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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV - Consumer Reviews

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By Linda
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Purchased this car for my daughter ..it has been in for repairs 3 times in a week and a half. When using key doors lock and battery needs to be disconnected to work again. Awful investment! !!


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My Freelander Experience
6 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By sarahjane24
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Drives great in snow, smooth ride, build.


Worst Features

Engine, Starter, Windows. Muffler. (Numerous repairs/replacements needed)


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awesome first car experience
2 of 19 people found this review helpful
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By beetlejuiceplz
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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i bought my se3 at 34,000 miles as my first car in 2007. after recently selling the car, i now realize how lucky i was to have such a reliable car. the only time i had to take the car in during the 4 years i owned it was to get the get the oil changed (which is expensive because it will only accept synthetic oil barf). towards the end of my relationship with the car however (aprox. 74,000 miles), engine lights began coming on due to an ABS sensor which costs $540 dollars for just the part itself! I also have read that these cars dont usually last much longer after 100,000 miles. my suggestion is to obviously buy this car with low miles in order to have an awesome car experience.


Best Features

it can drive over ANYTHING, it is a very fast SUV, very comfortable inside, the window buttons are in the center which is always fun as you watch your passengers panic, also the detachable roof option is a must.


Worst Features

this car was great.


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Don't buy
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By jin
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This vehicle has nothing but problems since day one. The extended warranty helped but the car has been a money pit. It is in the shop every two months, engine light is always on, this time the time belts had to be changed at 46,000 miles. Electrical problems abound, Fuel economy is terrible, interior design is a joke and as stated reliability is very poor. It has cost more to maintain this vehicle that what it cost to buy.


Best Features

None


Worst Features

Junk it.


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Still love it.
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By OrangeSE3
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased mine used in 2004. Did have a coolant/oil issue. Land Rover replaced the engine under original manufacturers warranty and I've not had an issue since. I average around 22 MPG. It's a great vehicle and fun to drive. Handles amazing in the snow.


Best Features

Removable top & sunroof. Harmon Kardon sound system. Amazing room in the rear seat.


Worst Features

Better seating material, current "technical fabric" doesn't breath and can make you sweat in hot weather. More HP and soft top should be included. More ground clearance.


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