2008 Jeep Liberty - halfassed decent?

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  1. Geezle

    Geezle Sweetness :love:

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    I can get one for a reasonable price, and it looks like it suits my needs. Anybody have firsthand experience with them?
     
  2. bubbaZR2

    bubbaZR2 i poop too much, then i get tired... OT Supporter

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    of all the small suv's they're the only one that still has a solid rear axle. If i were in the market for a small SUV, that'd be the one i'd get.
     
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    they look okay.

    I'd personally go for an Xterra, however, if I wanted a somewhat offroad-capable vehicle.

    The Ford Escape and Ford Edge were both nice if you want something for the road.
     
  4. Justintiime

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    what are you lookin to spend? Maybe check out the FJ Cruiser?! :)
     
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    don't mind the above poster. He has diarrhea of the mouth, and tends to ":rofl:" at what he doesn't understand. Its how he tries to look smarter :)
     
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    P07r0457 New Member

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    so why pay a few thousand more for a FJ where you end up with a useless rear seat??? When you can get an Xterra and have a usable rear seat and a much better motor?
     
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    I just told him to look into it. It might suit his needs just fine. I'll let the OP come to his own conclusions.
     
  9. IslanderOffRoad

    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    If you get a good deal, yeah. I kind of like the skyroof thingy too.

    But IFS ftl.
     
  10. Read more...

    Read more... SPQR

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    I sat in one at an auto show...it's actually kind of tight in the driver's seat because there's this huge, weird bump that intrudes into driver leg room from the center tunnel. I wanted to like them but I don't think I could live with it...
     
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    IslanderOffRoad Do you even lift kit? OT Supporter

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    :hsugh:

    Transfer case
     
  12. Justintiime

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    transfer case hump needs to gtfo.
     
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    KIDRR Duck dog>* OT Supporter

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    P7whatever is just overbearing with too much time on his hands to argue on the internet. Every day he's saying something stupid. He won't listen to reason so no need to argue with him. Just fyi

    "The FJ's 4.0-liter V6 is rated at 239 horsepower — 26 less than the Xterra. However, that difference didn't matter when we measured acceleration. The FJ was the Xterra's equal in both 0-60 acceleration (7.6 seconds) and through the quarter-mile (15.9 seconds). It probably didn't hurt that the FJ was 107 pounds lighter on our scales as well (4,403 pounds vs. 4,296 pounds)."

    "Drive the Xterra down a sand wash, washboard-ridden dirt road or rocky trail and you'll be ecstatic about what it can do. Hit the same road in the FJ Cruiser a few minutes later and you'll be less impressed by the Nissan. The Xterra is still excellent, but it's not quite as capable or as comfortable as the FJ. The Xterra isn't as confident on hard-pounding washboard roads where damper tuning and suspension travel translate to controllability, feedback and ride comfort. Nor is it, ultimately, as capable when it comes to rocky axle-twisting climbs and descents."

    "The FJ's interior is among the nicest in the class. It's a perfect mix of functionality, retro styling and quality materials. The instrument panel utilizes large white-faced gauges with a center-mounted speedometer. The slightly smaller tachometer is to the left of the speedometer, with coolant temperature, fuel and voltage gauges to the right. It's an attractive, easy-to-use arrangement."

    http://www.edmunds.com/insideline/do/Drives/Comparos/articleId=115472/pageId=97253
     
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    Read more... SPQR

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    I thought it was an aborted baby fetus holder, my bad.
     
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    That's great... until the 1GR-FE has valve-train problems. The VQ40DE, however, will last forever.

    Odd, because truck-trend rated several midsize SUVs and the Xterra and H3 rated above the FJ.

    Notice my beef is with the back seat... and guess what, they say nothing to contradict how shitty the back seat is.
     
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    Ok, I believe what you say over Edmunds :mamoru:
     
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    why would the 1GRFE have valvetrain problems :rofl: wow you're a tool.
     
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    because it does. there have been tsbs about it.
     
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    mtnbikekid08 Aime-moi moins, mais aime-moi longtemps

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    Liberty=chick car at mall.
    If you offroad=you no want
     
  21. aim2kill

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    libertys are fine for the weekend wannabe, they get decent gas mileage, solid rear axle (yeah) and the tried n' true jeep 4x4 system.
    -look into picking up a used one with the CTD option, cant knock a little cummins diesel motor (claims around 43MPG!!)
    they are just kinda small and pussy for me.
    XJ/TJ FTW
     
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  23. Geezle

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    Well a few days ago I took a new '08 for a test drive, and I really enjoyed it. The ride was a lot better than my buddy's '04 which was to be expected and it appears to to everything I need it to. The deal I was expecting wasn't there though...I think this had much to do with the cuban trainee who was very pushy and didn't know jack about the product that I got stuck dealing with. I'm definitely in the market for a new Liberty, but the deal has to be right, and if I go back to that particular dealershit I'll make sure I'm dealing with somebody who knows the score.
     
  24. aim2kill

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    yes, a dealer is half of buying a vehicle. if you feel hes not right, request somone else, its your right, remember you dont owe them shit, they are trying to please YOU
     
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    the sales person has zero to do with the "deal". They can't say shit. The sales managers are making the deals and the salesmen simply bring the paper between the two.
     

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