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Wow, impressive.
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By Jeff
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2008 Jeep Commander Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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We bought our 5.7 Hemi Overland Commander with about every option available in 08 brand new. I was worried we might have problems with so many options down the road. We now have 180k miles and besides normal maintenance like brakes or tires, we have only replaced a starter motor and that is it. We have it serviced regularly and it has been amazing. More than half the miles are highway, but we also use it to also pull our motorcycle trailer, and a 24 foot travel trailer in the summer. It is starting to use a bit of oil now, about a quart every 2000 miles, but acts like it has a lot more life in it. I have owned Acura, Mercedes, Jaguar, Ford, Chevy, Mazda, Honda, etc. So far this one beats them all for it's reliability and lack of trips to the shop for any repairs, or check engine lights like my Mercedes routinely has. My Acura Legend ( a fantastic car) is still in the family with 270k (still original motor and trans ) on it, but by 180k it had a lot more work done on it than our commander, like new radiator, AC compressor, etc. I also had a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a 4.7 V8 and it was great, with few problems until I sold it with 130k miles on it. My personal experience is outstanding with Jeep as a brand with reliability in comparison to any brand out there.


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Acceleration problems
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2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Love my Commander...got it new in 2008. This morning I got the scare of my life. Started the vehicle, drove to the back of the house, to picked up my utility trailer. As I was leaving the drive way, the accelerator got jammed. The vehicle went out of control (live on dirt road) and raced full speed ahead. First reaction was to hit the brakes... that helped a little, quickly put it in neutral and turn the key off. Got my conposure, and started the vehicle again. It went right back to a very, very fast acceleration. Turn it off and called dealership to have it tow to be serviced. Has anyone ever had this kind of problem ???


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08 commander
1 of 1 people found this review helpful
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By l greaves
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2008 Jeep Commander Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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Great SUV for Canadian climate. Fuel mileage not bad for a heavy 4.7 v8. Problems with rear diff bearings, front diff failed at 40,000 km had to be replaced. Wife loves this SUV (our 2nd Jeep) will probably purchase extended warranty to ensure Peace of mind over the long run


Best Features

heated seats,leather seats,sun roof.smooth ride and sure footed traction


Worst Features

better powertrain reliability


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Surprised
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By Karon
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2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This vehicle was purchased for my husband. He had a 2005 Jeep Liberty Renegade. He loved it but it was time to find a new vehicle. When I went out shopping to the Jeep place, they showed me this 2008 Commander Limited. I feel in love with it. It's nice to have room as a passenger. We have no need for the 3rd row seats, so that isn't a issue. I highly recommend this vehicle if you want comfort & fun driving. The downside, which I was surprised about, is the cargo space. Not enough. We are going to see if removing the 3rd row seats will help that. Otherwise, everything is great about it. Can't believe we bought a V8, but with a vehicle like this. it's worth it!


Best Features

Loads of room in front. Much better ride then the Liberty of course. Well respected looking vehicle.


Worst Features

Either remove 3rd row seats or have them optional. Such a big vehicle, I expected more cargo space.


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Excellent Value!
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By brobin
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2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The Commander compares favorably with SUVs costing twice as much as this one. Many friends have commented "THIS is a Jeep?" when they first get in. In terms of comfort, power and reliability it's every bit as good as a Land Rover, Lexus or Escalade.


Best Features

Power EVERYTHING Remote Start Electric Tailgate Nav & Bluetooth Powerful V8


Worst Features

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