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2012 Land Rover Freelander: what to look for?

I'm buying a 2012 Land Rover Freelander. Watch outs?

Declan Horgan (Cork)

Sep 2014 Filed under: reliability

Expert answer

Hi Declan,

While the second generation Freelander is a heck of a lot better off in reliability terms than the woeful first-gen, there are a few things to watch for. Check all the electrical systems as these are the most common areas to go. The stereo, headlights and airbag warning lights can all give up on you, so keep an eye on them. Check the bumpers for damage as they can be hideously expensive to fix, and check the clutch and gearbox carefully for smooth, quiet action as these are perennial weak points. Finally, check the engine for excessive oil consumption - it can be a warning sign that something big is about to go pop.

Neil Briscoe - Complete Car Adviser

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