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Liberty Is That ...
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By Nivek Eel M
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4dr 4WD SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


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Worst point, fuel economy. Power is great. Tires could be more aggressive tread. Interior comfort is wonderful. Visibility from driver's seat, Great. Seat sits a bit high for my 6'2" frame, not bad though. Nimblea and agile off road and on. Rack and Pinion steering is tight and responsive, nearly as good as some sports cars.


Best Features

Radio controls on steering wheel. Low overhang front and rear of wheels. Power on highway is good. Heated seats.


Worst Features

Fuel economy needs to be higher. Seat heater switches could be relocated to prevent inadvertent turn on. Seat frame could be lowered to allow taller drivers to use visors and still see out.


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took a chance with new model
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By small town wizard
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4dr 4WD SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

Bought when model just came out, and got lots of stares for a few weeks - now see Libbys everywhere. Been pleased with performance, fun factor, and ability to pull a trailer. Limited off road use, would like to have more wheeling experiences. No problems, other than recalls.


Best Features

Infinity sound, ease of getting in and out, having 4-wheel drive in winter and when launching boat.


Worst Features

Wish rear seats folded flat. Better comfort for front seats would be appreciated.


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Get a Honda, Toyota, or Nissan
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By pokefan
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2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4dr 2WD SUV (3.7L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Have less than 19,000 miles on this jeep and it just got towed to the dealership again. First at 13,000 the waterpump went out and the serpentine belt broke while going 70 on a 2 lane road. Very Scary. Then at 18,000 the heat went out, took it in a got some recall item fixed at the same time. Diamler-Chrysler sucks. Maybe I am spoiled by Hondas. Had 3 w/ 250,000+ miles w/ 0 problems. Last Jeep I ever buy. Let you know my recent prob. later.


Best Features

6 speaker infinity. Controls on back of wheel.


Worst Features

Quality control. Build Quality. More room. Not much up front. If you are over 5'8" you will be cramped.


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I still like it, but ...
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By ducque
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4dr 4WD SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

After 33000 miles, the Liberty is still easy to like. However, it has been in the shop far too many times. And it still has a small engine running problem that no one seems to be willing or able to fix, even after repeated attempts. Equipped with UNSAFE, terrible tires from the factory. I love to drive it. It's just the right size and has the right features for me. BUT!


Best Features

Styling. Interior. Good power. Seems well made and solid. "Feels" dependable. Like the flip glass and the rear gate. Effective 4WD.


Worst Features

Far too many problems to repair!!! Very poor tires -- unsafe -- from factory.


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Fantastic Vehicle
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By Christopher Flood
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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4dr 4WD SUV (2.4L 4cyl 5M)


Review

I owned and 1990 Cherokee with 150k miles on it when I bought my Green V6 4WD Automatic Jeep Liberty Sport in May 2002, and what an upgrade it is! I have had no issues with the vehicle whatsover. Steers simply and more carlike than many competitors, and handling is very straightforward. It is super sure footed in the winter, and a breeze to drive on and off-road in the spring, summer, and fall. The front seats are comfortable enough to drive between New York City and Columbus Ohio without much discomfort. It is great to tool around town, and it has safely taken me through feet of snow in the mountains of West Virginia.


Best Features

The V6 provides good pep when accellerating. Factory sound system really is quite solid. Styling is smooth and sophisticatedly simple.


Worst Features

Rubber mats standard of carpet. Install ABS instead of standard brakes. Can be a thrill sometimes when really stopping hard in traffic.


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