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MiscellaneousJeep Price Cuts for 2002 Models
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DaimlerChrysler announced today that they are reducing the prices on all versions of the Grand Cherokee by $2,000 across the board as well as introducing a new version of the Wrangler with a 190 hp 4.0L engine. Here's the official word:

After successfully launching the all-new Jeep® Liberty with a starting price well under $20,000, the Chrysler Group announced today a new pricing strategy for its 2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee and Jeep Wrangler models.

The company is reducing Grand Cherokee pricing $2,000 across the board, while creating a more affordable 4.0-liter Wrangler model.

"The Jeep brand has always been known for its outstanding capability and ruggedness, and no other vehicle embodies those characteristics like Wrangler," said Tom Marinelli, Vice President, Chrysler/Jeep Global Brand Center, DaimlerChrysler Corporation. "Grand Cherokee melded this legendary reputation with a new level of refinement and now Liberty has expanded the Jeep brand even further. With a successful cost reduction program, we are able to pass along some savings on these vehicles to our customers. We believe these actions will drive traffic into the showroom and allow our dealers to pair outstanding product with equally outstanding value."

Jeep Grand Cherokee remains at the forefront of the segment with competitive pricing and a new premium model for 2002. All models will be approximately $2,000 MSRP less than the 2001 exit pricing, making the all-new Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 model pricing where the top-of-the-line Limited used to be. For $37,430 (including destination) the new Overland model offers major equipment upgrades over the Limited, including as standard equipment the all-new 4.7-liter high output engine, side air bags, rain sensitive wipers and real wood interior accents, making it the most powerful and refined Jeep Grand Cherokee yet.

Rolling the 2001 model $2,000 cash rebates into the 2002 model pricing allows Jeep vehicles better Internet positioning versus the competition. Customers have access to the true transaction price without seeking incentives. This pricing action will also allow moderation of the aggressive incentive programs pursued in the 2001 model year.

The all-new Jeep Wrangler X model will expand the scope of Wrangler, attracting a younger buyer in search of affordability as well as power in the 4.0-liter engine. The X model features the powerful 4.0-liter engine with 190 horsepower and 235 lb.-ft. of torque and cloth seats standard, and will be available for $18,995 including destination.

The Jeep Liberty was launched in April 2001 as the first all-new Jeep vehicle in nearly ten years. In total, the Chrysler Group has received 85,000 orders for this newest Jeep offering unparalleled ruggedness and refinement.



2002 Model Year Pricing

Jeep MSRP Dest
Wrangler SE $15,230 $585
Wrangler X $18,410 $585
Wrangler Sport $20,080 $585
Wrangler Sahara $23,450 $585
Liberty Sport 2WD $16,450 $585
Liberty Sport 4WD $17,960 $585
Liberty Limited 2WD $21,210 $585
Liberty Limited 4WD $22,720 $585
Grand Cherokee Laredo 2WD $25,425 $600
Grand Cherokee Laredo 4WD $27,395 $600
Grand Cherokee Limited 2WD $30,270 $600
Grand Cherokee Limited 4WD $32,700 $600
Grand Cherokee Overland 4WD $36,830 $600

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Karen
Yes Trailblaizer I agree, my husband and I just
traded our 99 Grand for a new Trailblazer LTZ,
no comparison! Jeep has a lot of work to do to
catch up to Chevrolet now!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: twonabomber
only trail that POS GM product "blazes" is to the mall...

