Jeep fans have mixed feelings about the demise of the Jeep Liberty, and while a replacement Jeep in the works, there is no news about what it will be. Rumors are stating that is will be built on a Dodge Dart platform and have an available nine speed transmission. However what Jeep has in store for American drivers is still anyone’s guess. All we know is that critics hated the Liberty. They complained about the engine, transmission, gas mileage and reliability. Consumers had their own set of complaints and while you can’t argue that the idea of the Liberty was a good one, it is probably time to send it to the back 40 and bring in something that will bring better news.
Sadly, The Toledo North Assembly Plant will be left hanging after workers make their final farewell to the final Liberty as they plan on shutting down production this coming Thursday, August 15. Hopefully Jeep will have something to get these workers back in action quickly. In the meantime, here are some of the Facebook comments that are coming in about the Jeep Liberty and its impending doom.
“Good. That pile of crap was dragging the name of jeep down in the gutter. It is a pice of s**t and always has been.” edzackly
“I would be willing to wager that the replacement for the Liberty, if there is one will be built in some country other than the US>probably mexico;. Just sayin. Hope I’m wrong.” Lastchance
“My 2004 blue Liberty with a manual has been nothing but a problem since I bought it new. At this moment I have had 14 Warranty issues. Most issues were caused by computer problems or electrical wiring issues. Usually a bad sensor, or wiring harness that shorted out because of improper installation. I also had to replace two water pumps, radiator, and thermostat in three years with my own dime. My AC went this summer which I replaced. Now my clutch is slipping in fifth gear. The Jeep has low miles. Right now 73,000. There was a recall for 2002-2005 Liberty’s rear control arms due to rust. Which is another huge issue with the 1st gen Libertys. All four exterior door panels on my Liberty have large rust spots. I also have noticed many Chrysler vehicles from the early 2000 with rust problems. A co-worker has a 2005 town & country minivan with severe rust on his left rocker panel. It’s sad since the only reason I bought the Liberty was because I had a 95 Cherokee which I had no problems with outside of normal wear items. I drove the vehicle across county a couple times. I loved it and sorely miss it. The guy I sold it too in 2004 still has it as a daily driver.” Yukonmesa
“Bring back the basic looks of the jeep. Don’t need the looks of a Hummer or any other make/model. Same with the Wrangler…who needs the slanted grill and squared off design? They’ve lost me as a customer until they bring back the original body style.” jvkm326
Source: Automotive News