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Great fun in the Commander by An MSN Autos Consumer on 01/28/2012. Trim: 2008 Jeep Commander Sport 4X4, Owned 4 years.
Pros: This vehicle goes in any snow. During the 3 foot storm in the DC area a couple of years ago, I was driving hospital workers to and from the hospital. Some neighborhoods hand't been plowed but a very high clearance 4x4 had gone before me. The Commander was able to drive through with no issues what ever. Great Fun!
Cons: There've been just a couple of minor things that have needed to be fixed. The drain in the sunroof got clogged and the floorboards filled with water and mildewed. Criswell fixed it without issue. The radio went out after about 36000 miles. I had purchased the lifetime warranty as I plan to drive the vehicle for the next 30 years. larger adults have trouble fitting in the backseat when I'm driving (I'm 6'2")
Overall review: I recommend this vehicle lotta fun
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Safe, Beautiful Masterpiece by Le Cajun King & Le Jole Blon from Perdido Beach on 11/17/2010. Trim: 2008 Jeep Commander Overland 4X2, Owned 2 years.
Pros: ROOMY!!!! We have the Hemi 5.7 and it is awsome! Runs great, looks great and handles like a dream. We have owned this masterpiece for two years and still receive compliments on it. We have had so many people inquire about it when we drive it that we feel like Jeep salesmen! We started out with a 2006 Limited, traded it for a 2007 Limited, then BINGO! We made it to the 2008 Overland. After owning 2 new Commanders, we loved them so much that we wanted to graduate to the Overland.
Cons: That Jeep stopped making the Overland in the Commander line.
Overall review: We love Commanders! I always feel safe whether I'm driving or a passenger. Last year while vacationing, we were rear-ended by a mid size car. The car was undriveable and had to be towed. Our Commander had very minor damage. The firemen at the scene were amazed and could not believe how tough the Commander was. One of the firemen got up under our Commander to check for possible damage to the gas tank. He could not believe the frame work! They stated, "you certainly got what you paid for! Any other vehicle would have had pretty heavy damage!" I was proud that we had finally hit on a vehicle that was perfect in every way, especially safety wise. I would recommend Commander to anyone who likes a vehicle that is heavy on safety features, beautiful to look at, and unbeatable in performance.
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08 Jeep Commander is AWESOME by Kelly from WA on 03/23/2011. Trim: 2008 Jeep Commander Sport 4X4, Owned 2 years.
Pros: Love the styling of the Jeep Commander. This is our 7th Jeep and it's definitly a Jeep thing.
Cons: 3rd row occupied makes it a bit difficult to see out of the back window and MPG could be better
Overall review: LOVE this Jeep. It's been a great addition to our family of Jeep vehicles
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The Truck With Commading Presence by Gaulthier McCasey on 03/20/2010. Trim: 2008 Jeep Commander Sport 4X2, Owned 1 year.
Pros: The features that German and Japanese premium vehicles normally charge a high buck for are found rife and free in Jeep Commander 2008. The car boasts a spacious interior. Deep bucket seat..... Plus on the outside, the vehicle commands remarkable aura of authority and respect, seen on few vehicles only (Hummer, Range Rover)
Overall review: I would recommand this vehicle to any thrifty budget minded buyer who wants a SUV with great feature, yet hate overspending. And furthermore you are buying American.......Is not that patriotic.
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Great family vehicle by Bry on 10/23/2008. Trim: 2008 Jeep Commander Sport 4X4, Owned less than 1 year.
Pros: Great leather seats, very supportive. Handles like a much smaller vehicle. Drives very car-like despite the size. Wide, spaceous interior is very competitive to other third-row vehicles. None of the "professional" car reviewers ever seem to get in the third row when they test third-row vehicles. If they did they would mention how hard it is to get into the third row of the ones getting the awards. Adults fit just fine in the third row and you don't get tripped by the second-row seat when getting in and out. The sunroof combined with skylights for the rear seat is very unique. The rear DVD system integrates nicely with the audio system and the kids can use headphones while we listen to music.
Cons: Storage behind the third-row is small but it isn't a show stopper. When I need more room I just flip one of the rear seats down. 95% of the time the storage space isn't a problem.
Overall review: I owned a Jeep Wrangler before the Commander and it would literally go anywhere. I expected to lose some off-road ability with the Commander but the electronics that the Wrangler lacks makes the Commander superior in snow and ice. I still start grinning when the snow hits. I test drove the Hemi and it is silky smooth but I didn't want to pay the premium for the gas mileage so I went with the six which although noisier on acceleration still has plenty of power. I average over 17 MPG in mostly around-town driving which isn't too bad considering the size of the Commander. With four kids the Wranglers size was putting an added load on our other vehicle so it was time for something with more seating. We looked at all the third-row vehicles on the market and the Commanders interior works great. The second row splits in three sections so you can still access the third row with a child seat in the center of the second row - very flexible.
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