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Land Rover Freelander, SUV
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!
#1459 of 1536 Re: 2005 Freelander? [Krystilia]
Mar 16, 2009 (7:00 pm)
I purchased a 2005 Freelander not quite two years ago. Today I found out that it suffers from the same fate as many of the others have written about. $6500 to replace the engine. Coolant leaking into the engine. I have replaced brakes and rotors twice in the two years. I have always had regular maintenance done on the vehicle which was performed by LR at $100 a pop. It has 72,000 miles on it and probably the worst part is that I still owe $12,000 on it. Wish I would have seen this forum a few weeks ago, I would have been able to get something for it as a trade in.
#1460 of 1536 Re: 2005 Freelander? [dmallo]
Mar 17, 2009 (3:34 am)
What I don't understand is why isn't something being done about this. I have complained to everyone under the sun. I contacted the lawyer, but didn't really think he could help me. I still owe 6500...and yet my trade in value in excellent condition is only 3500. I can't believe that they haven't recalled these cars yet!
#1461 of 1536 Re: 2005 Freelander? [moe71]
Mar 17, 2009 (4:47 pm)
Have you complained to the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration? That's where complaining counts. IF they get enough, they'll initiate an investigation. Maybe if we all start calling them as well as complaining to each other ...