My dream car since I was 16 is perfect!
When I was 16 I told my dad I would buy this car, he was also a Landrover enthusiast. 20years later I bought a Freelander 1 , 2005 (the 2nd last year of the Freelander 1) and avoided the pitfalls of the earlier similar looking modals with dodgy engines,(usually pre 2004 you can tell the old modal by the non transparent head lights) Love the styling, all the extra luxury features, like cruise control, abs brakes, airbags, rear fog lights, rear wiper, side opening boot, leather seats, central cup holders, sunroof, electric windows, Harmon Kardon ...speakers, double din stereo space (I upgraded mine to an An Alpine Double Din Unit with Navigation and reverse camera), great mags, mean styling, lots of accessories originally made for cars. Mine is Hardtop 2005 TD4 model turbo diesel and is really fast if you want it to be. Also rear seats fold up to double the boot space. So comfortable to drive and still turns heads in 2020.
Purchased in February 2014 for A$9,000.00.
Bought my Freelander II TD SE in June 2015 as a demo with 5,000kms on it for $35k. Previous car was a Toyota Kluger I bought new. The Freelander is much nicer to drive, more fuel efficient and heap easier to park, better at towing being a Turbo diesel, handles better being rear wheel drive etc.
I've now done 43,000kms and had no repairs. The only fault it has is a rough gear change clunk back into drive when I've had the climate control on. It's not major and happens on other cars when you run the AC as the revs are higher. But it's annoying a...
Purchased in June 2015 at Solitaire auto for A$35,000.00.
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Best Ever Car!
Bought my Freelander Two diesel in 2013 as a demo with 5000 kms on it. A good deal at $45 000 because the old model was about to be superseded by the new model - the Discovery Sport. I have now clocked up 125 000 kms on the dial. Each weekend I drive to Melbourne from country Victoria and back - a round trip of about 400 kms or 4 hours. This car has never missed a beat - a smooth, luxurious drive. It has been the best car I've ever owned. It is expensive to service on average between $700 and $800 - avoid the dealerships & the mark up there. Thinking about getting the Discovery Sport but as of yet not convinced.
expensive services and fix but great for drive
Firstly i have to say this is a really good car for drive, leather seats, big space, good looking and bought as a demo car so its not that expensive.
However the services is once a year, unlike the new cars it all one services every two years, it is very expensive to get services in the Land rover Dealer, they cost $800 per services + whatever parts they need to fix or replace, however they do provide free car loan for the day.
the insurance is more expensive than other cars as well.
it's been an excellent car
I bought mine new 10 years ago and it has now got 299,104 kilometres on it. I do a lot of off road, quite difficult in fact and this car is only limited by ground clearance. It's been across the Simpson Desert, Victorian High Country, Fraser Island, Robe, Flinders Ranges, just about everywhere. It's been a great car, very comfortable, sub 10 l/100 kilometres fuel economy. My wife has a bad back and doesn't like driving in many cars but loves this car.
I gave up on Land Rover servicing after the first service, too expensive. My local guy has d...
Perfect car can not live without it
Driving experience is fantastic, very safe and extremely comfortable
I adore the leather seats , reversing camera and all the electronic gadgets
Extremely comfortable to drive with ample space for both driver and passengers
Push button start start/stop and folding mirrors
Happy also to have a panic button and feel safer in dark car parks due to the car lighting up when leaving or coming back to my car
Too expensive to get it fix
Just spend $3000 fixing my Land Rover and it still not 100 percent fixed so I'm looking for another car instead, the car feels comfortable but you gonna end up spending a lot of money fixing it...even worse because most of them cars are turbo diesel so it's hard to look after them.
Love this car!
Purchased my Land Rover Freelander 2 in 2012.
It has been a beautiful drive, handles all conditions well and good traction.
Great size car and fits car seats in the back without a problem.
Love the electric seats and arm rests. The boot fits a large pram with ease.
Very economical with fuel.
Timing belt snapped at 80,000 k
Bought an immaculate Freelander with 70,000 km , or so I thought.Found it was running rough. Took it to a land rover specialist who gave me a list of weird and wonderfull things to fix $4000 , no mention of timing, bearing in roller or belt needing doing. Manual said 100,000k for belt. Went to two more mechanics And same thing, inconsistent compression, arching on ignition coils, vacuum hoses but still no mention of timing. Guess what 80000 k and it dropped a timing belt , owed five months and told $6,500 to fix. Just not worth it, throw the ...car away and buy something else. Was it the car or land rover covering up everything and not disclosing times for repairs to the mechanical problems. If I was told to do the timing belt it would of been done, now we have bought a different car. Out of pocket 7k , I didn't believe it was worth fixing after finding out these cars have water pump problems , cast block with aluminium sleeves that move, gearbox issues, viscous coupling issues and so on. How can one car get so much wrong and cost unsuspecting owners enormous amounts of money. the post across the globe are really disturbing.
Freelander TD4 automatic
The freelander 1 is not the best car to drive and it certainly lacks refinement, the interior is pretty basic the leather seats in the HSE are prone to splitting and the Sat Nav works from a cd put into the radio system and is a complete waste of time. The car is possibly the worse and most unreliable car I have ever had with electrical problems which include the electric windows and the radio cutting out intermittently. The car leaked diesel every time it started from cold had a small oil leak was pretty unresponsive and lack luster for the fi...rst 5 minutes from cold was not good at speeds over 60mph and had sensor and master air flow problems. It often threw out black smoke . I had this car from October until January during that time it leaked so much diesel onto the block paving I still can't get it out, and on top of all that the TD4 HSE is £500 per year road taxi would advise anyone to think twice before buying a freeekander 1 you would be far better buying an Hyundai Tucson, Santa Fe or Kia Sportage all of which are far more reliable than the freelander.
