"A great little car for around town or country. Not built for off the road rough riding. Motor and transmission were the best. Plastic bumpers, grille, etc. break very easily. Interior good, comfort was a little rough even around town."
Pros: "fun to drive, good traction, safe, good MPG"
Cons: "not enough space for family"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 9
"My first car ever was a Jeep Cherokee sport. I had that jeep for 300K miles before I upgraded to my Liberty. The liberty is pretty small. It's very easy to drive, but i just don't have as much space as I'm used to. i have taken the liberty on road trips on dirt roads, icy and snowy roads and even on sand and it always handles nicely. I get good gas mileage even when hauling a trailer. This was a great car when i was in college and had just 1 kid. Now that i have a baby car seat and two older children in the back its just not enough space."
"Great little four wheel drive vehicle. Been all over the states from North Dakota to South Carolina. 197,000 and just traded it in still going strong!! Gas mileage is the only thing I don't like but it is a Jeep with lots of power for a v-6."
Pros: "inexpensive, very reliable, safe, fun, good mpg"
Cons: "not as much room as a full size suv"
Likely to recommend this car? (1-10): 10
"I've owned this jeep for five years and loved it. It's been fantastic to me through all seasons. I bought the roadhandler tires available for it and have gotten great fuel economy with those. It comfortably fits five people and you may push the back seats down for cargo space. I've used this to cart mountain bikes around and kayaks. I have the tow package and it does a great job towing my boat, and atv's. It's a smooth ride with the trailer and sometimes you forget it is there. Going uphill though you will definitely notice that the vehicle is working to get up the incline. It's a great on and offroad suv. I owned a BMW for awhile at the same time and I ended up getting rid of it because the jeep was more fun to drive. I've never had a problem with it and haven't had to repair anything. I've taken good care of it and it shows. I still get compliments on how it looks, a lot of people think it's new. But it's an '04. I would highly recommend this vehicle to anyone who wants a smaller suv."