Lets see, you drive a Ford Explorer, that is that car that can roll over at any moment, killing it's occupants, it is also that car that was fitted out with exploding tires with the same end result.
Now you are bashing your wife's Liberty, one of the safest and best looking 4x4's on the market.
My advice to you is to listen more to your wife in the future, she not only has a better taste than you have, but she is obviously also the brains in your relationship.
Not to mention the chronic stalling problems Ford is known for in ALL of their vehicles. I agree with the other guy. Dude, your explorer will spend most of its life on a tow truck. Take another look at the Liberty. I bought a Renegade last year and I think it's the coolest damn thing on 4 wheels. I'd like to see your explorer climb straight up a mountain covered in mud and snow. Remember that saying for Ford, Found On Road Dead??? Get your head out of your ass man. The Liberty isn't just a "ladies" car like you think it is. When properly equipped, like mine, it becomes a car for men too, like just about every other Jeep.
I do not yet own a Jeep Liberty, but hope to in the near future. I just read a review of a guy who drives a Ford and gave his Liberty to his wife to drive. I don't have a Liberty, but I have driven one before, many times. It's simply the best handling Jeep I've ever driven. I would not EVER drive an Explorer on a daily basis. The gas mileage is poor and the roll-over rate is many times that of a Liberty. All I'm trying to say is that the Jeep Liberty is a great vehicle, especially for the money. It is not just a "chick car". It is one of the toughest and most durable off road vehicles I've ever driven. That includes a Wrangler. I would choose a Liberty any day over any other vehicle.