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