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Cons: nothinggood ride easy to drive, to get in, and out of. good gas milage.
Cons: NEEDS MORE CLEARANCE
Advice: IF YOU WANT TO GO OFF-ROAD, GET SELECT TRACK TRANSMISSIONMY WIFE AND I DROVE OUR LIBERTY FROM CA. TO MONTANA, ARIZONA, UTAH, IDAHO AND HAVE DONE MODERATE OFF-ROADING WITH IT... NEVER HAD ANY PROBLEMS..... IT'S NOT A ROCK-CLIMBER BUT IT'LL GO PRETY MUCH ANY WHERE ELSE SPECIALLY WITH THE SELECT TRACK TRANSMISSION (ALLOWS YOU TO USE FULL-TIME, PART-TIME,OR TWO WHEEL DRIVE) AND THE 3.7 LITER ENGINE...ALSO TURNS ON A DIME....
Pros: the moonroof, pick up , 4X4 capability
Cons: I wish there was a button to release the back gate within the vehicle (you can only do it by a button on the key)
Advice: BUY IT BUY IT BUY IT!!! You won't be disappointed!I puchased a 2002 Liberty Limited back in 2002 and just traded in for the new 2005 Rocky Mountain edition. I loved my 2002 liberty so much that I didn't even consider another vehicle. Granted, Jeep's are a bit pricier than other small SUV's but the quality is definetely worth the extra cash. This is a great vehicle to have for our 6+ months of Buffalo snowstorms! Gas mileage is ok for an SUV (I average around 21 highway, 19 stop and go). I love the redesigned exterior for 2005, as well as the extra leg room in the back. If you need an SUV to battle tough winter snow this is the vehicle for you.
Pros: fold flat reat seats, side opening rear door, rear mounted spare tire
Cons: motion sickness
Advice: motion sicknesshandles ok. Any car on the market handles better. When compared to trucks I'd say it handles ok. My ranger hugs the road a lot better. My wife gets motion sickness whenever she is a passenger and she almost never has before. For that reason we are selling it.
Pros: 4 wheel drive / all wheel drive
Cons: gas mileage / dead spots in acceleration
Advice: great vehicle if you can afford the gasThe 2004 Liberty (loaded) out-performs just about everything in it's class in power, offroad capabilities, towing/payload capacity, ergonomics, safety features, etc. My one true irk, however, is the gas mileage. It's rated at 17/21 mpg. This is just not true. Expect more like 14/18 mpg.
Pros: The automatic passenger side airbag shutoff. Awesome feature with kids!
Cons: Seats are not comfortable for LONG trips.
Advice: Get as many upgrades as you can. Definately the overhead console!I LOVE my Liberty! I have had it for 5 months, have had NO problems and have received excellent response from the manufacturer. It drives beautifully (for an SUV), is fast and very powerful. It is so much fun off-roading with the Libery too.
Pros: It feels very solid and trucklike while having some nice interior comforts.
Cons: The couple serious problems that cropped up early.
Advice: It's a real SUV, not a car. If you primarily drive on the highway buy a car.I've owned my Liberty for 2.5 years and over 60K miles now. I had a couple bad problems crop up at around 12K. I had a serious transmission issue come up where the automatic would randomly downshift on highway driving. Took two trips and many days in the shop to fix but they eventually found a loose wire to the transmission and paid for everything (including the rental). Also had an issue with the rear tail light wires coming loose. Looked like Christmas lights. But aside from these two things which really bugged me at the time I have been extremely pleased. Runs great. Handles like a dream truck. Plenty of off-road umph while doing very well on the highway and in city traffic (I recommend ABS by the way). Storage up front (glovebox) is lacking but the seats are very comfortable. Factory rack is strong and great for kayaks, etc. Don't look for the 21MPG though. More like 19 highway. Just giving you a heads up on the down sides (not a Toyota)but don't want you to think I'm not happy. It's a Jeep and driving the Liberty is a GREAT experience.