Written on: 13/03/2013
bought from new (car supermarket 15k ) just after the freelander 2 came in. 40 mile drive to work on country lanes and plenty of cattle grids, so ideal for the freelander. at 800 ft usually get snow and once blew it and slid into a ditch, in a foot of snow, but just reversed out. who says freelanders aren't proper 4x4s. ok it's not a defender but it ain't bad. it has a regular service with a local independent garage and apart from anti roll bar links and new disks/drums from time to time... (read more)
Written on: 12/12/2012 by dontbuyafreelander
Had a Freelander 1.8 Petrol, cost £7500, spent £3500 in repair bills, sold as scrap 3 years after buying it for £850 as I could not sell it. If you want to loose a lot of money buy a Freelander 1.8 Petrol. My advice buy another 4x4 preferably not a Land Rover (read more)
Written on: 21/09/2012
BEEN A LANY FAN SINCE OWNING A 110 V8 GREAT MOTOR,2 MONTHSAGO BOUGHT A 2004 FREELANDER TD4 FROM PREMIER MOTORS ROSSENDALE SHORT MOT BUT SEEMED OK,THEN THE MAF SENSOR PACKED IN £90,LEAK ON BACK DOOR AND 1 REAR PASSENGER DOOR WINDOW MOTOR MISSING,FOLDING SEAT CATCH BROKE,THEN THE MOT DUE ALL BRAKE PIPES REPLACED BUT WHEEL CYLINDER AND FLEXI PIPE DAMAGED WHILE PIPES FITTED OTHER BITS WIPERS AND LIGHTS MOT REPAIR £185 GOT FED UP NOW COULD BE GOOD NOW BITS DONE BUT I`M FED UP WITH IT ENGINE HAS... (read more)
Written on: 07/07/2012 by deltaromeopapa
Bought my TD4 6 months ago with 90 thou on the clock and a service history expected to see another 50 thousand miles before any trouble came along. Right now its in bits with a leaky injector pump. Bought it because the BMW engine was supposed to have fixed all the problems of earlier cars. Probably the worst car I have ever owned. I will never buy anything with Landrover written on it again. VW, Honda, Peugeot, Citroen, Mitsubishi have all served me well. I would seriously recommend... (read more)
Written on: 19/05/2012
I got the car after having a smaller 4x4 with a proper chassis, as i wanted something newer and more comfortable, and have always liked the freelander. After looking at several, i decided that the petrol one had too many engine problems, so choose the bmw engined TD4. The car has now done 160,000 miles and the engine still pulls strong, i only use mobile oil and use bosch oil and air filters and a BWM crankcase filter (cheaper and better than the landrover one) The cost of the oil change... (read more)
Written on: 05/08/2011
We brought the Freelander following a poor decision to buy a convertible Astra not because it was a bad car but because we had two small children at the time in child seats and straight away it became obvious that this car was not going to be suitable. This is when I had decided that we needed something allot bigger to suit our needs and I had narrowed the choice down to a Honda CR-V or the Freelander, the Freelander won because it looked better inside and out, looking like it was fit for... (read more)
Written on: 07/02/2011
I bought my vehicle two years ago and it was beautiful, drove real nice, fell in love. Then things started happening about 3 months later. First the right back window stopped working, then the hatchback window stopped, now the left back window doesn't work. My mechanic wanted about 900 bucks to fix the problem. All parts are very expensive, just to change the oil cost me about 100 bucks every 3 months. Next my car just died while I was driving, towed to mechanic and told the timing belt... (read more)
Written on: 01/12/2010
We got our freelander td4 2l es after getting bored with run of the mill cars,best thing we ever did,we love everything about it,from it's luxury interior to it performance,especially in snow, sometimes they get bad reviews and horror stories,if you don't like them,don't get one,stick to a boring car,that also has problems,but without the fun and performance of the freelander,we are looking to get the new freelander 2 soon,will never go back to a car again,we've been bitten by the bug! (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2010 by PETER BENSON (1 review written)
HI HAD MY FREELANDER FROM NEW GOT IT FOR THE NAME OF RELIABILITY , THE CAR WAS GOOD FOR FOUR YEAS THEN THE OIL COOLER WENT, THEN THE ALTERNATER BELT WENT, AND LITTLE THINGS , AND NOW THE CLUCH HAS GONE WITH ONLY 55 THOUSEND MILES ? IT SHOULD HAVE DONE AT LEAST 120 THOUSEND OR MORE . I HAVE NEVER HAD A CAR THAT THE CLUTCH HAS GONE IN MY LIFE , AND BYEING NEW THOUGHT I NEVER WOULD ? SO MUTCH FOR LANDROVER AND ... (read more)
Written on: 15/10/2010
Engine is too bloody complicates with loads of stuff to go wrong and it's BMW so everything costs a fortune.
