2008 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

2008 Land Rover Freelander S 2.2 TD4 turbo diesel from UK and Ireland

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2012
Most recent year of ownership2013
Engine and transmission 2.2 TD4 turbo diesel Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 0 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.4 / 10
Distance when acquired63000 miles
Most recent distance67000 miles
Previous carVauxhall Tigra

Summary:

Fun to drive on & off road in all conditions

Faults:

Owned the car for 6 months now, bought it from a Land Rover main dealer. In the 6 months of ownership have had the following 5 faults:-

Leaky upper brake cluster.

Noisy front wheel bearing.

Blocked fuel filter.

Squeaky gear stick operation.

On & off problem with a front electric window.

None of which were covered under Land Rover's used car warranty.

General Comments:

Plenty of power when needed.

Plenty of space for a family.

Averaged 32 MPG over the last 6 months of ownership.

Excellent off road capabilities.

Safe & robust feel.

Manual seats have poor lumbar support.

Poor dash light visibility.

Few cabin rattles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 11th March, 2013

12th Mar 2013, 03:36

Just an update for my above post. Having starting issues in the cold. Now requires new glow plugs.

2008 Land Rover Freelander 2 SE TD4 2.2 turbo diesel from Australia and New Zealand

Model year2008
Year of manufacture2008
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 2.2 turbo diesel Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired8000 kilometres
Most recent distance9000 kilometres
Previous carMitsubishi Pajero

Summary:

Lives up to the hype

Faults:

No major faults to date, and fingers crossed there won't be with a nearly new car.

Passenger window doesn't self close as the sensor winds the window back down again. Booked into the dealer to adjust the sensor.

General Comments:

Land Rover and reliability are two words that don't go together... but, and whilst it's still early days, I’m prepared to say a big BUT with the series 2 Freelander’s. I did more research on this car compared to any of the others before purchasing, to validate I wasn't being suckered into the hype.

This car really impressed me when I took it for a test drive, and each day after purchasing I'm still impressed. The plush interior seems to be better screwed together than the Subaru Forester XT I compared against. The electronic wizardry makes the vehicle as capable as my Pajero NM (on the tracks I travel) and has less rattles. And again with a flick of the terrain response, you have a sporty wagon for the bitumen drive home.

This is not a true 4wd, and kudos really has got to go to Land Rover for showing the way that you don’t need one. Like most real 4wd drivers, you soon face up to the fact, there are less and less places to go ‘4wd Driving’ and the 90% of the time you spend on the bitumen just costs you a lot of money. So why not have the best of both real worlds? Have car like comfort with the capability to go to remote areas? Well done Freelander 2.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 8th December, 2009

Average review marks: 5.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews