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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 910 times:

does anyone on this site own a jeep liberty? i've been offered a chance to buy one for relaively cheap and in pretty great condition. can anyone offer me a no-nonsense review of the car?


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User currently offlineL-188 From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 29699 posts, RR: 59
Reply 1, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 904 times:

My mom has one.

It's Ok I guess. I can't see myself buying one though.

Like any of the small SUV's I do get a top heavy feeling when I drive it.

I'll stick with my F-150 thank you.



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User currently offlineCancidas From Poland, joined Jul 2003, 4112 posts, RR: 11
Reply 2, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 899 times:

i need a small SUV because of a few reasons. 1. i'm a big guy with problematic knees. after a few rugby accidents i can't bend my knees as easily as i could. also, it hurts when i have to get in and out of small cars. 2. i live in the city so driving a F-350 quad cab with a 12ft bed is out. i'd never find a parking space. 3. gas is esive up here in the city.


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User currently offlineNewark777 From United States of America, joined Dec 2004, 9348 posts, RR: 30
Reply 3, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 897 times:

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 2):

If you want a small car, and gas prices are an issue, why are you even looking at an SUV? It's not like the Liberty is that much lower in height than the average SUV.

Harry



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User currently offlineLeroidescieux From United States of America, joined Apr 2005, 28 posts, RR: 0
Reply 4, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 22 hours ago) and read 896 times:

Hay, Cancidas
My boyfriend bought a 2005 Jeep Liberty CRD (Commom Rail Diesel) about a month ago. Its a nice vehicle and you see them all over the road. They have relatively few mechanical issues and are mechanically sound. Its a nice vehicle for city driving and gets into small parking spaces, it actually has a very small turning radius. It has a smooth ride and a pretty quiet ride compared to other SUVs and cars on the road. I don't know if you're talking about a 4x4 version, but thats what he has. We've only tried once on the beach and it didn't do well at all. We got stuck on a sand mound and had to be towed out. Other than that, its a great vehicle. If you can get a good deal, go for it. If you have any more questions, I can try to answer them or ask my boyfriend.



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User currently offlineAsstChiefMark From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 15 hours ago) and read 871 times:

I've been on two crashes involving Jeep Libertys. Both were fatals. On one, the roof crushed flat when it rolled over twice. On the other, the roof was completely sheared off by a sign.

Mark


User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 826 posts, RR: 3
Reply 6, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 862 times:

In the same category, all of the following are better than the Liberty: Honda CRV, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4. I guess it just depends on how attractive the price of your Liberty is.


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User currently offlineCORULEZ05 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 7, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 14 hours ago) and read 859 times:

speaking of which, there was a girl in one of these things that was on my case yesterday while I was driving home. She was having a very bad case of road rage. Of course, she pissed me off and I showed her who was boss.

Actually, when I was in high school I wanted one of these really bad. Not sure why but they just seemed very convenient and cool looking. I don't know anyone who has one but I think they are a reliable vehicle.

Quoting Cancidas (Reply 2):
need a small SUV because of a few reasons. 1. i'm a big guy with problematic knees.

Does anyone else see how wrong this statement is? You are a big guy that needs a SMALL SUV?  

I say, upgrade and go for the new 05 Jeep Grand Cherokee.SWEET!

[Edited 2005-04-30 17:02:15]

User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 8, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 12 hours ago) and read 834 times:

Hey,

As RNOcommctr said earlier, look into the Subarus. The Forester is a small SUV that has AWD and is very spacious for its size. Its not flimsy either. They rate very good to excellent in crash ratings too. AWD is great in the snow.

Also, look into the Suzuki/Chevrolet Grand Vitara/Tracker jeeps. They are small, but also spacious and feel like driving a bigger vehicle. They are cheap too.

