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2005 Land Rover Freelander

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Consumer Reviews & Ratings

Overall Rating
6.1
Out of 10

Based on 255 Ratings for the 2002 - 2005 models.

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  • Value
    6.4/10
    Quality
    6.4/10
  • Reliability
    6.3/10
    Performance
    6.7/10
  • Comfort
    7.2/10
    Styling
    7.5/10
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ok vehicle. but landrovers are my favorite

By on Tuesday, June 24, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 115,000

10 5.0
overall rating 5 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
5/10
Value
6/10
Reliability
6/10
Quality
5/10
Performance
5/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
5/10

Pros: "excellent price"

Cons: "none"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 6

"economical vehicle with ok performance and rides clean."

1 person out of 4 found this review helpful

You couldn't give me another one of these

By on Thursday, May 01, 2014

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 140,000

10 2.0
overall rating 2 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
2/10
Value
4/10
Reliability
2/10
Quality
2/10
Performance
Not Rated
Styling
5/10
Comfort
4/10

Pros: "OK gas mileage"

Cons: "Overpriced and unreliable."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"I've owned a 2003 Freelander for 10 years and am finally getting rid of it after spending about 3x its worth in repairs. It served as a college car for my 2 kids so for that purpose it beat buying new ones for them. Biggest complaint is that things went wrong with it that should never happen to a "high end" car with this mileage - cracks in both front axles, power window controller died, automatic door lock controller died,a clogged drain under the wipers caused water to leak onto the floorboards, the roof leaked, the fuel pump conked out at 75K miles, etc. etc. If you don't live near a Land Rover dealer you may have problems getting other foreign car repair shops to work on one of these. And LR dealers charge you as if they were repairing a nuclear submarine instead of an internal combustion engine. Every time I see someone driving a new LR the old saying about a fool and his money parting ways comes to mind."

6 people out of 11 found this review helpful

No Free in Freelander

By on Sunday, September 08, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 130,000

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
1/10
Styling
3/10
Comfort
3/10

Pros: "Good looking"

Cons: "Never made it to that glacier it supposedly climbs"

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"Horrible. Friday the 13th kind of horrible. First year was great, exceptionally good looking , tight drive. Then everything starts breaking down, window motors , transmission F4, then my engine blew up. It blew up. Like went pow. Dealership just shrugs and charges a mint. The butt warmers do make waiting for the tow truck in the winter nice."

17 people out of 21 found this review helpful

Great Car!

By on Tuesday, September 03, 2013

I own this car - My approximate mileage is 111,600

10 8.0
overall rating 8 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
8/10
Value
7/10
Reliability
8/10
Quality
8/10
Performance
3/10
Styling
5/10
Comfort
9/10

Pros: "Fun to drive, good price, good gas mileage."

Cons: "Accelerates slowly, upholstery isn't durable."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 7

"This car is awesome, but the only complaints I have are first, that it isn't quite "tall person" friendly! The driver's seat doesn't quite go back far enough for a tall person! Secondly, I expected it to be a get-up'n'go car, but it accelerates very slowly. Fun to drive, good gas mileage for it's size. (17-22 mpg)"

4 people out of 4 found this review helpful

How does the freelander still get a 6/10?

By on Saturday, February 23, 2013

I owned and sold this car
Reason: Engine failed.

10 1.0
overall rating 1 of 10rating details

Reviewer Ratings

Overall Rating
1/10
Value
3/10
Reliability
1/10
Quality
1/10
Performance
9/10
Styling
7/10
Comfort
6/10

Pros: "Handles great for an SUV, cool tire covers"

Cons: "Everything else, complete disaster."

Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 1

"This car is guaranteed to have an engine failure, it's not a matter of if, it's when. They constantly overheat. Landrover will claim it's an issue with the coolant reservoir, just to drag it on till it's out of warranty. Then eventually it will overheat so bad it will blow a head gasket or slip a cylinder sleeve engines are over $9000 and most likely not even available. Run away from these cars. Other issues I had, broken window motors, bad fuel pump ($800) since it was in the gas tank, multiple brake jobs."

29 people out of 31 found this review helpful

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