2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Special Edition V8 from North America


Great Family Car and Perfect for Towing


We haven't really had anything wrong with the car at all. The one thing that my wife says is wrong, but doesn't bother her since she doesn't use it is that the dirver's seat heater doesn't work on low, only on high. It is a short in the electrical that has kept it from working properly. However, that is minor and immaterial since the heater works on high and that is the only thing that my wife uses anyway.

General Comments:

Awesome! The car shifts and you can barely feel it.

The engine is powerful and I haven't had a problem towing a 5500 lb. boat up and down mountains etc.

Surprisingly decent gas mileage for a V8. We have lost maybe 3 miles to the gallon going from the V6 to the V8. I would recommend the V8 just because it has been nice to have a little more power in ther car.

I would recommend this car to anyone and wouldn't be worried about all of the bad things that happened from other reviews on this website. We bought a warranty just in case something did happen, however, we haven't had any problems whatsoever.

I think the biggest problem is that some people take their cars to dealerships and they don't do the best job possible. I would recommend taking it to a specialist in town that is not associated with a dealership. That is when you get things fixed and fixed right because these mechanics want you to come back to them over and over again.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 13th June, 2007

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee 4.0 from North America


Jeep/Chrysler lost its quality on this one


The MPG on this car sucks. Rubber molding around front doors not fitted properly (wind noise). Engine leaks after 25,000 miles (oil pan and valve cover gasket). Plastic cover for headlamps (easily scratched and freeway dings) deteriorate after 10,000 miles. Automatic window on passenger side stop working after 60,000 miles. Automatic door lock for the back door stopped working after 2 years. The hood will not stay open after 2 years. We maintain this car regularly, but still hears like rocker noise when cold.

General Comments:

Dependable, but miles per gallon sucks big time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 2nd February, 2007

24th Nov 2007, 17:57

This is my third Jeep... and it is pressing my patience. Was great for first 60k...then it needs something every week. What is really sad is that the issues are poor mostly engineering.The a/c heater issue with blend doors is going to push everyone over the edge...$1200 to change a defective plastic door!!! Now it wants new window regulators, fan relays,...sadly you can predict when everything will break by just reviewing this web site. I am a die hard Chysler fan, but this 2002 Jeep is finally going to send me some place else.

2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Ltd from North America




Heater fixed at 42000 miles.

Heater coil in driver's seat went out at 40000 miles.

Battery replaced at 46500 miles.

Driver's window regulator replaced.

Passenger's window regulator replaced.

Heater/air conditioner relay replaced.

Gas cap replaced.

Cold air comes in on the passenger side floor.

General Comments:

The vehicle is very expensive to maintain and gets poor gas mileage.

The 4 wheel drive makes terrible rubbing noises when making the slightest of turns and when in reverse.

The problems and expense after 18 months of ownership have outweighed the comfort, power and reliability in inclement weather. I am getting rid of the Jeep before I have to sink any more money into it and will not purchase or recommend another Jeep.

The extended warranty I purchased has not covered any of the items that have gone wrong, which with the exception of the gas cap have been $250 and more with each occurence.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? No

Review Date: 14th August, 2006

16th Dec 2006, 23:05

Mileage should not be an issue with the purchase of a Jeep. If it is, you don't have the budget for maintenance, the key for satisfied customers. Mine is a 1999, running strong, with above average cost. But on the long run, they last longer and stick to the RUN FOREVER reputation.