2002 Land Rover Freelander ES 1.8 from UK and Ireland
Go go gadget Freelander
The nuts holding the exhaust onto the exhaust manifold came loose and fell off.
The Freelander is a reliable and comfortable car to drive.
It is a common misconception that these vehicles are not really designed for off road action; I have had mine through two and a half feet of water and have driven across a variety of terrains.
I don’t do this often mind, but I see no point in having a four wheel drive vehicle if it is only ever going to see tarmac.
The 1.8 engine is not too thirsty and is still very powerful, mine doesn’t have a towing bracket fitted, but that hasn’t stopped me. Only last week I towed a neighbour’s car several miles. And it had no problem; I was even able to accelerate quite comfortably without feeling like I was dragging the other car!
The car is comfortable and is lovely to drive, inside you get all the refinements of a luxury vehicle (dependent on model), mine has heated black leather seats, full electrics (inc mirrors), multi-disc changer, the list goes on. Two of my favourite features are; the rear electric window and the rear door. The window makes carrying lengthy objects no problem at all. And the side opening door allows for easy access, open it and slide large object in.
I love my Freelander and I’m looking forward to the winter weather, as I’m sure we’ll have no problem and lots of fun. Go go gadget Freelander.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 3rd November, 2005