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Pros: Steering wheel mounted controls
Cons: Dangerous Brakes and poor service
Advice: Do not buy a 2002 with disc froont and drum Rear Brakes, front brakes lock up under normal pressureGood
Pros: Harmon Kardon 9 speaker sterio and the prestige of owning a Land Rover
Cons: lack of power
Advice: compare others in the same class before you make a decisonMy Freelander is lacking the horsepower that other SUVs in its class has, but after going on an off roading clinic with my Land Rover dealership in my Freelander, it more than makes up for it. I have brought the car back to the shop a couple of times for minor repairs, and it will go back for some more, and my Freelander is less than a year old.
Pros: power drivers seat
Cons: sliding sun roof
Advice: go to a good dealershipI am a very small person. This vehicle fits me like a glove. I love the way it handles and is very easy to park.
Pros: The height and being able to see all around and over other vehieles.
Cons: Gas mileage
Advice: Test drive a Liberty JeepThe ride is great, goes over railroad crossing & bumpy roads nicely. When you close the door you have solid sound. The Liberty has a sporty look. The seats are great they are comfortable on your back. This is our family car and I would highly recommend it. Handles nicely in rain storms & you don't have to worry about getting stalled in water that may be splashed on you by other drivers going through water. We are a first time Jeep owner and we are enjoying our Liberty Jeep. We were driving a 1994 Geo Prizm. We still a 93 Ford Ranger Truck.
Pros: The dash panel
Cons: The small glove box
Advice: The 4-wheel drive Renegade is well worth the moneyI feel in love with the Liberty from first site. After test driving it, you couldn't talk me into another S.U.V. It was a smooth ride with plenty of room and gadgets galore. What more could a girl ask for? I also test drove the Dodge Durango, but being a small person I felt like the Durango was to big and klunky. My Liberty is just the right size.
Pros: Great acceleration with the V6. Also, love the look and style.
Cons: Ergonomics could use some work.
Advice: I can't imagine driving this without the V-6. The XLT is well worth the extra $$Perfect car for city driving - lots more interior space than you'd expect, but easy to squeeze into tight parking spaces. Solid, quick V6 can get you where you need to be quickly. FWD got me thru 2 feet of snow this winter with few problems.
Pros: Easy to read gauges
Cons: Power window button placement.
Advice: Must test drive it. Do your homework on SUV's and what your life stile is.If your looking for a capable 4x4 for the ranch or in town, Liberty is it!Good highway speed ride, a bit bumppy in the back set.Turn radius is great and it's off roading capability is outstanding! Airconditioning is very cold and cools the cabin quickly.In town it's easy to park in those tight spots.Very cool swing-away rear door and with one pull of the handle or click of the remote and just the rear window opens for putting in those small packeges.I took it across country and I got about 300 miles per tank give or take 25 miles. In town in city traffic look to get maybe 200 miles per tank.