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5th Grand Cherokee Still Needs Improved
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By donfrench
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I've had 5 from '94 up and they're getting better but once again, with 60,000 miles I am suspicious of future repair costs after the lease is up, so will trade it in. I absolutely LOVE this car but reliability is mediocre and 5-star dealer service and Chrysler's hotline for warranty issues are disappointments. I weekly tow a trailer and the car does well; this one has the quiet Select-Trac because axle whine from both my last 2 Jeeps with Quadra-Trac eventually was intolerable at 60 mph. But - easy to get stuck on wet grass - no limited slip. Had to replace seat heater, gauge cluster, starter, brakes twice, & all chrome wheels twice - no warr 2nd time!


Best Features

Handling, responsiveness, smooth 4.7 V8, size, ergonomics, gas mileage versus other SUV's (true 16/20 mpg), flat cargo floor with tire in well, audio system, overall quietness, ease of entry, seat comfort and adjustments


Worst Features

Chrome wheels quickly corrode, 1st set of rotors warp in 12K miles, door sill moldings rust through, white face gauges have poor dimming, tires should be Michelin M&S 245's instead of AS 235's (big improvement), make roof cross rails standard, sunroof needs to auto close on door lock


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Go Anywhere Do Anything... Overland
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By Riley's Dad
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


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This is our second Grand and it by far
is the best product yet. The HO engine
can now only be surpassed by the new
2005 Hemi. It is a superb people mover
and safe when it comes to moving little
ones as well. I have changed the front
rotors at 30000 and all is fine. Jeep
has never put a large enough front rotor
on any Grand. This is still managable.
Love the body style and think it is
superior to the newer 2005.


Best Features

Heated Seats, Adjustable Foot Pedals, Power/Handling. Steering wheel radio controls, Comfortable interior.


Worst Features

Brakes (larger and stronger), Fuel economy if possible. Get the axle weight down 500 pounds. How can I get a second one in my garage for FREE?


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Best of Three Jeeps
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By denverite
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

With 45,000 miles on the 02 Overland,
I'm getting ready to sell it and get
into something smaller and safer (do
yourself a favor and check crash tests
on NHTSA and IIHS websites). Had two
Grand Cherokees before this one, a 97
and a 99, and this was the best by far.
Stealth luxury car aspects appeal. A
solid feel to it overall. Negatives:
brake rotors on this and the 99 have
warped like clockwork every 11-13,000
miles. The pinion and axle seals all
needed to be replaced at my 45 k
service. Because ride is "jiggly", my
wife hates riding in it. Average fuel
mileage consistently at 13. Best
mileage, on an all interstate run was
20mpg.


Best Features

Ten CD changer, steering wheel mounted audio controls, information center, remote tire pressure sensors,compass, real wood trim and steering wheel, acceleration,o/d lockout button on shifter, traction in snow and ice.


Worst Features

Heavier duty brake rotors please! Offer a diesel option like in Europe, or at least a 4-6-8 engine cut out like with the Hemi. A V8 rated for regular gas. Adjustable height suspension like the Audi would be best of both worlds. I'm guessing they improved the ride on the 05's.


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2002 Special Edition - Love my Grand!
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By JGCSELovr
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


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I owned 2 Explorers before I
finally crossed my fingers on the
reliability issue got a Jeep. It's a
superior vehicle all around: better
ride, very comfortable seating,
awesome power and acceleration from
the 4.7, more tow capability, REAL off-
roading ability. Averaging lifetime
17mpg (4.7 w/4wd), only 1 mpg less
than my '99 V-6 2wd Explorer. Fewer
quality/warranty issues than I
expected. Best, most versatile vehicle
I've ever owned.


Best Features

Strong & quick V8, excellent off-road ability, serious sound from the JBL Gold audio system, comfortable ride and seating, trick steering-wheel mounted audio controls


Worst Features

More ground clearance, cargo room


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Update since 03/02/03 on my 02 JGC
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By xyzxyzxyz
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Sport 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I've not had any problems since my
last review. I have 39,000 miles on
it now and I've only changed brakes
once, at 33,000. Still my only gripe
is that the A/C is not cold enough for
the Texas heat. I still plan on
keeping it past my 7/100,000 warranty.


Best Features

Looks, drive, driver comfort.


Worst Features

A/C not cold enough for Texas heat.


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