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Worst Purchase Ever (Lemon)
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By Poor Decision Maker
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Purchased the Liberty Diesel in early 05 and have had nothing but problems. Every part under the hood has been changed due to continuous stalling, shuddering, etc. EGR valve, torque converter, fuel rail, braided fuel lines, turbo charger, etc. It's been in the shop over 15 times in 18 months and that's only because I have difficult getting it over there. It's left me stranded once, and neither the dealership nor Chrysler is very helpful. Get the extended warranty and keep track of all service records and out of pocket expenses, as you will probably need to pursue under Lemon Laws. It's unfortunate that it's so unreliable as it's a great performing vehicle when its not in the shop!


Best Features

Separate glass liftgate. Combination of automatic and 4WD with decent MPG. Good power when its running. Stereo is adequate.


Worst Features

Build a vehicle that's reliable.


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LEMON
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By bob
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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17.75 MPG in 2wd. No willing or capable dealer service in Alaska. EGR problems that have to occur 3 times before lemon law kicks in. Lousy expensive tech manual. High beams light the ditch but not the road. Too many computers and idiot lights enforcing a relationship with greedy dishonest dealers. NO help from Jeep Daimler Chrysler Dodge. All brands I won't buy again. As lousy as this thing is under warranty and as lousy as dealer service is I won't be able to afford to own the fixing on this thing post warranty and I'm locked out of tuning it through the computers anyway. This is not transportation.


Best Features

Nice color.


Worst Features

Go out of business. I'll buy Japanese even though I don't want to.


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By Jane
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Don't buy this vehicle. I'm not kidding. It has extraordinary design defects and is a safety nightmare. It should be recall before someone gets killed. I have owned it for 13 months and to date it has been at the dealership for warranty repairs 19 times. Other consumers have the same problems...they start at approximately 15,000 miles and by the time you are at 25,000 miles you'll be afraid to get behind the wheel. I have limped it into the dealership numerous times.


Best Features

Mileage is outstanding and why I purchased it.


Worst Features

The vehicle, 1 year old, should go to a junk yard. Extraordinarily disappointed. $30,000 down the tubes.


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By Smitty1938
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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This Jeep has been a great vehicle. It has been off road in the mountains and in the mud with out any problems. On the highway at 70 mph I am able to obtain 22 mpg. Around town it is about 17.5 mpg. No too bad for a vehicle that weighs almost 5000 lbs. The full time 4 wheel drive is great in the rain.


Best Features

Select Trac and has a very good heater and air conditioner.


Worst Features

Better tires from the factory. Cup holders are in an awkward location.


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No more Jeeps for me!
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By Bard123
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I will NOT purchase another Jeep Liberty - NO WAY. Cruise control is terrible (+/- 5 mph!), seats are extremely uncomfortable, engine is under powered, and gas mileage is 16 - 19 mpg.


Best Features

NONE.


Worst Features

Buy a GM.


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