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12 of 13 people found this review helpful
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By Dennis
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport Rwd 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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My Jeep Liberty is probably the best car I've ever had. The only maintenance is normal wear and tear items. Being a four wheel drive you expect maintenance on the drive shafts and u joints. I have maintained a very strict oil change regimen and use only synthetic oil. Over a 170K and it doesn't use a drop of oil. Great for off-roading and deep snow. In winter I use studded snow tires and the traction an control is unbelievable. Just had it in for routine maintenance and got lots of comments on its premium condition. No rust on the body which is amazing. I had to install a new a/c condensor at 176000k but it was a small price to pay for 12 years of reliable service.


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Kermit the Jeep
5 of 6 people found this review helpful
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By Donna Heath
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Runs very well, gas consumption a little low. Handles like a car not a truck, new brakes front and back, four wheel drive fantastic, a little small for a large family. Very comfortable seating, leg room could be better in back. Tow bar added as a result of recall for safety reasons, cargo space a little small for large family shopping. All in all this Jeep is a wonderful SUV but because our family is getting bigger we need a larger vehicle. Whom ever ends up with him is extremely lucky. Keeps us safe.


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Just Empty Every Pocket...but that's a Jeep for ya
15 of 18 people found this review helpful
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By Kate
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (2.4L 4cyl 6M)


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Bought my 05' Liberty Sport 4wd used in 2014 with 137,000k on it. One day of ownership the radiator was cracked and had to replace, drove good for a few months after that but then had to replace the Ujoints, ac works when it wants, horrible raddeling when heat or ac is on, leaks tranny fluid, oil, and coolant like crazy! Had to replace the steering column about a month ago and while the dealer was looking at it he noticed the transfer case needs replaced also front and back differential. Can't drive far bc it shakes so bad at 30mph! The seats are very uncomfortable, the speakers suck, road noise was a given since it is a Jeep. Great off-roading and in the snow but not long trips. Yes the gas mileage is bad but what do except for the year and a 3.7L. I still want to give Jeep another try and will buy another but maybe a Wrangler next.


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Will never buy a jeep again
16 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By lanie1970
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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So we bought used. And had a tire explode. Brakes peddle lock to the floor, smoking rear brakes, ball joints decide to fail. Fixed everything and then the brakes go out again. From reading online, seems these are common problems with the jeep liberty. will not buy ever again. And doubt I will trust any of the brand. Going back to toyota.


Worst Features

Build a realiable vehicle. Seat fabric has a treatment that goes splotchy when it gets wet and never goes away. thought it was just mine until my sister had the same thing in her 2005. Funny that everything that breaks on my 05 liberty also goes on hers. Seems like a jeep problem. Example the tennisioner (holds the timing blet) broke, never had it break on any car I owned. Hers broke as well. Odd


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Had to review this fun inexpensive little truck
22 of 22 people found this review helpful
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By beepjeep1
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2005 Jeep Liberty SUV Limited Rwd 4dr SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my 5th jeep went from a cj to a yj to 2 TJ's but since I got 2 kids had to get a friendlier vehicle and low and behold the liberty.
I always thought of these as chick vehicles but they are at the LOWEST end of the used SUV's and I bought a 2005 with 64Km's mint mint mint for 6500$ with 2 sets of tires from an old lady. Now 2 years later i'll review it.
This jelly bean can motor, good acceleration, decent offroad handling, moderate pulling power, and absoloutly DISGUSTING GAS MILEAGE! But meh who cares.
My unit has been reliable and maintenance free for the past 2 years, easy to park and you can load it up pretty good with gear and 2 kids.


Best Features

I love the small footprint, jeep reliability and simple interior. Good cargo room, good acceleration and decent fit and finish.


Worst Features

Only real negatives are the seats are mounted about an inch too high, gas pedal a tad cramped with big boots on and the gas mileage is HORRID! Otherwise this jelly bean is a good used buy if your looking for an suv and don't care about the gas consumption.


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