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I have no problem with members that don't like my car or caravan, and value their opinion.

 

I don't give my car or caravan a name, but accept that others do, and some are also very sensitive about any criticism of their choice.

 

But that's what happens on all forums I go on.

 

I've only ever read good reports about the Rover 75 for example, but not about the freeloader sorry.

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Xtrail you couldn't be more wrong if you tried . The freelander 2 is a very reliable car . How many car forums are you on ?

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Since Freelander 2 shares so much with Ford's Mondeo, S-Max, Galaxy and Volvo's S60, V60, XC60, V70, XC70, S80 any common issues would be very visible.

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Xtrail you couldn't be more wrong if you tried . The freelander 2 is a very reliable car . How many car forums are you on ?

 

I think many :rolleyes: . ... Err that's not me :)

 

The X-Trail family has been a very popular vehicle world wide and it returns high scores in its reliability, even though its had the odd niggle along the way. But this topic is about the Freelander II and its actually holding its own, with owners returning good reviews http://newsroom. jaguarlandrover. com/en-gb/jlr-corp/news/2013/05/jlr_jd_power_what_car_240513/

 

So maybe there's not much of a problem with either the X-Trail or the Freelander but there maybe a problem with owners pride ;)

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If Freelander's are so bad, why were they so popular and why is demand for the used ones so high, the Freelander is a good vehicle, it has had issues like every other vehicle on the road, but get involved with a good forum and seek out a good Landrover specialist and you have no probs, remember, it's a specialist vehicle, there's a lot more to it than the average car.

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If Freelander's are so bad, why were they so popular and why is demand for the used ones so high, the Freelander is a good vehicle, it has had issues like every other vehicle on the road, but get involved with a good forum and seek out a good Landrover specialist and you have no probs, remember, it's a specialist vehicle, there's a lot more to it than the average car.

 

To be honest I don't think that many are saying they're bad vehicles at all.

 

Question . . How does getting involved with a good forum and seeking a good specialist induce reliability from build in a vehicle ? . ... No disrespect they're no more special than any other soft four wheel vehicle around of any make.

 

I dont think the poster has any problems at all yet with his Freelancer II, its all forum inspired :(

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I do work for two main Land Rover dealers and two or independents, they are all busy.

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I do work for two main Land Rover dealers and two or independents, they are all busy.

Tell me a garage that isn't .

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Tell me a garage that isn't .

They could be busy with sales and servicing :)

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They could be busy with sales and servicing :)

To me screenman was making out that LR & independent garages are full of broken down landrovers . So that covers a good few cars FF RR, RRS, evoque, D3,D4, FL2 & defender.

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To me screenman was making out that LR & independent garages are full of broken down landrovers . So that covers a good few cars FF RR, RRS, evoque, D3,D4, FL2 & defender.

 

Maybe he wasn't :)

 

Given the reliability of new vehicles these days (Yes reliability has increased generally) if the workshop was busy with warranty repairs, then it could well be a sign of landrovers success with the volume of vehicles sold and they sell a range of prestige vehicles not just the Freelancer II

 

Like I've already said. The main problem in this topic seems to be owners pride ;)

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Like I've already said. The main problem in this topic seems to be owners pride ;)

 

I don't agree gaz, obviously people like to think they have made the correct choice on probably the 2nd biggest purchase they will make. What I don't like are people saying cars, vans or anything else is poor because they read it some place . It's easy to find bad reviews of anything as unhappy people are more vocal. If someone on hear says their car/van is rubbish because of XYZ then I will listen . What xtraiman has said is not from his or someone he knows, so in my mind it's irrelevant.

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Like I've already said. The main problem in this topic seems to be owners pride ;)

 

I don't agree gaz, obviously people like to think they have made the correct choice on probably the 2nd biggest purchase they will make. What I don't like are people saying cars, vans or anything else is poor because they read it some place . It's easy to find bad reviews of anything as unhappy people are more vocal. If someone on hear says their car/van is rubbish because of XYZ then I will listen . What xtraiman has said is not from his or someone he knows, so in my mind it's irrelevant.

So everyone remains silent?

 

For commercial reasons, manufacturers never issue reliability figures - each individual owner can only see a statistically insignificant single vehicle.

 

Collective word of mouth is a long way from perfect - but it's by far the best we have.

