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Land Rover Freelander
#140 of 145 Re: 2004 Freelander coolant problems common? [ventana]
Oct 02, 2012 (1:54 am)
"so it is a bit fiddly to own a freelander and just like any britsh car there rubbish but off road you are hard pressed to find something that can do the same job as this truck." So I ask you with all these problems which is better breaking down on the highway, or miles and miles back on some wilderness road on a very cold late fall day? Unrealiable on a city road or highway is unacceptable, unrealiable in the wilderness could be deadly.
#141 of 145 Re: Freelander problems are infinite [buyamerican7]
Oct 02, 2012 (5:18 am)
Congratulations on getting rid of your freelander so quickly. You probably saved yourself a small fortune and a lot of heartbreak. LandRover won't give you more than 3500.00 for your freelander regardless of how new it is.
The freelander is a lemon. My LandRover shop even admitted that when I started having problems with my vehicle.
My only satisfaction is that I can share my story and have actually stopped a few people from purchasing a LandRover .
Good luck with your new vehicle.
#142 of 145 Re: Freelander problems are infinite [yvonneb1]
Oct 02, 2012 (5:49 am)
I am truly sorry to hear about your situation. Thank you so much for speaking up, and saving others the time and money and heart ache on one of these lemons. I feel there should be some kind of support group for you all. I can see it now a bunch of Land Rover Freelander owners sitting on a circle of folding chairs in some old church. Where old coffee is served, and doughnuts in a box passed around, while story after story of how this peice of metal has ruined so many lives, shattered so many dreams, and emptied so many bank accounts, only to be intrupted by the occasional cough or hushed cry. Its so sad to see a company not take accountability for their products. My wife just got here dream car a 2012 Chevy Travrese LT, she did a lot of research before purchase. The customer service from Chevy is the best I have experienced. Free oil changes, tire rotations, and realignment for the life of the car. The salsman gave us his phone number and we only had to dail it once to let him know our new car had no floor mats. He told us that that model did not come with floor mats, but to come in and he would have them for us anyway. My fun car the Corvette I just got it used 2001 from the Chevey dealer (different dealer) it had an issue with the air conditioning, and they set up an appointment to get it fixed at their cost, they call twice a week to make sure everything is ok as well. The Jeep I got in return for the Land Rover FREELOADER as it has been called, well the jury is still out on that one because I just got it today but by the looks of these posts I feel a lot more secure with the Jeep. I would say see the Chevy dealer in your area tell him or her your story and see what they will do. They got us out of the worst car my wife and I owned the Nissian Versa. We still owed 6700.00 on that crappy car and they gave us 10,000 in trade for it. I could go on about the Versa and how parts just seem to fall off that new car but talking to a FREELOADER owner my story will be pale in comparison. I really wish you the best of luck, and I hope things get better for you. Take care and God Bless.
#143 of 145 Re: Say No To Land Rover! [ulysses5]
Dec 03, 2012 (9:59 am)
just convert your freelander to rear wheel drive use a 4.1 chevy engine and transmission with a custom made drive shaft from a trailblazer or gmc jimmy and do all the necessary adaptations and get rid of the problem will be cheaper but you need a good mechanic not just a parts changer
#144 of 145 STAY AWAY FROM LAND ROVER, PLEASE
Feb 10, 2013 (8:26 am)
I wish I could get rid of mine so quickly I've be trying to sell it no luck, and trade it the price they offering me is less than what I spent on the tires. I bought it in 2008 with 60,000 miles and a month after I spent a $1000 to fix it. From then to now every 2 to 3 weeks I am fixing something on the engine. I lost count of the amount of money I've spent, but I can tell you itís way more than the price. Please don't buy any land rover products anymore and the world will be a safe place.
#145 of 145 Re: STAY AWAY FROM LAND ROVER, PLEASE [myreason]
Mar 22, 2013 (2:01 pm)
I purchased one of these gems in 2010 with 60k miles on it. At 93,000 the temp gauge was pegging at max and I could not keep antifreeze levels up. Took it into my mechanic and he gave me the grave news. I now have the dreaded driveway blocker that I cannot trust to drive, and cannot afford to fix (or replace the engine). Does anyone know of any relief from the LR people for this lemon?