2003 Land Rover Freelander User Reviews

2003 Land Rover Freelander Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 10 reviews

  • Performance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Appearance:4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars4.6 out of 5 stars 4.6 / 5
  • Build Quality: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
  • Overall: 3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars3.8 out of 5 stars 3.8 / 5

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Leann writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander Review
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4

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It out preformed any "more-suited" suv or truck passing on unpaved and icy back roads.

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wasn't the best quality

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L R's Are Useful And A Good Choice To Drive In Back-country — It was the best of any during winter. My one complaint was that the design of the seats were uncomfortable. I didn't feel it was the best quality but because it was pre-owned, I am not sure if it was because of mis-use or bad quality- I had to repair major parts before any reasonable time had passed. However. I thanked the performance in winter when it was the only vehicle that made it up certain roads and driveways.... including other 'better' suv's and 4x4 trucks

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Rasmus writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 2 Dr SE3 AWD SUV Review
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Good looking

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Terrible build quality.

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The Freelander Is Readily The Worst Car I've Owned — This car is the worst car I've owned. I had it for 14 months and during that time it speant 3 months at the garage getting a total engine rebuild. The car had the following problems: - Bust head gasked - A crack in the head causing coolant to seep inte the number 3 and 4 cylinders. - Continous condensation, creating a small pool of water in the boot. Lost €10 000 on that car

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zamentor writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr HSE AWD SUV Review
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4

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Looks good - extremely utilitarian, great touring car. We have crossed the USA three times.

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Had initial problems with the electrical system, but those teething problems are gone now.

zamentor
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Great Car - It Suits Us Perfectly, I Would Buy It All Over Again In A Heartbeat. — Just perfect for the small family, We've toured extensively and the car is a sure-footed, perfect touring vehicle. We've had her high up in the mountains and in the Canadian snow. Across the Mohave desert and in New York city traffic. She's our all-purpose go-everywhere funtastic little SUV.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Iain writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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5

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good handling, good sterio system, heated seats.

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MPG and reliability issues

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Its Been My Baby Since 2004 — Fun and easy car to drive. Bad MPG and not so great reliability -__- but gotta love a Land Rover

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James writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr HSE AWD SUV Review
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Everything about my car is awesome, Love it, And Proud to Own 1

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Nothing..

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Excellent — The Land Rover by its own name is a master piece, gr8 to drive off road, very RELIABLE IN ALL WEATHERS and the inside interior is very well arranged, seats are comfortable in every position u feel u need.

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Vojta writes:
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precious design, good engines, perfect performances in terrain, good position behing the wheel (etc.)

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Time spent in service

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Really Good Suv — I think this is the best car in its category. Exterior design is exactly what I want - good-looking, functional, nothing extravangant, but you notice it in the street. Interior is not the nicest, but user friendly - even if the boot is not very large. but there is one big BUT: with this car you spend a lot of time in service - generally nothing serious, but it`s annoying. And for example in Czech Republic servicing is quite expensive.

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vrod writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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4

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awd

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small for a big person

vrod
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De Rover — 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! Still like it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Rowan writes:
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3

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space

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stability

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A Lay Mans Point Of View — ah can be reliable and expensive to fix always handy for transporting things AND PASsengers is good for having a better view of the road not very agile easy to drive although gear box and handling can be difficult not good for wet weather conditions

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

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Daniel writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 2 Dr SE3 AWD SUV Review
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5

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Freelander TD4...... Stunning!!!

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What??????

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Td4 You Sexy Thang!!! — TD4 - Performance awsum for a diesel Love the look, style. Lotza fun to drive Light on Diesel Most fun I had on 4 wheels Awsum when you remove the hard top, for a wind in your hair exp. Da Bomb

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

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whk109 writes:
2003 Land Rover Freelander 4 Dr SE AWD SUV Review
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3

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Looks good. Handles well. Convenient size for around town. All wheel drive is nice. Adequate power for freeway entrance/merging.

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Oil light kept flashing at idle but turned off while driving. Overheated. Replaced thermostat, water pump, radiator, radiator cap. Now i'm rebuilding the entire engine due to main bearing failure. Only 80K miles. Apparently due to oil pump failure.

whk109
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Cute, But Expensive To Own — 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 after completely rebuilding the engine. It's too small for a real SUV - more like a runabout.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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2006 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

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

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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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2002 Land Rover Freelander Reviews

Engine And Maintainence Issues By Sid

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, ... Read More

I Like Driving My 2002 Land Rover Freelander By susanf

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 no... Read More

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