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2003 Land Rover Freelander

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Class Action Suit anyone?!
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By AKfreelander
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Bought the Freelander (FL) in 03, and, loved it. As you can see from the other reviews, great car when it's not in the shop. Went to the dealership for all service, oil changes, etc. Six months ago, I started having overheating problems. Dealer changed out the coolant tank, etc. Kept having the problem over and over until two weeks ago when the car would not start. Towed it into the dealer, needs a new engine. $8400 estimate. Do the research! This car is a lemon. The engine will blow out ~65K, good luck talking to LR if you are out of warranty. It's a money black hole.


Favorite Features

Looks great. Unique.


Suggested Improvements

Quality engineering and customer service. Stand behind your products!


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Good for what it is
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By Mike
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I purchased the SE3 for my wife about a year ago. So far we have not had any real problems. The front brakes had a dragging problem but the dealership corrected the problem. The detachable top is great, my wife loves stripping it down for the carolina summer. The traction control works GREAT in snow and ice, we go to the mountains on the weekends and the freelander goes through the snow as well as my truck (and that is saying something). The interior is easy to clean and works well with the jeep like feel. All in all a great car for the wife and a fun car to drive.


Favorite Features

The removable sunroof and top, also the traction control features.


Suggested Improvements

The interior noise reduction could use some help, and I would like to see more ground clearance on a LR.


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Nothing but problems
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By Nothing but problems
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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As soon as my 50,000 mile warranty was up, so was my suv. At 63,000 miles I needed a new engine due to a crack in the block that was causing coolant to leak into the engine. I picked it up from the shop about a month ago and my heater core and heater motor now need replacing at 65,000. Unfortunately, I can't get rid of a car that doesn't run and that the heater core smokes so I'm forced to fix it.


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Very fun car to own and drive.
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By John
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have had no problems at all. The colors are very fun (yellow). Perfect car for young person.


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Landrover's rule!
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By Richard
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I love my Landrover! Bought it used with 28,000 mile's last year. And yes I have had to take it to the dealer for a few things but they treated me right. If you like jeeps wranglers on the outside but hate the way they ride this baby's for you.


Favorite Features

Sound system, Hard Top, AWD system.


Suggested Improvements

More power, Better roof rack, wider cabin.


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