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“Lemon from hell!!!”

Written on: 17/06/2013

Bought 2003 Free lander se3 new. Countless electrical problems, mainly minor blows fuses regularly. Rear main seal had to be replaced around 20,000 miles. Dealership had nerve enough to ask if I wanted new oil (at a charge)when the RMS was replaced. Rear window gasket leaks and destroyed subwoofer and rusted metal in rear cargo area. Replaced coolant reservoir twice. Replaced coolant fittings and hoses. Thermostat went bad and engine blew head gaskets at 70,000 miles. Thought I would… Read Full Review

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“Looking on here its apparent that a lot of people...”

Written on: 02/11/2010

Looking on here its apparent that a lot of people havent had a good technician working on there cars or just a cheap job done.I Bought the car with the head gasket gone after a so called mechanic fixed it!This had been done in Gappers garage in Flint north wales by a mechanic who apparently used an airgun to torque up the bolts!!!!!!!!!!!!! on a new head gasket without having the head skimmed!!!!
Anyway head skimmed,pressure tested,valves reground and new multilayer gasket later,cambelt… Read Full Review

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“If you get all the right things fixed the Land Rover...”

Written on: 17/07/2009

If you get all the right things fixed the Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door never lets you down and is a very safe and comfortable ride. You won't get stuck after the pic-nic… Read Full Review

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“The Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door is a good...”

Written on: 24/05/2009

The Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door is a good practical 4x4. loads of room , drives like a car, bit under powered but alright for light use off roading… Read Full Review

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“The Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door has a good...”

Written on: 11/02/2009 by bigkahuna (1 review written)

The Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door has a good design, drive is pleasant, good 4x4 if you know what you're doing. If you will keep an eye on cooling system, it will last forever. As a must - mount PRRT - thermostat fix from Land Rover, and change head gasket to latest type - MLS with black shim. Having done those two - be sure - it will make no problems again… Read Full Review

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“Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door- Handles well in...”

Written on: 20/01/2009 by AndyAus04 (1 review written)

Land Rover Freelander 1.8EXi 5 door- Handles well in all weathers. Drove to St Tropez and back. Comfortable and easily my fave car. Had Audi A4 Vauxhall Vectra. A liitle noisy but that was not a problem. I would take another Freelander any day. Have sold mine and on the look out for a replacement. My father in law has bought mine… Read Full Review

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“Bought the car with a full service history and...”

Written on: 01/07/2008 by wolfgangknoepfler (1 review written)

Bought the car with a full service history and 112,000km on the clock. Last service was done at 106,000. I still did a full service when I bought it and paid 7,300 Rand. Opted not to have the electric sunroof fixed which would have cost 10,000 Rand. It drove for 1,000km and needed a new catalytic converter for 6,500 Rand. It drove for another 1,000km and the head gasket was blown. Left the car with mechanic, picked it up 42 days later and it had a bust engine - refurbished engine will cost… Read Full Review

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“I've owned a 1999 1.8 XEi since January and I've just...”

Written on: 01/07/2008 by Kewnet (1 review written)

I've owned a 1999 1.8 XEi since January and I've just bitten the bullet and traded it in for a X-Type Jaguar.
Whilst I've had it, the head gasket has blown ( £950), timing belts have gone (x2) ( £400) and now the starter motor is about to give up.... this on a vehicle that has covered a mere 68,000 miles.
To put that in perspective, I also own a 1991 Toyota MR2 GTLimited 2.0 that has covered 160,000 miles..... so far, this has needed (outside normal service)...errr..... 3 sets of tyres and… Read Full Review

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“Had a Land Rover Freelander from New (2004) head...”

Written on: 16/04/2008 by Jlopge (1 review written)

Had a Land Rover Freelander from New (2004) head gasket blew just out of warranty only done 40,500 miles nothing really, dealership didn't want to know - Out of Warranty and that's it… Read Full Review

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“Ideal for a safety very handy in adverse driving...”

Written on: 12/03/2008

Ideal for a safety very handy in adverse driving conditions. Flooded roads. Safe ride solid vehicle. Good locking system. Lights and electrics. Air conditioning
It's classed as a car and has enough 4 wheel drive to get out of a mess if necessary… Read Full Review

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“I've owned mine from new (2001) It's had head gasket...”

