Land Rover Freelander Review from Italy

2000 Land Rover Freelander V6 petrol

Model year2001
Year of manufacture2000
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission V6 petrol Automatic
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 2 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
3.8 / 10
Distance when acquired75000 kilometres
Most recent distance95000 kilometres
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Stay away. Buy Japanese or American

Faults:

Since day one I have had cooling system problems.

I open the hood and the coolant tank was empty!!!

The LR dealer that sold me the card didn't even check the coolant level before delivery.

After 1000 km (76k effective), have had to replace the heater radiator. Covered by dealer warranty.

After 3000 km (79k effective), have had to replace the cooler tank. Covered by dealer warranty.

After 5000 km (81k effective), have had leaking from the new cooler tank. Replace it again. Covered by dealer warranty.

After 10000 km (85k effective), have had to replace the cooling radiator. 20 days waiting because the parts are not available in this country. Covered by dealer warranty.

Didn't cost me anything because it was covered, but this car sucks!!! Waiting warranty expiration to give up and buy a Nissan again...

General Comments:

Poor fuel economy. 2500cc that needs 18 liters/100 km in town. On the freeway it needs 12 liters/100 km.

Pretty comfortable.

Gets stuck on snow with standard tires.

Poor air conditioning.

Rear windows open randomly during raining days!!!

Horrible dealer service.

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

Review Date: 29th March, 2006

Average review marks: 3.8 / 10, based on 1 review