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By puckett1
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2006 Jeep Commander 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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i bought a used commander... its only 2006.... i have had to pay out 1000 for the software since it is under the cup holder and it gets the software wet..... i feel jeep should pay me back for the design....
my mercedes transmission wiring has shorted out.
they said this should be a recall since they order this part alot. which cost me another 1000.
i feel you should give me some of the money back since both of these parts have some recalls...
i dont have much money single mom and all....


Worst Features

Jeep should pay me back for all the parts that should be recalled.


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I've always loved JEEP
1 of 8 people found this review helpful
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By smartautoguy
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2006 Jeep Commander 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I bought my standard v6 4x4 commander used around 25k (v6 comes with all wheel drive, althought it says 4x4) feels a little heavy at first but on the high way, going 99mile per hour is easy.
Super quiet for a Jeep because of longer and wider body that isolates the engine sound and the price was just right! Ride quality is very stable and nimble, almost feels like honda minivan.
Handling is very light and sharp for a 7 passanger car.
I've drove other SUVs but I love the BIG JEEP COMMANDER!
My wife drove this to 80K and only one issue was oxygen sensor which comes on and off time to time - dealer guys said it is very common and some dealers reset is for free.


Best Features

Classic box shape and 7-passenger seating


Worst Features

Interior styling is unique but looks a little cheap, especially steering wheel and audio


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Be careful of this year model
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By gladejd
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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We bought this model brand new in 2005.
It was the first year that Jeep released the Commander, using the 4.7 V8 engine.
As you know most jeeps use the 3.7L V6 engine, which is dependable.
However, this car, we had it overheat once, and it blew the head gasket.
On top of that, the engine block cracked.
This is after one overheat mind you.
The car is too expensive for me to fix, so I will end up selling the car as a parts motherlode.
Too bad we paid a lot of money for this car.
I can't say about the later models, but I learned a valuable lesson regarding any car.
When a car model comes out for the first year, recommend not buying it and wait till the following year or two.


Best Features

The interior is nice, and the jeep itself was fun to drive. The sunroof was a plus as well.


Worst Features

Better engine design, better parts used in the engine. Also, with ours we had an issue with electronics, and the radio stopped working. The car was only at 55,000 or so miles when the engine block cracked. Such a tragedy.


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Cheap for a reason
3 of 7 people found this review helpful
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By fervidmuse
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2006 Jeep Commander 4dr SUV 4WD (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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What we don't like about the Jeep is the fuel economy, sound system, climate system, and reliability.
With mixed city/highway miles we average 14-15mpg which is what the vehicle is rated for in city-only driving.
250-300 miles at most per fill-up

-The climate system has been replaced yet the floor vents never shut off no matter the setting.

-The sound system has too much bass even when completely turned down.

-After the transmission fluid was flushed twice, the car still had problems shifting so the transmission was replaced around 30k after arguing with the dealership.

-Both of the oxygen sensors failed before 60k miles and the whole exhaust had to be removed to replace them.


Best Features

The Jeep Commander is reasonably comfortable and well suited for long trips (as long as you like stopping for gas often). Even our base 3.7L 4x4 model has some nice features such as separate rear-zone climate controls, trip consumption computer, comfortable power seats, lots of storage, easy access to the third row (although the third row is practically useless)


Worst Features

Although we bought our Jeep Commander 3.7L 4X4 used and thought it was a good value we have had significant issues with it that we first thought were isolated but that others have reported having issues with as well. It handles very poorly, goes through tires quickly, and has a small gas tank for the rate at which it goes through fuel, the transmission is very slow to change gears and the 3.7L engine is very underpowered for the weight of the car. Passing on the highway requires a lot of space. The interior is relatively well thought out although materials are a bit cheap, especially the seat fabric which discolors with any type of moisture contact including plain water.


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Choose carefully kids!
6 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By joeshibotnik
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2006 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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The only difference between new and old Commanders is age and engine h.p.
Otherwise, not much changes.
It is way overpriced new.
Resale value is very poor.
It is FULLTIME 4x4.
Why?
Is it that hard to push a button.
Just think of the mpg increase if you could switch to 2WD.
12mpg is lucky in town.
17mpg is pretty standard.
Put in E3 spark plugs and K&N air filter (averaged 19.1mpg on a 265 mile trip.
Don't plan on hauling around above average height people in the back seat, especially if you are tall.
Air cond. will go out.
A plate protecting the lines will hold sand and salt causing leaks.
If you own a Commander get rid of this plate, replacement of these lines... around $1200.


Best Features

Rides very nice. A taller person such as myself (6'-3") can be very comfortable, unless you have people in the back seat. There is a large cargo area if the seats are folded down and there is only 2 of you travelling. Headlights & driving lights are AWESOME, however you WILL have dash/command center lighting issues. Specifically, the heat control lights. OH. The leather seats in the 06' are NOT leather. Stereo ROCKS! Only 2 cup holders up front. Sunroofs are cool, would be cooler if the back 2 flipped up. Way rear seats are useless your hauling mini people. The roof rack is very rugged. Back up sensors are very accurate. On my 3rd window switch, this time its the back passenger


Worst Features

This is a JEEP. Give the owners the option of driving in 2WD. Hence, better gas mileage. Tow hooks front and rear as well as a CLASS III hitch standard. Any engine option for this type of vehicle both 2WD and 4x4 should be no less than 300h.p. Level it out! Why does the front end have to sit lower than the back. Again...IT'S A JEEP people!!! Roof light rack/bar above windshield (like the Liberty) should be standard on Limited versions. A more sporty wheel. Dual exhaust. Hooks in the cargo are for hanging things. More air tight engine compartment (have to wash my motor @ least 3 times a year, dust/dirt). Dash rear hatch button. Real leather seats! Tilt wheel like in a GM truck


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