2000 Land Rover Freelander 1.8 petrol
Back to the drawing board
The motor blew up from a stone hitting the cam belt, as the dealer sold me the car without a side guard. And no engine mount. Waited 1 month to get it back.
The headers burnt the splash guard; had to wrap them with heat bandage.
2 engine mounts snapped on the right side of the motor. Replaced for $30.
Now has a loud noise in the motor. Sounds like the tappets.
Hill descent control light will not go off (Amber). I've never used this.
Traction control light will not go off (Amber). I've never used this.
ABS brake light will not go off (Amber). Just came on with the other lights.
Top radiator hose just blew up yesterday, and now my throttle keeps sticking, therefore revving the motor out of control.
Appalling engine design, hard to get at the oil filter, hard to get to the thermostat.
Hard to get parts, they cost an arm and a leg to buy.
The vehicle has no rust in it, and the windows work good.
The good thing is I have a mechanical warranty.
The bad thing is I'm not sure if it is going to cover all the problems?
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 12th April, 2015