2003 Jeep Liberty User Reviews

2003 Jeep Liberty Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 33 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars4.3 out of 5 stars 4.3 / 5
  • Overall: 4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5

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"ride" 15 reviews
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"interior" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
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CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"brakes" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews
"expensive car" 2 reviews

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lightfoot44 writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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5

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Good in snow, very reliable mechanically, good exterior paint

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sucks gas, some interior dashboard rattles, occasional rear brake rotor noise

lightfoot44
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The Jeep Liberty Is About As Good As It Gets — Bought new in 2002, but a 2003 Liberty Sport 4x4. This is by far, the best vehicle I've ever owned. It's also the only one I've ever been in a wreck with. I've had no major issues mechanically with this vehicle. I've done all my own oil and filter changes, and it's a breeze to change the oil and filter. You don't even have to jack it up! Good acceleration, 30,000 miles between tune-ups, and virtually a maintenance free vehicle. Only attention I give it is 3 month oil and filter changes and a 30,000 mile service for the transmission....also a tune-up and a coolant flush every 3 years. Good interior, but the driver's seat seems at a very weird angle to me....perhaps this makes the Jeep a little tiring on long drives. Just an update: Have had the vehicle for 12 years, and has almost 100,000 miles on it. The last 30,000 miles have been its best. Interior and exterior have held together very well considering the extreme climate here. Now, if only Jeep could figure out a way to get 30 mpg on a vehicle like this. It would be a winner hands down! Very strongly built. I slid on ice last winter and slammed rear end first into a concrete center divider with damage to the rear door and spare tire assembly. It was probably my fault as I didn't have it in 4wd at the time. Speaking of 4WD....it's good when in 4WD Hi. I don't have a clue what the 4WD LO is for, and I've never used it. We have snow for 6 months of the year around here, so this Jeep is a perfect vehicle for that. Concerning squeaks and rattles...the dashboard has an annoying rattle behind the speedometer, but I've learned to live with it. Excellent AM/FM/CD stereo..with beautiful sound. The only three minor complaints I would have with the Jeep Liberty is brake rotor noise from the rear when the rotors are wet and you're backing up, slight front end vibration at higher speeds, which seems endemic no matter what tires you put on, or how perfectly they're balanced, and poor gas mileage. There is a trick to increasing your gas mileage....don't go over 60mph on the freeway, because then it sucks gas like a pig. It is a fun, comfortable, vehicle to drive. It looks good, and it's reliable as hell. Could one ask for much more????

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Darren writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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Looks great, powerful enough for almost everyone

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Lots of gas

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I Would Buy A New One. Or Any Other Jeep Product For That Matter. — Oh my how I love my Jeep. It can go pretty fast when I want it to. It can drive through anything (I can't wait to try it in some real snow!!), and it looks good doing so. I highly recommend the Liberty to anyone, but be prepared to put a lot of gas in it!

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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jeepdawg writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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5

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Off-road capability, Engine torque, interior roominess, build quality, Independent Front Suspension

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Gas Mileage (not super-bad, but not that great either), interior appointments are cheap, and the engine has "turbo lag" effect when accelerating out of a turn from a stop.

jeepdawg
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Loves His Jeep. — I bought this straight off the lot in 2003. The vehichle is awesome. The build quality is storng, and it is very reliable. The 3.7 L V6 provides plenty of torque for highway or off road use, and the stock command-trac 4wd is good in the snow as well as various types of sand and mud. The seats are comfortable, and there's plenty of leg and head room for a tall guy like me. Handling is good - not great, but then this is an SUV with Goodyear Wrangler SR-As. Which brings me to the vehicle's one glaring weakness - the stock SR-As. The make the car want to understeer, but, more importantly, they make the car want to fishtail during the rain and are next to pathetic for off-road use. What saves the Jeep off-road is it's ground clearance, suspension articulation, and 4wd gearing (both Hi-and-Lo). Overall, I love this thing and want nothing else

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Jim writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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can handle snow just as well as regular weather, is bright and airy inside, can drive up hills ;), has great brakes, decent acceleration, very versatile, sunroof goes great with it , has towing capability, can drive through the grass in the school parking lot haha

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slides in rain sometimes, bad fuel mileage, only a V6,

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My Jeep — Awesome because the capabilities are numerous, and i can usually drive it just as well in inclement weather as in normal weather. It also serves as a great storage area for all my junk that i tend to carry around with me and is useful in just about any situation.

