2002 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
The only repeat problem I have had with mine is the left rear window operator has broken twice. The AC is a little on the anemic side, but I knew that when I bought it - besides it's an open windows type of truck. This is not a luxury SUV, if that's what you want, look at an Acura or Lexus. It's a funky small SUV that will get you thru any bad weather conditions. I have never had the truck break down, fail to start, overheat, etc. It has made funky noises, odd warning lights, and burned out lights on occasion. I am thinking of replacing it with an LR2 simply because I would like a little more acceleration and I really like the flame orange color.
Unpretentious mini-ute. Comfortable interior, and extremely rugged build. It is every bit as sturdy as a Wrangler and just as dependable.
Stick in a Ford-sourced AC unit. Import the diesel engine with manual trans.