Land Rover Freelander Review from Sri Lanka

1999 Land Rover Freelander 2.0Diesel

Year of manufacture1999
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 2.0Diesel Manual
Performance marks 1 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 2 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
1.8 / 10
Distance when acquired72000 kilometres
Most recent distance74000 kilometres
Previous carIsuzu Double Cab Pickup

Summary:

I will never buy another Free lander

Faults:

The IRD Unit has blown up.

The Engine Mount has broken.

Clutch plate was replaced by previous owner.

General Comments:

The car is a terrible piece of metal.

Never thought I will have such a heartache with a 5yr old SUV.

I am an average wage earner and thought that I will be able to enjoy a little bit of luxury with my life time savings.

Inside is good, and the looks are really good. But whats the use, if it doesn't perform and doesn't pull very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 4th January, 2005

15th Apr 2005, 05:46

I luv my Landi soooo much - 1998 model, 3 door. Only bought him April 2004. Two weeks ago the IRD Unit has blown. It seems like a old problem of Freelanders. I'm also an "average wage earner who wants to enjoy a bit of luxury" and can't really afford this expensive parts. (I mean, I've been driving a 1972 VW Beetle for 17 years while saving for my Landi!!) I'm fetching my Landi today from garage - R17 851.66 later... After a fight with the "motorplan" company, they agreed to pay back the amount of R8 000.00. I love the inside & outside of my vehicle and it's I'm having a great time driving him!

Average review marks: 1.8 / 10, based on 1 review