2000 Land Rover Freelander GS 2.0 turbo diesel from Zimbabwe
A relatively reliable and expensive compact SUV
Rear window wouldn't go down when you needed to open the tailgate.
Air conditioning stopped working and apparently had to be cleared by a computer.
Crackling sounds when turning mostly to the right.
Engine cut off, advised to replace injector pump. Fitted a new one and still up to date won't start.
Engine is quite impressive; slow steady pick up but once it gets there it's a dream... Gear change isn't all that smooth, a bit twitchy.
Comfort wise it requires a few tweaks here and there.
Handling is pin-point accurate.
A bit thirsty though because of the permanent 4WD. Offroad performance is super when put to the test, especially in muddy areas.
Generally have always been impressed; I love my Freelander.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 8th February, 2019