Getting rid of mine and going back to a Defender 90 200/300TDi. At least the chassis components and most of the engine components are patterned.
What you spend in fuel on a 90/110 is less than what I'm spending on parts on my Freelander!! (read more)
Written on: 22/09/2010
Had my 2.5 V6 Freelander for four years now. It is used everyday and in all that time it hasn't let me down once! Only things I have ever had to pay for are new front brakes year before last, new back brakes this year and air-con re-gassing. It's never failed an Mot and even the mechanic who serviced it a couple of months ago said it was a great car and he doesn't like landrovers! Only downside of this great car is 2.5 petrol engine fuel consumption, I get about 25 mpg and a lot less when... (read more)
Written on: 01/09/2010
As with any review type sites the bad news seems to travel further and faster than the good news. Landy's are your typical 'marmite vehicle' you just love em or loath em. I love mine!!! Yes, being objective about it mine has had one or two things go wrong with it but then I have not had a car yet that didn't need maintaining and unfortunately all motors cost you money. To offset this my Landy has held its value brilliantly!
Landrover as a company seem to be thriving, it surely cant be all bad? (read more)
Written on: 13/07/2010
What can I say about this vehicle?? it was a case of either its good looks and practicality I loved or the amount of spend on repairs within 7 months.
I had the car for 12 months, but within 6 months of owning it, it started giving problems, even tho i opted for the diesel TD4 this still didnt stop me from spending loads.
Firstly the rear subframe came away on one side and had to be welded. Secondly but more relevent the read differential went making a grinding noise, i got this replaced... (read more)
Written on: 07/06/2010
got my freelander when she was 2 years old and she is amazing! Not the quickest of cars but certainly practical it has the 2.0 td4 engine and this i find pulls well, its offroad capability is great, even though my kids often get in filthy from football it cleans well. the looks of the freelander are great and a million times better than the old plastic front (pre 2003) anyone looking to buy a small practical stylish off road capable 4x4 the car 4 u is a FREELANDER !!!!! (read more)
Written on: 05/06/2010
Its soo hard to describe this car. I still have it but its really driving me crazy. U tend to like its looks, the way it drives, but thinking about all the problems it caused me and still going, they all appear to be design failures from the company LANDROVER
Dont EVER dare and buy landrover. This was the biggest mistake of my life and I cant even sell it.
Had nearlly all the problems in one car. Had oil leak, water inside, poor stearing, tyre eating, suspension faults, OMG . U cant even... (read more)
Written on: 11/05/2010
Fancied a 4x4 for a while now after driving a family members range rover, though couldn't afford one of those.
Found a Great Freelander 3 door Sport from a private seller with only 48,000 miles on the clock.
I joined the forum at Landyzone.co.uk and researched the issues that the freelander has and yes it does have a few but there are things you can do to help the running of the car if you know about them.
i.e changing the crankcase breather to the new modified BMW version so the engine... (read more)
Written on: 09/05/2010
got my freelander freestyle td4 auto when she was a year old with 9k on the clock, the only money she's cost me is the servicing and wear and tear items,the fuel economy is as good as you can expect on such a vehicle 33/34mpg, on a trip to Fort William 400 miles from my house with a kayak on top a bike on the back and a ton of camping gear cost me just under a full tank of diesel,the only gripe i have is the poor quality of the carpet with it being an automatic my left foot has worn a hole... (read more)
Written on: 07/05/2010 by ianatuskix (2 reviews written)
Bought my '02 Freelander a while back from a friend who had owned it for 5 years. So far it has proved almost 100% reliable. The economy is fine at 32-34 mpg, especially being an auto and having the aerodynamics of a brick.
Only reliability issue I have had is when driving from Belgium to Germany it lost power and put out black smoke. A quick look on the on-line forums found the problem (rubber hose on intercooler), half hour and £12 later all was well.
The interior is a good size, but I... (read more)
Written on: 25/03/2010
Had my TD4 5 door ES for 6 months, got it cheap as it has 130k miles on it so was a bit apprehensive especially having heard about its build quality. Had to replace all four tyres, get the tracking done and replace some missing stereo buttons straight away to stop a whiring sound caused by uneven tyre wear. Still worked out cheap so was happy especially with the strong engine, smooth ride ( better then my new company Zafira )and useful size and space. ES is well spec'ed but dash and... (read more)
Written on: 10/03/2010
Bought a 55 plate TD4 from new (£18k). New fuel pump fitted after 2.5 yrs / 40k miles (warranty). Second fuel pump fitted at 4 yrs / 60k miles (£350). Most of the wiring loom replaced at 65k miles due to corrosion(£250). New clutch master cylinder fitted at 70k miles / 4 yrs (£250). Third fuel pump about to be put on 4.5 yrs / 75k miles (warranty on last one). Headlamp bulbs blow every 6 to 9 months.
