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Freelander buying - pat ross

pross2279pross2279 Posts: 1
edited October 2015 in Land Rover
I am looking at 2002 freelander. would like to buy. price is $1000 but it has a timeing belt problem they need to be replaced.what is aprox. cost of repair and is the car worth that much. also what other problems can I expect

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  • steverstever Posts: 52,462
    Freelander timing belt estimates run from ~$600 to $1,000. The Edmunds Car Maintenance Guide will give you estimates for scheduled maintenance. RepairPal is another source for repair cost estimates.

    Freelanders in general have a terrible reputation for reliability.
  • kyfdxkyfdx Posts: 119,894
    pross2279 said:

    I am looking at 2002 freelander. would like to buy. price is $1000 but it has a timeing belt problem they need to be replaced.what is aprox. cost of repair and is the car worth that much. also what other problems can I expect

    One of the worst cars ever built. Chances are, it's not a timing belt problem, but a blown engine. And, there is no option for replacing them.

    The car is worth whatever a scrap yard will pay for it.

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  • isellhondasisellhondas Issaquah WashingtonPosts: 20,225
    I wouldn't take that Freelander if they gave it to me. Seriously, they are pure JUNK! All Land Rovers have a bad reputation for reliability but Freelanders top the list!

    In addition, if it has an interference engine (I don't know) a broken timing belt could have damaged the engine big time!
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