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2003 Land Rover Freelander - Consumer Reviews

2003 Land Rover Freelander

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By Susan
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I have been overall happy with the performance of this car. It is slow to accelerate and the air conditioner is very loud. There are some annoying design flaws. The flimsy cup holder is in a place prime for constantly spilling. The steering wheel isn't perfectly centered and the back door opens into the curb instead of away from it. The seats should move electrically for a luxury line, but they are manual. The car could definitely use a sunroof. Overall, it drives tight to the curb. The brakes are for a car and don't last long.


Best Features

Color, design, nine speakers in vehicle


Worst Features

Need faster engine pickup. Quieter air conditioner. Better brakes, Sturdier cup holders in appropriate place. Add electronic seat adjustments. Add sunroof


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Made a mistake
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By Diana Sargent
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2003 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The ride was ok. felt safe. Loved the looks. No pick up. wipers broke motor in window went out. engine problems. LR does not stand behind there product. Warranty was denied under bumper to bumper. Inside controls were in a weird spots. seats were to stiff.


Best Features

look of the exterior


Worst Features

Change design of engine add more horse power and fix head gasket leaks


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Class Action Suit anyone?!
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By AKfreelander
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Looks great. Unique.


Worst Features

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)


Review

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.


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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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