Good offroader, useful, cool looking
January 28, 2019
Bought it used a few years ago. 4WD automatic. Had to get a vehicle to replace a wrecked car. Dealer had this on the lot and was the only thing available that I could afford and wasnt a tin can econocar. It has good storage for tools, sleeping equipment, personal protection devices, etc.. I use it to go to work on the weekends, sleep in it Saturday nights. Enough room to put an air mattress in it to sleep laid out. Front seat folds flat, rear seats fold forward and down. Put mud tires on it and took it offroad a few times, did very well, even surprised me how well a non Wrangler jeep could do. It uses electronic controls to get traction, no lockers or limited slip. If a tire starts to spin, it uses the ABS to brake the spinning wheel so the power goes to the other wheel. It works good, but I installed lockers anyway in case the electronics fail. It needed ball joints in the lower control arms, replaced those while installing a 2 inch spacer lift. Easy to work on, cheap parts, simple designs. Automatic is the only drawback. I hate automatics but none were offered after 2008. Mine jerks and stutters in overdrive, not all the time, but after it gets warmed up, if going up an little incline, it starts bucking. Give it gas and it stops. Im sure its a weak torque convertor clutch or overdrive solenoid. No problems if overdrive is shut off. My only complaint of the Jeep. Mopar auto trans arent known for being very good. This one is the R42 version. Sunroof leaks, common complaint with the 08 up Liberties. I taped mine shut, never use it anyway. Others have reported leaking seams where the roof rack bolts in to, and in the back by the hatch, mine is leak free. Overall, I love my Jeep, even with its few problems. Hasnt stranded me yet, fun offroading, suits my needs very well. Id get another one if this one dies.