1993 Land Rover Freelander Review

1993 Land Rover Freelander LX 1.8 petrol TDI from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1993
First year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 1.8 petrol TDI Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.0 / 10
Distance when acquired40000 kilometres
Most recent distance70000 kilometres
Previous carCitroen Citroen xantia

Summary:

Too many faults

Faults:

The head gasket went on it last year. Then the tail door electrics went on it and now the complete engine has gone on it. I paid about £6300 when I purchased it.

General Comments:

It ran smoothly on a normal basis and was good with the fuel, but totaly un-reliable and recommended for long distance family trips.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 6th April, 2006

17th Apr 2006, 04:56

It is getting on a bit, so you must expect faults! However, Land Rover have a very poor reliability record for Freelanders equipped with engines other than the TD4.

Our family used Freelanders, but despaired of them and now run Suzukis with no issues at all. They do not have the perceived image of the Land Rovers, but are Japanese built and very sturdy. Our outgoing Vitara auto has covered 110,000 miles field/off road/heavy towing work with nothing other than routine servicing. Good customer service too.

17th Apr 2006, 13:11

Whatever he owns, it's not a Freelander - they were launched in 1997.

Average review marks: 2.0 / 10, based on 1 review