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Land Rover Freelander - Nightmare...
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By DrHudson
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I love this car, but I know the service department employees by name. There has been nothing but trouble with this car since the day I bought it. The cooling system has broken 4 times. The F4 F4 F4 Transmission error has recently appeared and the dealership is quoting over $7,000.00 to repair. I have spent over $15,000.00 in repairs on the vehicle and there is no end in sight as to repairs that are still to come. The average repair done by the dealership cost upwards of $500.00. I have never got out of the dealership with a bill less than $500.00 and that was for replacing a small coolant hose that one day just exploded into several hundred pieces. I have basically rebuilt the cooling system


Best Features

Love the way it looks and handles on the road. Never been off-road, to afraid as to how much it would cost to repair. This is a very expensive car to repair, and it really needs alot of service. Knowing the service employees by first name is not a good thing.


Worst Features

The entire tranmission system. The entire cooling system. The design of the electical window motors, uses a pully system, broke three times. The fuel consumption can also be improved. The seats need to be a little lower for people above 6' foot tall I am 6'1" and anyone taller than 5'1" is to tall


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landrover freelander
4 of 4 people found this review helpful
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By lauri
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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very expensive to service and maintain. axles are gone @ 75,000 miles, have replaced radio three times, replaced the entire fan unit and sensors at 72 K miles ($1100.00) rotors and pads will be replaced every 20 K miles, but they won't tell you that at the dealership. Service maintenance is time consuming and expensive.


Worst Features

A lot-how about share software with non- dealers so that other service repair places can also help us out when we get stranded?


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Do Not Buy a Freelander
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By schpank
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Worst vehicle I've ever had. Bloated dealer service, brakes need replacing every 10k miles ($400 if dealer does it), uncomfortable seats unless you are 5'1", no real S or U in an SUV. I've owned Honda CRV, Audi A4, Nissan Maxima, Nissan Truck and Hyundai Excel - all were far better than this. This the worst vehicle mistake I hope to ever make. Buy something else!


Best Features

None.


Worst Features

Brakes that don't need replacing every 10k miles, seats that don't cause back pain, power (it's gutless), space, reasonable service fees ($400-$800 for an oil change isn't reasonable), study Subaru, Audi, Honda or Toyota for details ...


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Nice little ride
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By devynsdad
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I had a 2002 Freelander for about a year and a half before we had a third child and traded up to a Discovery. In the time I had it I had one problem with the coolant hose popping, but I was just pulling into my driveway when it happened, so no biggy. We made three 1000+ mile roundtrips in the Freelander, and had no problems at all. In a sea of Escapes, Libertys' Rav4s and CRVs the Freelander is a very sweet little alternative. Plus Land Rover dealerships treat everyone so much better than other makes it's amazing.


Best Features

The ride and handling are exceptional for a small sport utility. Wet and snowy roads are no problem in the little Landy, and moderate off-roading is a breeze. The Harmon Kardon sound system absolutely rocks! It is the best system in any vehicle in this class.


Worst Features

The interior and instrument panel of the 2002 needed improvement, which was done in later models. Other than that, I loved everything about my Hippo.


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Worst Car Ever Built
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By MPakdaman
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2002 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I owned a 2002 HSE Freelander and hope to never own another Land Rover ever again. I have had this vehicle for less than a year and it has been the worst car I have ever owned. The vehicle has been in the shop 7 times in 9 months and the transmission was rebuilt completely. How can a car with 33,000 miles ever have transmission problems. The service engine light comes on pretty much every month and the techs at LandRover never seem to understand why. After my transmission issue...I had the same problem within a week period....isn't it amazing.


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None whatsoever


Worst Features

Get rid of the vehicle completely


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