1998 Land Rover Freelander ixe 1.8


Needs improvements


After a year of use (15.000 Km) the clutch failed. Replacement was VERY expensive and, of course, not covered by the guarantee.

Sunroof open mechanism failed twice, first time after 6 months I first bought the car, it was repaired by the dealer free of charge.

Second time it broke after a year I had to pay for the repair.

At 21.000 km the timing belt broke, due to a faulty pulley on the air conditioning compressor, I had to pay 1/3 of the cost as the rest was covered by the dealer.

General Comments:

Nice design, but poor in reliability.

It could use a higher power engine though as 120 horse power are too little to move the heavy car off road.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 18th May, 2001

8th Jan 2002, 18:41

I have one also and its broke down again this morning. The mechanics are putting in its 3rd engine as we speak. Thank god it is still under warrantee.