"Bought this vehicle almost new (4K miles) and have to say that this is a nice car, as long as you never let it break! It costs a fortune every time you need to fix it. Last year I spent almost $6K keeping it running, for numerous problems. This year I'm at about 2K, so far - and its in the shop right now. My wife has a similar, but older model - and the exact same thing! From this experience, I will never own a Land Rover again. I thought that they were rugged and reliable - rugged yes / reliable, no."
Cons: "When a part fails, I sometimes need to order it."
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"Can you keep up of the fluids in a vehicle then this car is for you. A lot of people buy them for the cool offroading features but do not maintain them then complain when they fail. Hello, it's not a Honda. Used Rovers if maintained will run for a long time."
"We read all the reviews before we took a chance and purchased our 2004 Freelander SE new from the dealer. We got lucky and got a good one (the comment that the service advisor made when it was in for it's yearly service). After 7 years of ownership we did have to replace the thermostat, battery and front brakes (twice). We have had the Service Engine light come on early on but that was fixed by a new Engine Control Module from Siemans. This vehicle handles great in the snow and is fantastic off road (command shift with hill decent control). Other reviews that state thousands of dollars to replace spark plugs and oil changes I don't believe. First 4 years ours were done by the dealer FREE. After that we went to Sears Auto and had it done for $50.00. Since LR recommends this once a year or 12K miles that's a deal. Since we paid $21K with tax for this vehicle I'm more then satisfied with it. Yes we did just trade it in (and got $7200 for it) but not because there were problems with it but because it was over 7 years old (the longest I have ever kept a car) and it was still worth something as a trade."