Thinking of buying Land Rover Freelander. Good or bad idea? Opinions?
The Mrs currently owns a 2000 VW beetle, 2.0 petrol, Automatic which we are thinking of selling for a Land Rover Freelander.
There are a couple of reasons for this:
1) We are moving from Essex to Bedfordshire in a couple of weeks and a 4x4 seems like a good idea for the country roads/lanes in the winter (she is a community nurse so travel in snow etc is essentail)
2) looking to get a couple of dogs when we move and need a bigger boot
3) want something alittle more eco with a few more MPG than the current VW beetle and the 2.0TDi seem like a good option for this
4) want something with the same sort of luxary's that the beetle has (leather, air con, full electrics etc) and for the sort of money i'm looking at spending nothing really comes close to the freelander.
So my question really is, does anyone have any experience with freelanders and are they good cars/4x4s. Reliable? Running Costs? etc