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2005 Land Rover Freelander SUV - Consumer Reviews

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Got Gotten!
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By Bubbles
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is the first car I financed in order to buy this car last minute, I had to scramble to get it. Within the same month of buying it, I had 2 take it back to the dealership because the car wouldn't start, they fixed it then couple of weeks later the temp gauge started lighting up. They looked at it 2x, first stating coolant level down, then claiming the cap containing coolant needed to be replaced, now after 2 wks temp gauge still light red. I then took it to Land Rover dealer and they also recommended engine replacement to the tune of $10k. I was shocked, depressed, and felt like someone just really took advantage of me. I GOT GOTTEN!!


Best Features

I actually love the car. I love the sound system and the fact that its a soft back convertible.


Worst Features

That freaking engine!


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Finally! An SE3!
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By SE3
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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The reason why I purchased this 2 door convertible SUV was because I didnít need a large vehicle since itís just me and I wanted something that you don't see everyday. For the year 2005, they only produced 234 of these SE3 Freelanders! I also got this one because it had 1600 miles and an extended warranty till 2012. The cool thing is that the back can be removed and the sunroof glass panels can come off entirely for a really open air feeling. It is true that a Jeep Wrangler can become more open air than the SE3 but they are a dime a dozen. It looks very sporty and it gets lots of stares. It even goes off road fairly well although it is restricted on certain terrain due to no low range gear.


Best Features

Removable hardback & sunroof glass panels, not many of them around really, heated windshield, AWD, Hill Decent Control, option to shift gears, the material the seats are made of (I can tell that they will last a very long time), 18" wheels, many storage compartments/pockets, Harmon/Kardon system


Worst Features

More power, better gas mileage, add a telescoping steering wheel, add a compass, have at least one glove box that one can lock, should have came standard with the optional soft top (costs $700!), put a mirror in the visors, heated seats (they were only available with SE3's that had leather seats)


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Great Drive, Very English Car
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By jlg
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Great driving smaller SUV. Learn about english cars before buying very quirky and odd at times. It is different and a land rover. But you could probably buy something more pratical, but why? If you want something to drive without attention don't buy this one. Overall I like it but not without issue with some things. The greast thing it has is a heated Windshield. Everything else I wonder who designed it, so I could rough them up. It is a neat car though.For the right person.


Best Features

Heated windshield


Worst Features

Cup Holders, power window buttons, dash lighting and instrumentation


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BIG joke---on me
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By LOSER
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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We have had the car for a year, and we have taken it in on 7 occasions, most of the things were repeats, squealing brakes, which are apparently normal! Sometimes sticky and sometimes mushy. The traction control turns itself on and off at will. The rear door won't unlock, the window goes down at will- pretty much all things electric don't work. The seatbelts don't work, and the airbag didn't deploy in a wreck. Also the speakers sound like they are blown and always have. The dealer could care less, the mechanics come up with completely assinine excuses for things- when they aren't being extraordinarily rude-don't expect help from the big co. either-nobody will help


Best Features

The low interest rate-now I know why I got one. It looks nice but that's about it.


Worst Features

LR roadside assistance is a joke-they won't come get you in a wreck-better have AAA. Suggested improvement? Quit making Freelanders.....


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It's a love/hate thing.
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By JustinTimeDC
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2005 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I did a ton of research and came up with this car because it is FUN! The t-roof pops off, hard top comes off, and you are out in the sun. Seating is excellent, I have a bad back and the support is the best! You can wipe down the entire inside with water or windex or whatever...keeping it clean is a snap. It looks fun, and no one has ever seen one before, so it gets a lot of attention. For a single person like me, it has tons of room for everything I need. I am a nurse and have to get to work no matter what the weather, and it gets through anything nature dishes out. I have had a computer/software problem but the dealership works with me and gives me loaners when needed.


Best Features

Comfortable seating, convertable top, looks really cute, heated windsheild, off-road technology (hill decent control, traction control, braking system, etc..)


Worst Features

Seating should be electrically adjustable, including height.


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