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Unread 12-10-2009, 11:41 AM   #1
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2010 Jeep Liberty- Worth buying?

I am debating whether or not to buy a 2010 Jeep Liberty, and I can't seem to find any consumer reviews online anywhere. Do you own one? Driven one? Any feedback pros/cons would be SUPER helpful! I've never owned a Jeep before and am coming from a Honda Accord V6.

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Unread 12-12-2009, 07:23 AM   #2
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The Accord and KK Jeep are two completely different vehicles. One is lighter and good on gas. The Jeep while built with better visibility and 4x4 traction/Safety, certainly will drink much more fuel.
This forum offers better info specifically for KK (2008 Liberty and up)
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Unread 12-13-2009, 12:17 AM   #3
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One other thing - The Accords come equipped with good tires from the factory.

That is the one thing that Jeep needs to change. ThunderbirdJunkie would not put the OE Goodyears that come on Jeeps on a wheelbarrow.

When he bought his Liberty, the first place he stopped was the tire shop.

The nice thing about the KKs is their powertrains are essentially unchanged from the KJ, and the 3.7/42RLE/8.25 rearend has proven to be a pretty damn solid and reliable powertrain.
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Unread 12-13-2009, 09:59 AM   #4
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Can't do this with a honda





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Unread 12-13-2009, 10:14 AM   #5
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I Love Mine, would never trade it for a Honda, or anything for that matter. Well maybe a Rubicon, but Jeep none the less
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Unread 12-13-2009, 08:15 PM   #6
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I used my 2009 in the slush and snow for the first time this week

It was my 1st time in 4wd, I'm more than sold.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 07:40 PM   #7
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Buy it. You'll love it.
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Unread 12-14-2009, 08:00 PM   #8
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If you can find an 09, its even a better deal (09's come with a lifetime power train warranty) but there are very few left, if any.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 08:08 AM   #9
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If you can find an 09, its even a better deal (09's come with a lifetime power train warranty) but there are very few left, if any.
The lifetime powertrain warranty does not transfer from the original owner. You go back to 3 yrs 36k miles
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Unread 12-15-2009, 08:39 AM   #10
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Have they improved the KK's since the Consumer Reports gave them a bad rating? Not trying to be a troll. I have a KJ and love it but I had heard that the KK had some issues especially the first ones. The question is if and when we have to replace the KJ we may look at a KK or go with the GC instead.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 08:40 AM   #11
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The lifetime powertrain warranty does not transfer from the original owner. You go back to 3 yrs 36k miles
Im assuming he meant a new one at the dealer thats been sitting.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 02:59 PM   #12
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Have they improved the KK's since the Consumer Reports gave them a bad rating? Not trying to be a troll. I have a KJ and love it but I had heard that the KK had some issues especially the first ones. The question is if and when we have to replace the KJ we may look at a KK or go with the GC instead.
This implies that Consumer Reports' opinion has ever been valid.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 04:09 PM   #13
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I read the Consumer Report car report on the KK before buying it and I remember being disappointed by what I read. I went and took a test drive anyway and was surprised at how wrong they were. I don't remember the specifics of the report, but I couldn't believe they were reporting on the same vehicle I had just driven. I think they're biased towards higher end European cars. I now take their reports with a grain of salt. Comfort is subjective. Go test drive one. They're a solid and comfortable suv with a well designed interior. The cab is quiet and the ride is smooth. Sure, it could have a little more pep from the engine, but it isn't a vehicle that is marketed towards the horsepower crowd. It moves just fine when you hit the gas and it will tow a boat or whatever you want just fine. I think people spend too much time worrying about what it could be instead of loving it for what it is.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 04:13 PM   #14
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Im assuming he meant a new one at the dealer thats been sitting.


I would go for it. I crawled under the Jeep for the first time the other day, and was extremely surprised how robust the frame and its components are. Its truly built like a tank.
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Unread 12-15-2009, 04:28 PM   #15
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Take it from someone who was less than happy with my 2008 when I first bought it with some problems I encountered. Have thought of trading it in from time to time, but everytime I've test driven other cars, never found something I like as well. Like the previous person......Consumer reports rates it down compared to others. I have had mine for almost 2 years now, and I can't figure how they came up with their rating of it. I find it very comfortable, looks great, lots of storage for me, and it's been very dependable. Gas mileage isn't great, but then if you want an SUV you're not exactly looking at gas mileage. I have the Limited in it, and I love the heated seats, remote start (particularly in the winter), the rugged looks. If you're looking for off-road ability, I guess it's pretty darn good. This is a DD for me,
so off-road was not an issue with me. I'm a 62 year old female, and maybe that doesn't weigh in your decision, but I really, really love my Liberty despite some initial problems I had, which for the most part have been taken care of.
I'd say GO FOR IT!!!!!
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