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Trailblazer
Like a ROCK! I was strong as I could be! Like
a ROCK! Nothin ever got ta me-ee! My new
Trailblazer is the Grand Cherokee's Daddy
and the Liberty's Pimp!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Tim
I need more help Jeepers. I recently purchased some 235-75/15 mud tires for
my XJ. The other day for the first time the back tires scraped the wheel flare
when I hit a dip in the road. I read in an issue of JP magazine that you can lift
an XJ 1 or 2 inchs using blocks in the rear and coil spring spacers in the front.
Today I went to one of the local off road centers and was told the smallest lift
they could put on my Jeep was a 3 inch lift. They told me that in order to avoid
any drivetrain vibration they would have to replace the transfer case mount with
one from a TJ Wrangler. My question is, if I raise my XJ 1 or 2 inchs with the
blocks and spacers will I run into the same drivetrain vibration that I was told
would occur with the 3 inch lift. The off-road center wants $800.00 for the
3 inch lift. I just don't have that kind of money. Also are the blocks and spacers
a safe way to go since I only need an additional 1 or 2 inchs at the most.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Don
here is my comment The price reduction on the 2002 Jeeps sounds ligit. However, on the Liberty Sport & Limited, you are not telling the true story. The Jeep Liberty on the East coast fully loaded with everything under the sun, goes for about 28,000, thats what I was told at a Rt. 46 dealership in New Jersey. the liberty is selling like hotcakes period. I own a Jeep Limited 4x4 and the best price I got after negotiating was 24,500. No ABS, NO off road Package, No moon roof, No side air bags, ect. All I got was select track, which I would not compromise on. Dont't get me wrong, I love my Jeep,but it is only a matter of time that dealerships will start playing (take a hike), when you want to negotiate.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: CJ7
OOOOOOoooooh..... I's got's big mud tias on
my Babie Jeap!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
Quick everybody, go to www.trucktrend.com for
a look at the most ridiculous looking
posermobile god ever created, the
SUPERCHARGED Jeep Liberty Patriot!
Hmmm the Wrangler X and a Supercharged
Liberty.... and I thought the Japanese copied
the Germans!!!! HA!!!! Oh the article does say a
stock Liberty kicked the crap out of highly
modified Wranglers, which just goes to show
what a Barbie Doll wuss mobile the TJ really
is! HA

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: JOe that owns a jeep
I Think The Wrangler X Is a great idea.I had to buy My tj Sport used because I did not want to spend 20k+ on a tj Sport.
As for Xterra Boy I will off road Him any where any day of the week with My Tj that is if he even owns a Jeep at all.If not then bring an Xterra I would love to float circles around It.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Pickupman
I'm new to the SUV scene but I drive a Nissan 4x4 truck. I like Jeep Wranglers and hate yuppie Grand Cherokees! However, the Liberty has many design as well as mechanical improvements over the usual Jeeps. They are on the right track as I think. However, I just don't think they are selling like hotcakes up here in the Northwest. For every 1 Liberty, I see 25
V's, 15 Escapes/Tributes, 10 RAV4's, etc. Liberty's do offer more standard features, but how can the dealerships sell them at $3-5k over MSRP and expect people to buy it? Dealers offered to sell a base Limited for $24,500 when MSRP is only $22,720! Isn't that high when you can buy a car these days between Invoice and MSRP??? I fail to see the price gouging...I'm not sure if I can stomach the markup. Can I get one for less???

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Joe "always" Nos
Yeah, those Xterra sucks. Buy a KIA!!! now that's a fine SUV. Cost ~20K and doesn't shift into reverse spontaneously.

Why are most Jeeps sold 4x2????? hahahahahahahahahahahahahahahahaha

KIA!!!!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: TO Tim
I don't know allthe details about lifts..but 2 facts are for certain:
1. you canbuy a 2" lift with shocks and spacers
that will maintain your on road ride for $250.00
from Quadtratec ot 4Wheel Parts, and that should be all you need. Allows 32 ' tires
2. there's alot of good lifts out there for alot
less than $800.00 3or 4'' not withstanding

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Tim
I'd tell Trailblazer to go to fan site.... but i don't think one would exist. Lets see, Grand Cherokee has more four wheel drive choices, is alot faster (despite the standard 4.7 having less hp), is not made buy GM, is better offroad,etc, etc....Notice how all non-Jeep fans are trying to justify their choices on OUR site. I think Patrick was right by some people needing to justify their SUV choice, no matter how poor.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: CrazyJeep
The thing that torques me about Xterra (besides the fact that he posts on a JEEP site). Is that he actually believes that the Xterra is a better vehicle. While it may be bigger than the Liberty, it still has IFS in the front and LEAF springs in the rear! To me LEAF SPRINGS=LOW RTI numbers and rugged ride! (I know I have a lifted YJ)

I think that most of the Xterra buyers are getting them cause they are Rover owner wannabees! The Xterra looks alot like a Discovery!

