I sat in one at the dealer and I could see out it just fine, what are you 4foot nothing? I am, talking all windows too. Why is it people talk crap about vehicles they have only seen not drove? Don't get me wrong it isn't the nicest looking vehicle out there, but there is worse. And they add those assists for the ones who for some reason got there license's. It is not assists we need it is for people to pay more attention to there driving, like get off the phones while your driving you morons or do you have to cause a accident first and kill some one first to get the clue!!!
I think it is a well put together vehicle. I think it stands out. Looks more like rugged vehicle.
I was really surprised when I saw one of these in person. It looks basically the same as the Cherokee that they discontinued a couple of years ago, except maybe scaled up in size by about 10%. I guess that's the retro look?
I recently was in this market for a new vehicle. I seriously checked out the Commander against the new Hummer H3.
Because I spend a lot of time off road (very rugged conditions) I purchased the H3.
Still, I liked many (luxurious) aspects of the Jeep and I am impressed with the new styling.
Jeep is now a German company, which also weighed on my decision to purchase the Hummer.
Good luck with the Jeep and report back to let us know how it ages.
Glad to here you like your new Commander. I have both a 1996 Cherokee Country and a 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9l Limited. I love them both. I agree with your comment about the retro styling. When I first saw the Commander come out, it was very obvious to me that the styling was reminiscent of the '84 to '01 Cherokees. The style is simple, rugged and form following function. I am very excited by there size, 7 passenger seating, 5.7l Hemi option and styling. Glad to see the design depart from the curvy feminine "soccer mom" Grand Cherokees from 1999 to 2004.
My favorite Jeep is the 1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Liter Limited.
I've seen & driven and I am not 4 feet nothing. The Commander's rear vision is a joke with the 3rd row seats up.
Why do you think they all have park assist?
By the way, I'm a longtime Jeep owner/enthusiast.
Daimler Chrysler should go back to the good old AMC designs!
I'm sorry, but the Commander looks like what the Griswolds would drive to WallyWorld in National Lampoon's Vacation 2006.
Don't give Chrysler any ideas. They'll probably come out with a Commander Family Truckster for 2007. Triple headlights & fake woodgrain siding, no doubt!!!
I am not a Jeep owner, but I will be in the near future. I have looked at the Commander and was amazed by everything in it. By laying the back seats down, it creates a ton of cargo room. I would highly recommend the Commander to anyone unless you are looking for fuel efficiency.
I am a 41 year old (ex-owner of an Expedition) dad that has been looking for a vehicle that has these features: 1) isn't too bad on gas, 2) can tow a small boat, 3) isn't based on a bunch of leftover pickup designs, 4) gets the family and all our junk from point A to B safely and comfortably, 5) isn't so huge my wife needs a stepladder to climb into, 6) doesn't have the testosterone-reducing effects of a minivan (in other words, that looks pretty cool). This vehicle has all of the above! Ladies, check this vehicle out before buying a minivan. Guys, check this vehicle out before buying that behemoth! You'll have leftover money for the rest of your "toys".
I just bought one and I love it. 3.7 liter, 4x4, with 5 speed automatic. It is safe, roomy, and comfortable for our family of five. 73% american made parts. Transmission is German. I have friends that work for Chrysler and they have a generous friends and family pricing program.
I just took delivery (01-07-07) of a 2006 Limited 4X4, 4.7L. I was not really in the market for a vehicle priced this high, but they took 27% off the $40,230 sticker. My guess why it did not sell was the lack of the 5.7L Hemi, 95 Hp for an $845 option is a no-brainer if you ask me? I'm very happy (a total of 225 miles on it today). In general I am pleased with the ride and fit. The features are great (the chrome accent package would be cool). I'm not planning on any extensive off road use, the 4 Wheel Drive is for safe traveling form Memphis to Chicago / Detroit at any time of year. The visibility out the back is not an issue with the back-up assitance (my opinion is if I always needed the 3rd row, this vehicle would not have been my choice). Styling is a personal thing, to me the difference between this vehicle and others in this category are nuances... Good luck to all with their choices, I will post any issues.
I have had a Commander since June 06 and I have been quite pleased with it. There have been a couple of things that I did not like, but over all it's a nice nice vehicle. Great power and quick take off.
If you are not looking for a gas friendly vehicle, get a Jeep Commander.
I own a 2006 65th Anniversary Edition, with 3.7L V6. I bought it new Aug 2006. I now have 11,000 miles with only minor issues. For the price, room and comfort, it can't be beat. If I have any complaints, it would be the mileage, 14 city and 18 hwy, but I knew that when I bought it.
I keep getting a leak on the front passenger seat handle grip that ends up on the floor. It only occurs when there is very heavy rain. Anyone know how to stop it?
I have had this vehicle for one month and absolutely love it. We live in Colorado and need something more trail worthy. It is quiet, smooth and powerful in the 4.7L. I bought it with about 6K on it for $21K, which is 3K more than I paid for a Ranger XLT Supercab in 1990!!! We couldn't be happier.
Apparently, soaked carpets are common in the Commander. There are two sources, from what I've heard: the sunroof does not drain properly and sends the water indoors (drainage tubes have to be cleared), or the windshield posts weren't welded properly and allow water to enter the cabin. Either way, it doesn't look good on Chrysler. Somebody said the transmission is German. Is that supposed to impress me? Talk to some Mercedes owners; there are a lot of transmission problems in the shop!
We love our 2007 Commander, however when it rains hard, our floor gets soaked too. I think it's the drain on the sunroof. It's bad on gas too; 9'5 per gal it says on the computer (HIMI engine). Good thing its just for running the kids to school.
I love the automatic windshield wipers too. Cool feature!
We have had the car a year now, second owner, 35,000 miles on it, and we have had no problems at all.
Oh, the sky window above the 2nd seats rattle. Drives me crazy, but it seems to be it's when it gets cold is when it does that.