2002 Jeep Liberty User Reviews

2002 Jeep Liberty Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 41 reviews

  • Performance:3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars3.9 out of 5 stars 3.9 / 5
  • Appearance:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Build Quality:4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5
  • Overall: 4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars4 out of 5 stars 4 / 5

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PROS
"ride" 17 reviews
"power" 12 reviews
"comfortable car" 4 reviews
"build quality" 3 reviews
CONS
"fuel economy" 18 reviews
"handling" 3 reviews
"rough ride" 3 reviews
"roof" 3 reviews
"style" 2 reviews

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Displaying 11 - 20 of 41 2002 Jeep Liberty reviews.

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2002 Jeep Liberty Sport Review
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4

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the strength and ability it had to stand any kind of abuse

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terrible brakes, unstable handling when pushed a bit too hard, and bad fuel economy

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Great Fun And Ruggedness From Jeep — it is an excellent SUV, but if you are looking for one, make sure it has rear disc brakes and ABS, also buying one without four wheel drive is the stupidest mistake ever, if you are not looking for a four wheel drive SUV, look elsewhere, the liberty was designed primarily for off-roading.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Dustin writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4X4

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Fuel economy

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My Jeep Thoughts — Thee 2002 jeep liberty is a interesting vehicle. The vehicle 3.7l power tech does a good job at moving the vehicle around but with not a great fuel economy. Its a very fun car to drive very quite on the inside with a good sound system

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Kurtis writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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nothing

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everything

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Do Not Buy One — I will never own another Liberty. Bad MPG on the highway handels like crap and always broke down. But the plus was it would go anywhere and wouldnt get stuck the four wheel drive was nice to switch from 4x4 to 4x2

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Tami writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4wd

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its not a mustang

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Jeepy — Everything about this SUV is great. It is very maneuverable and short enough to park in tight spaces. Never had a problem with it that I didn't cause. I have it lifted 2.5" and I would definitely recommend lifting it, it looks way better and handles better. The only thing they could have done different is that they could have put a 4.0 or a V8 in it because the 3.7 is a little small for the Liberty's weight. I would say if they had matched the engine with the weight the Lib would get far better mileage. This is a great SUV that can handle just about anything you through at it. I would definitely recommend it to anyone used, but you have to get a mechanic to look at it beforehand.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Brandon writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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4

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The speakers.

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Gas mileage

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Good On Space, Bad On Your Wallet. — This car has Very good Performance, it has Good Build Quality, its Not the best on Appearance, its Good on Maintenance but horrible on gas mileage, and the fun factor is kinds low the car is not super fun to drive but it is fun to drive in 4x4.

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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Jonah writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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3

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very fun, good looks, nice interior, comfortable ride, surprisingly well at off-roading

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Gas mileage

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I Would Buy It Again — performance-3.7l v6 provides enough power but this vehicle could have better acceleration appearance-love the interior, stylish, black and silver with tan leather. exterior I like has nice curves build quality- could be better, but it is still a very solid vehicle.. i did need to replace my drive shaft but my car is over 200 thousand miles cost-14mpg =( its terrible for the size of the vehicle, but then again i love driving it and it is a 2002 fun factor- off the road this vehicle is a great ride, i love offroading in it

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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Matt writes:
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Off road capability, high quality interior, good power between 0-70mph, very fast between 0-30, towing ability, very fun to drive.

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Gas guzzler, eats 1 quart of oil every 1-2000 miles

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Good Go Everywhere Now Matter What Come Hell Or High Water Car. — By far the star of this car is it power in the low end. Coming off the line to 60mph is faster then the base BMW X5 from 2004. Impressive for a car that cost significantly less. Also worth a mention is its off-road ability, you will never encounter a situation on any road that this Jeep won't handle. Off-road it has it limits but I've kept up with stock wranglers on a frequent basis. That dent in this shiny car is its gas milage. If you drive aggressively you get 12-13mpg in the city, 20-25 on the highway. If you drive nice you get 25-30 on the highway and 18 in the city.

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Melissa writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport 4WD Review
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Power, comfort, flexibility

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gas mileage, handling

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Overall An Excellent Vehicle. I Love It! — I really love the power i feel out of this little SUV. I can give it gas and it picks right up. I am also very happy with the 4WD capabilities. Overall, cost of ownership is low because maintenance is low. Gearboxes only need changed every 15k-30k, radiator every 100k, and tranny every 50k-60k. Gas mileage is about the same as my Ranger. about 20mpg. The handling can get a little rough around corners, keep the tires at 33psi and that should help.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Nathan writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited 4WD Review
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Because its the only thing i have to drive

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the ride is really rough and there is not alot of room in it

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If You Like A Reallly Rough Ride Buy A Liberty — it accelerates really well with the 3.7L v6. personally i dont think this machine was made to be driven on bumpy main roads like where i live at becuase the thing rides like a tank! sometimes if youhit a bump fast enough it will hurt! gas mileage is just as good as my 1997 gmc seirra which has a v8 in it. this thing is really fun for off roading and awesome in the snow! overall though i really dont like it!

Primary Use: Family transportation

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Richard writes:
2002 Jeep Liberty Sport Review
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can drive in anywere

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no sun roof

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The Fun Jeep — love to drive my jeep with all the windows down even the back ones go all the way down. never had a problem yet wit it.. for sure will own another jeep in the furture. mine is black and love to get mudd on it

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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2012 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Very Capable Jeep Vehicle By midniteblue

Was looking to get out of a car and looking for a goog priced suv. Wanted a wrangler but they are way over priced. Bought the liberty because it can go most places that the wrangler can go plus has ... Read More

Great Cargo Space, Comfortable Seats, Excellent 4x4 By jzeoli51384

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2011 Jeep Liberty Reviews

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great 4 wheel drive truck, it can go anywhere in any condition, just a great overall jeep. I wish it could have a more powerfull engine, but still does the job just fine. would recomend to anybody who... Read More

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Handles well, steering is a lot better, then i thought it would be. Does well on a little ice better on slush then frozen. All in all it is a very reliable vehicle and its affordable, and with eco... Read More

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2010 Jeep Liberty Reviews

Jeep Liberty, A Great Model By KOZAK

Although the Jeep Liberty has been ranked as one of the best Sport SUVS ever made, the problem mainly was the year it was made, proving the have many problems including many lemon cars and less effort... Read More

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2009 Jeep Liberty Reviews

A Man's Car !! By AMSK

Looks and Builds Like a Tank , a Head Lefter a pro Dancer in Dunes or Snow , but you really have to cut a montlhy percentage of your monthly income to keep it in Shape , lots of stupid problems her... Read More

Cool Car To Drive! By LEOPIDAS

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2008 Jeep Liberty Reviews

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