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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee

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Trade in or Nurse along?!?
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By Exhausted
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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!!


Best Features

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


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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.


Best 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.


Worst Features

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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2nd Jeep and really happy with it.
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By Stephen
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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This is my second Jeep and after reading what some people have had very bad luck with their Jeep I though I woud put mine here. I have had mine since 2002 and have not had any Major issue except the breaks this is a known issue with them, I change the breaks myself and save a ton the other Major issue was changing the coil pack but after 145,000 miles I figured it was due so it did not other me. One issue I had was a transmission sensor that was bad but it died during warrenty period so no harm no foul. I pull a camper with this Jeep and it always is there when I need the power. If you do the maintenance on it for the most part it should treat you fine.


Best Features

Towing power, interior quality, comfort and quite inside, reliability


Worst Features

Gas Mileage needs improvement and when they made the new V6 engine they got a little better mileage but lost towing


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TERRIBLE DO not NOT not buy this car!
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By kk
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Unless you have boatloads of money you should not buy this car. Every problem I have read about is true. I got it at a good price, cheaper than most suvs, looks better than most, with 85k. Rust and bubbles on roof, gas cap, window failure, have to use my head to keep hood up, brake light on and off, interior pieces have come off (rubber around door), leather seats are like a slip cover, mysterious coolant leak, burnt smell, turning corners acceleration fails than jumps moments later without pushing it, engine light is now blinking, paid 160 to tow from 95 (the major highway when this occurred) and after reading everything I will not get it fixed and pray I will break even, still owe 2k.


Best Features

got the looks, and sunroof NOTHING ELSE.


Worst Features

EVERYTHING, minus the pretty design part that is worth nothing to getting you to where you need to go.


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