2004 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7L from North America
Great, so far, and reliable 4x4 performance--what you want from a Jeep
The Liberty does not have enough storage places. I had to build a large carpeted box to hold stuff like a fire extinguisher, first aid kit, gloves and the like. As well, the glove box is very small for a SUV.
I am not pleased with the brakes. They are adequate, but should be more beefy for a heavy vehicle like the Liberty.
The transmission housing creeps into the cab. As a result I cannot place my right foot flat on the floor in front of me when I am at idol or in cruise control. The same for the passenger only it is the left foot affected.
The back seats do not lay flat.
The Liberty is hard on gas!
However, so far I am very pleased with the Liberty. It rides more like a truck then other SUV's of comparable sizes that I test drove. I have run it up a 40 degree hill in 20cm of snow in four low and had to hit the brakes at the crest. There is lots of power and lots of torque!
It is stylish. My first modification will be a "lift kit".
Almost instant heat--here in Canada's North Eastern area that feature is great!
Lots of head room (I am 6 feet tall) and a nice view of the road from the cockpit.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 24th January, 2004
Lot's of SUV owners complain about fuel mileage. I recommend they stop their whining and live with it; or get rid of it and get a car or minivan.
To go with the first comment. Get a four cylinder if you want great gas mileage.
Why not buy a diesel the 2.8 CRD that I own is great on the fuel and allthough it is noisier than other diesels I have had it has lots of power in reserve when you need it.
So what if its not quick, but hey I never bought a jeep to be a racing driver I bough it for its great off road ability.