Written on: 09/02/2008

I've owned mine from new (2001) It's had head gasket problems, clutch problems and has leaked since new even though new door seals and a new sunroof have been fitted. Another problem is that water collects in the rear cubby box and causes condensation. Land Rover should be held accountable, their customer service department even admit that there isn't a cure for the head gasket problems and I notice from postings on the internet that water leak problems have started occurring on the new… Read Full Review

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“Got ours 6 months ago with full dealer service history...”

Written on: 11/01/2008 by Mr BC Smith (1 review written)

Got ours 6 months ago with full dealer service history for what its worth. Cam belt broke and engine shagged and all Land Rover can say is its outside of warrenty, so sorry 2,750 of damage is ours to pay.....Thanks Land Rover for brining us such a rubbish car… Read Full Review

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“landrover to me have to me built a car on looks and...”

Written on: 30/11/2007 by shaun j (1 review written)

landrover to me have to me built a car on looks and not for driving and should pay back moneys to any person daft enough to buy one. what a crud 4x4 they are and must be the worst designed car that landrover ever built. I had one two weeks trying to sell for my sister and in that time at 58000 miles the tranfer box broke at a cost to replace 1800.oo clutch started to slip rear window kept falling down when on the move. Faulty sunroof and windows these are common faults so keep clear… Read Full Review

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“I bought this 'heap of rubbish' 3 weeks ago thinking...”

Written on: 18/07/2007 by Larry Gillard (1 review written)

I bought this 'heap of rubbish' 3 weeks ago thinking that with it being a land Rover it would go on for ever and would be built to last. I should have read the reviews before buying, I agree with virtually everyone that this is a poor car, in fact I would say it's the worst car I have ever bought. I have owned several Japanese 4x4's and they are so much better in every respect… Read Full Review

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“This Land Rover Freelander has been a total nightmare!...”

Written on: 17/07/2007 by jber55 (1 review written)

This Land Rover Freelander has been a total nightmare! I bought it 8 months ago from a dealership and it was running fine. Then is starting overheating recently and become very noisy while running. Turns out my oil pump failed and I need a whole new engine. This car is a complete joke.... I would never buy another land rover in my life. They are made to break.. and thats exactly what they do. Not only are they off the wall expensive to work on..... most of the parts are dealer only. It is going… Read Full Review

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“Head gasket blown twice, oil pump failed, needed new...”

Written on: 31/05/2007 by doings (1 review written)

Head gasket blown twice, oil pump failed, needed new engine, after 4 months same problems starting again. Dont buy one - it will cost a fortune and will be difficult to sell… Read Full Review

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“I would advise anyone who is considering buying a...”

Written on: 13/10/2006 by jhughan (1 review written)

I would advise anyone who is considering buying a Freelander to forget it, as it will cost a fortune in repairs if you do not have a full Landrover warranty. My Freelander is in the garage at the moment, and it has just cost me £1500. I could buy a small runaround for that!… Read Full Review

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“My wife bought the Land Rover Freelander after seeing...”

Written on: 11/06/2006 by JOHNNIK (1 review written)

My wife bought the Land Rover Freelander after seeing and driving one, overall I thought it was a good car for what she needed, we are farmers and in earth moving construction. It did nearly a years faultless motoring until, the clutch master cylinder failed,(we have our own workshop). I was staggeredd to find not only could I not get a repair kit (usually around $35 or so) but had to buy the entire set of clucth master cylinder,hydraulic line and slave cylinder at a cost of over $300. Then the… Read Full Review

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“I bought my Land Rover Freelander from a dealer. At...”

Written on: 03/02/2006 by nfk2 (1 review written)

I bought my Land Rover Freelander from a dealer. At first I and my wife loved it and immediately paid £8000 for it, a W reg. After 2 days I realised it loses water and temperature went up to red zone. After taking it to the dealer 5 or 6 times back, and dealer put different new pieces at each time, from changing sensor to headgasket. The dealer decided to put a new engine. After that, in less than two months, the same problem started and this time not only losing water but also a lot of dirts… Read Full Review

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“I've had my Land Rover Freelander for 3 whole weeks,...”

Written on: 29/12/2005 by MartinMac (1 review written)

I've had my Land Rover Freelander for 3 whole weeks, and on the way to Gatwick the engine blew. It cost me my holiday, flights, car parking, hotel, plus the luxury of getting us home (£150 tow). It cost me £6000 new, so a very expensive mistake. It's in between Christmas and New Year, so looks like beans on toast for January! Before you buy look at all of the forums - search the internet and err on the side of caution!… Read Full Review

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