• fb_530279331 avatar Patti Posted: 8/9/2012 4:33pm PDT

    I find this quite funny as my daughter just finished paying off her 2005 Jeep Liberty this week. It's been a great, reliable vehicle for her. So sorry to see it come to an end.

  • fb_1061713539 avatar Santiago Posted: 8/9/2012 11:05am PDT

    As long as it is not a Compass/Patriot-like Libby, it may seem perfect!

  • fb_1779529571 avatar Bill Posted: 8/9/2012 7:59am PDT

    I'm anticipating a much more capable vehicle from Jeep than your average "crossover", certianly more capable than the new Ford Escape,because, after all, it's a Jeep. Not looking to stur a debate with Ford fans, but Jeep has a much higher standard of expectation from their buyers than Ford, or at least a different standard. Jeep knows clearly that the next generation "Liberkee" will be ripped by the press if it falls below the present Liberty in off road capability and rugged dependability. Other crossovers set their standards based on whatever product they are able to produce, Jeep's standard is set by its established "trail rated" market expectation and that has always been, best in class. Optimistic and anxious about this Jeep.

  • fb_23303405 avatar Brendan Posted: 8/9/2012 9:15am PDT

    I like your confidence, but the Patriot and Compass are crossover Jeeps and are certainly no more competent than your typical Rav4 or Forester or Escape. I'll cross my fingers with you, but seriously doubt that it will be anything that an off-road enthusiast would wheel in. But for the, I guess there's the 4-door Wrangler. Still, a shame to see the Jeep name wind up on less-than-capable vehicles.

  • fb_668336801 avatar Terry Posted: 8/21/2012 11:25pm PDT

    I agree, Brendan. But I don't know that I'd agree with the 4dr Wrangler being a true option for enthusiasts in certain locations. Here in CO, you can go some places with one, but most of what we go on won't allow the size of it to pass. One was parked next to my Cherokee the other day, and that thing was huge in comparison. Some of us are facing the fact that we better hold on to our older models. We might have one the last Jeeps built tough enough, and the right size. My '96 has a lot of miles on her, but she can still take a 14er trail with ease. I'll replace the motor before I buy a new Jeep. I haven't seen any new Jeeps made in the last 8 years that impressed me.