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Jeep Overland: Clark Kent / Superman
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By Tom in NM
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD 4dr SUV (4.7L 8cyl 5A)


Review

I will ditto most of the other comments made
on the Overland - but I would add this. Until
you have an incident - a sudden flood, child
darting from between cars, a person falling off
the curb in front of you, a driver running a red
light or making a totally un-natural turn in
front of you - you only see the Clark Kent side
of this Jeep. I have been amazed at how fast,
how nimble, how go-anywhere this Super Jeep
is when these things happen. I know mine has
saved three lives and thousand of dollars by
avoiding and circumventing accidents. This
SUV has earned my respect and love.


Best Features

The full time 4WD - nothing like it on water or ice - constant control. The Brakes - you can stop with control on the edge of a dime. My personal comfort favorite is the seat warmers.


Worst Features

Need more space for all the stuff that drivers pickup - storage space for notebooks, cups, candy bars, etc. is really limited.


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Will my Jeep make it????
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By trillium3
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

This jeep is my first SUV, and my
first "American" car in years. Having
an SUV has been so helpful during the
winter. Lately I feel as if the car
is starting to fall apart. At 26,000
miles the transmission slips when
cold; service has not resolved the
problem. When I brought it in for the
last service they found a number of
items wrong with the car and kept the
car all day. I've always driven my
Hondas and Toyotas over 100,000 miles;
I certainly don't have the confidence
in this vehicle's reliability since
I'm already having major mechanical
problems. I'll never go without an
SUV again, will stick to the imports
though.


Best Features

Off-road useage; nice-looking vehicle that hasn't aged.


Worst Features

Better reliability is CRITICAL! Also needs to handle better on the highway (although it is fabulous off!)


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WILLING TO THINK OUTSIDE THE BOX
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By PORSCHE1
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 2WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I CHOSE THIS VEHICLES PRIMARILY ON ITS
GOOD LOOK AND SIMPLE DRIVETRAIN. ON
ROAD DYNAMICS SUFFERED IMENSELY WITH
SIMPLE DRIVETRAIN AND SUSPENSION. OIL
CHANGE HAS BEEN THE ONLY MAINTENANCE
WITH OVER 46K+ MILES AND COUNTING...OH
YES THERE WAS A SENSOR REPLACEMENT
UNDER WARRANTY,AND DRIVER SIDE MIRROR
REPLACEMENT ON THE NORTH SIDE OF
WARRANTY, THANKS TO "CSI" CONCERNED
REPAIRED COMPLIMENTARY...OTHERWISE LOVE
MY 'TRUCK'.


Best Features

EVEN WITHOUT '4 WHEEL POWERDRIVE' THIS 'TRUCK' IS FUN AND RELIABLE OFFROAD. SUSPENSION RATE BEST HERE.


Worst Features

THERE ARE CERTAIN TRAITS AND DESIGN JEEP SHOULD HAVE IN ITS ENGINEER PLANS: RACK AND PINION STEERING, ADJUSTABLE RATE SUSPENSION, AND YES 4WHL INDEPENDENT SUSPENSION(CHECK OUT THE MOST WELL TRAVELED SUV)


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Don't even bother looking!
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By Alice G.
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

Let's see, where do I begin. My '02
Laredo has the 6-cylinder engine, which
fails to measure up to most other v-6's
in its class. Ever since the day after
I purchased this vehicle, there has
been a pronounced brake shudder when I
brake (which has been fixed twice), and
the transmission likes to make a clunk
noise when I stop at a stoplight. This
is my second Jeep, and compared to my
old '95 Laredo, this one sucks! After
this year I will sell it for the measly
trade-in value that its worth and buy a
Toyota.


Best Features

At least the air-conditioning works this one.


Worst Features

Reliabiliy Transmission


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Yes, offroad
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By cottrill
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD 4dr SUV (4.0L 6cyl 4A)


Review

I purchased my GC used with 24K miles in Dec
of 02. This is my second GC and I have had it
for 15 months now and I have nothing but
good things to say about it.
I drove many other suvs before deciding on
another jeep, but after driving a GC with the
4.7 I could not compromise on its power and
handling.23-24 MPG on the country roads and
19 in town in coastal NC.My GC has select-
trac and a rear vari-lock coupler to help move
it through the tuff stuff. It locks both wheels
in so they will turn together to provide
positive rear traction. I take my GC off-road
and i'm pleased where it has taken me and
carried me back from.


Best Features

Select-trac 4x4 and the vari-lock coupler powerful V8 engine Dana 44 rearend Solid axles front and rear heated seats stearing wheel audio controls


Worst Features

Relocating the spare tire or the gas tank. An updated Up-Country package for the GC. 245/75 16 Tires, 2 inches of suspension lift, Skid plates, Tow hooks. tucking the transfer- case and the exhaust up into the undercarriage. A Rubicon meets Grand C combination.


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