2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Consumer Reviews

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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee
4.2
Average based on 42 reviews
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Great SUV

by from lynnwood WA on January 4, 2011

I bought my 6cyl 02 jeep 2 years ago and i haven't had any problems with it so far.I have done a lot of OFFROADing with it and the car is just amazing i also tow a boat with it.It's got lots of power ...
I bought my 6cyl 02 jeep 2 years ago and i haven't had any problems with it so far.I have done a lot of OFFROADing with it and the car is just amazing i also tow a boat with it.It's got lots of power very reliable and a very comfortable suv.
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JUST BOUGHT USED, SO FAR, SO GOOD

by from upstate NY on February 27, 2009

I saw this Jeep in a dealer lot, it has 77,000 miles, new brakes, rotors and tires. I gave it a test drive and loved it. I bought it. It's mint, in and out, except for the tailgate 'arm' on the right ...
I saw this Jeep in a dealer lot, it has 77,000 miles, new brakes, rotors and tires. I gave it a test drive and loved it. I bought it. It's mint, in and out, except for the tailgate 'arm' on the right I had to replace, 18 bucks... no prob. I've had the jeep one week now and it's a beautiful vehicle, I'm so glad I bought it, handles great, everything is heavy duty, rugged and works perfect. I like the standard sound system, the seperate bass and treble slider controls are nice.. For standard, it's great and w/CD. It's perfect for me being a musician/guitarist, there's plenty of room in this jeep for all of my stuff and then some. I have lots of gear, amplifiers, cases, etc. So far so very good.. I will update in 2 months, when my warranty runs out. I love it!
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Everything we were looking for...

by from Wisconsin on September 6, 2011

We had decided to get a WJ-variant of a Grand Cherokee (1999-2004) for comfort during interstate travel, but still have the 4-wheel drive capability Jeep is known for during instances of off-road driv...
We had decided to get a WJ-variant of a Grand Cherokee (1999-2004) for comfort during interstate travel, but still have the 4-wheel drive capability Jeep is known for during instances of off-road driving and severe winter weather. We also wanted other luxuries such as compass/thermometer and power windows. This 2002 Grand Cherokee Overland has everything we wanted, and has served us well on trips to Ontario, Michigan's Upper Peninsula, and all over Wisconsin. We have no complaints!
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Nix the 8 cylinder

by from Rockford,IL on July 8, 2009

Bought my 02 Grand with 23K. Been a pleasure to drive and has great styling. I've had several issues...driver's PW went bad,heater issues,A/C issues. I pull a boat so I appreciate the 8 cylinder. But ...
Bought my 02 Grand with 23K. Been a pleasure to drive and has great styling. I've had several issues...driver's PW went bad,heater issues,A/C issues. I pull a boat so I appreciate the 8 cylinder. But at 137K the motor had to be replaced $$. I've had JEEP 6 cylinders in the past and no problems with getting 200K. I've since heard when the 4.7 V8 hits 110K+ they have a tendency to go bad. The last four JEEPS I have owned have had the 6 cylinder and were top notch.
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Spacious, comfy ride

by from Chicago, IL on May 18, 2006

I bought my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee just after I graduated from college. I wanted something which handled like a coupe, had the storage/passenger space of a van, and that didn't suck down gas like a ...
I bought my 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee just after I graduated from college. I wanted something which handled like a coupe, had the storage/passenger space of a van, and that didn't suck down gas like a semi. In all my research, this vehicle had it all. The seats are extremely comfortable and have always been the focus of the first comment made by my friends/family upon getting in. Even when at full capacity (easily 5 adults), everyone was still really comfortable. The stereo puts out immaculate sound complimented by the design wish eliminates most, if not all, outside noise. Having owned a Jeep Wrangler, the elimination of outside wind noise was a HUGE selling point. With a 20 gallon gas tank, my experience with filling this baby up has been nothing but sublime. Driving this Grand Cherokee cross-country was one of the best experiences of my life--a comfortable, smooth, quiet ride which allowed more conversations with friends than complications with our vehicle. The only down-side is the absence of a sunroof which, after owning this Jeep for nearly 3 years, is the ONLY thing that I feel is missing.
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Love it, except....

by from Athens, OH on August 5, 2010

The 02 Jeep grand Cherokee Overland is exactly what i wanted in a car. It has all the features that I wanted and drives like a dream. Only problem is that it's in the shop every other week. It seems l...
The 02 Jeep grand Cherokee Overland is exactly what i wanted in a car. It has all the features that I wanted and drives like a dream. Only problem is that it's in the shop every other week. It seems like something new and exciting is breaking off of it every day. Since I bought it, 1 1/2 years ago, I've put $2,800 extra into it. BTW, it had 48,000 miles and now has 60,000 miles, so I can't wait to see what starts falling apart on it once I get too 100k.
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Does not recommend this car

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Lots of Work

by from on July 31, 2009

I rated this car high on aesthetics and comfort but that's about its only redeeming value in my mind. I am continually pumping money into this hunk of junk. I have almost two years left on my loan and...
I rated this car high on aesthetics and comfort but that's about its only redeeming value in my mind. I am continually pumping money into this hunk of junk. I have almost two years left on my loan and am NOT a happy camper. I'm freaked out wondering what is going to break next on it. More repairs than ANY car I've ever owned!!!
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2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland

by from Aurora, CO on August 17, 2011

Love this Jeep very plush seats and very comfortable on long drives...Lots of power hard on gas... If you keep it maintained it will never let you down...
Love this Jeep very plush seats and very comfortable on long drives...Lots of power hard on gas... If you keep it maintained it will never let you down...
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Looks brand new inside and out

by from Seminole, FL on October 29, 2011

I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee with 67k miles and black leather interior. The interior looks as good as the day that I bought it. Even though I do not garage it due to clutter, the insides look fabulous...
I have a 2002 Grand Cherokee with 67k miles and black leather interior. The interior looks as good as the day that I bought it. Even though I do not garage it due to clutter, the insides look fabulous! Even though repairs can be costly, they are few and far between. These cars are not smooth riding, but they are solid and comfortable. I have loved this one for the last 10 years and it has been there for me through thick and thin. Many fine memories are imbedded in this vehicle. Very nice sound system with fabulous sound and speakers.
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Great value and ROCK solid

by from Newton Ma. on February 7, 2012

I was in the market for an inexpensive used car and found this mint condition 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 150K miles for less the $5K. I took it for a test drive and had my mechanic give it ...
I was in the market for an inexpensive used car and found this mint condition 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited with 150K miles for less the $5K. I took it for a test drive and had my mechanic give it the once over. He found it to be in excellent condition and was maintained extremely well, multiple Jeep replacement parts have been installed. Who ever owned this before me must have loved this car because the interior and exterior and nearly flawless. I've owned it for 3 months. Not a drop of oil has been consumed by the V8 engine over my first 3000 miles. Every accessory works, the AC blows cold air, the brakes and rotors were new, and the suspension is quiet and tight. I average 15mpg in city driving. Great SUV! Very solidly built and rust resistant... not a spot of rust anywhere. I highly recommend you try and find a well cared for Jeep Grand Cherokee LIMITED... luxury at a bargain price!
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