The Critics are WRONG!
By Stefan King on
2004 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
Critics of this cool little SAV were
WRONG. I signed the dotted line to
purchase, then read the reviews and
became nervous. All of my fears were
unwarranted. Performance? Spirited
performance is how Land Rover
describes it and they're 100% right.
True, it's a small displacement V6
which means that the upper rpm range
is where the fun is! Leave the
shifter in SPORT mode and FUN. Mash
the throttle from the light and it
zips from 0-60 in 8 seconds. Try this
in a Trailblazer. Handling is very
good in dry and especially wet
weather. It loves the curves and
handles them with confidence.
Sluggish at times? Top speed was
around 125 - left a Tahoe a Navigator
and a Civic Si in the dust!
Removable top, heated seats stay on
after the pulling the ignition key
(until you open the door) Nice for
cold and windy days. Harmon Kardon
sub woofer really thumps. 9 speakers.
Range Rover-like headlamps. Rear
wiper comes on automatically when in
reverse (while front wipers are on).
Manual transmission! More interior
lights. Not many more complaints. I
love this vehicle!!! GET ONE!!