Could have been one of the best, but too many corners were cut
I am very disappointed with my 02 Jeep Liberty overall. I researched for several months before buying and thought I had a winner. Well I was wrong.
I have always maintained my vehicles. I even paid over a thousand dollars for a complete tune up when it reached 35,000 miles, but that didn't stop me from having to shell out $1,900 to have the transmission totally rebuilt at 58,000 miles, and since I bought the SUV when Jeep only offered 32,000/3 years for the warranty, they refused to extend it.
Also during that time I have had every window mechanism fail except for the back hatch, and at $350+ to fix each one, it is really given me a case of buyers remorse. Not to mention just today I spent $95 bucks for a driver side seat belt because a spring that costs maybe 50 cents failed.
If it wasn't for all the mechanical issues, I would have been very happy with this car.
It has ample horse power for its size. Although when the road is wet traction can be an issue, and I have tried several brands of tires with no success.
The seat are comfortable, the layout of the cabin is a little cramped for anyone over 5'11.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No
Review Date: 26th February, 2009