For "worlds leading 4x4 maufacturer" what a pile of ***t! Gonna buy a Kia Sorento... (read more)
Written on: 23/02/2010
this is the second freelander I've owned, first one 1998 model - loads of electrical faults. But this one is great, lives out in the cold all year and starts first time, no faults and mpg is improving as mileage increases.
Will be looking to upgrade to mark II when i can afford it.
From most peoples ratings the TD4 engine is the one to get and avoid older ones unless you want to spend time / money getting it fixed - from what i hear the mark II is quite reliable now and has good engine.
Written on: 26/01/2010
Bought a 2003 Freelander td4 (35000 miles) back in 2006. Now 2010 and I still have my lovely freelander, 89000 miles and have only fuel pump problem on 80000 miles, replace it with filter for 250'. Will recommend to friend! (read more)
Written on: 23/10/2009
I found my Freelander to be a white elephant. Always going wrong. Found a brilliant website that can help you if you have a 1.8 petrol that has gone wrong again. Check out www.preloved.co.uk click on the Forums button and insert Freelander to see this forum, its worth reading the forum from start to finish. (read more)
Written on: 02/08/2009 by deb t (2 reviews written)
Bought my Freelander TD4 to replace my XR2i which I had for 11 years. Really pleased with its performance - tows my caravan easily and is ideal for the dog. Dealer repairs not cheap but you dont have to use them. Had new fuel pump and filter but thats all in 4 years. Has 125000 on clock. Enough proof that the Freelander is a good buy. (read more)
Written on: 05/07/2009 by stevengreenwood (1 review written)
The Land Rover Freelander TD4 is a very reliable td4 auto good general visability from it's elevated 4x4 ride hieght good leg room and luggage space.Body condition seems to be always very good I have never seen a rough example. Not a 4x4 that rolls too much. (read more)
Written on: 03/06/2009 by DAVID COHEN
I bought a 3 year old freelander V6 in september 2005. I changed the engine at a cost of £3000 in May 2006.Now I have to change the gearbox at a slightly less cost.
I have decided to cut my losses and part exchange it (£1000).
Throughout this period I constatly had problems with worn brake pads and the cooling system.
Take my advise and steer away from this car. (read more)
Written on: 30/04/2009
The Land Rover Freelander TD4 is a nice easy ride (read more)
Written on: 02/03/2009 by norbet (2 reviews written)
Good off road capability - excellent in wintery conditions. TD4 engine has been reliable - In my opinion standard engine is weak, but easily uprated. In my experience fairly easy to work on (DIY) and there's plenty of owner forums where advice can be found.
Good for towing.
Parts seem easy enough to source in the UK. Acceptable MPG 32-34 average
Auto TD4 is best combo IMO (though not for emissions 240g/km)
I found it prone to water ingress (doors esp rear door)
Harsh ride (TD4 Sport model).... (read more)
Written on: 19/01/2009 by pulo10
Land Rover Freelander TD4 - The body itself is very nice and very comfortable on the road. The material the dash is made of, is very poor. Overall it's a brilliant suv especially for everyday use its really comfortable especially for the roads here in malta :S (read more)
Written on: 13/12/2008 by hants 123 (1 review written)
I bought a high mileage 02 plate Land Rover Freelander TD4, a little over 2 years ago. I work in Forestry & have a smallholding. Hence I wanted a vehicle that was usable off - road and comfy on a long journey. The freelander has been great...I've 'ragged' it around forests for most of it's last 5000 miles.
So far (touch wood) no problems.
The only fault I've found is that it dislikes deep puddles, after splashing through water (about 1 foot deep) it won't accelerate normallly when I get back... (read more)
Written on: 15/11/2008 by inforcecardiff
BEST CAR I HAVE EVER HAD (so far). Just Bought a high mileage TD4 Auto. Best car I have ever had, did 49mpg on motorway full landrover history and owned by the dealer principle, bought a warranty from a highly recommended company and is worth its weight in gold. (read more)
Written on: 14/11/2008 by ste77
I've always wanted a Land Rover, and ignoring advice from everyone, I bought a 05 td4 Freelander. Problems from day one, it wouldnt start from cold, it rattled, it handled like a plate of jelly! Everything goes wrong on the Freelander, its a Rover, cheap parts, cheap design expensive price. Buy Japanese, you won't have to see a mechanic again! (read more)
Written on: 26/10/2008 by demolitionman (3 reviews written)
Bought this Land Rover Freelander May 2005, I have placed 2 prevoius reviews this is an up date. ECU remap was worth while, still not sure of actual mpg increase, at a guess it's around 10% better.
