2003 Land Rover Freelander HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
I have had my Freelander 16 months. So far the battery had to be replaced, a vaccum hose has been replaced, the heater core went and when fixing that the vaccum motor had to be replaced. I am now on my 3rd radio due to problems with the radio or GPS. And my new problem is the lighter has quit working. Of course this has all been covered by warranty but should all this be wrong with a new car and an inconvience to me as I had to keep taking the vehicle to the dealership until my husband bought the LR3 so now they bring me a loaner and pick mine up. I really like the design of the vehicle but service was not good until we became a 2 Landrover Household.
I like the fact I sit higher and can see the road better. I also like the heated windshield. It was a great help in the Winter.
I think by now Landrover is aware of the problems they have with the radio that they could fix the problem instead of replacing a defective radio with another defective radio.
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
I purchased this car in 2003 because I wanted a sporty, fun and upscale SUV. Since then, I have had numerous problems with this vehicle. These problems include the engine not shutting off while no key in the ignition, severe alignment issues that could not be fixed by Land Rover and an A/C system that shoots ice out of the vents on hot days. I am very diappointed in this vehicle.
Roomy interior, sporty look, great stereo system
Electrical system overhaul needed, heating and cooling very difficult to achieve, constant fogging of windows in winter
2003 Land Rover Freelander SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)
We was looking for a small SUV for my
wife (Ford Escape/Explorer) but came
away with this and couldn't be
happier. We've put a few miles on it
now and have came away impressed. It
took awhile to get used to the non-
traditional interior placement of
items. Driving is impressive, road
conditions do not matter and it inspires
confidence you're going to get to
wherever you're going. We average 20.1
MPG which isn't bad since I'm used to
17 with my Explorer. Plus the 4 yr/50k
mile warranty is nice. All in all we
would buy again. We plan to use it
98% on pavment; the rest maybe for
camping, fall foliage or something -
nothing hard core.
Looks, ability to go in inclement
weather or places (AWD), solid feel,
Better placement of controls, lower
price, seat recline is knob operated.