I would buy the Liberty for my family because it was more comfortable and cheaper than a Grand. I wouldn't buy the POS Xterra cause its gonna be a bear when its got 200K miles on it and I need to go to the local parts shop for replacement parts! While imports may be the fad right now, that'll change when it comes time to start fixin' em!

Xterra, SHUT UP, BUY YOUR STUPID TRUCK AND GO AWAY! YOU'VE LOST THE JEEP VISION, (IF YOU EVER HAD IT) LEAVE THE PEOPLE WHO DO BELIEVE IN JEEP ALONE!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: AnthonyGunsworth
why cant everyone just ignore fag-boy teeny-bopper xterra, we all know who owns the trails. he obviously doesnt know the first thing about offroading, so why waste your breath, were never gonna change his mind just as he will never change ours. as for you xterra boy why dont you come bak when you get your permit and tell us about how an xterra drives with your mom sitting shotgun and groceries in the back.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Utah
Here is a perspective from Ontario, Canada. From what I hear these price drops are in the Suggested retail price of the vehicle. The margin the dealer was able to make has been reduced.....so if you were silly enough to pay the old list price on a Jeep, the dealer had the chance to make a ton of profit. Now with the lower list prices, a customer has less chance of being ripped off, the dealer is forced to make lower margin, and the Jeeps appear to be cheaper. The actual dealer cost of the Jeeps remains the same. That's what I've been told.
As for the Liberty selling like "hotcakes". So far I have seen 3 on the road in the last 6 weeks. I am seeing many more parked out front of the dealers here, than the one or two that used to be there. Now there are 5 - 10 out front. So is it selling like "hotcakes" here???? It doesn't seem that way.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: XJKen
You make some good points, Patrick especially about sticking to the topic. Jeep
sales have fallen recently along with auto sales across the board. It amazes me that when that happens the automakers look for all these different reasons,
but they never admit its because of the price. When ever the economy slows
the people who are still buying want a bargain whether its real or percieved.
Dealers in my area for most of the 2001 model year have been selling the
Grands for $5000 or $6000 off MSRP. That tells me as a consumer that they
are 5 to 6 grand overpriced and a lot of consumers ended up leaving the Jeep
dealer for that reason. But, then the best part is that same consumer goes
down the street pays sticker or a little less for a Toyota Highlander that cost
more than a Grand Cherokee, which I think is a lot more vehicle. Then these
fools tell all their friends how Toyota gave them such a great deal while the
Jeep dealer tried to rip them off.
The same thing is happening at GM, They are going to drop the Camaro
and Firebird at the end of the 2002 model year. They blame the slow economy,
or the fact that the two door coupe market it dead, or the high price of gas and
insurance. They never mention that the market those cars are aimed at, the
twenty to thirty year olds can't afford a $28,000 - $40,000 Camaro SS or Firebird
Trans Am WS6. Thats why the kids are driving the Hondas and Toyotas. Now a
days its just cool to buy imports, it doesn't matter if you are talking bottled
water, cheese, wine, cloths or cars and trucks. It seems anymore that it doesn't
have to be better only that its not domestic. Following that train of thought it seems to me that if the domestic automakers are going to compete their only
course of action is to become the price and value leaders. Thats a fact I do not
think the automakers want to face up to. I hope the price cuts on the 2002
Jeeps and other Chrysler products help the sales figures, but a rebounding
economy would help the most. I heard or read somewhere once that it cost the
manufacturers about the same amount of money to build a Neon as it does to
build a Grand Cherokee and thats why the profit margins are so much greater .
If they would lower their profit expectations they would make it up in volume.
Even with the price cuts on the 2002 Grands for instance a lot of consumers
are going to spend that $35,000 to $39,000 on a Lexus, Acura or Land Rover
just because they have more snob appeal.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Patrick
Why does anyone need to post anymore? We all know Jeeps are very capable offroad and that the Liberty is expected path to sell more Jeeps. We all known an Xterra is better than say a Explorer offroad, but is no Jeep. If one needed to justify their choice perhaps they shouldn't have purchased that vehicle. I would like to see people post on the actual atricle, not just react to their disappointment of a IFS on the Liberty or trying to justify an Xterra on par with a Jeep...... that's like saying fat women can be models.
As for the article, I glad that Jeep decreased their prices. We all know that they profit very highly off each sale but Jeep price need to be put in check with other midsize SUVs. I also believe that they wished to keep their highest (Overland) model the same price as the highest model last year (Limited) by reducing options. I myself just replaced my 96 Grand with a 2001 Grand Laredo with the S package. It was nice to see some 2002 stashed in the back lot to help my negotiations.
Remember, Jeeps do NOT need to be justified.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
Smiley

