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Cons: Gas milage could be better.
Advice: Do your other test drives first. When you've driven the LibertyUnbelievable value! Comfort, style, performance, features.... This our 8th Jeep and first Liberty. They've all been great but this sets a new standard. My wife has a loaded Grand Cherokee and wants to trade. Not a chance! I love her but not that much!
Pros: Chrome Accents in the Interior, Leather. When it's fully loaded it's amazing.
Cons: I am so tall my leg sits on the handle of the door, which is uncomfortable.
Advice: Make sure you like it, and if your going to get it, get it fully loaded. The leather and chrome make the truck!I did not test drive. Being 17 and stupid I went by looks alone. Didn't care how it road, but thankfully I was not let down and it rides fine.
Pros: BLACK ON WHITE GAUGES
Cons: AM-FM-CD PLAYER (CASSETTE OPTIONAL)
Advice: ACCESSORIZE IT BEFORE YOU PURCHASE ITTURNING RADIOUS IS SUPER! PLENTY OF POWER FROM THE V-6. FEELS SAFE AND SECURE DURING SUNNY AND RAINY DRIVING CONDITIONS.
Advice: Go for the Limited. Price is close to that of the sport, but is more refined.Tight turning radius and AWESOME power. The engine is smooth and responsive. Rides more like a truck than a car, but that's what you get with a true Jeep. This is the SUV to get if you want REAL off-road capability.
Pros: The handling
Cons: Small gas tank.
Advice: Test drive it . It will be love at first drive.I'm an ex-Suburaban owner, who needed a SUV. Suburbans are just too big for my 'suburbs' driving. But I just adore SUV's, so I had to find a more practical, yet great looking one. Well, shopping around, my eyes kept coming back to the Jeep Liberty Renegade! What a beauty I found! Black exterior with taupe leather seats, and aluminum trim on the interior! It has roof lights for our night mountain driving in Colorado, too! In the two weeks that I have owned it, I have had more compliments on it than any other new car I have ever owned. It handles superbly on local roads, and mountain roads (Trail Ridge Road!!) The sound system is the greatest I've ever heard. My teenager will soon be driving and can't wait to drive this beauty. His high school is at the top on a long, winding road, that gets very slick in the winter. I will have no fear letting him take our Jeep Liberty to school on bad days. As you can tell, I am immensely pleased with my new Jeep Liberty. I have owned two SUV's, a Suburban, and a BroncoII, and test drove all the new ones. Nothing beats the Jeep Liberty Renegade!!!
Pros: off-road ability, handling, design, turn radius!
Cons: maybe the mileage, but hey, it's an SUV
Advice: Test drive both the '02 and '03 and notice the differenceI must say Jeep excelled with the Liberty's sophmore year. Adding all-disc brakes and improving the suspension was exactly what this car needed. I test drove the 2002 Liberty, Landrover Freelander, and Nissan Xterra. I must first mention that I was first hooked on Xterra and wanted that as my first choice vehicle. Second choice was the Freelander. Third choice was Jeep just to use as a comparison for the other SUVs. The Freelander handled great but was too small for cargo and was a little slow on the road. The Xterra was faster and had the cargo room I needed, but handled poorly with its high center of gravity. The Liberty was the happy median between the two. I've test driven many other SUVs but narrowed my choices to the 3 aforementioned. The Liberty had me hooked after I took it offroad and cruised it at 80. It is so smooth according to myself as well as my passengers. The handling is awesome and the cargo space was exactly what I needed. The quality of materials is excellent and strong, the off-road capabilities are classic Jeep, and my friends love the look of the black exterior/taupe leather appearance. I couldn't be happier with Liberty for it will be my workhorse for years to come. I have no regrets about going for Jeep b/c of its long offroad and reliability history. You can see Jeeps crawl the rocks of Moab, Utah. Tweaked out Libertys may be seen in Moab in the near future as they become more popular. My father found his first car in the jungles of Guam (a Willys MB jeep) after WWII. I think Liberty is a go-anywhere, handle-anything, all-purpose vehicle that can satisfy a wide variety of people and lifestyles. I don't even have to upgrade the sound system- it's by Infinity and is already well balanced and tight! I've seen average reviews of this car in other sources, but I believe the customer should just see for himself and drive one to understand what Jeep really wanted to do with Liberty and see if it fits his needs. This car was built with a purpose, and it succeeded. I can't say enough great things about this vehicle, and I always love driving it. Luxury and offroad able like landrover, sporty utility like Nissan. I found my dream SUV.