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160,000 Miles and We Still Love Our Commander
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By Brett West
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2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Ours is a Sport 4WD with the 4.7 Flex fuel engine...it is not a Limited (Edmund's doesn't have all the trim levels correct). The Commander is an awesome vehicle with seating for 7 (we're a family of 5) that runs smoothly and quietly down the highway while being super capable off-road if you want to go there. It can transition from comfy highway cruiser to off-road beast instantly. We've taken ours over some of the highest 4x4 passes in Colorado without any trouble at all. We have also driven it in snow and ice with confidence. We've had no mechanical trouble other than having to have the main computer replaced around 30k miles (warranty). Fuel economy is poor averaging around 16 mpg combined but we expected that in a 7 passenger 4x4 SUV. Ours is equipped with the Boston Acoustics sound system but it could use more speakers in the rear of the vehicle. We own a 2015 Jeep Renegade 4x4 as well but it does not even begin to hold a candle to the Commander. Overall it has been a great vehicle and one that we plan to keep as long as possible.


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Do not purchase the V6
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By Johnathon Green
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2008 Jeep Commander Sport 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 5A)


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I cannot even begin to explain the amount of repairs this car has required. We have had the transmission replaced and it still slips. We had the air conditioning fixed, twice, and yet the average human being could blow air harder than the air conditioning that came with the car. Lastly we have had the radiator replaced, and then the hose bursted. We replaced it, it just bursted again today. I do not drive my car like a hooligan, or stomp on the gas everywhere I go in a hurry, yet this vehicle breaks on is, every step of the way, and it only has around 80,000 miles on it. With the gas mileage it makes you might as well buy a hummer that comes with a much stronger V8 over this Jeep. I made this review not because I think Jeeps suck, but because there is definitely an obvious reason why they stopped making this model.


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Gas Guzzling, but Utiltitarian
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By DEREK GRANT
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2008 Jeep Commander Overland 4dr SUV 4WD (5.7L 8cyl 5A)


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It's actually pretty nice. Good size. Not compact at all, but not the size of a Suburban despite seating 7. On the other hand, it'll burn a hole into your account with the cost of fuel. Avg in the city: 12. Yea... like a 70's barge. Avg on the highway: 17. Which is the lowest end on the spectrum of fuel efficiencies in other cars similarly sized. But, it is capable of going basically anywhere...


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Good but mostly bad.
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By Geo pup
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2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Pulls a trailer well. Interior looks really nice. Ground clearance is a joke. Trail rated? Ya right. Leg room for both sets of rear seats is non existent. Climate controls do not last. Stereo is junk along with DVD player. Have had heater core fail twice which caused hot radiator fluid to pour into cab both times. Jeep is no longer the company I grew up with.


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Luxury SUV with great features
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By Banks 2000
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2008 Jeep Commander Limited 4dr SUV 4WD (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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We are keeping this vehicle long tem because of the great features. It has auto wipers and lights. Plus the stadium seating and glass roof in the 2nd row. We are at 130,000 and I have replaced the normal wear and tear parts. Everything else send solid


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