000 miles, and not one fault! Looks great, does great off road, tows my camper, runs on regular, and carries the kids and their gear. I just love this thing!
Advice: The WORST car that I had.My Landrover is now dead for 85,000 miles. It can not run anymore. The mechanics of Landrover cannot find the problem by diagnostics alone. They have to open the engine to find out but not a guarantee that they will find it. How STUPID this Landrover diagnostics is. Landrover should terminate the Engineer who built this STUPID car diagnostics computer. The service advisor told me that the only thing that can fix my car is to replace the whole engine which will cost me $8,000 plus labor and tax.
Pros: look of the vehicle
Cons: repairs, cost of repairs, and lost of value
Advice: I would not buy it againI bought a 2002 Landrover Freelander in January 2003. The car had about 11,000 miles. I have had to constantly change the brakes and the light bulbs of the turning signals. I have recently had engine problems and after $4000 worth of work at the dealer's service center I was told the transmission needs to be replaced. I have 70,000 miles on the car and it has lost most of it's value.
Pros: comfort interior
Cons: no trunk rook
Advice: This is not the expensive land rover. be preparred for that and you will be happydrives great on road. engine is a bit slow from stop but accelerates well at higher speeds. No problems, 2005 model seems to be better done than previous models. only complaint is the zero room for luggage and stuff.
Advice: dont buy new find a good used for half the pricei really love this land rover i bought mine used and got a steal for this super suv.
Pros: Off/Bad road control
Cons: Spare tire location
Advice: Don't complain about the interior comfort and fuel economy after the sale.Solid, The 2005 FL is a better built vehicle than the 2002-2003. The 3 position transmission allows the driver to get the performance they want from the vehicle.
Advice: Don't even think buying Land Rover Freelander.I own Land Rover Freelander SE 2005 for a two months. For a first three weeks I had engine, front brakes and drive shaft replaced and had a car total 20 days in service shop. Still having problems with squeaking noise. Customer service very poor. They treat you as a second hand customer. Huge waist of time and money. Right now in Lemon Law process.