My wife and I purchased our Liberty brand new as a demo from with 500 miles on it. The first thing that broke were the little knobs on her stereo.
Then, the radiator claqued up at around 30,000 miles; that cost $300.00.
Then, not long after that, at around 50,000 miles, we started smelling a raw gasoline smell, which turned out to be a leaking connection where the fuel line plugs into the fuel filter.
Then, we had to change out the rear passenger tail light, because the board went bad at about the same time.
At around 70,000 miles, we had to change the A/C compressor, which cost about half what most of y'all paid, because this was a rebuild with a 2 year warranty.
Around 85,000 miles, we had the same raw gasoline smell with the same issue. So, I went and bought some gas line from the nearby NAPA dealer with some hose clamps, and fixed that problem permanently.
Both front speakers blew out at 96,000 miles.
Water pump died at around 112,000 miles.
Finally, the rear driver side window rail guide died at around 118,000, so I looked around and found this company on ebay that remakes that part out of metal down in Arizona.
I have changed two batteries the entire time we have had our Liberty.
Besides the things that have broken, all I have had to do is the regular maintenance.
Since the first oil change, I have put Mobil One 10w30 synthetic oil in my Liberty, and haven't had the first tick or knock.
I use a K&N air filter in my intake, and the Fram extra oil filter. I can check my oil dip stick at 6,000 miles, and the oil will still be kind of clear, starting to get dark.
That Jeep will still out run my 2000 Ford F-150 4x4 5.4L.
I haven't changed the first spark plug or ignition coil.
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