2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)
Bought this Jeep brand new in 2004 & has never been in the repair shop once until July 2008, for routine maintenance. When I bought new I had the dealer install the skid plate group, tow hooks & rock rails. I have taken this Jeep off-road many times & it's quite impressive, I believe it's more rugged than most people realize. I should know because I have previously owned a 1946 CJ2-A & also a 1972 CJ-6. I do most of my 4 wheeling in Michigan & I was honestly surprised at some of the muddy situations I was able to get out of. One thing I've noticed as a 43 year old male over the last 4 years, this car is very popular with the woman. In fact my wife loves this car because it's reliable & small
I love the optional "select drive" feature on the 4WD models. This allows you to drive with 4WD full time. I use it when it's raining heavily or when icy or hazardous conditions. Normal 4WD is only part time. I also love the rear differential "Trac-Lock," this engages when the rear tires senses slip
Interior lighting is poor, would like to see foot well lights in front & light above rear cargo area. Takes time to acclimate to the window controls on inside armrest. No complaints with gas mileage, what do you expect with a 3.7 liter, V-6, 205 HP engine.