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Closer look at the new Liberty interior

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I was perusing the interweb and came across this picture:

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That's one low-cost interior job, folks. You can tell by the door panel, door handle, console, and dash that it will not be a very pleasant place to be. Why can Chrysler not design a half-decent interior?

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Well, don't forget that Chrysler just realized their interiors were $h! and plans to introduce some nice ones in 3-4 years... at least according to that article someone posted.

Oh, yay, another Tundra See-Saw commercial is on my tv. What is that, 5 times in the past hour?

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The old one was much nicer. Ditto the Grand Cherokee. The '99 Limited GC probably had the best Jeep interior ever... so much for progress.

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Chrysler of the 90's has much better interiors...the only progress was with the Pacifica and LX cars. Everything else is worse than teh vehicle they replaced...except the Avenger...anything is better than the interior the Stratus had. Thanks Mercedes for starving Chrysler!

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I was perusing the interweb and came across this picture:

That's one low-cost interior job, folks. You can tell by the door panel, door handle, console, and dash that it will not be a very pleasant place to be. Why can Chrysler not design a half-decent interior?

health care costs. union contracts. beancounters.

maybe its just history repeating itself. It kinda looks like a bloated dodge omni interior.

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Well, 'mercedes' has been in control of the purse strings since '98, no? No one besides Dodgefan dare to point a finger over that way??

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Base Model? Same color door handles:

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Mid-level? Chrome door handles and two tone steering wheel with controls:

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Top-level? All the stuff on the mid-level plus additional bright metal accents on the door panel, and probably other stuff that you can't see in this pic:

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Big deal......the base model looks kinda cheap. How much cheaper is it than the competition? I would never buy a base model of any car. You get what you pay for.

The old Liberty was the same way.

Sport:

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Limited:

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it's so bizarre because the radio and climate controls look nice. its just that the dash shapes are boxy and bland and the plastic is wanting.

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Let's compare it to one of it's closest rivals in price and off-roadedness.....the Nissan Xterra:

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Check out the crap-fest that is the Nissan Xterra interior.

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Let's compare it to one of it's closest rivals in price and off-roadedness.....the Nissan Xterra:

Check out the crap-fest that is the Nissan Xterra interior.

So you admit then that the Liberty is a pile?
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So you admit then that the Liberty is a pile?

Erm, no...the Xterra's interior is a pile..compared wih it the Liberty's looks luxurious. That was the (obvious) point he was making.

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Erm, no...the Xterra's interior is a pile..compared wih it the Liberty's looks luxurious. That was the (obvious) point he was making.

I disagree. It seems to me that it was an attempt to justify the Liberty's interior by saying that certain competitors also have crappy interiors.
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Both the XTerra and Liberty have garbage interiors.

And, no, I don't blame Mercedes for designing these interiors.

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Both the XTerra and Liberty have garbage interiors.

And, no, I don't blame Mercedes for designing these interiors.

But I would blame them for approving these interiors...

The whole CJD lineup has a 'crappiness' factor that hurts their perceived value immensely, IMO.

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Check out the crap-fest that is the Nissan Xterra interior.

Both of them looks equally crappy to me. Comparing a bad interior to another bad interior does not make one of them any worse. The Xterra looks way better in this picture (not that nasty brown):

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Is it good? No, but it's not the color of crap.

Erm, no...the Xterra's interior is a pile..compared wih it the Liberty's looks luxurious. That was the (obvious) point he was making.

What CSpec said. He compared a crappy interior to another crappy interior. Doing so does not make one of them any less crappy.

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Outside of the Xterra and the FJ, the closest thing to a Liberty is the Grand Vitara. It's almost in a smaller size class, but it's as close to a Liberty, off-road wise, as you'll get without spending around $30k and more. Atleast it has a pretty nice interior....

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Let's compare it to one of it's closest rivals in price and off-roadedness.....the Nissan Xterra:

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Check out the crap-fest that is the Nissan Xterra interior.

LOL

MUCH better than the new Liberty (or Nitro) interior......

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Well, if you didn't get the obvious point: The BASE Liberty is as good or better then the Xterra in my opinion. All of the plastic on the Xterra is the same color and grain. It looks horrible.....but hey....it's got chrome door handles!!

Second. That is the BASE Liberty that you showed an amateur picture of. I don't know what Xterra interior I found the picture of, but there are more higher end Liberty's to chose from.....with the top end one's interior looking quite nice with chrome and bright metal accents.

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Second. That is the BASE Liberty that you showed an amateur picture of. I don't know what Xterra interior I found the picture of, but there are more higher end Liberty's to chose from.....with the top end one's interior looking quite nice with chrome and bright metal accents.

The upper level one looks like it's worth maybe $75 more than the base one. It looks better, but changing trim pieces such as the door handle to metal, adding painted silver plastic inserts on the door, upgrading the steering wheel's material and adding steering wheel controls does not make the interior go from crap to "quite nice." It makes it go from crap to "crap +"

It still has the same crappy plastics all over the place, same ugly design, but at a much higher price for something you could add to the base model (other than the steering wheel controls) for $50 from the aftermarket.

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The upper level one looks like it's worth maybe $75 more than the base one. It looks better, but changing trim pieces such as the door handle to metal, adding painted silver plastic inserts on the door, upgrading the steering wheel's material and adding steering wheel controls does not make the interior go from crap to "quite nice." It makes it go from crap to "crap +"

It still has the same crappy plastics all over the place, same ugly design, but at a much higher price for something you could add to the base model (other than the steering wheel controls) for $50 from the aftermarket.

But this was the original quote:

You can tell by the door panel, door handle, console, and dash that it will not be a very pleasant place to be.

Those are the things that are upgraded on the higher trim levels. I didn't start the tread under those premises.....I just chose to show that those were things that were being complained about on a BASE trimmed vehicle.....and that higher trim level vehicles have those areas upgraded.

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LOL

MUCH better than the new Liberty (or Nitro) interior......

Say what? :huh:

I won't argue that teh Nitro or Liberty have great interior materials...but they present themselves way nicer I think than the monotone, bland, and shiny plastics of the Xterra.

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Guys... scary observation...with the exception the the rounded guage cluster...this looks alot like the Shadow's interior...

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Look it even has storage at the top like teh shadow and the upper dashes are both "stepped". Retro baby!

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