2008 Jeep Commander
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Jeepers !!!

by from Rochester, New York on May 4, 2011

I had a Grand Cherokee before owning the Commander. There were a few shortcomings with that model. First off, I had to duck my head quite a bit just to get into the driver seat. The seatbelt was too s...
I had a Grand Cherokee before owning the Commander. There were a few shortcomings with that model. First off, I had to duck my head quite a bit just to get into the driver seat. The seatbelt was too short for my body type, and lastly, the back hatch was heavy and awkward to open because the helper cylinders only took over when the door was about half way up. The Commander has eliminated all three of these problems and has many more features that I find just simply wonderful. My favorite is the back up assist with video camera. The interior has much more headroom and legroom. The Hemi V8 is very powerful and responsive. I also love the on board navigation. All the controls on the steering wheel were well thought out and I love their placement/functions. All in all, this is the best vehicle I've ever owned, and Ive been driving since 1962.
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I LOVE my 2008 Jeep Commander

by from Philadelphia PA on March 17, 2012

Pros: I?ve had my Commander for a little over 3 years and have never regretted this purchase. I have had several Grand Cherokee?s and find my Commander has better reliability, drivability and overall ...
Pros: I?ve had my Commander for a little over 3 years and have never regretted this purchase. I have had several Grand Cherokee?s and find my Commander has better reliability, drivability and overall superior fit and finish to other Jeeps I have owned. I have had ZERO issues. Not a thing wrong and I?m hitting 30k. We can pack for the Mountains in the winter with tons of bulky stuff and Shore trips with ease. It just fits. We always needed to trim back with the Grand Cherokee. I do need to say the traction control was a major plus in some bad storms. I?m not so sure I would have made it through the madness without it, it was deep stuff on bad roads. This jeep very much reminds me of my 1969 Jeep Wagoneer Custom 1414x except it?s a modern day Super smooth version. This year we started taking longer trips and I feel great during and after the ride. Very Comfortable, rockin sound system, Killer rear seat sun roofs?etc? Cons: I think the resale value is low from what I see them going for but most vehicles seem to have taken a hit with the economy.
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Most Fun Vehicle I've Ever Owned

by from Buffalo, NY on December 18, 2007

Although a little expensive, it is definitely worth the cost. This Jeep is extremely capable and comfortable too. Where I live, it snows a lot and there is a lot of inclement weather. The Commander ha...
Although a little expensive, it is definitely worth the cost. This Jeep is extremely capable and comfortable too. Where I live, it snows a lot and there is a lot of inclement weather. The Commander handled it extremely well and it seemed as though I was driving along on a summer's day. I really love the Sirius Satellite Radio features with the TV features as well. The MyGig entertainment system is also very fun and helps the time whiz by. Overall, the Jeep Commander is a very large vehicle, but it is very maneuverable in tight situations. I love this Jeep and I am now obsessed with my new car.
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Great Jeep

by from Omaha, NE on December 31, 2009

This has been my first Jeep and does not dissapoint. There are many creative ways to store cargo and passengers. Although the third row seating causes a blind spot when backing up, there is a video di...
This has been my first Jeep and does not dissapoint. There are many creative ways to store cargo and passengers. Although the third row seating causes a blind spot when backing up, there is a video display to assist you and the third row provides great comfort and an enjoyable ride. If you are on a long road trip with just two or three peaople fold the second row seats and sit in the third row to allow maximum comfort as your legs stretch fully out. Overall, the 5.7L Hemi and the comfortable yet stylish interior in the Jeep Commander is a wonderful choice for an SUV.
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GREAT TRUCK

by from avon, ohio on December 14, 2007

Moved up from a Grand Cherokee Lease. Kids are bigger now. The Commander is more comfortable even then the seats of my wifes van. no problem with visability. It seems the car makes are designing with ...
Moved up from a Grand Cherokee Lease. Kids are bigger now. The Commander is more comfortable even then the seats of my wifes van. no problem with visability. It seems the car makes are designing with the idea that people must use the mirrors rather then rubbernecking. The rear park sense is nice, i can see the light bar telling me how close i am. as well as the audible. brakes stop even with out any nose dive, corners wonderfull on enter/exit ramps going twice the speed limit on the ramps gets no uncomfortable feeling. I have the 3.7 6 cyl. and really have no complaints.
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Best 8 Passenger Value on the market..!

by from Stow on May 14, 2012

Another awesome product by Jeep. Great family SUV, lots of space, comfort, looks, durability, etc...
Another awesome product by Jeep. Great family SUV, lots of space, comfort, looks, durability, etc...
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True to it's roots

by from San Diego on March 19, 2012

7 passenger seating without the bulk of a super large SUV. Highly capable even if you opt for awd. 3.7 engine is a mighty giant with swift acceleration and turn on a dime steering. Love the extra row ...
7 passenger seating without the bulk of a super large SUV. Highly capable even if you opt for awd. 3.7 engine is a mighty giant with swift acceleration and turn on a dime steering. Love the extra row yet still fits in garage. If you ever buy a used car try these 2 golden rules; by a car (even if used from a namesake dealer) they want to sell that car, 2 : wait till the end of month.., you make a deal and you will win . I saved $ 6500 dollars.
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I'm in Heaven

by from PA on April 2, 2008

I absolutely love my new commander - It rides so smooth. There is so much room between me and my husband - perfect for long trips ;-). The only minor annoyance I've experienced is, rain falls into the...
I absolutely love my new commander - It rides so smooth. There is so much room between me and my husband - perfect for long trips ;-). The only minor annoyance I've experienced is, rain falls into the window from the roof. I'm going to buy wind guards and see if that helps. I would absolutely recommend this vehical for those in the market for an SUV.
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One powerful engine

by from New York, NY on April 18, 2012

Great SUV. Strong engine. Manages well. Roomy. The only downside is the price of gas. With the Hemi engine she is quite the drinker. :-)
Great SUV. Strong engine. Manages well. Roomy. The only downside is the price of gas. With the Hemi engine she is quite the drinker. :-)
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LOVE IT

by from New York on February 7, 2008

We bought our Commander and just love it. We get a lot of snow where we live and feel so safe in this vehicle. It "tears" right through the snow with no sliding and just excellent handling. We have a ...
We bought our Commander and just love it. We get a lot of snow where we live and feel so safe in this vehicle. It "tears" right through the snow with no sliding and just excellent handling. We have a 5 month old baby so safety is very important to us and we feel so comfortable and safe even in the worst snow conditions. Its a beautiful vehicle inside and out and handles like a dream. We love it...we want 5 more! :)
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