Owned 6 years, traded for a Hyundai
By capecodrondo on
2005 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased my Freelander brand new in 2005.
I loved the handling and ride but over the years found the vehicle to be gas-hungry, under-powered and of poor build quality.
Constant electrical problems including a repeated problem with windshield wiper switches.
After having driven Jeeps for many years I was surprised to get stuck in the Freelander during snowstorms that the Jeeps handled well.
I traded for a Hyundai Veracruz two years ago and found it a much more reliable vehicle.
The Veracruz (now a long body Santa Fe) is better in the snow than my Rover was and is an all around more civilized vehicle.
Heated windshield, hill descent control
The Freelander was a mistake for Rover.
I have not heard good things about its successor model, either.