Land Rover Freelander

Owner Reviews: Land Rover / Freelander

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2005 Land Rover Freelander

by 36Eric on 12-20-2012
Nice and practical, stylish yet conservative look.
This is second LR Freelander I owe, first was 2002 and had 210000km when I sold it, this one has 182000km. Both cars had no major issues, small ones, known to other owners on line...
Car drives great, it is 4X4 full time drive, fantastic off road, however it is slightly under power, moved by small 2.5L V6. It compensate lack of power with proper gear shift. Inside is quite comfortable, good visibility, nice seats,etc.Fit and finish is just OK, plastic parts of a front console and dashboard look rather cheep and make noise occasionally, radio and CD player are fine (made by Harman Kardon) but speakers in front and back doors are not isolated from elements of weather, had to change them in both cars.
Engine is good, but you must maintain it carefully, timing belts (it has three of them ! ), oil and filters must be change as per owners manual or you will risk catastrophic failure, I had no issues, but reports on line state otherwise... Transmission was never an issue, electrical system is fine.
Design of power window gaskets is not for Canadian weather, once frozen they won't work, ice will build up will hold them still until car unfreezes it can take up to an hour on very cold day - forget drive trough coffee.
Overall it is great looking and driving small SUV, with OK fuel consumption (avg. 12L/100km). LR3 or LR2 known as Freelander in Europe will probably be mine 3rd LandRover
Overall
4.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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2005 Land Rover Freelander

by 36Eric on 12-20-2012
Nice and practical, stylish yet conservative look.
This is second LR Freelander I owe, first was 2002 and had 210000km when I sold it, this one has 182000km. Both cars had no major issues, small ones, known to other owners on line...
Car drives great, it is 4X4 full time drive, fantastic off road, however it is slightly under power, moved by small 2.5L V6. It compensate lack of power with proper gear shift. Inside is quite comfortable, good visibility, nice seats,etc.Fit and finish is just OK, plastic parts of a front console and dashboard look rather cheep and make noise occasionally, radio and CD player are fine (made by Harman Kardon) but speakers in front and back doors are not isolated from elements of weather, had to change them in both cars.
Engine is good, but you must maintain it carefully, timing belts (it has three of them ! ), oil and filters must be change as per owners manual or you will risk catastrophic failure, I had no issues, but reports on line state otherwise... Transmission was never an issue, electrical system is fine.
Design of power window gaskets is not for Canadian weather, once frozen they won't work, ice will build up will hold them still until car unfreezes it can take up to an hour on very cold day - forget drive trough coffee.
Overall it is great looking and driving small SUV, with OK fuel consumption (avg. 12L/100km). LR3 or LR2 known as Freelander in Europe will probably be mine 3rd LandRover
Overall
4.0
Comfort
5/5
Performance
3/5
Fuel Economy
3/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
3/5
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1 out of 1 found this review helpful.

2003 Land Rover Freelander

by MYS87151 on 10-31-2012
Great SUV
It is a great SUV and perform really good especially off road but you have to keep maintaining it all the time and this is not cheap.
Overall
4.5
Comfort
4/5
Performance
4/5
Fuel Economy
4/5
Interior Design
4/5
Exterior Styling
5/5
Reliability
4/5
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