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2002 Land Rover Freelander - Consumer Reviews

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Not A Good Purchase
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By gmielke
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car got "great" reviews by the auto magazines when I was looking to buy this car in 2002. We have had the transmission blow, which apparently Land Rover knew they should have recalled but sat silent and did nothing, then we had the brakes and air conditioning blow several times, then finally, the engine blows as I am driving it to get its annual service! We are now told that because the Freelander is no longer in production, the engine will be 'very difficult' to find and may take a month or so to locate... then Land Rover tells us that they will not pay for a new engine but will give us a $4500 "credit" towards buying a new Land Rover! Unbelievable.


Best Features

Small SUV and easy to drive


Worst Features

Interior is spartan and not comfortable. Gas mileage is ridiculous and not acceptable. "gas smell" when driving, and all of the mechanical problems.


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Don't even think about it.
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By T031569
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This SUV has been nothing but a real headache. It has been serviced more times than I care to remember. You have to have deep pockets to fix anything that goes wrong on this. The transmission has given me issues, the radio was replaced twice, the rear door lock was replaced twice, traction control and service engine lights stay on, the vehicle always need rotors and brakes. One headache after another, the list just goes on and on. Rethink your decision to buy this expensive lemon.


Best Features

Navigation


Worst Features

The whole vehicle needs to be overhauled.


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Nothing but trouble
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By hhr1owner
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought this SUV with 60k miles and now its got 65K and I had spend over 3k in repairs. The timing belts and all the components on the front of the engine. Now the fuel pump which is going to be over a thousand. It has been nothing but expensive. I wouldn't suggest this vehicle at all. Unless you got the time and money to keep in the shop. I am selling right after the fuel issue is fixed.


Best Features

As far as driving the Freelander it is a nice ride and looks different from many of the other vehicles on the road today.


Worst Features

Recall the timing belts and the fuel pumps! Two common issues with these vehicles. If the timing belts were not replaced it would had cost over 6k for a motor.


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Finally paid for & it died!
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By Mary
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Three weeks after we bought it NEW - it blew a head gasket. Dealer of course fixed it but it never had the initial power quality again. Then the many recalls -overheating - then the hill descent started coming on at inappropriate times - dealer could not find anything wrong - dash lights flashing - tires wearing out much too quickly/noisy. Finally paid it off & at 75,000 miles the transmission goes. Anyone needs parts?? Oh thats right - there aren't any worth selling!!!


Best Features

Radio was nice until the right speaker went out.


Worst Features

Don't try to improve - just eliminate!


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What a nightmare!
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By Ronda
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2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Don't be fooled by the Land Rover name or how the truck drives. These things are a nightmare. I had a gasket replaced at 80000 miles and it seems that I was one of the lucky ones to have mine last that long. I have been told that eventually I will need a new motor. The truck drives great in the snow and will turn heads driving down the road. That is if you can keep it out of the shop long enough to enjoy it. Buyer beware!


Best Features

Great in bad weather


Worst Features

Burn them all and start over!


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