2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
I grew up in England and had always
wanted a Land Rover. A good friend
used to take me to the pub in a Series
II which I loved. Despite its cute ute
looks, I am pleased to report that the
Freelander made it up the horse trails
in the hills at our farm in Vermont
very handily. The hill descent control
was a little hair raising at first but
quite fun once I got used to it.
Overall, a nice machine.
Off road capability lives up to the
Land Rover heritage. The stereo system
is awesome and there is plenty of leg-
room for those in the backseat.
The giant plastic facia on the front is
a little off putting and should be
toned down. The window controls are
delightful in their British quirkiness
but could be easier to use. I would
prefer a manual version.