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.
† Edmunds.com received the highest numerical score in the proprietary J.D. Power 2014 Third-Party Automotive Website Evaluation Study℠. Results based on responses from 3,381 responses, measuring 14 companies and measures third-party automotive website usefulness among new and used vehicle shoppers. Proprietary study results are based on experiences and perceptions of owners surveyed from January 2014. Your experiences may vary. Visit jdpower.com.