slightly biased unbalanced view there......i have had a 3 door facelift freelander sport td4 for the past 3 years with no problems whatsover.....and i take issue with the offroad comments,they are more than capable of green laning and are probably more capable than a defender or disco on your typical wet grass scenarios due to their light weight and low pressure footprint.I hate Freelanders. Hopeless in anything worse than light snow. Why not a Range Rover or a Discovery ? Something that might actually work :lol:
Plus, if you want to do basic off roading, in mud, a diesel would be better for torque so you don't risk bogging down and not being able to take off again.
just find a good properly serviced late model td4 and use it as god intended....you wont get anything other than an old baggy and worn out defender or disco for the same money.
and as a bonus,you dont end up looking like that pair of 'off road' ***** off the fast show,which most defender drivers appear to closely resemble or a dodgy sheepcoat wearing range rover used car dealer!