Great, versatile and reliable.
Have had my 2013 FL2 HSE for 15 months. Now done 65k. Really impressed with its off road capability; terrific ground clearance and ability for a "softroader". With the SD4, she tows our 16ft van with ease and is great to drive around the city. Very comfortable on long drives too. Exceeded expectations, with good reliability and build quality.
Bought our Freelander 2nd hand and couldn't be happier. Has 70k and does mostly rural driving-its previous life was a well maintained city car. Air Con is fantastic, seats are very comfortable, driving position is great and economy is good. Plenty of room inside and the car like handling means it is a good replacement for previous Outback.
Chose my first 4WD carefully and would buy another LR2 if they still made em
My TD4 HSE is nine years old and I've never had a fault to report. About 2 years after I bought it LR recalled all FL2s to replace a wire in the heat exchanger under wty - and that's all. Still get better than 7l/100km, mixed use - town 15% and open road 85%. No squeaks or rattles. I travel low mileage and yes, the car has only done 24k. But then the new Falcon I had previously suffered one failed power window, a vital pulley in the engine broke up taking out the power steering and engine cooling, then the exhaust system began leaking and all within the first 20k. This 4WD drives like a car. Service costs are $500, once a year. As far as I'm concerned if this car sees me out I'll be quite happy. Great choice.
Hard to fault this vehicle as a great all rounder except perhaps in terms of price. The engine deliver good old diesel nunga-nunga levels of noise and torque. Construction is brick sh-t house. Would have been nice to be getting a few more MPG and to have a bigger boot (ala Ford Territory) but overall this is a gem. Big enough to get the job done, compact enough for the city, nice understated styling inside and out. Why oh why they had to replace the F2 I don't know other than pandering to the urban stylo market.
2013 SD4 SE FL2
I bought this 2013 model during Dec 2015 and haven't looked back since. The best thing I like about this car is the seat comfort. Long drives are easy and more comfortable. The average mileage is around 9.6L/100km but during long drives forks out around 7L/100km. The sound system and the interiors are really good. The updated interiors are really good and I have no complaints. The luggage room is a minus but this is supposed to be a mini SUV so I knew it would not be enough from the time I bough it. It has been extremely reliable (Started very ...smoothly as usual even when I started it after 1 and half months long vacation and we were in a midst of a cold wave in Sydney). But I do expect the running costs to be high (600$ just for a regular service) and with high insurance costs. But overall its worth it and an excellent car.
A pleasure to drive
I was a bit worried about reliability but so far the car has been faultless. Copes with whatever is asked of it. Have been on two major trips around Australia including some off road driving and it's handled everything without effort - very relaxing to drive long distances. Fuel economy around town is about 10 L/100k and around 7.0 L/100k touring. It would be nice to have a bit more luggage room - particularly vertically, as I can't fit my bike in the back upright as I could with my previous CRV but otherwise no complaints!
- Freelander 2 (2007-2014)
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Love this car
The X3 Beemer is gone, and while my Freelander does not have the power or fuel economy of the TD X3, it is more refined, comfortable, quiet, and can you believe, better engineered! The sound system, seats, mirrors, driving position, air con, vents, everything. . . .its all better. Even the locking mechanism, the spare tyre location, glove box, visors, floor mats, they did not miss a thing. My wife has the Audi Q3 and prefers to drive my Freelander. Very happy camper. (well. . .we don't camp, we prefer a hotel, but you get the picture)
no problems to date
We have a 2002 v6 freelander es hardtop, purchased 9 years ago. It has 210,000klms. on the clock and to date have only changed a brake pedal switch worth $30 in the last 9 years. Previous to this had a v8 discovery for 11 years and only replaced a water pump, Personally i would not buy anything else. Having said that: It comes down to how hard you push your vehicle.You push anything hard it will break down .
I brought a 2015 Land Rover Free lander for my wife. Not much to say, it tows the jet ski very well, great in the sand and mud, good fuel economy. The sound system and sat nave are very good and easy to operate. Yes servicing is expensive but in the long run its cheap to know the car will not let you down. The gear box is very smooth going up and down,a bit noisy on the road compared to its big brother Discovery 4.
I have 2002 landrover freelander v6 es. I have not had no problems with my girl ol black bess.
Great driving experience easy handling full leather heated seats easy to use dash plenty room in front and excellent room once seats are folded in the back. My fuel costs are fantastic. I can't say a bad word about my black bess. I wouldn't change my car never ever. Love her would only change her if I had to.
Questions & Answers
Can I remove the rear passenger single seat in the 2001 td4 or are the bolts machined in?
I drove my freelaner2 down the motorway for about 40 miles with no problems , but out of the blue the whole front end started to vibrate,I was traveling at approx 65 miles an hour so I slowed down to below 50 miles an hour but the problem didn't clear .i limped on till I could get off the motorway and checked for anything lose like wheels and driveshafts but everything was ok so I drove it back on to the motorway and found the problem had gone and I drove on to my destination which was a farther 20 miles ,and then returned home another 60 miles and the problem never happened again.can anybody give me a clue what it could have been?
Can someone answer my question please, I have a free lander 2008 automatic model for a year and half now, which have been running well but recently I have been having some problems of jerking, and stopping with an error saying " Reduce Engine Performance" when changing to second gear. It doesn't happen all the time just now and then. I also took it in to get it looked at but for some reason they can't seem to the find the problem.. Can some one help with my question?
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