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  • How's your Libby holding up?

    My wife is thinking about getting a Jeep Liberty and I was curious on how they are holding up. Any major troubles? Major complaints? She is looking a several small SUV's and I like the idea of her getting a Jeep, but don't know anything about the Libby...thanks.

  • #2
    My parents have an '02, and they haven't had any problems with it. Of course, it doesn't see the road all that much...it's four years old and has 17,000 miles on it.

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    • #3
      For what it is worth, I seen a Wrangler and a Liberty along the interstate the other day, they had gotten into it. I was surprised that the Wrangler had most of the front fenders and hood wiped out, but little damage to the Liberty. Must be tougher than they look!!!!

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      • #4
        Had a 2002 KJ and traded it is with 72,000 miles...got a Liberty CRD (Diesel). Gas Mileage for the 3.7L Gassers is not very good at all. The CRD is getting MUCH better MPG's. I would not buy a gasser again after having the CRD. I am getting over 20mpg in town...stop and go...and...over the Estiamte for highway. I can get over 30 mpg Highway with cruise control set at 68 on flat or small rolling hills. I only have 3200 miles on mine and this diesel might take 10,000 miles to really break in. Driveability is also better.

        Here is something I posted on the LOSTKJs forum:

        That is a hard one to decide for someone...I traded in my 2002KJ but that is a different situation since it was older.

        I will say that I like my CRD better than my 3.7L for more than a few reasons. Mileage these days is at a premium and I think it will be even more important in the very near future. I have consistently met the estimated City MPG Estimate and surpassed the Highway MPG Estimate. Driveability is better IMHO. The torque makes in city driving a pleasure in the CRD. Safety has been definitely upgraded with the Mercedes Influence (and the moustache). The ESP/Traction Control/Roll Over Mitigation/ABS Improvements have created a much better SUV in emergency situations ( maybe your 2005 already has that ). Alternative Fuel possibilities also factored into my decision with world politics as they are (not saying the "sky is falling" ) today. Bigger Fuel Tank of 20.5 gallons verses the 18.5 gallons of my 2002 3.7L. Sounds trivial but with the bigger fuel tank and better mileage, I can travel a long way before I need to fill up.

        If noise is a concern, the CRD does make a little racket compared to the 3.7L. Even with the Common Rail and Extra Sound Deadening materials added, the noise of the CRD does factor in. With the Radio playing, I don't really notice this at all. Otherwise, everything is better as far as i am concerned with the CRD. Plus the CRDiesel Decal looks great...

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        • #5
          I know of one fellow that's talking lemon law on his CRD libby due to it eating EGR's constantly. So far they've been replaced under warrantee, but at $200 each, it'd get ridiculous if you had to buy 'em.

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          • #6
            The Libby my coworkers bought for their daughter has been doing well... only one issue came up and was handled under warranty.
            I'm actually thinking about getting one myself.

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            • #7
              mygirlfriend got a brand new one after i got a new wrangler. Its only got 6k on it but so far no issues. The ESP that they offer on the new ones is nice to have in the snow and ice.

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              • #8
                I love my Renegade Liberty...

                Funny story, I was trading my 01 Grand Cherokee in, my salesperson asked me to at least look at the liberty renegade.. I thought "never".. it's a girl's suv..
                Boy was I wrong.. he said "trust me, just humor me and drive it". Once I saw the light bar, the nice alloys, the rock rails, off road lamps up front.. I was hooked.. then i drove it.. omg.. this thing has a strong V6.. I'm very pleased with the gas mileage compared to my 4.7 V8 Grand Cherokee.
                And it does attract alot of looks and stares.. I'd say go for it.. Feels nice on the road.. haven't had it off road yet, but I plan on it.
                Here's my ride.. :
                http://i123.photobucket.com/albums/o...Picture031.jpg

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                • #9
                  what kinda milage are you guys getting from the 3.7?

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                  • #10
                    i'm getting about 22 to 23mpg highway...
                    Love not filling up as frequent as i did w/ the grand cherokee.

                    And the fact that my Renny looks way more rugged than a WJ.

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                    • #11
                      bought a '04 liberty limited with all the goodies on it for the wife. we've put about 46,000 miles on it so far with no problems. other than the position of the window switches and waiting for the dealer to get off their butt to replace the ball joints, under warranty, i can't complain. it's been great on road trips, gets 23-25 mpg, and comfortable. she won't let me take it offroad yet but i keep hoping. that's what the CJ is for. i've never been a big chrysler fan but so far so good.

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                      • #12
                        I upgraded to a Liberty at Enterprise on a recent trip, and boy was I ever glad I did! Freak snow and ice storms coupled with sub freezing weather... Jeep held up fine, and the traction control is very nice. I even tried "outsmarting" it but couldn't. I did all the stupid things, stomp on brakes, jerk steering wheel, floor it out of turns, etc. Liberty was unfazed. As a daily driver and mild weekend warrior, the only nicer ride I can think of is the XJ. (sniff sniff RIP).

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