Jeep CJ7 Review from Costa Rica

1981 Jeep CJ7 Renegade 2.4 diesel

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 2.4 diesel Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired500000 miles
Most recent distance505000 miles
Previous carToyota 4Runner


Will keep it for the rest of my life


Well, this was a fixer upper... so lots of things were wrong with it that were not the car's fault.

I would say that manufacturing type things would be the tranny, and brakes. Just not as strong as they should be.

General Comments:

Still great classic look; I get comments all the time.

The body is prone to rust, but you can rust proof it.

This thing will go anywhere, even with a puny little diesel engine with maybe 60hp; it will crawl up the side of a wall.

Parts are cheap and easy to find.

Easy to make a Jeep just the way you want it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2008

21st Mar 2008, 15:11

Do you know where we can find a diesel engine for the CJ?

Average review marks: 8.0 / 10, based on 1 review