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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV - Consumer Reviews

2005 Jeep Liberty SUV

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Jeep Liberty Limited
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By Cat6208
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I did a lot of research to find what automobile would suit my needs, and I was very excited when I bought my Liberty. Ten months later I can't wait to trade it in. I only get 16.5 mpg and I am cautious about putting my foot in it. There is a mysterious rattle in the back that drives me nuts, I put the radio up loud so I can't hear it. I also hate the way the transmission shifts ... very jerky. I also don't like that it reminds you that you need service every time you turn on your car (while having to wait for my oil change appointment). I also have put in a 3rd windshield because the smallest rock cracks the windshield. I had a Toyota before and never had a problem ... I'm definitely going back.


Best Features

Heated seats, tire low gauge (the spare tire even has one!).


Worst Features

Transmission, windshield angle so it's not so vulnerable. The rattles throughout the car.


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replacing great Jeep Grand Cherokee
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By J King
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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I love it. I hope it holds up, I think parts and service could be costly with so few sold. $25.00+ for a fuel filter?


Best Features

Power, power, cruise control.


Worst Features

Lumbar support, head lights, back up lighting , mileage.


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'05 Liberty Diesel
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By Barry
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


Review

I've only put a thousand miles on it so far, but the fuel mileage has been great. The 3 fill-up average is 25 MPG+, which includes town and highway driving. I've had it off-road a couple of times and it performed as well as my old CJ7.


Best Features

Economical to drive (in spite of the high cost of diesel fuel), fun to drive, and does well off-road. I'd buy another one in a heartbeat.


Worst Features

Put better tires on them at the factory. Relocate the fuel filter to a more convenient location for easier access.


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2.8 Diesel Sport
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By farout
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


Review

The 2.8 rides more comfortable and feels more stable than the gasoline 3.7 Fuel. MPG is less than expected, but durability should be a far better than the 3.7. The 5 speed automatic is well matched with the 2.8.


Best Features

The power is strong and RPM's stay, when towing up hill, consistent. The SelectTrac is perfect for all road conditions. The four cylinder diesel is one strong engine.


Worst Features

The sound level of the engine is significantly higher than that of other diesel engines. Fuel efficiency is mostly in the low 20 mpg. Price of diesel fuel with the added price of the CRD makes it a high price per mile to drive, until fuel price is more in line with gasoline.


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Stick shift, Fun and Economical
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By movingalong
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


Review

My wife and I are in our fifties and wanted a car that we feel we are driving instead of it driving us. We chose the 6 speed and discovered that we are averaging 20 MPG. A good share of our driving is between 40 and 50 mph. It seems that with a stick you can keep the RPM's lower (w/o lugging) and still have the HP when you need it. We are now at 8000 miles and just love this car.


Best Features

The transmission has a very good feel. Quite quiet ride. I like the rear window and cargo door combo.


Worst Features

My wife would like some place to store a purse. Possibly if center cup holder and CD storage was removable, leaving a bin of some type.


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