2007 Jeep Liberty Sport 3.7 from North America
In the past I have owned cars by Volkswagen, Acura, and Subaru. I feel bad saying this Jeep is the first American car I have purchased.
Being a Volkswagen enthusiast, I am accustomed to working on my cars regularly. This has not been the case with my Jeep. During the time I have owned it, nothing has gone wrong. The gas mileage is OK for an SUV (about 17 in town and 21 highway). I would go so far as to say the cost of gas is nothing compared to the maintenance costs of Volkswagens I have owned in the past.
The Jeep is remarkable in snow. I work in healthcare, and need to make it to work regardless of the weather. This year I powered the Jeep through two feet of heavy snow with ease. My neighbor tried driving his AWD RAV4 in the same storm and could barely move an inch. Nothing beats real 4WD!
This Jeep is the closest thing you can get to the Cherokee Classic. In fact this is the reason I bought it. Nothing can ever replace the XJ, but this Jeep comes close.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th August, 2013
People talk badly about American cars sometimes, and I feel they do not deserve that reputation. My girlfriend owned a 2005 VW Jetta, and it was by far the most unreliable, problematic money pit we have ever owned. Strange noises and fluid leaks from the engine and transmission on a low mileage, well maintained car is unacceptable in my book.
The car was very expensive new, service and parts prices were comparable to owning a BMW, and we had to sell the Jetta at a huge loss as it was not even reliable enough for an out of town trip.
I have owned many GM made cars, as well as a Dodge Caravan and a Honda Prelude; not one problem other than regular maintenance with those.
I don't know why people keep spending more money for unreliable imported cars. I guess it's a status symbol of sorts, but I think saving money and investing it in something else is much better in the long run.
My parents are very wealthy, and all they drive is older Buick sedans; they have nothing to prove to anyone.