2001 Land Rover Freelander ES 2.5 V6 from UK and Ireland
Waste of money
Engine overheated repeatedly.
Oil constantly leaks into coolant and the dealer has been unable to resolve it even after several attempts.
New engine fitted at 24,000 miles after block was warped.
Frequent loss of coolant requiring refill every 200 - 500 miles. Eventually the dealer tried changing the radiator and water pump which finally seems to have fixed it, though coolant is still getting contaminated with engine oil.
Central locking failed and key locking failed at the same time leaving me unable to lock the car.
Air conditioning failed on several occasions - always on hot days of course.
Electric windows and tailgate glass wound down spontaneously while parked in a public park - lucky I wasn't robbed.
Fuel pump leaked dangerously leaving a continuous wet line of fuel on the road.
Brake caliper seized causing premature wear of brake shoe and eventual damage to brake disk.
Frequent unexplained loss of power which the dealer "repaired" by changing the prop shaft.
The ride is actually nice, and it has worthwhile off road capability.
However, it has been very unreliable and the performance of both Land Rover and the dealer has been dismal.
I will miss the ride, but I am looking forward to getting rid of it and buying a car that is dependable and with good service.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 23rd February, 2004