2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo 4.7


Could be a little bigger, but then it would be a Tahoe. Go Jeep!


Windshield wiper motor has a short, power window regulators, nothing serious.

All support arms for the hood and rear hatches.

Brakes are a little soft for this vehicle.

Paint is chipping from being g parked for 5 years.

General Comments:

First off, let me say that this little truck is the closest thing to a tank that a regular person can buy, at least before the Hummer came along.

I bought this Jeep with a rebuilt title from a salvage yard. Even though it had been in a serious accident, it rides great.

I recently put on some tires that were more for the interstate. Does very well at all speeds. It's not a big truck by any means. The 4.7 with the Select Trac full time 4x4 is basically like driving a Hemi because of the size and weight of the little Jeep. From 60 to 85 mph is special. You almost don't realize how fast you can pass another car. It's fast but safe at the same time.

Still one of the best trail 4x4 vehicles out there today. It can make turns that bigger trucks can't.

Gas is okay, but you will pay to play. The smaller truck gets bad reviews, but these little guys can take punishment. Does all tasks well. Don't get in a hurry and you can get the 19 MPG as advertised. That can quickly dip down to 14 if you tap into that baby Hemi power with the air running.

I work for a wireless Internet company so I take the Jeep off road quite a bit. The clearance isn't quite as high as I would like, but I haven't done any mods to it, and being small makes up for it. Most of the ranch roads and mountain trails are made for bigger trucks. I dodge bigger rocks and boulders by weaving sometimes. If I do happen to hit a rock, no worries because the underneath of a Jeep is mostly steel. They are made tough. It's common to see a 30 year old Jeep still working hard out there. I want a newer one, but this one has still got 200k to go.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 17th June, 2017

17th Jun 2017, 13:05

Only 16K miles in 7 years?

At that rate it will take you around 88 years to put another 200K miles on it {θ¿θ}

19th Jun 2017, 10:47

Which being mostly off road miles, the component wear sounds equivalent. Maybe he will be due for a new one soon.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Limited 4.7 V8 gas


Junkyard delight


Running bad, pouring gas out of the tail pipe. Mil on, P0202 and P1389. Checked for fuel injector pulse, OK, also injector ticks; checked spark plug new, so decided to do a compression test, 0 PSI on cylinder 02, 60 PSI rest, tested twice til battery dead. Not good, expected something better. So before you change the spark plugs, fuel injector, ECM, TPS sensor or ECM, do a compression test and beware if a mechanic says that it "just needs a tune up..."

General Comments:

Beautiful design, very comfortable and looks tough.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 24th December, 2016

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4.7 HO


This Jeep is a beast!


General wear and tear items.

Radiator at 155,000km ($400 parts and labour).

Tie rods replaced.

Front drive shaft (double Cardan joint - $100 from a wrecker's yard).

Stabilizer links replaced.

Driver's heated seat doesn't light up or work.

Window regulators on front windows replaced.

Dash tweeters blow, replace them with Mopar parts... blow again. Aftermarket speakers doing great now.

Not much to be honest.

General Comments:

I love this truck!

I drive it HARD around construction sites, so most my repairs are likely from the extra abuse, especially at this age. The solid axles are phenomenal when you really start to put it in awkward spots; the articulation is impressive.

It's a beast in snow!

I really can't complain, the seats are more comfortable than what I have in my living room!

The Overland has some really nice equipment, and I love its wood/leather steering wheel, auto lights and wipers. And the high output motor makes it quite fast and it likes to screech the rear tires.

Never let me down!

Cheers to more good drives.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 3rd October, 2013