2005 Jeep Liberty
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Toughest Small SUV

by from Massachusetts on March 2, 2013

They Jeep is the toughest vehicle that I ever owned. My daughter had a accident roll over in one without a scratch. My wife was rear-ended, the other car was heavily damaged, the Jeep had on damage(th...
They Jeep is the toughest vehicle that I ever owned. My daughter had a accident roll over in one without a scratch. My wife was rear-ended, the other car was heavily damaged, the Jeep had on damage(the spare tire absorbed the impact) It is powerful enough in town, but the mileage is poor. Tough as nails.
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Uses car for Just getting around

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I love my Jeep Liberty

by from Cedar Springs, MI on December 4, 2011

I really love my Liberty but wish it was getting better Gas milage. I also have a 1998 Grand Cherokee Laredo that I have owned for the passed 10 years with over 200K miles on it and it gets better gas...
I really love my Liberty but wish it was getting better Gas milage. I also have a 1998 Grand Cherokee Laredo that I have owned for the passed 10 years with over 200K miles on it and it gets better gas milage then the Liberty.
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Does recommend this car

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great yr. round car!

by from Fenton, MI on June 24, 2011

I will be saying good bye to my awesome Jeep liberty diesel this week and getting a Jeep patriot limited soon...hopefully the next owners will enjoy this awesome ride as much as i have...i am feeling ...
I will be saying good bye to my awesome Jeep liberty diesel this week and getting a Jeep patriot limited soon...hopefully the next owners will enjoy this awesome ride as much as i have...i am feeling seperation anxiety...but i think i'll ¿ my leather interior & sunroof in my newer patriot starting next week! Great car in the snow & on dirt roads (i live in the country in MI). Enjoy your ride!
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Rugged small suv

by from PNW on November 15, 2016

Drove this rig for 10 years and 150,000 miles through every terrain one can imagine. Handles well in snow, mud, rain, sand, rocks, etc. yet handles comfortably at 85+mph on the freeway. Interior mat...
Drove this rig for 10 years and 150,000 miles through every terrain one can imagine. Handles well in snow, mud, rain, sand, rocks, etc. yet handles comfortably at 85+mph on the freeway. Interior materials hold up very well and very low maintenance / repairs. Only downside is small interior and poor fuel economy (15-16 mpg)
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Uses car for Transporting family

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Fun for a great price

by from Galion, ohio on December 3, 2007

Pro's: fun to drive, ok on gas, looks good (wrangler package), goes great in snow and mud, great price used with 22k Con's: a little small (seats seem small for a man), feels light when passing semis ...
Pro's: fun to drive, ok on gas, looks good (wrangler package), goes great in snow and mud, great price used with 22k Con's: a little small (seats seem small for a man), feels light when passing semis on highway
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Dont buy manual transmission

by from Albuquerque New Mexico on August 2, 2006

Loved this car until I had the transmission rebuilt at 22K miles, and now at 26K miles the transmission is slipping. The dealership won't even offer me a loaner car for the trouble, decided I will ju...
Loved this car until I had the transmission rebuilt at 22K miles, and now at 26K miles the transmission is slipping. The dealership won't even offer me a loaner car for the trouble, decided I will just trade it in and stay away from chryler products. Otherwise it was a great car, one child fit well and VERY fun to drive. Cheap tires kept getting flats.
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Great at first

by from on July 28, 2015

The jeep was great at first but after having it for 6 months everything went wrong we had to replace transfer case and transmission. I have had it for almost 3 years now and I am ready for it to go we...
The jeep was great at first but after having it for 6 months everything went wrong we had to replace transfer case and transmission. I have had it for almost 3 years now and I am ready for it to go we keep having problems with the transmission it is not a family car that's for sure it is very uncomfortable. To me its more of a car for a teenager that doesn't need a lot of room in a suv as long as it is in good shape.
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Uses car for Work

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A Youngin's First Car

by from Indianapolis on February 20, 2017

I bought this car with 56k miles on it at $8k. I've had it for a couple months now, enough to get to know it. Maintenance- I haven't had any issues with the transmission, drivetrain or anything esse...
I bought this car with 56k miles on it at $8k. I've had it for a couple months now, enough to get to know it. Maintenance- I haven't had any issues with the transmission, drivetrain or anything essential to the performance of the car as its been babied its entire life thus far. The only issues I have had are a p0456 code (which turned out to be a faulty gas cap) and a very small hole in the muffler. Then again, this is nitpicking. Styling- As this is a sport edition, the styling is very basic and its plastic city inside and out. However, the plastic doesn't feel cheap and is very solid and easy to take care of. Its got some styling borrowed from the well loved jeep wrangler on the grill. The doors are short, making it very easy to get in and out of tight parking spaces, although the door latches on the inside are quite unorthodox. The rear hatch opens in two parts, which is extremely convenient for loading both heavy and light loads into the rear. Feel- Every shift of the transfer case and drive selector is solid and is very satisfying to use. The feedback on the steering wheel is fantastic but not overwhelming. There's a lot of body roll in turns(surprise, it's an suv), but not a lot when accelerating or decelerating. Both the brake and accelerator pedal are quite linear. The rear seats fold flat but anchors on the side of the car to secure the seats to their normal position do jut out. Its got a healthy amount of room in the back for a family of four to go on vacation for a few days. Performance- Sport? Please. While its not a fast jeep, it will get up and going and will go up to redline with a healthy roar if you do please. However, spinning the back tires is quite easy from a stop, so be aware. Audio- The jeep comes with a standard radio with am/fm/cd selector, equalizer, and 10 station memory. No audio jack is included. The speakers sound alright and have their moments, but they're in the middle of the road for sound quality. 6 speakers(4 midrange drivers/woofers and 2 tweeters). Ride quality- This is a jeep. This isn't much of a comfort vehicle. It's going to go over bumps harder than a regular suv. However, in my opinion, the seats make up for it. They're firm(I need lumbar support) yet comfortable to sit in for long periods of time. Final thoughts- This is a fantastic first vehicle for a teen, especially for budding Jeep enthusiasts. The aftermarket, while not as busy as Wrangler's, is still an excellent source for parts. It's not fast, but it is a fun SUV nonetheless. It can haul kids, bags of sand(or whatever else you put in the back of your car), and can be used as a casual enthusiant's fun vehicle. It's multifaceted and has a timeless design(especially with that rear wheel). I'm disappointed that chrysler decided to end the liberty. It's a great mini-suv. Ok, hope that covered everything.
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Great value for your dollar.

by from Western Pa. on August 15, 2006

The visibility is outstanding. A great SUV in town and on the road. I had over 100,000 miles on a Wrangler before this 05 Liberty. I still have an 03 Liberty. Besides needing a storage platform over t...
The visibility is outstanding. A great SUV in town and on the road. I had over 100,000 miles on a Wrangler before this 05 Liberty. I still have an 03 Liberty. Besides needing a storage platform over the two vents, and a little more power, I don't see a wiser way for miles per dollar. The resale factor is a bonus feature.
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Great Mileage, Tons of Power

by from Pinckney, MI on May 26, 2008

Diesel Jeep was a great used vehicle buy. Yes there have been a few recalls but the vehicle has been very reliable. Handles all weather and road conditions great. Washed out roads, snow, ice no proble...
Diesel Jeep was a great used vehicle buy. Yes there have been a few recalls but the vehicle has been very reliable. Handles all weather and road conditions great. Washed out roads, snow, ice no problem. Tows camper and ATVs without a problem. And 27mpg on the highway in daily communting.
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