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
Rick ....are you the guy with the smily face shirt
in that Trucktrend article? You need to learn to
read, I said it is safe to assume that most of
the "HIGHLY MODIFIED" vehicles were
Jeeps.... if they had comparision vehicles they
certainly were stock.........

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rick
Xterra does need to learn to read. While Camp Jeep is exclusive to Jeeps, the article states that Escapes and Xterra were their for comparison. Also, any Grand Cherokee will crush a Xterra or Pathfinder off road, and a V8 Grand will blow the doors off any S/C Xterra, and does not require 92+ fuel (new Overland even more impressive.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Craig Schroeder
I thought this article was about Jeep lowering it's pricing. It seems hard to tell after reading the above reactions. I think it's great that DC has dropped the price of '2002 Grand Cherokees. Jeep's pricing on it blows away the competition. In an earlier article I remembered someone complaining about the price of a Grand Cherokee Limited. Nows their chance. Call me at Park Jeep (952)890-5337 or (800)279-5337. I can help you take advantage of this great deal. Happy Jeepin!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
Jeeps are the only vehicles allowed at Camp
Jeep events, it's safe to assume that if DC
allowed owners to compare the Liberty to the
competition, that the competitors were there in
the form of stock vehicles..... therefore, the only
"highly modified" vehicles that the Liberty
whooped were Wranglers, Cherokees. and
Grand Minivans!!!! You BOOBS!!!!! Sorry but if
that ridiculous looking yellow thing is the
future of Jeep then you people can have it... I'll
take the Xterra with the heavy duty
suspension. The Liberty Patriot....ha .....it looks
even more girly with all the extra lights!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: XTerra SUCKS!
XTerra, you are an IDIOT! None of your posts makes any sense!!!!!

This is a quote from an XTerra post... "Oh the article does say a stock Liberty kicked the crap out of highly modified Wranglers, which just goes to show what a Barbie Doll wuss mobile the TJ really is! HA"...

...WHAT THE HELL ARE YOU TALKING ABOUT!!!! You are an IDIOT!!!!!

This is a quote from the article... "In this baptism by dirt, our Liberty on stock tires was able to surmount obstacles that required a winch for several highly modified vehicles -- proving that the Liberty is every inch a Jeep."

This says nothing about a TJ... GO BACK TO SCHOOL AND TAKE SOME MORE COMPREHENSION CLASSES, DUMBASS!

An experienced driver in a moderately equipped or stock vehicle can and will out drive a novice in a more equipped vehicle. This is not the vehicles down fall.

And one more thing, you have obviously NEVER been off roading and especially never been off roading with a TJ. If you ever have you would have more respect for the TJ, with a set of lockers, 4" lift, and some 33" tires they can go ANYWHERE! The BULL spewing from you keyboard is completely unfounded and makes you look like an IDIOT! Go enjoy your POS NISSAN and crawl back under the rock you came from! JERK OFF!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Rick
Xterra.... where does it say the Liberty beat the modified TJs? The article states it competed against Escapes and Xterras, and better some modified vehicles. Chances are it was a modified Xterra. Oh, and since when was supercharging exclusive to Japs vehicles or Nissan? Many companies uses supercharging in concept vehicles as well as aftermarket.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Sean M.
It figures, i buy a 2001 TJ and now DC lowers the price on 2002 models.... piss off DC!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Xterra
Hmmm.... Da Wrangla X..... I wonda whea dea
gots dat idea! LOL


Not that it matters, my CJ7 ownes any Barbie
Jeep Wrangler on the road today!!!
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