Been there done that
By Shermie on
2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
Purchased a brand new Freelander and it is the only regret I have in my life. So you can assume exactly what kind of ownership experience my family and I had to endure for over 5 years. When the motor finally dies at 58Kmiles, and the transmission had been slipping for 1 year, the car still smelled brand new when it was sold for scrap parts. Never ever buy a Freelander, unless you have a high tolerance for a cheaply built, outsourced funky japanese tranny and a Chiness built motor with epoxy glue holding the cylinder sleeves together. The 5 years of missing coolant was nothing compared to what this car did to my life and finances. Pure junk.
Looks and ride. Seating position.
This car needs a different transmission and motor. Plus it also could use improved electrical parts such as door motors, etc. Especially the leaky and noisy sunroof.