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post #1 of 4 Old 02-28-2011, 01:13 PM Thread Starter
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Why purchase a Jeep Liberty?

From time to time various complaints concerning the Jeep Liberty are posted: fuel economy, Quality, Etc.

Before I purchased my 2010 Liberty Renegade I had made a list of what I needed in a vehicle:

1) It was to be a USA designed, mfg parts, and assembled vehicle.

2) It was to be the only automobile my wife and I were to own. (we are both retired)

3) Reliable. We were trading in a 1997 Grand Cherokee 2WD and we had been happy with it's ride and reliability.

4) It was to pull a boat a few hundered miles a year, @ 50mi to/from the rivers.

5) It was to be driven about 9,000mi/yr, mostly suburban.

6) It's main use was to be towed about 25,000mi/yr behind our motorhome, then be driveable on Nat Forrest logging roads while siteseeing. It thus had to be a 4WD.

7) We both wanted a firm ride, firm seats, raised seating for visibility/leg comfort.

8) Reasonable MPG.

The dealer we visited had the 2010 Liberty Renegade that we purchased. It is full Trail Rated and has all options but Slide Roof. So far it fullfills every requirement we had for it. We average 20mpg in our every day driving. It handles our 22ft poontoon boat on the hwy and on our sandy acreage to where we store it. Our 2WD had a problem with the sandy soil. We have towed it behind the Motorhome over 15,000mi and used it on very steep, rough logging roads.
We defined our requirements and bought the vehicle we felt would best fullfill those requirements. I'm sure there are other vehicles which might do a few of these things better, but not meet all of the requirements.

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post #2 of 4 Old 02-28-2011, 01:46 PM
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i also had a list of things it needed to do.
1 moderate offroad capability
2. crash test results at least 4 starts
3. curtain airbags
4. able to tow my other car on the full trailer, not on the dolly
5. creature comforts and quality
so i decided to give jeep a try, hoping the quality would improve. it didnt.
in every other item on the list im completely satisfied. but monthly trips to the dealer are getting to me...

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post #3 of 4 Old 03-02-2011, 05:59 PM
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There were a lot of issues with the 08's. Hopefully you can get them all taken care of eventually and you will like your jeep more. I've had a couple little issues with my 09, but nothing major. If it wasn't for the skyslider roof I would hardly ever take it to the dealership. knock on wood I think the roof is finally fixed for good!

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post #4 of 4 Old 03-02-2011, 07:55 PM
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i do love them jeeps and i would hate to part with one so early in its life. i hope the malfunction streak is over and now me and my wife (she is the main driver) can enjoy it for years to come.

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