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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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great car!
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By love jeeps
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought this jeep new and it was the third Grand Cherokee I've bought. This one has been the best of the three (not that I had much trouble with the first two). No major mechanical problems. Gas mileage in the city is 17 and on the highway 21-23. Goes great in the snow. Original tires (goodyear) were terrible, only lasted 23000 miles just like on the first 2 jeeps I had. but the tires I have bought since all lasted the warranty amount(various brands). Great SUV!


Favorite Features

fwd and sitting up high. solidly built


Suggested Improvements

better gas mileage and more front legroom


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An experience
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By xonaetha
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Bought it with 39k miles. Replaced entire tranny at 65k(cost 2600). Replaced pads and rotors once, due again. Replaced front axle at 48k. Replaced entire front end at 85k. Replaced front and real axl seals at 90k, along with valve cover gasket and oil pan gasket. Replaced throttle body sensor 5k miles ago which restricted me from a NYS inspectio. Bad on gas. Good in snow unless you are on an unmarked road, then nothing special. Very comy inside. Awesome Jeep turning radius. Good looks inside and outside. Motor runs strong though would have preferred a V8 had I known better. Evac recall for all 2002's will hurt you if you want an inspection, need to have that fixed. Poor sell-back value.


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Trade in or Nurse along?!?
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I bought my Jeep brand new and now at 108K, it's sitting at the dealership with a $2300 estimate. Just spent $800 one month ago. It was fine (except for the brake thing and the fuel injector issues) until it flipped 90K, ok maybe not so fine. List of repairs done: brakes 4 times - same warping rotor issue under class action lawsuit, starter, radiator, one ds window motor, hood shocks, 2 fuel injectors, battery. Now needs: tires, rear shocks, steering column bearing, rear axle seals & bearings, heater core, rear hatch shocks. Complaints: frequent trouble dis- engaging from 4WD, roof paint bubbled early, pathetic GAS MILEAGE!!


Favorite Features

Moonroof, sound system, great performance in snow/wet conditions, comfortable driver's seat, spacious interior.


Suggested Improvements

Better gas mileage, rear passenger lighting & ventilation, reliable components....


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Wish they still made this
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By OldJeep
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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While the ride is more "truck" than car it has served me well over the 178K miles I have driven it. Gas mileage is poor, about 20 at best on the hwy and around 15 in the winter around town. For the winter it can't be beat, powering through snow, slush and the assorted gunk. The strong torque to the rear wheels in 2WD causes some spinning out when accelerating from a stop on wet or slick surfaces. But slip into Full Time or Part Time 4WD and traction is excellent. It is expensive to own, I've replaced the transmission, numerous struts, links and what all but the engine will not die.


Favorite Features

Perfect size, not a road hog like a Suburban but not a pretender like a CRV or Highlander. Very comfortable front seats. The cargo area, with or without the rear seat down holds a family of 3, a dog and all their stuff easily.


Suggested Improvements

Had to find a current model that compares to this Jeep. Most everything is AWD, instead of allowing for driving in 2WD 95% of the time and shifting to 4WD when needed. The gas mileage could certainly be better, as could the HP. The A/C, heater and radio could all be better.


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Great on freeway, great off-highway too
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By RL Allison
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Purchased my Jeep used with 45,000 Arizona desert-mtn-backroad miles. Have driven it over Calif freeways, AZ hills and Nevada back road exploring. Only had regular maintenance and tune-ups. Replaced windshield with sand-storm damage; added dealer-installed tow system. Only recently replaced shocks and suspension; brake rotors, etc. I have thoroughly enjoyed its reliability and dependability in difficult situations whether highway or sandwashes, creek beds or steep cliff conditions. Recent engine work but have been greatly satified with this Jeep- also my previous 1990 Jeep Cherokee 4WD - in the past fourteen years.


Favorite Features

Dependable shifts into 4WD and out, provided good handling at high speeds over winding back-country drives. I like having the compass read-out as it saves me making some wrong "which way to go?" choices.


Suggested Improvements

Rear-view mirrors inside and out have blind spots even after adjusting - a problem with high-speed freeway driving situations and heavy traffic. Protective plastic over headlights clouded, sand-blasted and it affects night drive visibility.


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