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Pros: Interior colors and finish out
Cons: No ABS system-horrible for in-city driving-brakes lock up very scary, have the off-road tires better ride but they make noise after you reach 40mph-sounds like a problem but it isn't
Advice: Consider the ABS also front seats are comfy but actual seat is somewhat small if you are a person who likes to sit indian style in passenger seat while traveling.First impression was very positive- liked the overall feel- felt solid. Liked the value- not too big- thought that it was a Jeep product it would be a good purchase.
Cons: Just the mph
Advice: You will love this 4x4This is a great 4x4. I have driven Landrovers for years and this is a very close second. You will have a lot of fun. After all, it is a JEEP!!!!!!
Pros: the looks of the car
Cons: brakes are noisy even after repaired, ac is warm
Advice: dont buycruise control has problems as does brakes.
Pros: Vehicle response
Cons: Lack of a rear glass handle
Advice: This is a true SUV. It's not a SUV built on a car chassisFinally - a 'compact' 4x4 with gumption! The V-6 is very responsive with 'okay' hiway performance. But, I didn't buy it for the hiway. I bought it for 'around town' usage and its much, much better than any of its competitors (Escape, Tribute, RAV4, etc.) in that realm. I felt some 'roll effect' in tight cornering, but I expected that given its height. Fix for the 'roll effect' was my slowing down...I'm not driving a sports car. This is not a SUV built on a car chassis - it's a 'true SUV' built ground-up to be a SUV and in my case, a 4x4 SUV. The 4-wheel disc brakes felt tight and responsive in extreme braking situations I would find around town with the Goodyear Eagles providing solid gripping on my wet road test. I found the engineering design elements of form, fit, and function to be head and shoulders above any of its competition. Cargo space is more than adequate - I'd definitely load my weekend wood projects in this puppy. I don't buy the 5-adults sitting capacity though - more likely 4 to get ample elbow room. The controls, conveniences, accessibility features, etc. are right-on complete with a small dash size. Getting in and out of the rear is okay, much easier than the Pathfinder/4Runner. You sit 'tall in the saddle' in the front or rear and there's plenty of leg and butt room for my 6'2' fat bod. The pop-up rear glass and the swing out rear door are very easy to open even though I'd like a handle on the glass to grab onto when shutting it. I opted for the Limited model with leather seating (heated front buckets) for one simple reason: my comfort. I did not like the cloth seating, but know of people who do. Whatever. The shift on the fly 4x4 capability is a 'must have' for me, but so is tight steering. This ute has them both. No, I wouldn't take this puppy on the Rubicon Trail -it's not my 'thing'. But, if that's your thing, this ute will want to do it again and again. I'll be the idiot at trail's end, laying a coat of wax on mine and handing you the hose to wash yours off. Jeep got it right with this 'baby ute'.
Pros: towing abiity
Cons: gas milage & lack of closed storage space
Advice: If you do not own a gas well, don'tIn every aspect but one, this was a good vehicle. The one area in which I grievously fault it is the gas milage. The Feds and the articles claim 16-20 mpg. At 14- 16,000 miles, I am getting 16 at best, 14.5 with air conditioning and 14 towing a medium boat. This is the worst milage I have gotten from a car in over 20 years and a half dozen different cars. If I knew getting this car would increase my gas costs by 25% I never would have gotten it.
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.