18th Mar 2001, 15:24
Update My TD4 - Now 7,000 miles. Did have a leaking rear window (severe rain mind) fixed under warranty "they all do it" and fine now.
Everything else excellent, not a squeak or rattle. Economy now 35 mpg + and has been a godsend in all these floods.
12th Jan 2002, 09:54
Freelander TS4, 5 door automatic, superb vehicle, very well built, reliable, economical, best 4x4 Land Rover product.
30th Oct 2002, 12:18
I've just traded my Jeep Cherokee for a TD4 ES. The Jeep gave me no problems in 4.5 years and to date (not very long) I'm quite impressed with the TD4. I will however be keeping a close eye since reading some of the comments on this site. It is looking like the TD4 ES is the result of what seems to be 3 years of nightmares for some I hope I made a good choice.
Economy so far is excellent at 35+ per gallon, but then I'm used to sub 15 from the Jeep. Comfort is good and everything seems to work although I complained to the dealer about the jumping CD and they ordered me a new one.
If anything else goes wrong I'll be sure to bring it up on here, but in the mean time I would be interested to hear if LR really have sorted the legacy of the previous models in the TD4 ES.
18th Mar 2004, 08:21
I bought the Landrover Freelander ES TD4 in Dec 2002. Since then I have had recurrent problems with the electrics i.e. the electric windows have jammed, and the electric sunroof has twice jammed open. It was repaired in April 03 & the same problem happened again in Feb 04. And now the automatic gear box has broken. We have been told that it will need a new gear box at an extortionate cost of over £4,000. This is absolutely disgusting on a car that is just over 3 years old, has done only 26,000 miles and has been regularly serviced. Landrover will not accept any responsibility for this & have refused to contribute anything to the cost of repair. They're customer service is appalling & I will never buy from them again.
11th Nov 2004, 07:03
I am living in Haiti and I have a Land Rover Freelander TD4 Model 2002. The automatic gear box is already broken down. I have only 16.000 kilometers on that car. Now I have to order a new gear box.
9th Feb 2005, 03:44
Bought a TD4 GS new in 2000. Car has broken down 5 times and at time of writing is in for repairs. Always the same problem, fuel pump fails. We have had both fuel pumps replaced again and again. Dealer will only replace which ever pumps turn it is to fail and then charges me £300 + £120 recovery. So we have no idea why suddenly the car will not start. Breaks down every 4-5 months at the moment. A part from that car has been fine.