Ex­pert’s ver­dict

Auto Express - - Buying Cars - from trade in­sider Quentin Will­son

OF­TEN for­got­ten about in the Land Rover range, the Free­lander 2 of­fers a good driv­ing ex­pe­ri­ence and sub­lime off-road han­dling. Al­though ex­pen­sive to buy and not as sporty as the BMW X3, the Free­lander 2 is a great fam­ily car with a spa­cious in­te­rior lay­out.

Com­mon faults

MUL­TI­PLE is­sues re­ported with the en­gine, gear­box, steer­ing and clutch. Re­pairs av­er­age around £1,000-£3,000.

NEED TO KNOW

Dif­fer­en­tials can leak oil, lead­ing to rapid wear and re­place­ment costs, so check for lu­bri­cant un­der the car.

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