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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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2002 Overland
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By crhoof
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I bought my Jeep a little under a year ago an I've already up almost 20,000 miles on it. The truck now has 147,000 miles. I paid $5000 for the car and I've already almost put $3000 into it in work. The truck has no, NO, resale value.. NOT worth the 12.5 MPG I average.. Terrible jeep customer service, and no worth while recalls. I've had several wheel seals, drive shaft seals, speakers and heated seats replaced and Jeep says these are "not" common problems. It's pretty and comfortable but not worth time/money.. Save yourself and your money


Favorite Features

Comfortable seats, interior/exterior design, high output motor, amount of aftermarket parts available, speed, ride quality


Suggested Improvements

Terrible electronics, rust buckets, cheap transmission, annoying dual shifters, lack of cup holders, tight rear seat, expensive to maintain, poor gas mileage


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Looks Great! BUT ALWAYS IN THE MECHANICS
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By kulik3192
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Loved the car as soon as I saw. I even paid STICKER PRICE!!!! I thought it was worth every penny. Not even 1 week in the check engine comes on.... I have put in almost more than 4-5K in some normal maintenance but some that are just annoying... For one thing it never starts right, always cranks over and over! I am one that hates when ppl ride their brakes, so I know I dont but the brake pads go so fast. I had to replace the routers three times already. Now its starting to stall on me. I just put 1500 into about two weeks ago and now the radiator just went the other day while i was driving. I ONLY HAVE 75,000 Miles on it. over a 100k would make sense. Looking to just trade it in, with a loss.


Favorite Features

I did love how it dove when it did run correct. Sound system is great, 4wd works so good! (Its a Jeep!) Seats are so comfortable in the front.


Suggested Improvements

Back seat has NO room, feels like im a in a coupe when i seat back there. Test drove a 2012 the other day, loved it but the price for the base model isnt to bad... but I can a Ford Escape Limited/GMC Terrain pretty much fully loaded for a little more than the Laredo. Im probably going to get the new GMC Terrain for the price, cant really go wrong


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By carguy
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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I have had this truck for about 6 years, and yes..the HVAC doors broke once, the rotors do warp if you are rough on the truck. between me and the wife..about 30k between rotor cuts. Not too bad considering. All of the electronics are great, including the seat heaters, and the 10 disk changer. Lots of power, and has been a very reliable vehicle for us. Tows a 5000 lb boat like it isnt even there. The Quadradrive is amazing, you cant get this thing stuck!


Favorite Features

power, ride quality, reliability, versatility.


Suggested Improvements

better retention of memory settings


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Caution
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By KJ
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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First, there is a recall on the heated seats so call Chrysler if you have questions. I replaced mine twice before getting my recall just this month (June 2010)- $600 each seat. Brakes have been replaced twice - rotors bad. Transmission went out ($3k). Passenger window broke ($400). Power steering problems, replaced blendor on heater ($2k) in 2006; air- conditioning broke now must replace compressor, valve and blendors again ($2k+); CD player broke; gas cap broke; I maintain this vehicle well but it keeps having problems. This is the 5th Jeep I have had and never had any of these problems before this one.


Favorite Features

Power


Suggested Improvements

Don't buy a 2002 Jeep Overland! Older Jeeps okay. But not the 2002!


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Dont be fooled
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By bigderrick
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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Funny: My 3rd GC. Overland Model. Well maintained @ 60k, the climate control quit working, both seat warmers quit, Ready for 3rd brake job. Cost new $37K. Now needs over $2K work just to make it worth $8k according to KBB. Foolishly thought about trading it in on a new GC. The first thing the tech inspected was climate control, 2nd seat warmers. Internet cites say this is very common. Service department gives me encouragement that if they fix the climate control, they'll put in stronger air flaps than original. This is just plain wrong. I cannot bring myself to buy another Jeep. Had he admitted Jeeps poor design and repaired accordingly, I would of bought a new GC but got murano le.


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