Your opinion on Jeep Liberty...

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  1. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    What do you guys think about Jeep Liberty?

    I might buy a new car in a year or two and I want to buy a SUV.

    I think I will buy one of the small SUV (since I can't afford and don't need a big ones)

    Although I never had a chance to test drive Liberty, I like it for the features they have... and I personally think that it is one of the best one among its class..

    What do you guys think?
     
  2. nucl3ar

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    Yes it is best among its class when you consider all of those that also have IFS.
    It does better than most other vehicles off-road that do have IFS, however nothing can compare to a SFA.
    The engine is fairly peppy but is not the greatest on gas mileage.
     
  3. mike1

    mike1 Dance Bish

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    yes but it looks like shit IMO
     
  4. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    Dont know the price comparison but I would get the Trailblazer long before the Libby. More power, better offroad ability, nicer inside and out. And its a Chevy.:bigthumb:
     
  5. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    Nah...too expensive for me...the price is $47070 (CAD) with full options....:(
     
  6. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    I didnt realize your in Canada, are cars mreo expensive there?
    then i would go with the libby as a pretty good vehicle.
     
  7. newsroom_can

    newsroom_can Canada eh?

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    I don't know if cars here are more expensive compare to the US We use different currency...right?

    I think one Canadian dollar is .63 cents US...

    And we have to pay stupid GST and PST, which are 14%,...:mad:
     
  8. nucl3ar

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    The Trailblazer is not better off-road than the Liberty. Yes it has more power, but you are also paying a lot more, same goes for the interior.
    The Trailblazer is not meant to go off-road. It is just another poseur SUV for driving to work and the supermarket. At least the Liberty has some off-road worthy features such as ABS being turned off when in 4lo.

    As for the Liberty's looks, there are a lot of people who like them. To each his own.
     
  9. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    The 4x4 trailblazer comes with a locking differential. This makes a big difference on the trail. The vehicles are both setup with the same components underneath. And the abs will turn off when offroad in a chevy also. Mine does it all the time. Just not automatically.
     
  10. SycoPhant

    SycoPhant Get out my way

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    A fan of the Liberty I am not. Personally I don't like their looks, and I can't say I'm very impressed with their capability. The 3.7L v6 is outperformed by a 4.0 on it's best day, and honestly there's other vehicles that offer more power and look better that are just as capable off road.
     
  11. nucl3ar

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    It does not come with one, it is optional. Not to mention the fact that is does not have a lever for the transfer case.
    Once again I will also say that the Trailblazer costs much more and is considered in the same class as the Jeep Grand Cherokee which would kick its ass both on and off-road.
     
  12. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    I also "dont have a lever for the transfer case" and that has nothing to do with your offroad capability. I have never had a problem with my transfer case engaging. And oh yeah, Ill kick a grand cherokees ass offroad. But it appears that he isnt buying this thing to go wheeling so it doesnt really matter.
     
  13. nucl3ar

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    Have you ever wheeled with a Grand? I doubt it if you think a stock Grand will lose. They have one of the best 4 wheel drive systems available right now.
     
  14. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    I'm not saying there system is bad. It is one of the best and I realize this, I am not anti-jeep, in fact there is a jeep sitting in my garage which you probably have never heard of. But I was saying that electronic four wheel drive is not a bad thing either. And when I get the chance to take on a GC ill do it.:bigthumb:
     
  15. nucl3ar

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    So what is in your garage? I bet I have heard of it. Is it a J10 or something like that?
     
  16. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    1970 CJ6 made by Kaiser. Not many people have heard of them including some guys at 4wheel drive shops. If you are a jeeper though, I bet you have heard of it. Rick Russell drives one.
     
  17. nucl3ar

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    Sweet, do you actually use it or is it just sitting there right now?
     
  18. AggieZR2

    AggieZR2 Now AggieZQ8

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    Just gone done restoring it. We put on a 2.5" suspension lift and new tires, paint, new wiring, exhaust, etc. But it still has open diffs and the original buick v6. And oh yeah, a whopping Dana 27 front axle. It is kept up at our ranch as our vehicle up there. I did however, stick it over Easter last year, took us 30 minuts yanking it with a tractor to get it out.
     

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