1999 Land Rover Freelander XEI 1.8
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
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$).
I think over there "a folding caravan" is like a pop-up camper. I could be wrong, but I've never seen a folding minivan...lol.