1998 Land Rover Freelander i 1.8L petrol from Australia and New Zealand
When I purchased the car, I may have put the wrong petrol in it, but it broke down and lost power on the motorway, and I crawled for about 25 Kim's until in rectified itself. The mechanic could not find the cause of the breakdown.
2 months later, then the clutch went, and needed repair, and the tail gate needed replacing, costing all up $1000.
On the second year rego check in 2012, it had a rusted pipe attached to the exhaust that needed replacing, and I needed 4 new tyres, which they looked fine to me, but had to pass the pink slip.
About 2 weeks later, it broke down again like when I first purchased it. I would suspect wrong fuel, but then the car was towed and ran fine when at the mechanics. We took it out as nothing was wrong, and it did it again, and again it was towed. Thought it was the fuel pump, and the new mechanic held it for a week, driving it around to check the problem, before getting a new pump and nothing was worn, though the fuel that was put in must have run through by now. I understand it was BP91. My mother was driving it, so who knows.
Can't wait to get rid of it and trade in for a new car. Too many gremlins, too unreliable.
I quite liked the car at first. Thought it would be good for going out to the country for the rougher roads and wet, but I'm now just feeling broke and disappointed, and sort of ripped off. Didn't really do my homework before I purchased the car.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th May, 2012