2003 Land Rover Freelander Consumer Review: Classic British - stylish and
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2003 Land Rover Freelander - Consumer Review

2003 Land Rover Freelander

Average Consumer Rating

128 Total Reviews

SE 4dr SUV (2.5L V6 AWD 5-speed Automatic)

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Classic British - stylish and unreliable
By John on

Vehicle

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

Review

We wanted a car that wasn't a Ford Escape or Jeep Liberty and found the Freelander. It's a tad on the small side, but also a lot of fun and can climb a cliff in either direction. However, since buying (new) we've had all 5 window regulators replaced, the sunroof twice, all 4 brake rotors warped and had to be replaced, and most recently the car quit completely, with 6 different error codes in the computer, most notably that the camshaft position sensor had failed. The dealer treats us like poor cousins to the LR3 and Range Rover owners and we can't get a loaner, even for the latest issue. Bottom line, it's a fun car, but if you don't have a warranty, don't buy it.

Best Features

Off road capability, heated seats and windshield, hill descent control, uniqueness.

Worst Features

How about taking some of that FoMoCo build quality you used at Jaguar and applying it to Land Rover? And the electrical system should be "The Son of Lucas."
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