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Land Rover Freelander, Car Safety, Auto Repair, Car Warranties, SUV
#11 of 295 2002 Freelander --- YUCK
Sep 07, 2006 (3:11 am)
I purchased one of the first Land Rover Freelanders to be sold in the United States. I bought it from British Motor Cars in San Francisco, which is a very good dealer and I would recommend them anytime. However, the Freelander stinks. In late 2002, with only 8,500 miles on it, I began to have problems. The dashboard lights would come on and the car would lose power. It cost me over $1,000 before the dealer, which was not British Motor Cars because I had moved, figured out what the problem was. Then, it cost me $800 to get it fixed. One would think the car was under warranty. I guess I was wrong. After that, the computer on the engine began to have problems. It cost me another $800 to get that fixed. After that, the electric window motor failed. I will never have another Land Rover. These things are garbage.
#12 of 295 Land Rover Lemon
Sep 11, 2006 (9:14 am)
My Freelander SE has overheated 4X among other things. The dealership fixed it 3X and told me each time it was a different problem. I have had so many repairs done to this vehicle. I am so disapointed and frustrated. I have put so much money into my truck that I have had to let other bills go. Now my credit is ruined and I cant purchase another vehicle. erghhh !!!
(thank for letting me vent here. Glad to know I am not alone).
#13 of 295 one more thing
Sep 11, 2006 (9:16 am)
My back window motor is broken too. The part is $500.00 plus shipping. That dosent include labor. Everytime it rains.... its aweful.
#14 of 295 Cost of Maintainance and repairs risks ?- MB C-320 2003
Sep 17, 2006 (5:04 am)
I am considering to buy this car with 34K millage on it. I love the looks but have no clue of such cars maintainance costs and risk of repair that I am taking. I do want a fun and sporty car but certianly don't want to keep spending money on it or sending it for repairs often.
I read mixed reviews on relaiability, I am completely clueless what to do. Kindly help me please.
I also need advice on the price the quoted price is around 18K. It has the following features.
ABS, Air Conditioning, Alloy Wheels, Cassette, Compact Disc, Cruise Control, Driver Air Bag, Dual Front Air Bag, Five Passenger, Front Rear Side Air Bag, Front Side Air Bag, Heated Seats, Leather, Multi Compact Disc, Passenger Air Bag, Power Door Locks, Power Mirrors, Power Steering, Power Windows, Premium Wheels, Remote Entry, Sun Roof, Tilt Wheel, Traction Control
#15 of 295 REPLY: MAINT/REPAIR COSTS
Sep 18, 2006 (5:25 am)
You didn't state which car you are buying. The 2002 Freelander does not have all those air bags so I am thinking you mean another car or year. My experience with the 2002 Freelander SE has not been good. AND repairs are expensive (at dealership). Consider something Japanese. They are much more reliable.
#16 of 295 Re: Cost of Maintainance and repairs risks ?- MB C-320 2003 [humairaq_06]
Sep 18, 2006 (9:26 am)
I too was looking for sporty and fun.... and reliable. Thinking Land Rover would be reliable. But have found nothing but headaches and repair costs that I cant afford. My problems started at around 40,000 miles.
I would suggest a Ford Escape or a Rav 4. They say they are reliable.
Plus they are Sporty & fun.
I will never buy foreign again. The repair costs are twice the price.
#18 of 295 Freelander. To much problems.
Oct 14, 2006 (8:29 pm)
To all Freelander owners: What ever your problems just report it to NTHSA. Freelander ->