1999 Land Rover Freelander XEI 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Nice car, but expensive to own
Master cylinder for clutch hydraulics blew @ 67K.
Exhaust middle section replaced @ 68K.
Head gasket went @ 70K.
Radiator replaced due to leak @ 71K.
Rear passenger brake cylinder leaking and replaced @ 72.5K.
This is a very practical car, but the reliability and cost of running just let it down. The electric back window makes the car ideal for people who have dogs. It is reasonably comfortable to sit in and the cabin looks well and is pretty well built. with permanent 4 wheel drive it can be heavy to drive on longer journeys. the 1.8 petrol engine is just too small for it. It wouldn't pull you out of bed in the morning. She's also very thirsty @ 26 -> 27 mpg on regular use and about 31mpg on longer trips. Parts are very expensive, but I have to say the one time I brought it to a land rover dealer and needed work done in a hurry, they couldn't have been any better.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 1st February, 2005