"I bought my Liberty brand new when after I graduated from college. I love it. It has never given me one bit of trouble. I got the Limited Edition and think it still looks as good as it did when I bought it. I just would like a little more room. I agree that the gas mileage could be better but after all, it is an SUV!"
"our 03 liberty ltd. is a fantastic car. my wife loves it it is horrible on gas and rides like a truck, but thats part of its charm. in snow it is a blast and goes through anything. we love the heated seats and steering wheel controls for radio. poor storage space and console mounted window controls are the only other negatives. in 4 years it has
great car. have owned 03 ltd. for 4 years and have had no problems at all in 50k miles.car is great in snow .it rides like a truck but thats part of its charm. gas milage is awful at 15 mpg,but otherwise a good little suv."
"We purchased our liberty a few months ago. The vehicle itself has been fine. It runs well and is fairly comfortable and easy to drive. However, the gas mileage is appalling. We usually get 12mpg (although that is city driving not highway) and have hardly ever gotten better than that. When it's been all highway, the gas has been around 17-19."
"Diesel is amazing!!! Unbelievable power, 26-28 mpg on highway (75-80 mph average speed). A bit on the small size, but then it is a small suv. Too bad they had to quit making the diesel. one more year they would have started putting in a manual. probably would have pushed mpg to 30."
"This is a fun SUV to drive. The change over from 2WD to 4WD is effortless. The ride is typical of a smaller SUV but very comfortable even on long trips. Cargo space is pretty good. A couple of down sides are when folding down the rear seats - they don't fold all the way down - making sliding something big into the vehicle difficult. Someone has to reach into the back door and lift the parcel up. Also in the rain, if you don't have the 4WD on, the rear of the SUV tends to come around on turns in wet roads if you're going a little too fast. Other than that, it is the best vehicle I've owned."
"I bought this car for my family of 5 we have had a few probblems, but what is to expect form a new car other than that we love this car it is great for everything from family outings to just running the kids around"
"Bought my Liberty Renegade in 2003 and it's been good ever since. Going on more than 90,000 miles and other than changing the battery, I've had no problems. It's roomy, pretty good gas milage (20mpg for me), can haul some stuff. I'm looking to buy a truck because I can't go to the lumber yard a pick up building materials with it. All around a good starter vehicle at a reasonable price."
"Overall, I am mostly happy with this mid-size SUV. It handles very well, with quick-response steering. The small turning radius is a plus in tight spots, which may be contrary to what one might expect from an SUV. The interior is nice, with only a couple small drawbacks - the headrests must be removed from the back seats when one wishes to lay them down. With the seats down, the cargo area is amply sufficient for larger items like a recliner or medium-sized dresser. When the seats are in their upright position, there is plenty of room for groceries and such. However, there is no space to tuck things like an emergency kit or small toolkit away. (A space could have been built into the side-walls, or under the flooring - and would be quite useful.) The dashboard is well-designed, and easy to understand. The cruise & stereo controls are built into the steering wheel front & back, and the in-dash 6 disc CD changer are all easy to operate. The heated seats are a nice touch, and allow one to warm-up quickly, without having to wait for the car's heater to kick in. The glove compartment is just that - a 'glove box' - and lightweight gloves at best. Maps and such will have to be stored in the driver & passenger door panels. (This includes the owner's manual and other important papers.)
I'm also a bit surprised that the original tires are not of the quality one would expect from a "Trail Rated" vehicle. After only a little more than a month of driving on gravel roads I had to buy new tires capable of handling this type of terrain. Even the dealership's service manager told me that the original tires were intended mostly for street use.
Despite these small imperfections, I really like my new Jeep Liberty."
"Not as roomy with a full size carseat in the back. But that won't last too long gets good gas mileage aroung 20 mpg on average i drive 6 miles a day to work and around 100 miles per weekend and two trips to the gym of about 30 miles each. I might get a bigger Jeep vehicle next time but the liberty has an ok amount of room for a family of 4."
"2003, bought new--ordered, 2 recalls for the same item, back window slips down--fixed twice, 2 battery changes within 6 months of each other (no, lights and etc not left on) sensors replaced, oil leak fixed, very bad gas milage"
"With 2 recalls for the same defect, run away from these! Poor handling, responsiveness of a tractor and very poor gas mileage comparative to similar models in its class. Nice amenities, but overall a tank to drive."
"I have owned nothing but jeeps since 1992 and this is the best value. I drove it over 6000 miles this summer pulling a 16 ft Casita trailer and had no problems at all. I only wish it was a diesel. I will buy a new one next year."