1998 Land Rover Freelander ixe 1.8
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.
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