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#126 of 145 Worst car ever!!!!!!!!
Jan 10, 2012 (8:41 am)
I bought a 2003 Freelander back in 2006. I paid 14,000 for it with less than 40k miles. I thought, "wow, a low mileage Landrover in good condition for a decent price!" WRONG! This car has not been driven since 2007. I have some VIS power motors and scensors that are bad, already replaced the fuel pump, a drive shaft and I am not even sure if i buy these things if it will even fix the car. I have contacted Landrover and they are asking for documentation of all the work. Has anyone had any luck with contacting Landrover? Or should I just push it off a cliff?
#128 of 145 Re: 2002Land Rover Freelander. Only drove it for a day. [kayote]
by steve_ HOST
Jan 10, 2012 (6:36 pm)
Thanks for the update.
On another note to the rest of the forum members, please don't post email addresses in the forums. Links are okay.
#129 of 145 2005 Land Rover Freelander 50,505 miles needs new engine!
Feb 05, 2012 (10:24 pm)
I own a 2005 Freelander with 50,505 miles on it and after experiencing many many issues including most recently several coolant related issues, just learned that I too, now need a new engine. After having bought the car back in 2006 from my local dealer (had been a service loaner), and having only put roughly 30k of the miles on the car myself, I'm completely disappointed to say the least. The dealer says it will cost a minimum of $10k to fix it. The vehicle came with a warranty which lasted until 2010. It sadly, has had too many warranty repairs to count and once the warranty was up it became a money put, more less. I've been in contact with Land Rover North America and am waiting to hear back from them. They seemed rather prepared for my call. I also own a 2009 LR2 and that vehicle is the complete opposite of the Freelander, so if there are any Rover loyalists left that own or had owned a Freelander the LR2 does not compare. I'm hoping I don't have to involve a lawyer to resolve this, but appreciate the info that's been posted about the lawyer that has helped others. Will repost once I learn more. The downward spiral on my car was a coolant leak that lead to the thermostat needing to be replaced, followed by a cracked hose and coolant reservoir, and now coolant mixing with the oil, which sounds like a cracked head. Oh, and I also need to replace a motor in the back driver side window (one that's had little use) which is going to cost me $700. Thanks for listening. As several mechanics told me, "Sell it while it's still running!". Not that you really want to pass this mess of a car onto anyone else.
#130 of 145 Freelander 2005 is a write off
Feb 16, 2012 (10:22 pm)
My 2005 Freelander has basically been written off and the dealer has offered me up to $3000.00 in goodwill for my vehicle.
With only ninety five thousand kilometres my vehicle was diagnosed as needing a new engine at a cost of 8000.00. To add salt to the wound the local dealer charged me over 200.00 to give me that bad news.
I feel powerless against the power of landrover and the indifference of the customer service department that I am trying to deal with.
I have already spent several thousand dollars on this vehicle only to be told it has experienced a known issue with the gaskets that cause coolant to leak into the engine.
Mar 14, 2012 (4:38 pm)
Hi guys I bought a 2003 Freelander last Friday I drove it Saturday and it started to over heat I call the guy I bought it from says he never had any problem with the car it has 68000 miles on it anyone help please what can I do? The saying if ony I knew came a week too early I don't have money to even start to fix anything like I heard the guys saying is wrong with. It. The guy took me to his bank and paid of is loan with the money I pay him what can I do help please'
#132 of 145 Re: Am going crazy [crazyjune]
Mar 15, 2012 (6:54 am)
Unfortunately you are not going to like my suggestion - get rid of it...and quickly!! This is a sign of many more expensive problems to come if you don't. sorry to be the bearer of bad news!!
#133 of 145 Re: Freelander 2005 is a write off [yvonneb1]
Apr 04, 2012 (7:29 pm)
Me too and I am so angry about it. I had the same issue with the coolant and they told me it would be $11K to replace the engine. Dealer offered me $3K out of good will. My family has bought 5 Range Rovers over the last decade-ish and this Freelander. So ANGRY I could scream. Not to mention the fact that I love my car. I'm sad to see that i'm not the only one dealing with these issues. Steph
#134 of 145 Re: Freelander 2005 is a write off [stephintoronto]
Apr 18, 2012 (5:42 am)
Hi Steph, I am sorry to hear that you have the same issue. It is a crime that LandRover continues to get away with this but they do. My only comfort is in the fact that so far I have persuaded three people not to buy a LandRover based on my experience to date. I will continue to share my story in the hope of moving people away from being place that I found myself in.
I have a friend who suggested I organize a picket at the LandRover shop and call the media to report on the picket.
In the meantime I am still waiting on my 3,000.00 dollar cheque from LandRover for the buy back of my vehicle. Nothing like adding salt to the wound.
Good luck to you in finding a solution to your problem.