Just had a slight glitch - power went down dramatically and loads of black smoke from exhaust under acceleration. I was thinking big money, ECU or turbo or something equally as complicated. Found problem to be a split in rubber elbow at front near side of induction manifold and the turbo was... (read more)
Written on: 24/10/2008 by hdavid7909 (1 review written)
Bought new 2003 so has the BMW engine. Gets me thru the winters snow drifts etc with ease. Tows my very heavy (85Kgs nose weight) caravan and I don't know it is on the back up hill and down dale. They are the same as any other vehicle, If you buy second hand you don't know how they have been abused. (read more)
Written on: 29/09/2008 by jmccann (1 review written)
I live on the coast, so as a family/hobby/reliable transport goes difficult to get better, we load the kids, dog, bikes, surf boards and kitchen sink and pop off to the coast or up the mountains, For a young fun loving family its a great ittle truck. (read more)
Written on: 27/09/2008 by FreelanderFan
Very good all rounder, best landy on road handling, best MPG, and fairly good load space with rear seats folded. So you cant go rock crawling or do any hardcore off-roading...... but it aint meant for that is it??!! (read more)
Written on: 07/09/2008 by billybob99
Great car, nice to drive, great looks on the sport model I have but let down by reliability issues. I've got a Freelander 2 as a courtesy car (for 5 weeks while mine has been in the garage under warranty). This is a much smother ride and I will probably be upgrading to one if I ever get my car back! (read more)
Written on: 30/07/2008 by demolitionman (3 reviews written)
Had this 2003 Land Rover Freelander TD4 since May 2005 and have no complaints. Just had the ECU remapped to gain more economy, can't tell yet if it has worked, but it certainly isn't using any more diesel however, it is smoother, can pull from 1100 rpm in 4th gear and by hell does it go when I give it full right foot. Guy at the garage here in Cumbria recons that the normal 112 BHP is up to 140. (read more)
Written on: 24/07/2008 by freefromfreelander
Bought a 2004 Freelander td4 (BMW engine) 109000 miles, after 2 months problems started, changed 2 injectors (new) and 2 were refurbished £ £ £, fine for 3 months then changed fuel pump and one injector £ £ £, then one week later another injector £ £ £, then 3 weeks later (now) the car stopped again, guess what? Fuel problem!
Ask me do I reccomand this car?
Not even to my enemies. (read more)
Written on: 01/04/2008 by Soiza
The Land Rover Freelander TD5 is a very practical and roadworthy car. (read more)
Written on: 20/03/2008
Land Rover Td4 Serengeti an overall excellent vehicle, highly recommended. Good fuel economy 36mpg round the doors and 47mpg on a run, practical and fun to drive. Still cheaper road tax! (read more)
Written on: 02/01/2008
Really like this vehicle, no problems so far, under warranty this time so reassured. Dealers expensive but have now found LR approved service only centre, no sales, which is cheaper. Reasonably economical on urban run, good performance on motorway. Comfortable and feels secure, I like the looks overall. Loadspace limited with 4 passengers, but then again, vehicle length not too long and so is manouvreable.
It's horses for courses and this LR suits me, although I have heard the problems others... (read more)
Written on: 20/12/2007
The diesel engine is ok on my Land Rover Freelander TD4, the economy is good for a 4x4, the insurance group is ok, and the build quality is reasonable. In my opinion some parts are expensive to replace. (read more)
Written on: 09/12/2007 by jellytot
The most unreliable car I have every had. Cost me a fortune in repair bills. (read more)
Written on: 08/10/2007 by aellis
I live in the countryside and have driven many cars but have found this to be just perfect for my needs. It is practical (as we have three dogs), efficient and rugged. Best car I've owned to date. (read more)
Written on: 16/04/2007 by JulianHLewis (1 review written)
I would not recommend the Land Rover Freelander TD4 to anyone. It cost me a fortune to keep it on the road, I have replaced the discs twice. I did 150000Km in this car before it simply fell to bits. Worst car I ever bought in my life. I might add that I have done 300000 in a Ford Fiesta. If you expect a Landrover diesel to be a long term car, forget it, by a Suzuki Vitara 1.9D , thats what I did, perfect. (read more)
Written on: 12/02/2007 by t23
The Land Rover Freelander TD4 is an awful car, dealerships the worst I have ever encountered as well as being on of the most expensive. Never going to buy a Landrover again and desperately looking for someone to take this one of my hands! (read more)
Written on: 11/02/2007 by johnmcowley
Looks nice. Mechanics are a disaster. If the car goes wrong, expect a big bill. Minimum £1000. My advice would be, only buy one from new and keep up the warranty. Never buy one of these 4x4's without warranty, because when it goes wrong, and it will, it will cost you ££££££'s. Why Land Rover did not recall ALL the 1.8 petrol engined Freelanders I do not know, because this engine in it original state will blow its head gasket, at best it will cost you £500 for a new head gasket to be fitted,... (read more)
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