Jeep Liberty- the workhorse that needs a soft hand
I a whole I quite like my Jeep- I'm originally from rural upstate NY and it has many features (mostly 4-wheel drive) that are necessary for living where I did. I love that it has a sharp turn radius, which is hard to find even in compact SUVs. I have driven it from NY to Ohio and from NY to VA (and back) three or four times now. Any issues I have had haven't seemed to be a manufacturing issue but related to how much of a workhorse my vehicle has been since I got it. Though one of the things that does concern me, is that there is consistently a 'hiccup' when I accelerate (usually when going uphill). I would say overall though, it's been a very reliable car. Other than the hiccup when accelerating the other moment I've had was my own fault- the Jeep Liberty is known for being top heavy and I was driving far too fast on a twisting back road and managed to get my Jeep on two wheels, twice. It was terrifying, but I've since learned my lesson and never drive that fast on similar roads anymore. My Jeep is getting older and is almost at 200000 miles and it's still chugging along pretty well. There're more noises occasionally to check out, but that's to be expected. I imagine as long as I take good care of her I'll be able to get a least a few more good years.