I'm the original poster and happy to say someone bought this turd off me with their tax return... HA HA HA... Maintenance on a steering wheel? GEE... I had a 1993 Mustang and a 2000 BMW 323...both with leather wheels... how odd that my hands didn't mess up those wheels. I also still have a 1995 Miata with a leather wheel, and that's still intact.
This company needs to just go away. There is no excuse for such poor quality cars anymore. I hope they go bankrupt.
You had problems with it because you refer to your Jeep as a car. It is not a car. There aren't any cars out there, except for the AMC Eagle with a transfer case and honest to goodness four wheel drive.
I've got a 15 year old Jeep that is still going strong.
Maybe the quality has slipped in recent years, but you can't beat an old Jeep!
I leased my 05 Liberty, and ended up buying it because I think it is a great vehicle. I leased an 02 prior to this, and liked it so much I upgraded. People that buy Jeeps, need to know what they are buying... It's not a Mustang or a BMW... How can you even compare a Jeep to either of those? It's perfect for me and the conditions in which I drive.. Long Ohio winters and short commutes... Performance is excellent... I'm not real crazy about the seats, but they come clean using Turtle Wax's oxy cleaner.
It's a fun reliable vehicle.. Nuff said.
I own a 2005 Jeep Liberty, and I can say that it is one tough SUV. When it was a week old, it got rear ended - $8,000 in damage. Got it home, and 2 months later, it got slammed again in the rear.
Now it's 2010 and it has 100.0000 miles on it, and not one problem with it. I even tow a 5,000lb boat with it.
I would buy another one in a minute, and I would never buy a foreign, and neither will my kids.
Ssshoooosh, he needs to experience foreign made vehicles. If you're not broke after you buy it, you will be after you have to get it repaired, and it will need repaired, LOL.