2005 Land Rover Freelander

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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance5.9
  • Interior7.3
  • Quality5.3
  • Recommendation5.0
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Don't trust the all green on the reliability ratings. Trust the avg rating by Edgar on 04/08/2012. Trim: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE3, Owned 7 years.
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Pros: Front look .
Cons: A lot mechanical issues.
Overall review: Do your self a favor and don't get one of this especially under 72000 miles because it requires a time belt change then that the dealer wants $2900 to do the job. There's a reason why these cute suv's are so cheap right now compared to others of same year .MSN Reliabilty sorry you having all green with no issues on this car is very misleading. So look at the avg custmer ratings compared to other suv of the same year . Mine also has a lot of minor issues and even some safety issues like the key comes off even when is not in park in a couple of ocassions i came back to my car and it wasn't on park ,very scary. This was recalled on some other Freelander but not mine, lucky me.
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  • Styling5.0
  • Performance1.0
  • Interior5.0
  • Quality1.0
  • Recommendation1.0
LAND ROVER-SHAME ON YOU! by DG-Alexandria VA on 11/14/2010. Trim: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE, Owned 4 years.
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Pros: Interior is nice
Cons: Worse car ever! I had three engines before I reached 40k miles, basically every 15k miles...new engine. The problems don't end there. This vehicle has to be taken into land rover on average, every 3 months for something that cost be at least $2,000. .HORRIBLE CAR, HORRIBLE QUALITY!! LAND ROVER SHOULD BE ASHAMED!
Overall review: I have been told by 2 land rover dealerships that the freelander is a piece of junk, built horribly, and that everyone has this problem. The dealerships don't care because they are franchised and to resolve any issues you have to call land rover usa. Land Rover USA actually acts like having 3 engines and constant repairs is nothing! I have probably spent close to $20k in repairs and that is after my warranty and extended warranty has paid a portion. When I call the service dept at the dealership here, they recognize my telephone number! They know my name, my family....that is how often I am there!!! I have tried everything to get rid of this car...EVERYTHING! PLEASE DON'T BUY THIS PIECE OF JUNK!! I AM LIVING A NIGHTMARE! This really should be illegal
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  • Styling8.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior7.0
  • Quality8.0
  • Recommendation7.0
Freelander by James on 01/27/2010. Trim: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE, Owned 3 years.
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Pros: powerful small suv
Cons: small for taller people
Overall review: a good small SUV. reliable and elegant
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance6.0
  • Interior7.0
  • Quality4.0
  • Recommendation3.0
Be cautious. by An MSN Autos Consumer on 11/25/2005. Trim: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE, Owned less than 1 year.
1
Pros: styling - different; winter package; feels solid
Cons: repeated mechanical issues; too much wind/road noise
Overall review: average at best.
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  • Styling9.0
  • Performance8.0
  • Interior8.0
  • Quality1.0
  • Recommendation1.0
Don't buy, but if you have, there's hope... by Scott- Upstate NY USA on 10/07/2013. Trim: 2005 Land Rover Freelander SE, Owned 7 years.
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Pros: Very enjoyable small SUV
Cons: Serious design flaws, scandalous dealer service. Really should be liable for felony judgement to be sure!
Overall review: IF you have one, your only options are to very rapidly develop a degree of automotive knowledge beyond a normal garageman's interest, be prepared to drive loaners more than your Freelander, or to hand it back to the lender. Fortunately, we had a 5/50 Ford warranty- total billable warranty receipts were over 30k for the period between 53k (purchased used), and 103k, including two engines. Having spent ridiculous amounts of time researching Freelander flaws, I'm now able to 're-engineer' the worst of them out of the system (These I blame on BMW, btw...), and mitigate the rest. Thanks to all those in the UK and elsewhere for all the 'Landy', Rover, and MG knowledge related to the KV6/Jatco drivetrain and related issues! :)
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