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post #1 of 11 Old 09-04-2011, 07:10 PM Thread Starter
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Pull trigger on '09 Liberty Rocky Mountain/'10 Liberty Renegade or wait for 2012?

Should I pick up an '09 Liberty Rocky Mountain Edition/'10 Liberty Renegade or wait for the new 3rd generation liberty coming out in 2012? I never buy new and don't trust the first model year so I would be looking at a 2013 model year purchased in 2014 (used). What do you guys think? Hold out for the 3rd generation liberty or pick up the best version of the current KK?

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post #2 of 11 Old 09-04-2011, 08:51 PM
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Well that all depends...theres talk of the Liberty replacement being a car based CUV...so in that case, Id say no way. I think the current model has the best bodystyle, and I believe you can even get the 4.0 v-6 now. On the other had, the first gen did offer a manual and the diesel version would be a nice find...
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Do you have any more info on the 4.0 6L? I haven't heard about that.
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Its the same 4.0 V6 that comes in the grand caravan, Nitro R/T and I think something else may be using it. Its got like 260 hp or something...pretty close to the numbers of the 4.7 V-8
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Its the same 4.0 V6 that comes in the grand caravan, Nitro R/T and I think something else may be using it. Its got like 260 hp or something...pretty close to the numbers of the 4.7 V-8
I'm familiar with the engine I just don't see it as an option for the 2011 Liberties. Will it be available in 2012 or something?
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Hmmm....I read somewhere that they had opened it up to the Liberty too...its been an upgrade for the Nitro the whole time. I just googled it and apparently I was wrong on that one.
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The Lib 2010 and 2011 comes only with the 3.7 v-6 for the U.S. only. It is pretty reliable engine, it's basically a 4.7 minus 2 pistons. AllPar.com has a nice write about it. Canada and overseas the Lib is called the Cherokee and 2.8 Diesel is available for it.

Jeep is talking about a redesign for the Lib for with 2013 or 2014. There is just a lot of speculating right now.
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Damn I was hoping to get one with a pentastar. Has anyone had success tracking down a kk diesel version in the US?
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The Liberty is sold as such in Canada, it's only called the Cherokee in Europe.

The new Liberty will be a CUV, and is speculated to be moving upmarket somewhat. Think more along the lines of a Range Rover than the current offering.

So, if you like the current Liberty, buy one now. If you'd like something more like a Range Rover, wait until 2012.

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Maybe the Maserati SUV. I wonder what the sticker price on that sucker is going to be?
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