Reliable and comfortable
Trunk doesn't ever lock for some reason, neither does the glass on it (which opens separately with a button on the trunk latch).
Very small oil leak that I haven't found the source of. Doesn't even leak enough to notice a difference on the dipstick between oil changes though.
I used this website to look at reviews on this before getting one. There were a lot of negatives and a lot of positives. It sounds like this vehicle is one of those where it can go its whole life on almost no repairs and just regular maintenance, or it will give you a lot of problems.
I got the Laredo version because most of the problems I read up on were related to the Limited models. I got the 4.0L Selec-Trac transmission combination for the fuel economy factor (averages 18-20 MPG, but on long distance trip have gotten it over 26). The 4.0L is great, doesn't seem to lack power like others claim, but I am not a speed demon.
I haven't taken it off road yet to see how the 4WD does, but I have put it in all gears and they all work.
Car seat fits nicely in the center of the back seat. Trunk space is good for what we need.
Interior is nice and comfortable, and looks newer than that of a 13 year old vehicle.
I am happy with my purchase. I have only gone about 4k miles, but for a vehicle with as many miles as it has, this is holding up very nicely and I trust it to take me anywhere.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 26th May, 2014