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    Thinking of buying a 2nd hand Landrover freelander TD4, anyone own one? Any good? Thanks x

    As above. My engine on my beloved astra has gone despite only being registered in 2001 and had 50,000 miles on the clock! Not good so going to get rid of that.
    Anyway i have only got £3,000 to spend, this will be a second car for me, i already have a new Vectra SRI but need two cars. Dont want something that is going to guzzle petrol as my Vectra SRI costs a fortune in petrol, let my heart rule my head on that one! More of a sensible run around with three kids in tow!

    My husband wants me to have a Landrover Freelander (no idea why!) but i have found one that i like the look of but i have no idea when it comes to cars and i dont trust my husbands opinion alone. My dad is against the idea, says they are too much if something goes wrong and guzzle petrol being a 4x4 but the one i have seen is a diesel and he gets 40mpg.


    FREELANDER TD4 ESX, 51 reg, diesel, 90,000 miles on the clock, leather interior, taxed and MOT managed to knock him down to £3k. Deal or no deal!?

    What do you think? Looking at it it seems a bargain but i am a bit weary after my astra!

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    ive got a freelander, mine is petrol though, i downsized from a jeep cherokee 2.5 petrol so to me its economical as its an 1800 engine, freelanders have a long history of head gasket problems, make sure if its had the modification done, also have you checked the road tax price as up to 2000 reg is cheaper on the petrol not sure on the diesel though. Other known problems are sun roof jamming and air con so make sure they get a good check along with making sure it hasnt got any gunk in the oil, unfortunately the radiator is a sealed unit so you cant check from that end, personally I dont like mine as ive always had much bigger 4x4's (due to having horses not a chelsea tractorite) make sure you give it a good test drive as they are permanent 4x4 and not switchable so can feel heavy and be a pain to park, I must say though I have a few friends with them who absolutely love theirs, if you want to know anything else pm me

    the engines in the diesel is made by bmw and are not prone to the headgasket thing that is only the petrol engine 2 mates have had petrol ones both had to spend £700 for new head gaskets

    ding;2162104

    the engines in the diesel is made by bmw and are not prone to the … the engines in the diesel is made by bmw and are not prone to the headgasket thing that is only the petrol engine 2 mates have had petrol ones both had to spend £700 for new head gaskets



    I have the petrol version and have needed £1200 worth of repairs so far...I have no confidence in the petrol version.

    the wife's dad had one (52 plate) and when he was visiting us his head gasket went thankfully he had a guarantee with the garage so they forked out for the repair and the 80 mile tow back home. my advise would be to avoid it the man who gave him the tow said that it was his 4th tow that week for a freelander with a blown head gasket and we only live in a small town

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    traceym;2162050

    ive got a freelander, mine is petrol though, i downsized from a jeep … ive got a freelander, mine is petrol though, i downsized from a jeep cherokee 2.5 petrol so to me its economical as its an 1800 engine, freelanders have a long history of head gasket problems, make sure if its had the modification done, also have you checked the road tax price as up to 2000 reg is cheaper on the petrol not sure on the diesel though. Other known problems are sun roof jamming and air con so make sure they get a good check along with making sure it hasnt got any gunk in the oil, unfortunately the radiator is a sealed unit so you cant check from that end, personally I dont like mine as ive always had much bigger 4x4's (due to having horses not a chelsea tractorite) make sure you give it a good test drive as they are permanent 4x4 and not switchable so can feel heavy and be a pain to park, I must say though I have a few friends with them who absolutely love theirs, if you want to know anything else pm me



    Thanks for taking your time to help, rep left :thumbsup:

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    ding;2162104

    the engines in the diesel is made by bmw and are not prone to the … the engines in the diesel is made by bmw and are not prone to the headgasket thing that is only the petrol engine 2 mates have had petrol ones both had to spend £700 for new head gaskets



    Thanks, thats exactly what i have heard. Seems most of the problems are with the petrol. Definitely ruling those out :thumbsup:

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    diabeticguy;2162669

    I have the petrol version and have needed £1200 worth of repairs so … I have the petrol version and have needed £1200 worth of repairs so far...I have no confidence in the petrol version.



    Oh no, what a pain. I dont have much luck with cars hence why i doing my research!

    check out some land rover forums aimee, you will find most common faults discussed on them, its where i usually head, or you could always buy a cherokee just wish i had never got rid of mine
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