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Awesome Power, Overall Great Vehicle!
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By Danny
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I have had my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD for about a year now and I absolutely love it. The interior is styled great and has all the features that I want in a vehicle, and as for the 4.7L V8 engine, absolutely great. This vehicle has tremendous power and excellent throttle response. The only thing I do not like is the 4WD. It doesn't go into 4WD the way I would like it to. For this to be a SUV, it really doesn't drive like one. It is a very stable vehicle in the curves and also seems to stop really well for its size. Overall I can't tell you all the good luck that I have had with my Jeep. This is the vehicle I have been wanting for a while now and I have finally got it. A+.


Best Features

Interior styling, strong V8 engine, excellent driving performance, great reliability.


Worst Features

Redesign the 4WD system to work smoother and engage when stopped, Offer dual exhaust option from factory, Change to adjustable cupholders.


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'02 Overland, Over-rated
3 of 3 people found this review helpful
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By Ackdog RI
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is my 7th Jeep product. The 1st six were great vehicles except for one transmission in a '93 Grand Cherokee. My '02 JGC Overland has had nothing but problems in 111K miles. Brakes, electrical gremlins, heater core @ 99K and now a transmission @ 109K miles. The tech who rebuilt the tranny says rear end due very soon. The car has all highway and some beach miles, so it hasn't been used hard. When the car runs it's a dream. Too bad it likes the shop more than my garage. Maintenance is per the manufacturer schedule. Build quality and reliability of the main parts is suspect. 100K miles is not excessive nowadays. This car should go 200K-300K for the price.


Best Features

Off road capability, comfort.


Worst Features

More reliable, manufacturer back up of product.


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Love to drive it
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By hastings
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Great 4 wheeler. Never stranded me in snow but 4 trips to shop for transmission problems and then a $4500 transmission & TCM on fifth visit at 51K miles. Went to court and won back $3,000 of it. Not happy with service or cost.


Best Features

Excellent 4 wheel system. Quadra Drive. Great looks too. Drives nice. My MPG was 20-22 combined which was a lot better than the 12 I expected.


Worst Features

Transmission should be redesigned and tested to make sure there are no problems.


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3rd and last Jeep 4.0
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By steve
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Had '87 and '88 Cherokee -- over 200k on both. 20-22mpg and few problems. 2002 gets 17mpg, oil leak (rear seal). Computer replaced. Main wiring harness replaced. Rotors replaced. Axle seals replaced. Front axle bearings. Radio/cd replaced. Rear seal again...need I go on? More problems not listed. Hood paint coming off. Still owe over $12,000. Trade in value $10,000. Stay away!


Best Features

Leather and heated seats. Sound system.


Worst Features

Reliability. Ruel economy. Dealer/service that cares and understands.


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Jeep Cherokee
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By gngarcia
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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Jeep Cherokees, especially the 4WD Ltd. are great units. Drives great and looks great. The unit exudes power and the looks are high quality. It has the most comfortable seats outside of a SRX or RX330. Fine overall, EXCEPT, the miles per gallon. Chrysler needs to get serious.


Best Features

Looks and comfort. Options. Power.


Worst Features

Gasoline efficiency.


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