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2004 Land Rover Freelander reviews

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Panos Pastides, Hampshire

Land Rover Freelander FREELANDER DIESEL 2003 - 2006

5 star review

I have a 56 registered TD4 HSE MK1 which I have owned since October 2007; I bought it through a local LR dealer when it had 2,828 miles on the clock, it now has just under 45,000. The only problems experienced during the past 7 years have been the replacement of both rear window regulators, one set of tyres, one set of discs and pads on the front and the replacement of the rubber turbo inlet pipes to silicon on the recommendation of a fellow Freelander owner who had to replace one when on holiday in Holland, which he thought was expensive i.e. he could have replaced all with silicon for the price he paid for the one. The sunroof opens and closes fine, but on closing there appears to be a clutch slipping, but it still works fine. We have just completed a 3,498 mile trip to Italy travelling via Mount Blanc on the way out, and up through the centre of France on the way home, towing our 2010 coachman 460/2 caravan without incident, averaging 28MPG. After several years of umming and ahhing and knowing that I was going to need extra power for the journey I invested in a fuel system digital tuning module and the transformation in the power and torque was excellent, and I only used position 3 of 5 of the settings whilst on holiday and ran with it in position 2 for everyday use. I have thoroughly enjoyed my 7 years with this car and am now looking to upgrade to a Freelander 2 SD4 hoping to be as lucky with that as I have been with this one. Well done Land Rover.

Submitted: 2014-07-30 | ID: 100602

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Phil Bryant, England

Land Rover Freelander 2004

2 star review

I bought this car as an ex demo with 2,000 miles on clock from a main dealer. In the 4 years I have had it, it’s practively lived in the garage:- 2 replacement clutches, hydraulic clutch failure, both window regulators in drivers and rear drivers side door faulty, new steering rack, stereo speaker in drivers door, 2 replacement headlights on drivers side and rear nearside taillight replaced due to water leaking in, rear tailgate window leaked, washer bottle cracked, ’god knows how’, new exhaust, forward mount of the rear diff replaced, 2 sets of front brake pads and on the 2nd time had to have the calipers and disc’s changed as well, new set of tyres all round, ’this car by the way has only done to date 35,000 miles, numerous headlight bulbs blown 3rd set of wiper blades. As we speak it still has to get done:- alarm imobliser fault and noisy tappet sorted. Good things about this car, looks nice and good soft roader, body wise strongly built. Would I buy another one? Not on your nelly! I’m now looking at either a Hyundai Tuscan or a Kia Sorrento, my own fault really. I did some reseach on Freelanders before I bought this and one of the main comments was that you will be on first names terms with your mechanic, and it’s true. Mine is Dave by the way, he’s not here at the moment; gone on a Carribean cruise - I think with my money!!!

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UPDATE: It’s me again! Just a follow up on my previous tale. Since I wrote the above report, it’s now had both rear mounts on the diff change, steering belt changed twice, head gasket done at 40’000 miles, 2 slow punchures. I don’t think this was a friday afternoon car, it must have been a sunday morning one!! - Phil Bryant from Hampshire

Update on previous report... Now had both rear mounts on the rear diff changed, 2 steering belts renewed - in 6 months!! Head gasket changed, 2 slows on front offside and rear nearside due to alloy corrosion, will need to renew all wheels soon. Still have not had chance to sell it as its always in garage!! - Phil Bryant from England

Me again, another set of tyres,’£552.00’ and now the water pump!! - Phil Bryant from England

Head gasket gone again, new cam belt and I think clutch is starting to go again now. Car now done 43,600 miles. Land Rover should hang their head in shame in selling this pile of s**t - Phil Bryant from England

Thank God, finally managed to sell it. I traded it in for a Kia Sportage,’new 2011 shape’. absolutely brilliant, good build quality, lots of spec and more importantly, no problems with it, it actually does what it says on the tin , ’It goes’ and this Kia has got a 7 year warranty, it’s a shame Land Rover did not! Will never touch a Land Rover ever again! - Phil Bryant from Hampshire

Submitted: 2009-08-04 | ID: 42236

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