Review of owning a Freelander 2 over 7 years
Added: 6th of January 2019
The Freelander 2 is a very nice car to drive with its high seating position looking down on the road. My 2007 model is the 2.2 HSE TD4 which is quite a heavy car so its not great on fuel consumption. Expect 27mpg on short journeys & up to 37 on long runs. The main issues started after 90,000 miles with the clutch needing changed at 95,000 due dual mass flywheel failure. Timing belt was changed at 100,000 miles. Brake calipers were all changed due to seized pistons. All 4 tyres changed. Expect about 20,000 miles out of a set as all 4 wear equally due to the 4 wheel drive. Other minor issues were: Intercooler pipe split, handbrake levers need to be stripped down and regreased as they seize up. Back door release switch corrodes & stops working due to water ingress. Parking sensors stopped working. Poor rust proofing underneath leads to heavy corrsion if the car is left ouside all the time. This is very disappointing for a car which is mean to be used offroad. I used the car twice during fairly severe winters & it copes very well in the snow. Overall the car seems to have been fitted with strong engine which pulls well.