2002 Land Rover Freelander SE from North America
I bought a 2002 Freelander SE with 78000 miles on back in May 2009 for $6500. Was really excited to get a LR, since I heard they were a reliable brand.
Whatever, within the first week, the transmission went; cost me $3500 for AAMCO to fix, LR wanted $6800.
Then a month later, it overheated while going to work; coolant emptied out of the bottle. Towed it home, and the engine sounded good.
I planned to change the thermostat, but after 7 months of taking up space in my driveway, I traded it in for a 2011 Kia Sorento. The best thing I ever did.
I wouldn't recommend buying a LR vehicle to anyone, except maybe an enemy.
Good luck to all who are still stuck with a LR Freelander.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 16th February, 2010
17th Feb 2010, 09:23
Land Rover was once a reliable vehicle, sadly not anymore.
18th Feb 2010, 05:16
Honestly, Land Rover has had a bad reputation for decades, but they are amazing offroad; when they actually work that is.
26th Feb 2010, 15:50
Just bought a Freelander this week and you guys are scaring me to death!! So far so good, but I'm starting to wonder if I should take it back while I still have the chance!
8th Mar 2010, 11:40
After thinking about it and looking for a family car too, people don't have to tell me twice.
2000-2003 Rover, no way Jose.