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Mar 03, 2009 (4:43 pm)
I have a 2002 Land Rover Freelander with the exact same problem as everyone else..with one exception, I am now in need of a 3rd engine. I have 62,000 miles on mine - have had every maintenance done on it at LR. They also said my drive shaft is about to crack in half. My quote for the work to make my car drivable: $14,774.52 (I owe $5700 and trade in is $2800)
So after making a big fuss I have 2 options... LR of America will give me $6000 towards my repairs or $10k towards a new LR2. ($5700 of that will go towards paying off my car)
I can not afford a new LR2, and I have zero confidence in LR since consumers report rated the LR2, LR3, Range Rover and Range Rover sport the least realiable Suv's. That is all 4 of the vehicles that LR sells.
I don't know what to do... I feel like I have no other option than to buy the LR2 that I don't want and can't afford. -a 48mth least would be $411.17
#1450 of 1536 2005 Freelander?
Mar 04, 2009 (5:35 am)
Does anyone on this forum have a 2005 model? Are you experiencing the same issues as reported with the previous years?
#1451 of 1536 Re: good deal? [spunky2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 04, 2009 (7:47 am)
1) Any chance they will just give you the $6K for the car without repairing it?
If so, take it, and sell yours for parts...
2) Is the $10K off a new one off your best negotiated price? Or just off MSRP? If it's the former, take the deal and re-sell the car.. You should be able to break even, at least. If it's the latter, never mind.
3) If you can get $2800 for your car, come up with $3000 somewhere else and ditch it now... No way I would put another dime in it..
Mar 04, 2009 (8:46 pm)
Stop giving them money!!! I did something similar when my 1999 Discovery II died -- I purchased a 2004 Freelander. That car died on me as well (coolant leak issue), and Land Rover totally didn't care. I ended up losing a bunch more money (about 20K on both cars combined).
I would just sell the thing for 3K, and kick in the other 3K to pay off your loan. Then go buy yourself a Toyota, Honda or Subraru. I personally bought the Subaru Forester and it was the best thing I ever did! I'm so glad to no longer have to beg Land Rover to help me when their lousy cars fail.
#1453 of 1536 Re: good deal? [kyfdx]
Mar 05, 2009 (6:13 pm)
the dealership suggested I have a lawyer call LR of America, that would work better than me calling back. The dealer even said that anything less than 100% payment on this 3rd engine is unacceptable.
I don't want another LR regardless..
#1454 of 1536 Re: good deal? [spunky2]
by kyfdx@Edmunds HOST
Mar 06, 2009 (5:26 am)
I don't give legal advice, but I'm betting Land Rover has more money for lawyers than you do.... Most customer service centers will refuse to talk to you, once you mention lawyers or a lawsuit. They will just refer you to their legal department. So, make sure you are done negotiating with them, before you go that route.
Financial advice: Do whatever you have to do to get rid of the car now... If you spend any more money on it, you might as well flush it.. The financial loss has already happened... Don't throw good money after bad.
#1455 of 1536 Re: 2005 Freelander? [Krystilia]
Mar 07, 2009 (8:48 am)
Yes, I have an 05. I have all the same issues. It's actually sitting in my parents driveway .....undriveable! It makes me sick! My husband and I are actually sending a package to an attorney to lemon this piece of crap!
#1456 of 1536 Re: 2005 Freelander? [shamfam]
Mar 07, 2009 (12:30 pm)
I'm sorry to hear about your FL.
What type do you have SE 4dr or SE3 3dr? Also, how many miles do you have and what are/were some of the prob's you have?
#1457 of 1536 My car just got re-poed
Mar 11, 2009 (5:21 am)
I guess I didn't have much of a choice. no money to pay off the upside down balance and can't continue to pay for it. Mine has sat in my driveway with busted manifold, transmission issues, and on and on and on... The only good thing is that the car's body is in excellent shape (02 Freelander) Land Rover had such an excellent reputation at one time and people bought their cars based on that reputation. Now, it is JUNK! pure d junk.... My credit is down the tubes and the house that I once wanted to own is out the door right now.... I will still owe the difference on that damn car even after the repo.... Understand, I am not at all happy about this route, but I could not keep up with it... something went wrong everytime and the warranty ran out last year.... ha ha ha ha shame on me...
#1458 of 1536 how much to sell it for?
Mar 15, 2009 (5:06 pm)
I now have an 02 freelander sitting in my driveway, that needs it's 3rd engine and also a driveshaft....
the car has 62k miles on it, and in great condition - along with new tires. should I sell it for parts? Sell it with the exact repairs needed spelled out? and how much should I do this for?
thanks for all the advice!