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Delaney writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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Roomy, smooth ride, fun to take offroad

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Gas Prices?

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Great Buy — It handles very good for an SUV, never has it broken down on me, good pickup and power, it can be a gas guzzler if you bag it and it is comfy and fun to cruise around in, It is a good vehicle to own.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Burrell writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade Review
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5

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Fun, Small, Semi-Rugged, Reasonable mileage

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17MPG!, Small, only Semi Rugged

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A Good Small Suv With Loads Of Performance And Nice Amenties! — We love our Liberty, we got it after a 1 year lease in 2004 with 400 miles on it. Its been pretty much perfect, our only complaint is the noisy roof rack in the wind, and the low cargo space behind the 2nd row of seating. Performance - once we have it paid off we will be buying a Borla exhaust and a CAI. Other than regular maintenance of oil changes, this car has only had to have a new set of tires. No squeaks no rattles, no repairs thus far with 75K+ miles!

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madorosh writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4WD Review
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Durable, sporty, unique

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Mileage

madorosh
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Great All Purpose Vehicle — Nice and sporty; lack of cargo area made up by the roof rack, though SUVs are notorious tippers so drive it like it is a truck no matter how sporty it looks. Rear seats fold down and increase cargo area if not carrying passengers. I crashed mine a week after I bought it (bought it a year used) - two concerns - I didn't have presence of mind to add weight to the rear for control on ice; get sandbags! My airbag also didn't deploy when the passenger front went nearly head-on into a Jersey barrier. Perhaps I wasn't going fast enough - I suffered no injuries but I did feel the seatbelt bite in. The mileage is bad, but no one in their right mind buys an SUV to save on gas, so just have fun with it. I get just under 400 kilometres on a 60-litre tank in the city. Just took it on a 300 kilometre highway cruise and did significantly better - just over half a tank used up.

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Jason writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited Review
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reliable, fast, fun, 6-speaker powerful audio

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high off the ground

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Stands Up To Competition — Jeep has a unique product niche in automobiles. Not many can compete with their range of unique vehicles. The Liberty is a reliable, fast, and versatile machine. I'm used to low-to-the- ground cars, but this SUV beats most cars I've driven both off the line and to the naked eye. It's pretty attractive with a sporty interior of dark colors and nice shapes. I would definitely consider getting one of these in the future.

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Amber writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Freedom Edition 4WD Review
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5

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Comfortable, capable, reliable, attractive, online forums (http://www.lostkjs.com and http://www.jeepkj.com)

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fuel economy, power, price of parts, stock brake rotors warp easily

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I Love It! — I have had this car since it was brand new. It now has 52000 miles and it is great. It drives well and is a lot of fun. The seats are very comfortable. It gets me anywhere I need to be in any weather (except hail). My only complaints are the poor fuel economy, the lack of power, and the fact it takes nothing to warp the brake rotors. With it being a Daimler Chrysler model, the parts are expensive. Overall it is a great vehicle I would recommend to anyone!

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lsellers56 writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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4 Wheel drive, is great in the rain and snow. Fun to drive.

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Need bigger vehicle to put a receiver hitch on and pull trailer or pop up.

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All Around Good Ride! — I thoroughly enjoy this vehicle the 4x4 never left me stranded this winter and we had a couple ten inch snows. We live on a gravel road where they do not plow and there were no problems. Love the heated seats and now the cold air. It gets so cold I have to turn it down. It has CD player and a great stereo. All leather and all the options available. All working great.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2011 Jeep Liberty Reviews

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2010 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Jeep Liberty, A Great Model By KOZAK

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2009 Jeep Liberty Reviews

A Man's Car !! By AMSK

Looks and Builds Like a Tank , a Head Lefter a pro Dancer in Dunes or Snow , but you really have to cut a montlhy percentage of your monthly income to keep it in Shape , lots of stupid problems her... Read More

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2008 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Sweet Liberty By boxcar2282

The redesigned styling of the Liberty is what initially drew me to consider it when I was in the market. I've found the vehicle to be versatile and quite capable in DEEP snow. As a Paramedic it's impe... Read More

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