Freelanders are fundemently turd....I know my old boys got one. His is a 3 yr old V6 petrol auto with tiptronic gearbox, leather, heated seats etc.
The road noise is dreadful, the mpg is worst than in my old 4.6 Rangey, the build quality is patchy, the interior is like something from the Early Learning Centre, servicing is expensive and even with the big engine it still feels underpowered and cheaply made.
Plus it is made my a bunch of lazy work shy brummies who couldn't screw together an IKEA desk properly never mind a decent car.
If you want cheap and realiable and MPG is not too much of an issue, 4.0 ltr jeep cherokee with all the toys, proper low ratio gearbox if required, will tow the world has no probs towing a 7.8 mtr Ballistic even with donuts in the passenger seat!!! Plus you get leather, air-con, etc. etc. all for about £3k. Small enough for madam to use as shopping or school car as well.
Otherwise sell your house in the most desirable yachting base in teh UK and live in a tent and buy an RS6 for the hoon mobile and this 330 bhp defender for the boat - http://www.overfinch.co.uk/?node_id=1.3.3&vehicle_id=21
Dude - where's my car?