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Like I've already said. The main problem in this topic seems to be owners pride ;)

 

I don't agree gaz, obviously people like to think they have made the correct choice on probably the 2nd biggest purchase they will make. What I don't like are people saying cars, vans or anything else is poor because they read it some place . It's easy to find bad reviews of anything as unhappy people are more vocal. If someone on hear says their car/van is rubbish because of XYZ then I will listen . What xtraiman has said is not from his or someone he knows, so in my mind it's irrelevant.

 

. .............................. . .......

 

Have to agree with you on that one :) and please don't think I'm defending his post.

 

He's actually got me classed as a Troll :)

Is that one of little plastic dolls with wild hair :) :)

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Tell me a garage that isn't .

Workshop wise quite a few. In this area at least.

 

Kia, Hyundai, Mazda to name only 3 that I do work for.

 

As I keep saying, there is good and bad in all brands, I used Citroens for over 17 years without a problem and I am 40,000 miles a year, I was lucky enough to open good ones.

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I assume the OP got the car from a dealer, the dealer has great confidence in the car, it has a whole 3 month warranty

 

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I have grown used to the cut and thrust of the open subject forum on this website but for goodness sake guys I merely posted about the passing of my old and trusted Rover and noting what I replaced her with . I appreciate some of the comments regarding the old girl and wishing me luck with the new one but in true webwarrior style some of you guys seem to be unable to post unless it contains a barbed word or sarcasm

 

I scrapped an old car I bought a newer replacement which suits me after taking my needs into account . ..end of story thank you all for your interest.

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Just a quickie :blush:



Was the three month warranty the remainder of the manufacturers warranty with the option to extend from a Franchised Dealer



Or



Was the three month warranty offered by the selling dealer (None Franchised) period.



Just to mop up the last question :rolleyes:


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The latter Gaz

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God luck peter with the new car, there are horror stories in every make, you've choose something that suits you ENJOY!

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The latter Gaz

 

Well that's it then. .. You'll get the feel of the car within a month or so and you may still have the option of extending the warranty, also the dealer as a legal responsibility for the main bits anyway for a period of time.

 

The other thing is to remember is that its a used vehicle and reflects on the price. So some issues (If any at all transpire) will be wear and tear anyway. There's a very good chance if you maintain it properly that you will have years of trouble free motoring.

 

So whether you by new or used & from a main dealer or not, its all down to the overall costs during the period of ownership and that could go either way whether its brand new or used purchase (Depreciation and maintanence)

 

Best of luck with your purchase, it must have something about it, or you wouldn't of bought it. :)

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Question . . How does getting involved with a good forum and seeking a good specialist induce reliability from build in a vehicle ? . ... No disrespect they're no more special than any other soft four wheel vehicle around of any make.

Simple, specialists and owners with experience of a particular vehicle will know it's weak points and do preventative maintenance or take measures to stop certain things happening, or to catch issues before they get expensive.

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Simple, specialists and owners with experience of a particular vehicle will know it's weak points and do preventative maintenance or take measures to stop certain things happening, or to catch issues before they get expensive.

 

No such thing . ... If its designed incorrectly, its going to fail. (Period)

 

Though I do agree with general maintenance, but that should be common knowledge and recommended by the manufacture. (Though I personally add an additional oil change in between services due to the low mileage we cover in the towcar)

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No such thing . ... If its designed incorrectly, its going to fail. (Period)

 

Though I do agree with general maintenance, but that should be common knowledge and recommended by the manufacture. (Though I personally add an additional oil change in between services due to the low mileage we cover in the towcar)

Agreed on all points Gaz, I got amazing service from the Rover because I made sure she was serviced properly and any obvious faults attended to pretty well immediately, the will be applied to the latest acquisition, especially as I do lots of miles in my tow car ( as you probably gathered from the first post) I travel throughout the UK in the Summer as I spend 6 months of the year working at many events, Ascot. Silverstone, Goodwood and many others living in and travelling with my Caravan, I then spend most of the Winter (in most years) heading to somewhere warm . ..so both tow car and caravan have a harder life than I :D

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Peter, next time you change your car. ..............keep it to yourself!!! (or at least don't mention Land/Range Rovers), see what happens?

 

By the way, sorry to hear of the demise of your old car, and good luck with the new one. (The make of which shall remain nameless). :ph34r::ph34r:

 

Mike :D:D:D

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