2003 Land Rover Freelander SE TD4 turbo diesel


An excellent car owned and driven from new for 6 years


Electric window winders (3 of 5) have broken at various times due to a small plastic clip on the cable snapping. It appears to be production / design fault because the windows have not been abused in any way.

I have had 2 new clutches. 1 at 60,000kms and 1 at 115,000kms, but I blame this on the fact that I have used the car for towing a builders trailer uphill in reverse, which is not really recommended for any car.

The radio CD (6 CD unit) was replaced twice under warranty for the inability to read the CDs, and the CD err message was displayed.

General Comments:

The Freelander TD4 is probably the best of the range for reliability & economy.

It's comfortable on long journeys and not at all difficult to drive.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd November, 2009

2001 Land Rover Freelander GS 1.8 petrol


Totally unreliable like the Land Rover dealers!!!


Head gasket went Oct 2008 1 week after we bought it. Had it fixed at a Land Rover Dealer in Spain.

May 2009, head gasket went again... Repaired after a fight under guarantee...

July 2009, head gasket went, bigger fight to get repaired under guarantee...

Sept, yes you guessed it, head gasket gone again... Called Land Rover Head Office in Madrid, they don't return my calls!!!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 17th September, 2009