2002 Jeep Liberty Reviews - Page 13 of 21

2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.7L Automatic
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance24000 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

I think that I got a whole lot of pretty horses for a great price.

Faults:

Nothing! The only complaints that I get are from folks that are 6' or taller. But there's plenty of leg room for us shorties. Having read the other reviews for this vehicle, I'm wondering if everyone is sticking to the advice from their dealership. My husband and I attended a little class that our dealership offered. Change your oil regularly and use the good stuff! Very important-Don't buy fuel from stations that merely buy leftovers from others and then mix it! Cheap fuel is harder on the wallet than you know. (e.g. Royal Farms' Enroy) Vacuum your carpet once a week so that when you can afford to have it detailed it will look brand new. If you're like me and can't get it detailed more than twice per year... at least once per month, wash it yourself and then use paper towels to dry out every nook and cranny! Febreze! A tube of touch up paint is a must. Diligently strive to have all of the recommended maintenance performed. Use common sense when going off road driving-it's a vehicle not a miracle! I've had my Jeep Liberty Limited almost 2 years now and she's been great to us. I live on the East Coast and took her through all 12 of the snow storms that we got hit with last year.

General Comments:

Great little SUV: better gas mileage than monstrous SUV's, parks like a car for those that worry about that sort of thing, as the one that does the shopping-I love the grocery bag hooks attached to the back of the rear seats, never had any trouble off roads, perfect for the city or the country.

However...if you are 6' tall or taller, this is not the vehicle for you. My uncle, 6' 3", could barely get behind the wheel without pain, cursing and the fact that the steering wheel tilts. He said he'd never get in again!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd September, 2003

12th Jul 2005, 07:41

Thank you so much for your input. I am in the process of buying a 2002 "barely used" Jeep Limited - I've had it overnight for a test run, and did it run. I love it!! Your comments just sealed the deal. Thanks. B. Lewis.

23rd Jan 2006, 17:22

I have no idea if 2006 liberty's share the same interior.. but I would like to point out that when I test drove one, it had PLENTY of room for me- I am 6'2". Gobs more than my last car, Ford Escort 1995, and the 2006 Honda CRV I test-drove on the same day.

21st Dec 2010, 15:31

There are a lot of not so great reviews for the Liberty on here, but I'll say this:

Buy the Limited Edition. It's worth it for the better interior and color matched fenders.

As small SUVs go (or big cars - whatever you want to call the Liberty) this is a good choice. Very pleasant to be inside, fairly quite, and (in my opinion) a good looking chunky Jeep style.

You can get Wrangler Rubicon rims cheap, and put them on for a better look.

Also, the gas mileage isn't as bad as all the comments on here would suggest.

Buy the Liberty - it's very livable.

2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 3.7L from North America

Year of manufacture2002
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 3.7L Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired10000 miles
Most recent distance14000 miles
Previous carChevrolet Impala

Summary:

A good, solid SUV

Faults:

Pulls to the right, other than that performs well.

MPG could be better.

General Comments:

Styling is great, it is a sharp looking SUV. Love the off road ability, this thing is no AWD "cute ute" it will roll with the best off road! The highway ride is very good for a small SUV, soaks up bumps and pot holes well. The only complaint is the fact that it pulls to the right, hopefully the dealer will be able to correct this as soon as we have time to take it in.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 23rd August, 2003

Average review marks: 6.5 / 10, based on 66 reviews