Happy Long Distance Driver
Added: 23rd of August 2015
Previously a Freelander 1 owner, I had the usual run of expensive technical problems with that, but the ride and off road capability was excellent. I bought the Freelander 2 from new as I wanted one with a sunroof and they didn't appear on demonstrators. I do fairly high mileage 35000 miles in 18 months. The economy is much better than the mark 1. The driving position is better too, though I replaced the standard seat with a Recaro made to measure seat, that I had made some years ago. This gives a slightly lower driving position, useful as I'm tall and like to be able to look across the screen under the rear view mirror. Off road the car performs very well (I pulled a Jeep out of the mud, one day). On the road the car handles very well with less noise than many say that it makes. I recently had a rear tyre blow, at high speed, and only noticed an increase on noise level, handling was unaffected. That sort of thing gives you great confidence in a car. The only complaints that I have are that I miss the rear opening window (available on the old Freelander), the boot is definitely on the small side, and Land Rover have stopped making it which means I can't buy another new one!