The Liberty is very limited off-road and IMO was built for the urban warrior

just my 2 cents, but IMO, your best bet would be the Subaru



LooneyToon
User currently offlineRNOcommctr From United States of America, joined Jan 2001, 826 posts, RR: 3
Reply 9, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 10 hours ago) and read 823 times:

Hey Looney... I might be in the market for a small SUV myself in a year or so and I am really attracted to the Tracker/Vitara-- especially for the low price. The part-time 4WD system isn't a problem for me. I would just need a little convincing because Consumer Reports says these vehicles have a very low customer satisfaction rating. Do you have any personal Tracker/Vitara experience?


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User currently offlineFlyingTexan From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 812 times:

My brother’s wife has driven a Liberty for 4 years. Neither of them like the car. Quality leaves much to be desired for. Both his 2001 Grand Cherokee and 2004 gas guzzling Dodge Ram Hemi Quad cab afford more accommodations for his 6’5” frame and have proven to be of higher quality.

The Liberty is lightweight in the rear and has skidded off the road twice in rainstorms. Recently, a power window went inop and cost $200+ for the part alone. They have had problems with the sound system. I have heard numerous other complaints about the Liberty from both him and her but am unable to name specifics.


User currently offlineLooneyToon From United States of America, joined Mar 2005, 444 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 9 hours ago) and read 806 times:

RNOcommctr, check your mail.


LooneyToon
User currently offlineJBLUA320 From United States of America, joined May 2002, 3175 posts, RR: 19
Reply 12, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 8 hours ago) and read 799 times:
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Hi there

My parents got me a 2004 Jeep Liberty and I have no complaints about its mechanics. The car is solidly built and has been mechanically sound- no problems in this department. The ride itself is rough-- but its a Jeep- you have to expect that. It drives like a truck- which I kind of like- in that you press the gas to get to your speed- it doesnt have that pep like a sports sedan. The only complaint I have is that with driving like a truck, it also sounds like a truck. The ride is a little noisy, and the engine definately lets you know its alive. City gas mileage is mediocre, averaging about 16 MPG. However, its highway mileage has been excellent, averaging at about 22 MPG- which, for an SUV, is quite alright.

Its a good solid car, and I feel very safe driving it. I love sitting higher up. The only thing I can say is that if you want to use it for transporting cargo, this isnt your car! The cargo space is minimal.

JBLU


User currently offlineLOT767-300ER From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 5 hours ago) and read 781 times:

"In the same category, all of the following are better than the Liberty: Honda CRV, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4."

Its not April Fools, stop joking around like that.


User currently offlineMAH4546 From Sweden, joined Jan 2001, 32179 posts, RR: 72
Reply 14, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 3 hours ago) and read 768 times:

Quoting RNOcommctr (Reply 6):
In the same category, all of the following are better than the Liberty: Honda CRV, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4. I guess it just depends on how attractive the price of your Liberty is.

The Honda CR-V, Subaru Forester, and Toyota RAV4 are all car-based sportwagons. The Jeep Liberty is a truck. They are very different vehicles in two entirely different categories, although they are often cross-shopped by the average consumer, who doesn't know the difference.

If fuel is a concern, the Jeep Liberty is one of only seven light-duty vehicles sold in the US that offers a diesel engine (the others are the Volkswagen Golf, Jetta, New Beetle, Passat, and Toureg, and the Mercedes-Benz E-Class).

[Edited 2005-05-01 04:25:37]


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User currently offlineSoku39 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 1797 posts, RR: 9
Reply 15, posted (8 years 11 months 3 weeks 5 days 2 hours ago) and read 758 times:

Eh my dad bought one used. It did ride really rough, and the steering is indeed like a truck, he sold ours though when the transmission began to slip. I don't know if this happens only to people I know, but my friend's dad's Liberty had a transmission failure in 8 months. I really don't like Chrysler tranny's after we've had 3 other failures, and the Liberty is no exception (Like I said though, this just might be our bad luck)
Other than that the thing was fine, but seriously be prepared to pop out of your seat on every little bump.

[Edited 2005-05-01 04:52:30]


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