2003 Jeep Liberty Consumer Reviews

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2003 Jeep Liberty
4.0
Average based on 27 reviews
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Been Loving my Jeep for 7yrs

by from Indianapolis, IN on December 26, 2009

Love my Jeep Renegade. Can't believe it's almost 7yrs old. Haven't had much problems with it. The 4-wheel and split time drive is great. I have two small kids, so it's nice that it is bigger but not t...
Love my Jeep Renegade. Can't believe it's almost 7yrs old. Haven't had much problems with it. The 4-wheel and split time drive is great. I have two small kids, so it's nice that it is bigger but not too big where I can't reach my hand behind me and not be able to reach them, like our Surburban. However, the cup holders in the back are not accessible to kids in booster seats. So the lack of cup holders is a downside, hence my 4 stars on interior design and features. I have the 6-CD changer which I love. I think I might need to get my shocks looked at though...the Jeeps rides a little rougher than I remember in the past. Sometimes I feel like a bobble head on the interstate.
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Uses car for Just getting around

Does recommend this car

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Speedometer sensor problems

by from Brick, NJ on August 4, 2008

I have had my 2003 Jeep Liberty back to the dealer four times for a failed sensor that is connected to the speedometer. Apparently this sensor is mounted on the rear axles (which had to be replaced bu...
I have had my 2003 Jeep Liberty back to the dealer four times for a failed sensor that is connected to the speedometer. Apparently this sensor is mounted on the rear axles (which had to be replaced but under the warranty). Don't know if anyone else has had this problem but it started in August 2006, again in June 2007, April 2008 and now I will be returning it this week to the dealer to have the sensor replaced again. I think it's time to replace the whole speedometer, but I was told that there might be something on the flywheel. Not an expert on mechanical problems myself but I try to keep educated. This is also a low mileage vehicle as with today's gas prices I am limiting my driving as I only get about 14 mpg around town. Ugh!
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My Dream Car

by from Douglassville, PA on August 5, 2009

I bought my Jeep Liberty 4 years ago, and haven't had a single problem! It handles great in the snow, as well as off-road and on hills. My husband uses it like he would a truck for hauling and heavier...
I bought my Jeep Liberty 4 years ago, and haven't had a single problem! It handles great in the snow, as well as off-road and on hills. My husband uses it like he would a truck for hauling and heavier work. The gas mileage is pretty good for an SUV, too. The only problem is that there isn't really a whole lot of passenger room in the backseat.
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Does recommend this car

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Latest Winter Ride

by from New York on January 30, 2014

I recently purchased a 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade from a local used car dealer with 102,000 miles. I expect some issues and got what I expected. The initial problem was a stuck caliper in the right re...
I recently purchased a 2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade from a local used car dealer with 102,000 miles. I expect some issues and got what I expected. The initial problem was a stuck caliper in the right rear and an emission fault. The dealer fixed the problems but the emissions fault came back. I went through the vehicle and found low fluid levels, bad differential seals, and a bad cv joint seal on the front drive shaft. Everything is fixed. It runs great and is getting 19.8 mpg even in snow and "0" degree weather! The heater is excellent! Seats are comfortable for my daily 80 mile ride. The radio sounds good and the vehicle is quiet with no squeaks when radio is off. The roof lights - Renegade model- light up the road like a ball field. No regrets at this point. I'm happy with the deal.
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OK...COST SOME $$$ TO FIX, BUT...

by from mount sinai on March 22, 2015

I last wrote a review here 5 years ago on the same car...back then I had no problems at 125,000 miles..since then I put in a water pump, new belts, radiator, alternator, battery, and cylinder head gas...
I last wrote a review here 5 years ago on the same car...back then I had no problems at 125,000 miles..since then I put in a water pump, new belts, radiator, alternator, battery, and cylinder head gaskets...that was the cost of enjoying the car since 2003...let's see, about $1200 in repairs, and she's driving like a new car again. That was the worse of it...$1200 over 12 years....plus any other small repairs like two sets of brakes, three sets of tires, and other little stuff...in all, I probably averaged $110-120 a year average for repairs...NOT BAD AT ALL! LOVE MY JEEP!!! Some people may complain about repairs, but JEEPS are CHEAP to repair...besides, if you take care of it and respect it, it'll return the favor.
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Thrifty SUV

by from Wilmington, NC on August 24, 2006

I love the Liberty!! When I seen the Sport, and from what I heard, it was a base model, but the one i got was very well equipped. I got the four cylinder model... most people think 150hp for a truck t...
I love the Liberty!! When I seen the Sport, and from what I heard, it was a base model, but the one i got was very well equipped. I got the four cylinder model... most people think 150hp for a truck this size doesn't perform well, but it provides plenty of pep. Not to mention 27 MPG!!
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GREAT CAR

by from NEWARK, NJ on March 10, 2013

THIS CAR IS 100% SAFE. IT HAS A V6 ENGINE AND YOU CAN LET YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER HAVE THIS CAR. AS A FIRST CAR. I TEST DROVE IT AND IT WAS A BLAST. NO INREST IN BUYING ALREADY HAVE ONE
THIS CAR IS 100% SAFE. IT HAS A V6 ENGINE AND YOU CAN LET YOUR SON OR DAUGHTER HAVE THIS CAR. AS A FIRST CAR. I TEST DROVE IT AND IT WAS A BLAST. NO INREST IN BUYING ALREADY HAVE ONE
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Reliable during the early years

by from MI on September 30, 2007

Plan to extend the warranties or trade it in shortly after the warranties expire. I would recommend this vehicle to a friend who leases or trades in a car after 3 years. If planning to purchase to thi...
Plan to extend the warranties or trade it in shortly after the warranties expire. I would recommend this vehicle to a friend who leases or trades in a car after 3 years. If planning to purchase to this vehicle new, don't finance past 36 months or 42 at the most.
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2003 Jeep Liberty 3.7 Liter V6 Limited Edition

by from Green Bay, WI on July 3, 2006

This is an excellent vehicle! Great for towing a camper or boat. Very dependable. Great turning radius. We have all maintenance records to go with this vehicle. It's been well maintained. Clean a...
This is an excellent vehicle! Great for towing a camper or boat. Very dependable. Great turning radius. We have all maintenance records to go with this vehicle. It's been well maintained. Clean and smoke free. Decent leg room. Leather interior. Power seats, windows, locks. 4WD. This is really an outstanding value!
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Jeep owner

by from Oakland County, MI on May 26, 2006

Jeep owner, Jeep driver, Love the Liberty, Fun and Dependable Personal Vehicle, as well as, handles all road conditions, holds loads of stuff in the back! Passengers ages range 13-79, no complaints.
Jeep owner, Jeep driver, Love the Liberty, Fun and Dependable Personal Vehicle, as well as, handles all road conditions, holds loads of stuff in the back! Passengers ages range 13-79, no complaints.
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