2003 Jeep Liberty Reviews - Page 9 of 16

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2004
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.3 / 10
Distance when acquired3729 miles
Most recent distance4889 miles
Previous carJeep CJ7

Summary:

Great deal on an SUV

Faults:

So far, nothing to complain about from me.

The previous owner found it rode too rough and traded it at a Honda dealership on a CRV.

General Comments:

Great stereo.

It has about the same fuel economy as my 1986 CJ7.

It has twice the room and twice the comfort!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th August, 2004

8th Jul 2005, 12:14

My grandma owns a Liberty. There were only 2 problems with the car so far.

* There was a squeak coming from the back tailgate glass and the rear seat. It happened while going over bumps. Just needed to be lubricated (fixed under warranty)

* Recall on the upper ball joints. There wasn't a problem with it.

The Liberty drives nice, rides nice, and is a good value. I recommend getting a cargo cover for the back. It will protect your items from being seen outside of the car. I do not like the rear tire on the back tailgate. The V6 is very responsive. Great CD Player. I highly recommend the Jeep Liberty.

2003 Jeep Liberty Sport from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission Manual
Performance marks 2 / 10
Reliability marks 1 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 1 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
2.6 / 10
Distance when acquired25 miles
Most recent distance44406 miles
Previous carJeep Neon

Summary:

The 2003 Jeep Liberty is a piece of junk

Faults:

Power steering line popped off a few weeks after purchase. Easy to fix, no major problems until 1 1/2 years later.

The clutch and fly wheel totally fell apart (I've never towed with this vehicle nor do I "ride" the clutch).

Don't try to put the back seat backs down, it'll break your seatbelts, and Chrysler charges you $100 deductible to fix it.

After taking it in for repair, they kept finding more and more wrong with it, not much was covered under my extended warranty. Total repair bill (out of my pocket) - $1800. Pretty pricy car repair bill for a 1 1/2 year old car with an extended warranty.

General Comments:

Very unhappy with both the dealer and Chrysler. When I talked to the dealer, they told me to talk to Chrysler. When I talked to Chrysler, they told me to talk to the dealer. There is a page long list of things that went wrong with the car, and nobody will take responsibility for selling me a hunk of junk - the Jeep Liberty.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 28th July, 2004

7th Dec 2004, 14:34

LOL!!! That's nothing! My Neighbor owns a Jeep Ram 3500 Cummins Turbo Diesel!!!

Seriously dude, you bashed the hell out of your Liberty and it broke. Like mentioned in the first comment, if you're too lazy to move the seatbelt just a couple of inches when putting down the back seats, don't even bother.

I have an 03 Liberty with 18,000 hard earned miles that I bought brand new. I have a led right foot and red line this thing constantly, and wheel it off road, and it keeps coming back for more!

2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7 V6 from North America

Year of manufacture2003
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 3.7 V6 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired20 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carDodge Durango

Summary:

Sporty SUV

Faults:

Replaced O2 sensor under warranty (may have been caused by a tank of really bad gas, the check engine light came on immediatlely after buying from this independent station)

Rear disc brakes sometimes squaks when first moving in reverse while cold, especially if damp weather.

General Comments:

- The more I drive it, the more I like it.

- Sporty, firm, smooth ride

- Sits high, great visibility in traffic

- Good power.

- Great in the snow

- Being a hard-core Jeeper, I used to think it was cutesy looking, but now I really like the looks (ours is bright red, chrome wheels)

- I don't like the spare tire on the back and swinging tailgate, but there really is not any place else they could have put it.

- We get the rated mpg 17-23

- I would definitely recommend it if you are looking for a SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th May, 2004

27th May 2004, 14:55

I have seen on here that another person had the O2 sensor go bad on their Liberty, maybe the Liberty is picky about bad gas. I agree about the looks. At first I thought it was kinda girly looking and almost didn't buy one. But now, I'm very glad I did. I've been a Jeep fan forever. I wanted a Cherokee and a Wrangler, but couldn't afford both. Now I can have both rolled into one car (with a hint of Grand Cherokee in the engine). Mine is a 2003 black Renegade. I think the fact that the light bar comes standard is very cool. That's one less thing I have to add on :). I haven't had time to upgrade it yet, but I plan to very soon. I also have the brake squeal issue. If you look on here, I believe it's under 2003, there is a nice discussion going on (which I have added a lot to) about the brakes. You and I are not the only ones. I find it very annoying, but not a safety issue at all. The comment is located under one of the ones with a blue frown face. Not hard to miss b/c there is not many of them. If it's not under 2003, it's under 2002. I have also noticed that the noise will now some times occur after driving around town for a while. Say you've been doing some errands around town and your trying to make it into a tight parking space. They will squeal while turning. I've made the dealer aware of this issue and they're trying their hardest to fix it.

Jeep On!!!

Average review marks: 6.7 / 10, based on 53 reviews