2002 Land Rover Freelander User Reviews

2002 Land Rover Freelander Review Ratings

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  • Performance:3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars3.1 out of 5 stars 3.1 / 5
  • Appearance:3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars3.7 out of 5 stars 3.7 / 5
  • Build Quality:3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars3.2 out of 5 stars 3.2 / 5
  • Overall: 3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5

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"ride" 8 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"style" 3 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"comfortable car" 2 reviews
CONS
"power" 7 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"fuel economy" 2 reviews

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Sidney writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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The style.

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The engine.

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Engine And Maintainence Issues — Overall, the engine was not sustainable. Performance is so so. Not good on highway since the pickup required a lot of time. Maintainence cost is high. Consider it was a fun 4W drive SUV. All in all, not recommended for the value.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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susanf writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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Reliable so far.  Parts are fairly easy to replace i.e., brake lights, MAF Sensor, Radiator Fluid Canister, etc.

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I bought my Land Rover Freelander with a Check Engine Light problem and have heard that the issue is everything from the O2 sensor, MAF Sensor and a Vacuum leak (which does not exist) to the Intake Manifold having an open valve that is not shutting properly.  The other day I was driving and noticed that the Check Engine Light was no longer on.  The only difference in the car was the speed I was driving, which was above 70mph.  So at what point can someone actually tell me what the issue is without costing me 147.00 for diagnostics that state the vehicle is in good condition?  I am not going to pay 2500 to fix an Intake Manifold that does not need to be replaced.  And the MAF sensor is fairly easy to repair but not necessarily the issue.

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I Like Driving My 2002 Land Rover Freelander — I dislike the most about the vehicle is that no one can provide a straight answer on the Check Engine Light issue. Assumptions do not get the car repaired if the problem is the Intake Manifold and not the other 20 possibilities on the diagnostics list. At what point will the code give me a straight answer ... Could it even be a wiring or computer issue causing the light to go on?

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Craigtuckersouthpark writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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A/C Was nice while it lasted.

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Engine is a joke.

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This Is The Worst — My Freelander is a total junker! Timing Belt needs to be replaced every 72000 miles! Factory timing belt costs $1000!I was driving on I-5 South in San Diego, then it started to overheat. Had A/C On full blast, assumed it overheated it. Then, i took it to the dealer and they said it needed a new Water Pump for $600, and new head gaskets for $1900! Refused and bought a RELIABLE hyundai santa fe for half the price! DON'T BUY ONE OF THESE CRAPBOXES!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Charlotte writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr S AWD SUV Review
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If you want a pretty suv that will do a little bit of non serious offroading and towing then it has to be the freddy!

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Go for the diesel unless u like checking oil and water every couple days.

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Cool Wee Beastie Thats Also Good For Rougher Work. — Its the 1.8i model and accelerates really well. For a landy the build quality aint bad but the interioir cud do wiv a few screws tightening. Like the look of it but nowhere near as nice as a disco or 90. Nae bad on fuel for wot it is apx 30mpg. Loads of fun to drive and will evem get me out of muddy fields when i ask it too.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Matthew writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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none

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breaks down

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Dont Get One — dont ever buy one, spend more time repairing it than driving. engine breaks every 45000 mile, parts are twice as expensive. despite landrover knowing their are loads of manufacturing faults like the rear window regulator and head gasket they are unwilling to help you fix them and just charge you for a new engine. that will break down as well in 45000 miles

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Rob writes:
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Best car I've Had and i've had some...

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No Heated Fron Screen like the TD4 versions have

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My Freelander — MPG returs are pritty good for a permanent 4wd normal use im getting between 37 to 40 mpg obvisly depends if im towing. Best i've had was 44.5 Run down to Poole. With 3 adults and cases. And the Air con on (its on all the time actually by choice).. engine is 2lt Tubo Diesel the Rover engine not the BMW TD4 version

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Salvador writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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Exotic

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confort =/

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Electric Sunroof — Good acceleration, good handling Good plastics, good appearence low cost, so funny to drive, excelent performance, middle confort, good 4wd performance, confortable seats, versatility and high capacity to be viewed by all, well xD xD xD xD xD xD xD

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Kashif writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr S AWD SUV Review
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It is fun, fast, and best off roading car

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Too expensive, too much engine and electrical work, and shock replacement!!

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Beautiful, See It As It Goes, And Expensive — The performance of this car is nice with a little supercharger built into it. The handling of this car is outstanding. The build quality is strong and put together well and. The car is okay in the interior nothing special. The cost of this car would be about $20-$35 to fill up the tank and about $50.00 for maintenance. But if you want to take it to the dealer then it goes from $50.00 to at least $200.00. The fun factor of this car is it goes off-road and also that it is prietty fast. The whole car costs about $6000-15000.

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Jayy writes:
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Well built

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The performance

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Land Rover Freelander — The acceleration, braking, handling are all good points in a freelander. The build quality well it is well made. The appearance the interior is nicer than the exterior but you might like it the other way round i enjoy diving this car.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Sergio writes:
2002 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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develop driving skills

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repairs

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....looks... — good offroad performance, nice torque and what we in spanish call pique. long brakes and not so good handling. Build quality, no so good for the mid latitudes, bad gas pump. squeaks, sevral since it has many removable parts. great loooks, everyone has to do with this car on the streets the interior and exterior design are on the otp of sports suv's expensive car, though it doesn't consume much gasoline to be a good 4x4 at offroad conditions. fun factor..... it's a show off...

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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2006 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

Best Car Ever, Power, Feul Economy Very Good, 38 Miles To The Galon. By Charles

Road holding was good, performance was good, seating was good, traction control fantastic, sprinting very good for a diesel. The car always got compliments for good looks. Very comfortable to drive ov... Read More

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it a sexy car that looks great, very fast. drive over any think, no limits to it. best 4x4 in the world. very strong gearbox, stronger clutch. very low cheap to maintain. would buy another any time, ... Read More

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2005 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

Good By Nick

great in the snow! Good performance, build quality a bit iffy and can be expensive to repair. isurance costs are low but it is quite economical for such a heavy car. It has a high driving position so ... Read More

2005 Land Rover Freelander Se Premium By James

I love it's capabilities off road. I wish it had more power and torque and a low range. I love the fact it outperformed some of the larger trucks at the Land Rover National Rally. It's light weight so... Read More

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2004 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

Great Car By Vickie

its goes everywhere. built ot a high standard. fuel economy is better than you would think. plent of room for the kids and the shopping in the boot. good fow towing a trailor. you can drive it just ab... Read More

Great Car For London. By Milo

Slow as sin and noisey diesel enging, MUCH better on fuel than my V6 Peugeot and quick Alfa. Wife loves the high seating position, so she want's one when her Fiat Punto dies. Great over Londons speed ... Read More

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2003 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

Cute, But Expensive To Own By whk109

Nice size for around town driving and running errands.Handling and AWD feel solid. I like the looks but not the maintenance cost. I have to keep this car for a while to get some return on my money aft... Read More

De Rover By vrod

The car is expensive to maintain,but when running well,a joy to drive and will go anywhere a 4x4 would go. Powerful 2.5L v6 great audio system..a really nice package! Closest dealership 1.5 hours away... Read More

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