"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."
"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."
"I WISH that I had listened to all the reviews about this car, but I didn't. I loved, loved, loved my Land Rover, but it apparently didn't feel the same. I had it for 3 years (I was the 2nd owner). At around 85,000 miles, the transmission went out without even a slight warning. Land Rovers are ridiculously expensive to repair too. I took it to 3 different places to get estimates, and all 3 of them told me to fix it and sell it as fast as possible. That's what I did. I'm now in a Toyota Rav4 and I love it. I just feel better knowing that I'm in a more reliable vehicle. Please, please, please, save yourself the heartache and the $ and DO NOT BUY THIS CAR!"