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Pros: the space
Advice: Buy black it looks the bestGreat Suv!!!Love it!
Pros: Beautiful interior with with 4x4 when needed to see interesting destinations.
Cons: Third seat takes up cargo room even when folded.
Advice: Get a V8With the standard features of the Overland, one has a luxury sedan interior with the security and off-road ability of a Jeep. Engineered with a solid, quality feel, the Commander is an American Land Rover with a great price. Finally, its HEMI engine is on the Top 10 list in the world.
Pros: stereo buttons on steering wheel
Cons: wind noise, gas mileage on sticker is a LIE!!!!!
Advice: Do not buy. Chrysler's service people are horrible.This truck has 20,000 miles on it now. It has been in the shop 8 times, at two different dealers. Both dealers are unable to fix the 'Screaming' wind noise, which is only 2 decibels lower than OSHA considers hazardous to hearing. The seals around all wiindows and sunroof are leaking. The CD Changer takes about 2 minutes to change to a new CD. The gas mileage is about 10-12 mpg. We are trading this vehicle in as soon as possible. Will never own another Chrysler product. We understand that new models sometimes have kinks, but Chrysler has been no help at all, in fact they have been nothing but hateful and evasive about the whole process of getting it fixed. We have 3 small children , and are completely unable to take this truck on long trips because of the loud scream coming from the windshiled and sunroof. Worst vehicle ive ever owned. DO NOT BUY!!!!!!!
Pros: exterior appearance
Cons: inferior paint job, the number of issues
Advice: buy Grand CherokeeI was dazzled by the new design so I purchased a 2006 Jeep Commander brand new in June of 2006. From the start, it was clear that the exterior paint job was inferior. The paint would scratch if brushed by a branch(still does). The seat belt in the third row was defective and had to be replaced. The second row seat belt is now defective and will have to be replaced. And speaking of third row seats, only a midget or little person can sit back there comfortably. The brakes are skipping. I have had it in to the shop on two separate occassions for tire repair. I am now wishing I kept my Grand Cherokee.
Pros: the body style
Cons: upholstery staining
Advice: research other vehiclesI have just replaced the starter on my Jeep and it only has 46,000 miles on it(a bit premature I feel).I am also disappointed with the cloth upholstery,it shows even water spots! I have also had a seat belt latch replaced and it is broken again-this time the dealer is trying to charge me $121.00 to replace the $15.00 seat belt latch, part and labor!!!I am getting worried that I have a lemon! Hope things get better,Chrysler has not been much help!Poor customer service!
Pros: the caro space and 3rd row seating
Cons: now it's just the way it drives
Advice: give yourself some other options to choose from before you decide on this one.I have had a problem with the power steering. It completely went out on me while driving in a curve at 65mph. i had to have it towed back to the dealership. They fixed this by replacing the power steering pump, but it still didn't drive right the steering felt loose. I had to take it back once more to change out the whole rack and pinion steering. I like the potential of this vehicle,but after driving it for a year, it doesn't feel the same as when I first test drove this vehicle. I traded my 2000 jeep grand cherokee that I loved for this car.
Pros: Heated seats
Cons: gas mileage
Advice: Do not buy it!! You could end up with one with an unresolveable defect. Donot take that chance.This car has a smooth ride, but has problems staying running in the heat. Owning this car has been a nightmare for me. I am currently in Lemon law litigation regarding this vehicle because it has a problem with the idle and emmisions settings. The truck stops when it gets too hot and the dealership has not been able to resolve the problem. I traded my Honda Pilot for this piece of garbage and i deeply regret it. A beautiful vehicle with not must else to offer!!! Would not recommmend to any body.