2003 Jeep Liberty User Reviews

2003 Jeep Liberty Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 34 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
"power" 10 reviews
"interior" 7 reviews
"reliable car" 5 reviews
"handling" 5 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 17 reviews
"power" 4 reviews
"expensive car" 3 reviews
"rotor" 2 reviews
"interior" 2 reviews

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Bill writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Renegade 4WD Review
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5

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It looks great, handles smooth, runs without flaws, oh...it's 4WD too!

Cons

fuel mileage could be MUCH better

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A Small Terror In A Big-bear World — This has to be one of the BEST combinations of form and function. From the instant you mash the accelerator to floor board, the torque plants you firmly in the seat, and the truck launches into action! With mine having the Flowmaster exhaust, the roar of the beefy 6 cyl., gives the impression of a finely tuned small block! Now that the wheels and tires are a bit fatter, the handling has improved too! The feeling of it being top-heavy is all but gone. My ONLY complaint about this Jeep...the gas mileage. C'mon...18 MPG on the highway?!?! I would have thought it could do better than that! Oh well, it just leaves room for more performance modifications, since the fuel-saving aspect of the vehicle is obviously way out the window! Any ideas of what I should do to it next?

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Tom writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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3

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I like the size and style

Cons

Everything.

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Not Liberated — I purchased a second one because I thought this one was a lemon. (although I now think they were poorly build). Seals leaked, brake issues, recall after recall (it seemed). Lemon, lemon, lemon, lime. Lemon, Lemon, Lemon, Lime (I think that took care of the word requirements)

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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emily96kwas writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4

Pros

Looks nice, 4WD

Cons

Tranny likely to crap out around 100k. Had to get a rebuild that cost about 3k...

emily96kwas
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A Little Jeep That Gets You Going — Love it in the snow, 4 wheel drive has the necessary power to get you going, always. Drives like a jeep, not some luxury SUV, but small and fun. Really all I needed for my drive around town. Plenty of room in the back seat for a longer ride

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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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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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Jim writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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5

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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

Cons

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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Darren writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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3

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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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Delaney writes:
2003 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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5

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

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Mileage

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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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Anonymous bought one because:

4WD and the Jeep name; very reliable and owned a previous one with no problems.

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2002 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Cute Jeep By lashayj2

Cute compact SUV at a reasonable price. This vehicle is great for everyday commute and has a 4 wheel drive capacity. However, probably not the best vehicle for a bigger family, due to the lack of leg ... Read More

Go Anywhere, Do Anything By rusherjm

Dog kenneled in back seat, power wheelchair behind back seat, still room for wife and some groceries. Rack in the back for bike or whatever. Ready to be towed behind an Motor Home with Stow Master 500... Read More

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2004 Jeep Liberty Reviews

We Love This Car. By kevink499

This has been a very dependable car for us for the last 6 years. All we have had to do is replace tires, brakes, and a battery. We just bought a larger SUV crossover to meet our needs now as our famil... Read More

Overall Good Vehicle For Family And Sport By Bindakhil

The car is powerful, the same time light weight. good in the city not too big. very safe. you need it in houston tx because of the potholes. and also great in the highway because of the wide tires by... Read More

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2005 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Review 2005 Jeep Liberty Limited - 4wd By kimtal89

Overall this rating of this jeep is excellent in the performance and handling area, and it continues to run strong even being over 10 years old. And I cant forget about the 2wd/4wd, which was ve... Read More

A Fun Car To Drive By coolfkndude

this car is fun to drive. it's no powerhouse, though. gas mileage on highway is pretty decent. 20 - 24 mpg. gas mileage in town is pretty terrible 13 - 15 mpg great looking little buggy overall body ... Read More

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2006 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Great Handeling, Perfect 4 Wheel Drive, Good Fueleconomics By VanHabraken

I love the Jeep Liberty, never the less for my work it is a bit small. I really enjoyed driving in the winter, this is the best car for driving on snow and ice I ever had. The car did never let me dow... Read More

Liberty Is Awesome! Too Bad They Don't Make Them Anymore. By Scott

I've been a Jeep fan for years and this is my 2nd Liberty. I like anything that's field serviceable when it needs to be. Not much goes wrong on these, but when it does the repairs are cheap and easy... Read More

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2007 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Cheap 4x4 By Mrbankangler

If you needed a cheap 4X4 this was a good one to get. and no....It is not a rock crawler, its just a good trail SUV, and thats it. Even going to work in snow covered roads, puting it in part time 4X4 ... Read More

It's A Jeep. What Can You Do? By Aaron

I'm not terribly impressed with the Jeep Liberty. For one, the seating configuration is awkward for anyone over 6' tall. Next, the gas mileage is terrible. And third, it is still a Jeep, through and... Read More

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