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2002 Land Rover Freelander SUV

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The Only Tank Built Freelander?
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By 1st FREELANDER
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I must be very lucky to have gotten the miles out of my Freelander, even though its dying quickly now. Recently the transmission lost 2nd gear (just skips right over it now) and the sunroof won't open, and the AC just died. However this Freelander was the first one sold in my state and has had a heck of a great run. Currently with 224,550 miles on it (not a typo), I refuse to put money into it at this stage in its life, so I guess its time to part. After reading everyone's issues with this Land Rover model, I feel like I should fix it up and sell it to the Land Rover museum.


Best Features

Great looks inside and out. A sturdy, heavy feeling tank. Comfortable ride. Bullet proof quality build in this particular vehicle.


Worst Features

Bad Gas Mileage, as the small V6 LR chose was not a good pairing for this heavy beast.


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Another nightmare...
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By GearJam
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Oh, let's see.. I've put 4500 miles on my Freelander since purchase, and have spent MORE in repair bills than I payed for the car. Transmission- Failed.Transfer Case-Failed. Engine- failing.A/c,Sunroof, Power Door locks, failed, failed, failed. 84K on the clock so far, and if I ever see my Rover again, she's getting traded for a Jeep Wrangler, No questions about it no more Land Rover Products are in my future.


Best Features

The heat in the seats..as that's all that ever seemed to work properly.


Worst Features

Scrap the small SUV's, and get back to building REAL ROVERS.


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What a Lemon!
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By Amanda Harle
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Car was bought used w/24,000 miles on it. I had the car for three days when the transmission dropped. When I finally got the car back, one of the rear windows wouldn't go up. Driving 3 hrs to the nearest dealership in Grand Rapids, MI, the engine seized. The dealership told me they had to call the factory in Europe to confirm that a head gasket had gone. In the last couple years, I've had the sunroof fixed 3 times, window motors replaced, speakers replaced & the air conditioner has NEVER worked. Now, at 60,000 miles, BOTH head gaskets have gone. The car I bought for reliability turned out to tbe the COMPLETE OPPOSITE. I would love to join a class action lawsuit against Land Rover....


Best Features

The sunroof, even though it broke several times, and the back window that went down. Being able to open up the whole car made the lack of air conditioning easier to bear.


Worst Features

Land Rover should issue an apology for making such a piece of junk. Especially when all their other models do so well. AAARRGGHHH....


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Worst vehicle
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By Keri
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SUV S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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This is by far the worst vehicle I ever owned. Landrover makes it next to impossible to have other shops do work on the vehicle. The price of their timing belt replacement on the freelander is $2000, this is insane. Four people in my family have owned landrover's and realized it was a terrible vehicle and some have gotten rid of them and other's are trying to get rid of them. Take my advice, and never, never buy landrover products. I don't know how their still in business


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Worst Features

everything, your ripping people off.


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Junk
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By Lou
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2002 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Stay away from this car and all other land rovers. This model is land rovers dirty little secret


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Worst Features

Iron out all the defects


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