Be careful of this year model
By gladejd on
2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)
We bought this model brand new in 2005.
It was the first year that Jeep released the Commander, using the 4.7 V8 engine.
As you know most jeeps use the 3.7L V6 engine, which is dependable.
However, this car, we had it overheat once, and it blew the head gasket.
On top of that, the engine block cracked.
This is after one overheat mind you.
The car is too expensive for me to fix, so I will end up selling the car as a parts motherlode.
Too bad we paid a lot of money for this car.
I can't say about the later models, but I learned a valuable lesson regarding any car.
When a car model comes out for the first year, recommend not buying it and wait till the following year or two.
The interior is nice, and the jeep itself was fun to drive.
The sunroof was a plus as well.
Better engine design, better parts used in the engine.
Also, with ours we had an issue with electronics, and the radio stopped working.
The car was only at 55,000 or so miles when the engine block cracked.
Such a tragedy.