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Old 11-09-2017, 01:47 AM
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Looking to buy a second hand freelander...need advice on good and bad points please.
 
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You are in the Discovery 2 discussion board. There is a separate board for Freelanders, the folks there will help you.
 
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:07 AM
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I say RUN FOREST RUN.......... I've never seen a Freelander that was under it's own power in years. That engine was so bad even the company that supplied them gave up. LR2 was a bit better, but a Freelander = brave soul whoever tries to keep one running.
 
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Old 11-09-2017, 08:31 AM
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Originally Posted by Lisa Bunch View Post
There is a separate board for Freelanders, the folks there will help you.
I like your optimism....

Now it depends on your location, if you are in the USA the Freelander is a smoldering turd good only for being slapped on a Discovery chassis to make a D-Lander.

Now in the rest of the world it is a great little suv that turns good economy and is fairly reliable.

I disagree about the LR2 they have been by in large awesome little Landies.

oh and moved to the correct forum
 
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I say RUN FOREST RUN.......... I've never seen a Freelander that was under it's own power in years. That engine was so bad even the company that supplied them gave up. LR2 was a bit better, but a Freelander = brave soul whoever tries to keep one running.
So true. I see Freelanders on lawns/streets with For Sale signs for $3000 and less. They look mint, BUT they look mint because they haven't seen the road in years. Freelanders are garbage with a ton of big and small problems. If you gave me one FREE with the purchase of a full tank of gas... I WOULD PASS!
 
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Old 11-10-2017, 08:56 PM
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well.....each vehicle or brand has its own problems / issues.....
the Discovery was engineered heavier, tougher from the start.....and most used discovery owners are willng to do the routine maintenance , and repairs to keep them going

the Freelander never was intended to out tough the Disco, hence the engineering was more average car-like...it was intended to be an entry level vehicle ..just because it says "Land Rover " on the hood...doesnt make it tough......and a lot of Freelander owners are more mainstream >>>drive it like ya stole it...till you cant anymore .....then park / get rid of it

that being said...some of the issues to look into are
a "clunk " as the transmission shifts >>rear diff mounts can be shot...affordable

engine has poor performance or sounds like the intake is full of marbles>>the VIS motors are shot and /or the intake manifold needs to be replaced....pricey

these motors need a GOOD tune up at the least...prone to vac leaks (fixable), oil leaks(fixable)....need good spark plugs and coils, regular oil changes etc..

dont buy one on a lark....drive it first, see how it shifts,idles, look it over good, find out what has or may have been done to the vehcle first, alot will depend on how willing/able you are to do some work yourself

a nuclear attack by aliens wouldnt get me to part with my Discovery......
but my daughter loves her Freelander
 
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