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Jeep Liberty, Concept Cars, Future Vehicle, SUV
#64 of 121 Re: Considering '08 Liberty--what do you think? [chigirlintexas]
Nov 21, 2007 (5:49 pm)
I read your thread about your Liberty and it sliding all over the place. I had a 2004 and it did the same thing. I tollerated it for about one month and upgraded my tires. Unfortunately the earlier Liberty vehicles were sold with standard non-trail rated tires. Many SUVs are "marketed" as trail vehicles and so people drive more confidently in them- however, they simply aren't. Once I put my Bridgestone Revo Duellers on it- it was a beast on the road. The off roading was increadible and my daily commute was great (and quiet).
I now have the new '08 Liberty and enjoy it very much- I love it. It's fun- and well- I'm debating swapping out my tires before winter, but so far (and yes I have that feat that I will slide) I haven't slid. I was recently in a huge storm and put it in 4WD-- but that was after driving it for a while in conditions that I wouldn't have driven my other Jeep in w/o the upgraded tires.
Believe me- it's in the tires. Huge difference- but depends on what your lifestyle is too. I trailer a sailboat- and need the traction for the muck at some launch ramps- and I love to play in the dirt/on rocks. My husband and I went off roading- I took the Liberty and he the Rubicon- I hung with all the Rubicons the entire time- the Liberty is excellent and you should explore more of its capabilities. A lot of fun!
#65 of 121 Re: Considering '08 Liberty--what do you think? [sailingmystic]
Nov 21, 2007 (7:25 pm)
Thanks for sharing your Liberty experiences....it's nice to know the sliding problem wasn't just me. I should have done more research on the tires before getting rid of my '02, but my hubby was adamant about it so I didn't fight him. I simply cannot find anything else that excites me as much as this new '08 Liberty-- it reminds me of how I felt when I got my '02--it's great looking, I love the features, and I can probably get a good deal. I also have always liked the "comraderie" I see among Jeep owners. Right now, my research and requirements narrows my choices down to the Liberty, the CX-7 (which requires premium and does not offer bluetooth or mp3 connectivity) and the Saturn Vue V6, which I just cannot get excited about.
The Liberty I drove was a limited version, all decked-out, and gorgeous in black with chrome wheels--very sexy! The features and technology just knocked my socks off. We are going on Friday to see if we can make a deal....I'm about to post a question for Carman to see if he can help me be prepared for the lease financing stuff....
Thanks again, Happy Thanksgiving! I'll let you know how it goes!
#66 of 121 2008 liberty limited.
Nov 21, 2007 (8:33 pm)
Still loving mine, got 1600 miles racked up so far. it needs a bath really bad. I still have that litle buzzing noise when i shift into drive from park, but i will ask them when I take it in for service. it has also got a little squeek in the right side of the dask, i think its the glove box, only when you have a good jolt of a bump. but so far it has run flawlessly, and still loving it..
#67 of 121 2008 jeep liberty limited
Nov 22, 2007 (5:03 pm)
has anyone in their new liberty noticed when you turn your key to start it , it is delayed sometimes, and sometimes its works normal, i had an envoy, and it did the same thing sometime, is it normal?
#68 of 121 Re: Considering '08 Liberty--what do you think? [chigirlintexas]
Nov 24, 2007 (7:13 pm)
ChiGirl you sound like me... as I was so excited about my 2004 Liberty - esp. when I took it off-roading - and now with the 2008 Liberty - it's just a great experience on road and off. I do enjoy the extras and I'm comfortable during my commute. I know what you mean about the Jeep comradarie-- it's nice to share this- on and off road.
I don't hesitate when I take it off road. I would be with a Lexus (don't want to scratch) or a Saturn (could it meet the challenge), etc. With the Jeep I don't hesitate in any conditions. I know how to use the controls now (and there are many to choose from) and so I 'dive right in'...and it does so well (it's heavy and it's narrow which works well on the trails).
My husband cracks up because he's the one who gets the new cars and details them constantly-- now I find I'm doing the same thing. I have the Brick Red color/Limited Edition with leather seats...very pleased. I sometimes open the garage door just to look at it-- that's how excited I am about it. It's fun.
I hope you found something out there that you can enjoy just as much.
#69 of 121 Re: Considering '08 Liberty--what do you think? [sailingmystic]
Nov 25, 2007 (9:48 am)
We sound so alike! I know this is the vehicle I want. We tried to make a deal on Saturday (dealers are closed in Texas on Sundays), but they wouldn't give me anywhere near what I needed for my trade. Plus, there were no lease incentives on the Liberty, so we just couldn't quite get to the payment I want. I am a few months from the end of the lease on my Camry, so I will wait patiently until then, turn it in, then promptly go try again to negotiate a deal on the Liberty.
I drove the Saturn....it was nice but boring and seemed tight on the inside in terms of space, and I also didn't like the fake wood trim. For the money, LIberty has all the room and technology/toys I want, as well as a really impressive look from the outside. I will wait.....and it will be mine!
Thanks for sharing...I have a picture of it on my cell phone and will keep it until I can have the real thing. I'm sure I'll eventually be just staring at it every day in my garage, but until then, just admiring the ones I see, and being green with envy!
If you have any other notes of interest regarding your Liberty as you continue to drive it, let me know!
#70 of 121 Re: 2008 Jeep Liberty Skyslider Option [jeepgirl7]
Nov 27, 2007 (4:53 pm)
Congrats on your new purchase! You are the first person I can find who has the new Jeep w/ the new roof. So after experiencing the skyslider for a while- what do you think? Is it quiet? Can you put a roof rack system over it?
It sounds like it's really cool.
I have the Limited with a sunroof-- and I enjoy the drive in this Jeep so much! It's a joy to drive. Good luck and keep us posted as to how you are making out with the skyslider
#71 of 121 Re: 2008 Jeep Liberty Skyslider Option [sailingmystic]
Dec 01, 2007 (5:45 pm)
does anyone know when they will be offering 60 mos no interest? the 36 mos is just not enough!
#72 of 121 Re: 2008 Jeep Liberty Skyslider Option [niecy22]
Dec 03, 2007 (9:11 pm)
My local Jeep dealer showed 0%for 60months in this weeks ad.
#73 of 121 Leaking Lift Gate:((
Dec 05, 2007 (9:10 am)
I love my new Jeep except....
The day the odometer rolled 60 miles it rained all day. I was a work and the car just sat in the parking lot. When I left to go home I heard this strange clicking sound. When I stopped to investigate I found that water was dripping in the back storage area from the roof, actually under the plastic header on the roof, that has the back light and back up warning.
I immediately took it in and said fix this or I am not keepping this car (my mistake I should have told them to take it back, but I LOVE this car). They kept it for 5 days. Resealed the roof rails and anntenna, replaced the gasket, and eventually built up some of the welds around the hinges. This seemed to work. Lots of car washes no problem, but no rain and not sitting very long wet.
I now have 2500 miles on the car. Still LOVE it...but. It rained last night, the car sat in the rain, and when I started to drive to work the same problem. The car is at the dealer now, who knows if they will be able to track this down.
I am seriously worried that I have paid 32k for a car I can't drive in the rain. Anyone else out this have a similar story?