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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV

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By Julie
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV HSE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

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.


Worst Features

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.


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Think twice
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By Randy
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


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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.


Best Features

Roomy interior, sporty look, great stereo system


Worst Features

Electrical system overhaul needed, heating and cooling very difficult to achieve, constant fogging of windows in winter


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By Brian Bisgood
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE3 2dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

It's been a great vehicle, still is.


Best Features

Fun to drive.


Worst Features

I like it just fine the way it is.


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Freelander winning our hearts...
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By Morvac
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

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.


Best Features

Looks, ability to go in inclement weather or places (AWD), solid feel, handling.


Worst Features

Better placement of controls, lower price, seat recline is knob operated.


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Great SUV
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By salamander
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2003 Land Rover Freelander SUV SE 4dr AWD SUV (2.5L 6cyl 5A)


Review

I like the looks, the way it handles.
It really turns heads as it zips thru
traffic.

BTW is the heated windsheild a standard
option on the SE.?


Best Features

Sport mode , volume control on steering


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