Used Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon (1997 - 2003) Review

Review by Parkers on
Last Updated: 17 Sep 2013
3.5
Freelander is the junior member of 4x4’s most aristocratic family – Land Rover. Range Rover lords it over premium 4x4s; Discovery splashes through swamps or strolls through suburbia in equal style, while Defender's genes have made it a faithful retainer on the country estate for generations.
Land Rover Freelander Station Wagon (97-03)
Land Rover know how to make a good 4X4
Pricey when compared to Japanese rivals

New price range:

£16,335 - £26,435

Used price range:

£251 - £1,584

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Summary

Parkers Rating:

3.5 out of 5

Freelander is the junior member of 4x4’s most aristocratic family – Land Rover. Range Rover lords it over premium 4x4s; Discovery splashes through swamps or strolls through suburbia in equal style, while Defender's genes have made it a faithful retainer on the country estate for generations. Blue blood doesn’t necessarily confer special virtues – and Freelander has been known to slip up.

It's a more complete package than 'lifestyle' 4x4s like RAV-4 and CR-V, with three body styles and lots of options. But it's more expensive and less reliable – rattly interior trim, faulty electrics and blown engines are some common faults.

Parkers Ratings

Overall

3.5 out of 5

Performance

4 out of 5

Handling

3 out of 5

Comfort

3 out of 5

Practicality

3 out of 5

Behind the wheel

3 out of 5

Safety

3 out of 5

Reliability

2 out of 5

Running costs

3 out of 5

Green credentials

not rated yet

Buying used

3 out of 5

Selling

3.5 out of 5

Equipment

3 out of 5

What owners say...

 Split rear seats and drop down window so large items can be carried.  

1 out of 5

Gary Firth ,   30 Oct 2015    ... read more

 Towing is easy = Visibility all around the car is fantastic. Comfort is second to none even thought it is now 12 years old.  

5 out of 5

Dawn Madeley ,   09 Dec 2014    ... read more

 Four wheel drive in the winter, rear window can be left open for long loads.  

1 out of 5

David Angel ,   20 Nov 2014    ... read more

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