2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
Though I loved this car, it was NOT a good investment. My 2003 landrover had one problem after another. The 4 years I had it, I easily put over a thousand dollars each year for repairs. Land Rover parts are EXPENSIVE. I had TWO new engines within 4 years (thank god for warranty). I also had to replace multiple window motors, a muffler, the starter, pumps, axels...the list goes on. The repairs don't seem like big repairs, but these parts are NOT cheap. Unfortunately, a deer ran into my drivers side and TOTALED it. It seemed insane! The damage was moderate I'd say. But because its so expensive to fix...my baby is gone.
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
Had to replace the engine then required major transmission repairs. (@ 120,000kms ) Incredibly expensive to maintain in western Canada. When running well it as a nice ride and very capable 4x4. Too bad about the terrible engine and transmission design. Was happy to get my money back out of it due to decent resale value.
2003 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
Just purchased a 2003 Land Rover, I have had this for 1 week and it is already given me problems. The first day I found out ignition key will not unlock the drivers door, which by the way is the only lock on this rig besides the tailgate, the gas cap fell apart in my hands, the gas mileage is really bad. Driving today it is shifting on its own going down the road, but is shifting hard. The dash is blinking 4F and is says that it is decending down hill,. Being in park is it saying 4F. I took it to the dealership had their mechanic come out and take a look, he checked it out and is saying that I have a Transmition Problem. This is NOT GOOD, used dealer is not anwering our calls to him,NOT GOOD
This is a really nice looking rig,
I thought it was gonna be good for me BUT I have found out differently.
Always test drive a rig that U are wanting to purchase, Do not believe the used dealer when he says "he had his mechanic go through it completly and it is sound, nothing wrong with it". Have your mechanic look it over real good,
I am hoping that this used car salesman will make it right with us on the 2003 Land Rover and fix the things that is wrong with it,
also this was not purchased AS IS, so this used car dealer should have to pay for everything that needs fixed,
He sold a Lemon, Isn't there anything we can do