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2009 Land Rover Freelander

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Freelander MSRP: $ 31500.00
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Description:
The Land Rover Freelander is a compact luxury SUV that is perfect for off-roading and everyday driving.

The Freelander is available with either 2- or 4-doors, and all Freelanders come standard with all-wheel drive. Both 2- and 4-door configurations are powered by a 2.5L V-6 engine, which produces 174 hp @ 6250 rpm and 177 lb-ft @ 4000 rpm, and a 5-speed automatic transmission.

The Freelander 2 was renamed to LR2 for the North American market
Link to Land Rover LR2
 
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Reviewed by:
Marc


Review Date
July 10, 2006

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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4.32 of 5, 74.00 votes

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Review 1 of 85

Price Paid:  $23900.00 from Land Rover of Seattl

Year / Model Reviewed:
2005 Land Rover Freelander

Strengths:
Nice looking, feels solid on the road, great interior, drives better than any other SUV at anything like its price.

Weaknesses:
Needs more horsepower, and a higher towing capacity would be nice. Otherwise, I am loving it.
I must say, it seems there are two Freelander assembly lines - people either love their cars or hate them. But it must be ssaid that many of the complaints are unfair. Complain about the driving position or the cup holder? Did you drive the car at all before you bought it? Complain about the ride on the road? Have you ever driven an SUV before? Nothing in this class, including ALL of the japanese models comes anywhere close to this thing in ride. What are you people talking about?!

Summary:
I have almost a year in this thing, and there has yet to be a mechanical fault. Its great to drive, although slightly underpowered. The interior is great. Compared to the likes of a Ford Explorer, it is a Jaguar! Brilliant to drive on the road, competent for its size off road.
I use it to tow a camper, so it is a shame the towing capacity isn't higher, but it does a great job with the one I have.

Similar Products Used:
Ford Explorer - not remotely close to the Land Rover



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Reviewed by:
Paula Norwood-Owen



Review Date
July 3, 2006

Overall Rating
 1 of 5

Value Rating
 1 of 5

Used product for
1 to 3 months

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4.91 of 5, 46.00 votes

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Review 2 of 85

Price Paid:  $25000.00 from All Star Isuzu, LTD

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Land-Rover Freelander

Strengths:
Good storage for off road. Leg room in front is good. Rubber matting is good on floor.

Summary:
This has got to be one of the worst performances I have ever experienced in a small SUV. Parts are breaking, electrical problems, leaks and comfort is lacking all around the design of this vehicle. Acceleration, none. Tip probability, definite. If this vehicle was meant for off road usage only I could understand the design. Do not purcharse for every day usage. More of a frustration overall.



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Reviewed by:
Michelle DeMarti


Review Date
August 23, 2006

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

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5.00 of 5, 39.00 votes

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Review 3 of 85

Price Paid:  $30000.00 from Amherst, NY

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Freelander SE3

Strengths:
Appearance, soft top/ sunroof, used to be a smooth ride.

Weaknesses:
sound system already shot and mysterious transmission problems, VERY expensive maintenance.

Summary:
After reading these reviews I got such a chuckle. This car is beautiful. A fun alternative to the Jeep Wrangler. However, my windows are forever squeeking, the side door speakers are always cutting out, a service light is still coming back on, and something is up with my transmission....jerky gear shifting and high RPM's. I have taken my car in numerous time and my all time favorite was the "software update" that would solve my cars problems. I love this car but would love even more to not be worried about it breaking every five minutes.

Similar Products Used:
Nissan Xterra



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Reviewed by:
Ecdemomaniac



Review Date
July 27, 2004

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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4.85 of 5, 53.00 votes

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Review 4 of 85

Price Paid:  $26000.00 from LR Colorado Springs

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Freelander SE3

Strengths:
Unique styling, handles well off-road and on, nice sound system, enjoyment of open-air driving.

Weaknesses:
Poor gas mileage, no low gear for off-road, no locking storage compartments.

Summary:
First, this vehicle belongs to my girl-friend, but I drive it as often as she does (more so on camping and hiking trips), so she asked me to write this review. We both agree that the Freelander SE3 is a fun, versatile, and underrated vehicle, one with unique good looks and fine handling off-road and on. For those who don't know, the SE3 is a two-door, convertible version of LR's Freelander. It has twin sunroofs that pop off, and a back section that is removed by unlatching a few clamps. (A soft-top version of the back section is available.) Once these are detached, the SE3 offers the open air fun of a Jeep Wrangler, but without the same jarring, top-heavy driving experience. It handles very capably off-road (but it's not a rock-crawler), and on the highway it rides smoothly, with responsive steering and decent horsepower. I'd prefer a low gear for off-road situations, but the LR's Hill Descent Control is an adequate replacement. Although the Freelander is notorious for various problems (see other reviews), many of these difficulties were more common on older models. The '04 received a facelift, and as far as our LR is concerned, we've had no problems. Overall, the SE3, like all LRs, has its quirks (driving position a little high, no locking glovebox), but it more than makes up for them with a unique and fun driving experience. I definitely recommend it.

Similar Products Used:
Jeep Wrangler, Nissan Xterra. The SE3 is much better on pavement than these two, but is also capable off-road.



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Reviewed by:
one_bad_rover



Review Date
June 29, 2004

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
3 Months to 1 year

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4.59 of 5, 61.00 votes

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Review 5 of 85

Price Paid:  $37000.00 from Land Rover American

Year / Model Reviewed:
2004 Freelander HSE

Strengths:
Solid road vehicle including freeway driving. Very capable offroad considering AWD only. Very comfy to drive and to be passenger. Very open and roomy inside. Stereo is great, climate control works great.

Weaknesses:
cargo space is limited. Roof rack is non existant.

Summary:
This vehicle has been nothing short of astonishing. Owning two Discoveries this was a vehicle for the wife. I didnt expect much of it. However it is extremely comfortable to drive in. the interior is very well designed and ergonomically pleasing from either seat. There is adequate room for two adults to sit comfortably in the rear. Nothing has broken or failed to function inside at least. There was an issue with the CV joints up front but Land Rover replaced the entire axle on both sides at no cost immediately. No other problems since. We have taken off-road with no issues and overall been extremely pleased with this vehicle and its performance on and off road. There are some pics of it offroad at goldrushexpeditions.com

Similar Products Used:
Land Rover Discovery, Land Rover Range Rover, BMW X5 4.4.



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