2002 Jeep Liberty
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Tough little Jeep

by from Colorado Springs, CO on August 28, 2007

Many people turned their noses up at my Liberty when I first got it but it has proven itself time and again to both myself and many other Jeep enthusiasts. Every time I have needed to transport a larg...
Many people turned their noses up at my Liberty when I first got it but it has proven itself time and again to both myself and many other Jeep enthusiasts. Every time I have needed to transport a large load of lumber or what have you it always fits. The interior is deceptively large. My stock Liberty has gone up hills that Wranglers had trouble with and it made it through 3 blizzards last winter without ever getting stuck. Its as fun as a Wrangler with better styling and much more comfort.
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Most reliable car I have ever owned

by from Michigan on September 20, 2011

I'm the original owner of my 2002 Jeep Liberty. Short of oil changes, tires, typical maintenance items I have ad very little repair on my Jeep. I have 195,000 miles and plan on hitting 200,000. Once I...
I'm the original owner of my 2002 Jeep Liberty. Short of oil changes, tires, typical maintenance items I have ad very little repair on my Jeep. I have 195,000 miles and plan on hitting 200,000. Once I hit that I'll pick a new goal. Gas mileage isn't the greatest but isn't the worst either. I love my Jeep Liberty!!!!
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Six years, almost trouble free

by from Los Angeles on June 2, 2010

Great vehicle. Had it for six years, have had very few repairs. Very reliable. Smooth ride for an SUV. Passengers have said it feels more like a car than a truck.
Great vehicle. Had it for six years, have had very few repairs. Very reliable. Smooth ride for an SUV. Passengers have said it feels more like a car than a truck.
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I love this car!

by from Roseville, CA on September 4, 2009

I've had my Liberty Limited for over six years and loved every one. As the second owner I've there have been normal repairs of a Crysler product but it has never given me any major problem. I've drive...
I've had my Liberty Limited for over six years and loved every one. As the second owner I've there have been normal repairs of a Crysler product but it has never given me any major problem. I've driven mostly highway miles and she's performed admirably. Acceleration is terrific with the 3.7L Six.
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Great SUV

by from Paradise, Newfoundland on March 22, 2013

I purchased this Jeep about 2 years ago. gas Mileage is not too bad for a SUV. It is fun to drive and in the time I have owned it I have not had to do any major repairs until now. Catalytic Converter ...
I purchased this Jeep about 2 years ago. gas Mileage is not too bad for a SUV. It is fun to drive and in the time I have owned it I have not had to do any major repairs until now. Catalytic Converter is gone. I live in a area that gets a lot of snow and this jeep crawls over most of the snow in 2wd. Great vehicle.
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Good used

by from Denver on March 19, 2012

Bought 2002 jeep liberty with 60000 original miles. It was absolutely spotless. The only thing I dislike about the vehicle so far is the gas mileage. I thought it would get a little better in town but...
Bought 2002 jeep liberty with 60000 original miles. It was absolutely spotless. The only thing I dislike about the vehicle so far is the gas mileage. I thought it would get a little better in town but is averaging about 16.5 and with gas going up and me driving around town all day wow. I guess its a sacrifice I make for the use in the mountains.
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Good Car

by from lincoln ne on April 7, 2008

This car runs well and i would recommend anyone who wants to go offroading or just easily get through snow this is a great car to have. No major or minors problems since i bought mine in mid July.
This car runs well and i would recommend anyone who wants to go offroading or just easily get through snow this is a great car to have. No major or minors problems since i bought mine in mid July.
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Awesome car for a young family

by from California on October 29, 2006

I got a Liberty when starting my family, had a Wrangler before. The Liberty isn't a big off road rig, but it can get you there in comfort. Never had any problems with the car, but had to trade it in...
I got a Liberty when starting my family, had a Wrangler before. The Liberty isn't a big off road rig, but it can get you there in comfort. Never had any problems with the car, but had to trade it in for a bigger SUV. I wish I had the MPG of the Liberty now, was avj. 17 to 23 now I'm getting 12 - 15 in my Expidition. Over all I was extreamly satisfied with the Liberty.
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Loved it!

by from CT/FL on November 6, 2013

When I purchased this car in Nov 2001 I was thrilled, and still so today. but alas she needs some major work [A/C, tranny] and I will not put out the money . She has lasted for 169,000+ miles. Sure, s...
When I purchased this car in Nov 2001 I was thrilled, and still so today. but alas she needs some major work [A/C, tranny] and I will not put out the money . She has lasted for 169,000+ miles. Sure, sometimes the interior lights flicker when you put the directional signal on, but it makes me smile. My problem is picking a new car. Do not like the new Cherokee. If Jeep was still producing this I would buy another.
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After 10 years I have to let it go - Hate it

by from Atlanta on December 27, 2013

Bought this car new in 2002 - drove it over 200,000 miles never an engine problem. Normal maintenance included oil change ever 3,000. Drove the vehicle mostly highway miles - 21 MPG - can't complain ...
Bought this car new in 2002 - drove it over 200,000 miles never an engine problem. Normal maintenance included oil change ever 3,000. Drove the vehicle mostly highway miles - 21 MPG - can't complain about that - lots of power when needed. Over the years replaced the radiator with a lifetime warranty - AC clutch then AC with lifetime warranty. Just recently I replaced the Ball joint in the rear wishbone that stabelizes the rear end. Changed out the Rear End fluid because the speed indicator would go from 0 to 60 and then back pulsating. Replaced the battery 2 times The sensor is in the rear end for those of you who don't know. After 185,000 changed the Tranny fluid - with new filters (two in this tranny). This vehicle is not a money pit - all things mentioned above are normal maintenance items. Not included were several recalls that took care of mfg items. So with all being said I am sad to say I need to get a newer vehicle. Last week a lady pulled in front of me and I T-boned her doing 40 MPH. The front drivers side is pretty well demolished - the other car was tagged at the front door post broadside hit. So it's been a great car it doesn't owe me a dime and I hate to see it go - but I guess it's time to move on.
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