Iím with Mad Hat Man on this one - you are unlikely to get an unbiased report on this forum- I'm on my third Freelander.
The first two where never out of the workshop, but then again were corrugated underneath due to the abuse they got off road.
Was asked by a RAV4 driver the other day what I thought about my FL2, I turned the question on its head - why when he was thinking of getting rid of his 4 year old car was he not replacing it with another RAV4?
I told him the truth:
1 They are made in Britain - this matters to me.
2 I would probably still buy one if it broke down every week.
3 The new one is much more reliable than the old battered one.
4 They are the best compromise between road biased and off-road biased to suit my driving needs. ie I do a lot of road miles (30K a year), need to tow a caravan, and went across the Sahara last year all in the same vehicle.
5 In 160,000 miles I have only been let down once, they have always got me home, the one time I didn't make it I tried to do the 350+ miles to Newcastle and back knowing the clutch had been slipping for a week