2005 Jeep Liberty Consumer Review: Rust Bucket

2005 Jeep Liberty - Consumer Review

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Limited 4dr SUV (3.7L V6 4x4 4-speed Automatic)

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Rust Bucket
By Don on


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


Owned the vehicle for 4 years and with only 19,500 miles had to replace the brake rotors (and pads) twice. The last straw was the rusted-out transmission coolant line. Body bolts (under the top of the hood in the engine compartment) also rusted. Nostalgia aside, this car is the epitemy of the US car industry of the 50-60's. Poor fuel economy, handling, performance, body integrity, etc. When we purchased the car four years ago, we had to search hard to find one with the "optional" ABS package and side air bags. Doesn't everyone who wants four wheel drive also want four wheel (controlled) stopping too? Our 2005 Liberty was finally replaced with a 2010 MB GLK 350 4-matic...GOODBYE JEEP!!!

Best Features

Driver visibility, utility-hauling function & compact size for SUV.

Worst Features

Need to improve: ABS & Stablity Control standard (added in 2006), much better rust prevention measures, better brakes, suspension & road handling, better transmission, better fuel economy and full-time AWD.
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