Land Rover Freelander Review from Netherlands

1999 Land Rover Freelander XEI 1.8

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 1.8 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.6 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 kilometres
Most recent distance80000 kilometres
Previous carLancia Lybra





General Comments:

A very fine 4x4. I hear people complain about fuel-consumption, but I am very pleased with it. I just went on holiday in Italy and has to tow an folding caravan. The fuel-consumption was very low, just 8 litteres on 100km.

Also the comfort is very good, for a 5 year old car. Nothing is squawking or rattling, no noise of wind (soft-top).

The disign is perfectly, the only convertible for 5 people with enough room for holiday stuff. I also used to own a Jeep Wrangler, but the fuel-consumption cost me a arm and a leg.

Petrol-cost in Holland are very expensive, 1.50$ a liter.

Up to now its the best car I ever owned.

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

Review Date: 15th July, 2004

15th Jul 2004, 09:05

I find it hard to believe that a petrol engine that has to pull a car that weights almost 1,5 ton, (not charged) and that has permanent 4x4 only 8l/100km consumes, while pulling a caravan.

Fuel costs are in the Netherlands not that high as said (1,50$).

16th Jul 2004, 07:41

I think over there "a folding caravan" is like a pop-up camper. I could be wrong, but I've never seen a folding

Average review marks: 9.6 / 10, based on 1 review