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By FCJHNewYork
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The mistake people make is that Land Rover makes "ATV's" not SUV's. This is a great one, made by the master. It's designed for people that love to move with the road. It may look small, but get inside this one. More room than you can imagine. Just sit in this one, and test drive it you will want to own one. Priced very well for a Rover. Well build and sealed (nothing gets inside, any where).


Favorite Features

Harmon Kardon Radio System, all wheel drive, exterior styling, and on-road handling. Electronic up/down for rear window, and sunroof, cools the car in the summer. The ride and comfort


Suggested Improvements

Side impact air bags for safety


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2004 Freelander-A Must Have
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By Lrover1
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I've traveled in Europe quite often, and noticed Freelanders on almost every corner. I decided to test out the European best seller and was quite impressed. Land Rover did a great job with its '04 design. It is very impressive off-road!


Favorite Features

I love the little British touches! The hood release is still on the passenger side (for RH driven versions); unique style, awesome chassis design and rigiity--like a bank vault! Don't settle for inferior designed domestic SUVs!


Suggested Improvements

Higher towing capacity


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Great 4x4
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By Roverman
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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No compromise vehicle on and off road. Drives like a BMW on the road and goes everywhere my Jeep Wrangler did. What else do you want in a small SUV. Plus it has some originality.


Favorite Features

Heated Front windshield. Who else even has this? It's great in the morning or in the heavy snow. Your wiper blades will never ice up


Suggested Improvements

Manual Stick shift.


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good car
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By strmman
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Love the car but it is underpowered, not fast, sucks gas like a v8. The lowest model has bad fabric seats and maintenance is quite expensive. The dealer is exceptional though and I will consider trading up to a Discovery S next time.


Favorite Features

great looks.


Suggested Improvements

improve fabric, add turbo to make it faster, try to moderate gas mileage.


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Best in Class
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By speedracer
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The Freelander is hands down the best vehicle in the small SUV class. The V6 is powerful and is mated with a steptronic transmission which allows you to shift if you want to, otherwise just leave it in drive and go. There is also a sport option which allows for a more lively driving experience with increased engine revs. On the road the suspension is great and gives a smooth right. The steering is tight and responsive, similar to what you would expect in a BMW sedan. The Freelander is excellent off road as well and can go through some rough terrain with aplomb. The driving seat is excellent and gives a great view of the road. Brakes are responsive.


Favorite Features

Full time 4x4 system. Steptronic transmission. Rear window goes down.


Suggested Improvements

Compass mirror. GPS.


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The True Story
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By Hollingsworth
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We love it. Don't let the size fool you. I don't know what they have done, but there is so much room inside (I'm 6'2" and I fit). I don't know what most are talking about, but this is a great ATV. We looked at other, but when it comes to ATV's buy the best.


Favorite Features

The room inside, and comfort. Great to drive, even in the snow.


Suggested Improvements

Side airbags


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New Look, New Price, It's a Ford!
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By Geodillon
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Overall the new 2004 Land Rover Freelander looks a lot better than it's previous models did. It's taken the Ford Motor Company look and has been a bit polished up from the 2002-2003 models. Other than the look, the price has changed and has been long due.


Favorite Features

The painted front bumpers add a touch of class, the interior has changed a bit... for the better, and an upgrade in the rim sizes is a plus.


Suggested Improvements

Bigger engine, xenon light option, in mirror compass (like the Discovery and the Range Rover.


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By Haiti
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I have experienced mountain trails with this car. It has taken me throught the worst of weather out here in Las Vegas. Like when it rains and we gwt a flood. I like this car because it provides a smooth drive. I think it could use a navigation system though. I give this car a 9.5 because it really can take you places. The only thing you really need to get done on the car is an oil change, and tires rotated, other than that I recommen this car LandRover Freelander to anyone.


Favorite Features

My favorite gadgets of the Freelander is the TV. My kids are quiet,and it makes those across country driving trips enjoyable.


Suggested Improvements

In the Freelander i think there should be 1 more navigation system in it. Also in the Freelander there should be a system that reminds you what you need to do.


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Could be for you
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By bedhead
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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depending on what you're looking for, this could either be the best or the worst car you'll ever buy. this is for someone who wants an suv but isnt too interested in off-roading. someone who if they were getting a coupe/sedan would opt for a convertible. someone who wants a quality-made car with something more than a plain-vanilla GM make. someone who wants to stand out a little on the road without having to spend $70k. i love it, this car is for me, it's easily worth the small premium.


Favorite Features

seats fold very easily to create a lot of storage. love that removable top. handles like a dream


Suggested Improvements

i wish they offered a jazzed-up interior option


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By white51254
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2004 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This car is great - if it's for you. My wife and I are young, no kids, but have a very large dog. We live in the midwest, so there's lots of snow in the winter and it's hot in the summer. This car is perfect. Tons of storage with the seats folded down. Handles like a low-end sports car. And the 2004 had the interior improved to make it more Land Roverish. The outside was dramatically improved as well, it looks more like a Range Rover now. Just owning this car makes you want to drive it.


Favorite Features

Soft top/removable sunroof. AWD. Surprising comfort. Lots of storage. Extremely good looking, very unique


Suggested Improvements

Gas mileage could be better. Could use a slightly more powerful engine. Electronic seat adjustment


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