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2003 Land Rover Freelander

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Think Twice
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By Kross98
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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I thought buying a Land Rover would mean minimal problems but this vehicle has given me more headaches than any vehicle I've ever owned. Bought it used in 04 and have had it in the shop at least 10 times since. Mostly mechanical problems such as window malfunctions, door locks, etc. Have problems with it starting on occasion but LR says they can't find a problem. Very disappointed with the reliability of this SUV and usually disappointed with the customer service as well. Think twice before buying this vehicle.


Best Features

I love the look; very sporty and handles well in rough weather.


Worst Features

mechanical upgrades, realiability overall, strongly suggest improvements with customer service.


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Not a blessing!!
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By NOT A BLESSING!!
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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Anyone who says this car is reliable simply has not had it long enough. After 2 years we had to replace 3 sets of brakes (every 17000 miles) the heater core, the thermostat, the antifreeze bottle and cap, the rear window, the moonroof,and to top it all off the engine. Although it was all under warranty, we were treated as second class citizens by not only the service department of our dealer, but by the land rover north america corporate offices as well. We find ourselves just waiting for the next thing to break. A friend that works in the service dept. Confided that the freelander is a nightmare to most who own it. Getting a lexus rx300 tomarrow. Get out while you can.


Best Features

Great in bad weather.


Worst Features

Reliability, brakes, service, more head room, etc...


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Red Rover
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By Andy King
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2003 Land Rover Freelander S 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

This vehicle has been great for us, and I enjoy driving it. It's a high- scale suv with a very attractive exterior.


Best Features

I really like the windshield defroster, the style of the grill


Worst Features

none


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The best Truck I've Owned
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By Suzq
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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In my years of truck ownership I've owned them all. Land Rover is by far the best. This car drives like my son's BMW three series on the road, and better than my old Hummer off road. People trip when they see this car; which is its only down side. There's constantly finger prints on my windows. The seats are really comfortable, even on a straight through 1,000 mile road trip. It handles great in all weather, and like a dream in the rockies. Only minor complaints for this car like the cupholder, but nothing to cry about. I've only had to bring it in to the dealer for the oil change.


Best Features

It drives great everywhere. Even in the dead of winter on Colorado mountin passes. People can't keep their eye's off of you when you're in or out of this car. Of course the off road abilities are unserpassed.


Worst Features

Only minor things. The cupholders let cups tip over, and the plastic lever you lift to get in the back seats breaks really easy. Land Rover: please make a more ambiguous car. I'm tired of people asking me what it's. Buyer beware: this car draws attention


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consumer nightmare
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By brian brickey
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

The vehicle is fun to drive and handles well in adverse weather conditions.BUT it has a few problems, like the brakes wear out faster than any other vehicle you only get about 24000 miles out of a set of brakes and i don't do a whole lot of braking. I came to find out from other freelander owners that the brakes tend to heat up fast and then it set off your traction control warning. it tends to create more of a problem in the summer.The gas mileage for an suv this size is not the greatest.one of the biggest problems is you can only get the filter from a landrover dealer you just cant take it to the nearest jiffy lube to have your oil changed.it also doesnt have alot of room for car seats .


Best Features

I like the over all design of the vehicle .the vehicle handles well snd is fun to drive.


Worst Features

the vehicle needs more head room.The fuel economy needs to be improved.the oil filters need be something that evry jiffy lube carrys and not some thing you have to take up to the dealer.The issue with th ebreaks needs to be taken care of.the way the vehicle shifts is horrible.


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