2002 Land Rover Freelander S from North America


Poor value and costly to repair


Poor Value and costly to fix.

Buyer Beware.

The Freelander takes twenty two minutes to heat the interior adequately and the distribution leaves one foot frozen and the other too hot.

If any warranty part needs replacement, you will have to wait at least two to three weeks. Land Rover in Montreal as well as most Canadian cities does not stock most parts other than bulbs and bumpers. They will not provide a courtesy vehicle for that period of time so good luck if your car needs the specific part to operate.

General Comments:

This car is a lemon. The best advice after learning my lesson is to stick with the Honda Sport utility vehicle.

The mileage is terrible at approximately 380 kilometers per tank.

There are a lot of noises coming from the rear driver side.

Do not waste your hard earned money.

The headlights have to be constantly cleaned as the plastic casing heats up and collects and drys all the road grime on the lens.

The window controls are poorly located.

The cup holder is not only useless, but could serve as a danger as it is too high on the dash and cups can easily fall on to the driver when the break is implemented.

The seats have poor adjustments.

The list is endless and there are other vehicles on the market that offer significantly better value.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 21st August, 2002

7th Oct 2002, 12:56

This is complete bogus! I own a 2002 Freelander and like it a lot. It's very robust has nice off-road properties, and looks just great. Sure the latter is not very objective, but who drinks hot coffee while going off-road? It's rather small engine feels superb, fuel consumption is justified, and the interior is extremely nicely isolated from street noise. Sure the window controller are a little awkward, but so what, I don't play with them anyway and one gets used to it, too. My conclusion is that the Freelander is a very close to perfect hybrid for off-road and every-day use. Have fun!

2002 Land Rover Freelander turbo diesel from UK and Ireland


Why I bought a Jeep Cherokee


Rattling noises.

Arrogant Dealer.

Short seat base.

General Comments:

I didn't buy a Landrover Freelander, I just made a test-drive in it with a sales person from the Landrover dealership in Inverness next to me (they probably didn't trust me).

As I heard a lot of rattling noises coming from the cheap plastic 1980's dashboard, I asked the sales person what that was and he looked at me and asked "what rattling noise".

As the noise was so loud I assumed he had a hearing problem.

I told him, if I would buy the car, I would return to the dealership if it will develop such a rattling noise, so they can fix it.

His reply was that this was not possible (???).

Then I waited for a quote for my old car for 4 weeks and after I called them I was told that they weren't interested in my car so they just didn't call back.

I bought a Jeep Cherokee (Liberty) instead, the Jeep dealer was very friendly, gave me a very good price for my car and the Cherokee is better built, better looking and bigger than the Freelander and most important: no rattling noises.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 5th July, 2002

21st Jul 2002, 22:32

Let's be fair & honest about it, the reason why you bought a Jeep Liberty instead of Land Rover was because Jeep offered you a bigger discount. Also, they told you something you like to hear, for example they gave you more money on your trade-in at your expenses of not giving you a decent discount on the new car. Remember, 1 + 1 always equals 2.

Personally I would rather deal with a Sales person who told me everything up-front & realistic (though I may not like to hear), rather than sweet talking me and only tell customers what they'd like to hear.

There is no comparison between the two trucks. It's just like you want to buy Hugo Boss suit for the price of a suit at J.C. Penny, which isn't going to happen.

Remember, you could only "buy wrong" but the dealer never "sell wrong".

Good luck in your Jeep Liberty. By the way I used to own a Jeep Grand Cherokee, I only had it for 34 month, I hated it and I got rid of it. Quality was bad, a lot of rattling noises, a lot of cheap plastics, more than the Land Rover. I swore that was my first Jeep and also my last Jeep.



2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 2.5 V6 from North America


A vehicle you will be happy you purchased


I have not had any problems with this car.

General Comments:

This car is quick enough for a sport utility vehicle.

I read many reviews and test drove many different utilities before choosing the Free-lander.

This vehicle is awesome.

Few reviews mentioned the lack of size or storage in the Free-lander. If you want a huge vehicle, buy a different vehicle which gives you 13 miles/gallon. Buy the Free-lander if you want a mini-luxury utility. You will be happy with your decision.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd June, 2002