"We bought this vehicle new. This was our 6th jeep. Had ball joint replaced under 10k, vehicle had stalling issues that were repaired, had to replace all 4 brakes and rotors by 20000 miles due to major vibrations when braking. Air bag light comes on while driving or stopped . This light is the warning light between the tach and speedometer. When on airbags WILL NOT DEPLOY!!No one could figure out why. Most recent vehicle wouldn't start after driving it to the store and finally just turned over. Vehicle is now a lemon. If chrysler would have tried to right us we'd buy new again...not now. I personally would not buy a 2006 commander. One of the highest lemoned vehicles."
"I love this thing! Originally purchased an 06 in 08 for my wife and child. Been on the road ever since. Wife loved it so much that she wanted a NEW one in which they didnt make anymore. Used 09 was what she got and loves it.
06 is the 4.7 (v8) with 220k and I did replace a radiator hose about 1 month ago and that has been the ONLY thing done. Bushings are starting to make noise in the front. I have not done anything but standard maintenance and 1 radiator hose.
09 is the 5.7 Hemi Limited and has been great since we owned it. Still low miles on it so not much to say on longevity.
Cons--- As mentioned before the cloth seats stain easy and do need a professional cleaning every so often. Gas mileage could be better on both. 14-18 mpg, 16.2mpg towing a focus 450 miles. Dealer replaced the Nav center in the 09 (1000 dollar fix) we had warranty. So check that before purchasing one!!"
"PROS- GREAT LOOKING, GREAT RUNNING, HANDLES WELL ON DIRT ROADS, WINDSHIELD IS AWAY FROM YOU 9GREAT FOR SAFETY), NO MECHANICAL ISSUES (KNOCK ON WOOD). SEATS ARE EASY TO MOVE.
CONS- DOESN'T PASS A GAS STATION. TIRE SENSOR LIGHT COME ON IN COOLER WEATHER. CLOTH SEATS STAIN'S EASILY, EVEN FROM WATER. FRONT SEAT GRAB BARS ARE CLOSE TO DASH, NEEDS TO BE MORE REACHABLE WHEN VEHICLE IS BEING DRIVEN. SUN -VISORS NEED EXTENSIONS WHEN IN SIDE POSITION."
"I bought our Commander 4x4 8 cyl new back in 2006. It has been an unbelievably great car! It has 65,000 miles on it and has never had any mechanical issues. When we first bought it, the dealership had to replace the windshield because it wasn't sealed properly, but that has been it. It is very comfortable, handles very well in snow and ice and has more than enough power. It is so easy to drive and is extremely comfortable for the driver, as well as the passengers. The children love it because they sit up higher than most cars and suvs and have a great view. The third row seats are also very comfortable and have great visibility. We love our car and would recommend it to anyone."
Pros: "It fíts in my Garage, and has lost of Room"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"First owner, out of dealership and never had a problem did changed the Battery once in 7 years. In my opinion the jeep looks even better now that is "old" new cars now days just have a futuristic ugly desing."