DIESEL Freelander 2s need to be serviced every 16,000 miles or 12 months; petrol models every 10,000 miles. Check-ups alternate between minor and major, at £295 and £530 for diesels but a hefty £518-£639 for petrols. While the petrol is chain-driven, the diesel unit’s cambelt needs replacing every 144,000 miles or nine years.
Fresh brake fluid is required every three years (£42), while the coolant, gearbox and differential oil and auxiliary drive belt need replacing every 10 years or 150,000 miles. This service costs £900 (£1,190 for the petrol), so be wary of a Freelander 2 that’s coming up to 10 years old or 150,000 miles and needs a service.