1998 Land Rover Freelander 2.0 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland
A very noisy gear drive with poor handling
The transfer drive gear box failed after only 38000 miles. The gearing was completely destroyed. The vehicle had never been off road since my purchase in 1999. When Land rover were contacted they stated that since the repair was not effected by one of their nominated dealers then they refused to acknowledge the probelem. The new gear box was supplied by their nominated dealer and the damaged box had to be returned to their dealer or a payment of another £1000 would be required to keep the box.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 25th June, 2002