Land Rover Freelander Review from Greece

1998 Land Rover Freelander ixe 1.8

Year of manufacture1998
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired0 kilometres
Most recent distance26000 kilometres
Previous carMercedes-Benz 220

Summary:

Needs improvements

Faults:

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.

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review