• New Defender To Make American Debut at LA Auto Show
    The New Defender will make its public debut in North America at the Los Angeles Auto Show, taking place at the Los Angeles Convention Center from November 22nd to December 1st. The Defender launch will be on a press preview day on November 20th.
  • A Travel Guide to Land Rover Colors
      Over the years, Land Rover has produced some iconic colors, whose names are legend among enthusiasts. Many of the colors in their palate over the years have been derived from the names of places, both in Britain and abroad. The origin of some of these names is obvious, but a few have some obscure […]
  • Defender and James Bond Continue Tie in New Film
      A new James Bond film is in the works, which means that iconic British brands are coming together to infuse the film with a healthy dose of Cool Britannia. As in the past few films, Land Rover will play a prominent role. No Time to Die will feature the New Defender's first film role.
  • Jaguar Land Rover Returns to Profitability
      After an incredibly rocky year and a half, Jaguar Land Rover is starting to see financial stability again. They posted a £156m pre-tax profit for the quarter covering July-September 2019, significantly up from the £395m loss they posted from April-June 2019.

2002 Freelander

My 2002 Freelander
A few pictures from Barnwell with the FreeLander in action.
updated 6 april 2004 (Traded off for the 04 G4)

I ended up with a 2002 Freelander S. Like my Discovery, it has only the upgraded audio as an option and a front brush guard. This one doesn’t have power seats or a sunroof.

I now have just over 30,800 miles on it and like just about everything on it. It has been averaging around 19.96 mpg. The only little thing I don’t like about it is the black cloth interior that shows every little speck of dust or dirt. I have now covered them with green water proof seat covers .

I put a CB in it and had every intention of doing lite off-roading in it, the first time I took it out I did some body damage to the drivers side sill. I still off road it on occasions when the mood hits me. Even though it is not the off road rig the Discovery is. It has proven to be quite capable in most situations. If it only had a little better ground clearance it would make a fun off-roading vehicle.

Overall, it’s sporty and much better on gas mileage than the Disco. So far only one major problem, Oil leaks from the rear main engine seal. This was fixed by the dealer under warranty. This was more of nuisance than any thing just drips in the drive way. Only one strange happening, both low beams burned out at once… also taken care of under warranty .

Leave a Reply

Comment spam protected by SpamBam