2006 Jeep Liberty Sport 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 6M)
My wife and I had both become very used to our 2004 Dodge 3500 4x4 SLT 4 door one ton diesel Dodge Ram PU. It was a tad hard to park, rather cumbersome in its size, but definitely the best truck we ever owned. Its fuel economy was actually very good at around 18 MPG. Trouble is, when diesel became the MOST expensive fuel out there, and we seldom needed its terrific pulling power, it just did not make sense to pay all that money for fuel. The Jeep (we have also had them before) has proved a pure joy. It has plenty of power for our hilly country side, handles with just a touch to the wheel, and is a breeze to park and maneuver. Fuel savings are great, and it is easier to enter and egress.
The stability of this little nymph is amazing. Its fuel economy is great. It has a good rugged feel about it and is a joy to drive. No creature comfort items were overlooked by the builder! The rear window/door combo works great and is the handiest we have found on any SUV we have owned.
Thus far, we have had little need for the 4 wheel drive. I have given it a few try outs and it did just fine. A more off-road tire type would be a nice option, but so far these tires have been fine for our uses.
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