CALUM BROWN LAND ROVER FREELANDER SOFT-TOP
Granted heritage status from Land Rover earlier this year, the Freelander I appears to have the Marmite effect among modern classic enthusiasts. Some claim that K-series petrol engines were designed by Satan and built poorly while others rant about how, due to a lack of a low-range gearbox, it’s not a proper Land Rover. However, from vast experience, while CCW can agree that a diesel engine is the only option for your sanity’s sake, the Freelander is indeed worthy of the Green Oval. Besides getting you further into the wilderness than you would ever give it credit for, the first-generation Freelander offers plucky charm in a retro body oozing with 1990s magnetism.
The three-door with a removable roof section makes for practical summer fun, and perfect for taking dogs along for the ride. The interior’s also capable of taking any abuse young family members can throw at it. When comfortably watching the scarlet sunset over the hills in perfect comfort, you’ll know you made the right choice.