1981 Jeep CJ7 Review from North America

1981 Jeep CJ7 400 Chevy

Model year1981
Year of manufacture1981
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission 400 Chevy Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance120000 miles


Greatest ride under the sun!


Replaced motor with big bad built-up beast - 6 mpg.

Replaced exhaust with headers/dual flowmaster.

Replaced body with fiberglass.

Replaced wheels/tires.

Replaced transmission with 350 turbo.

Replaced axles with Dana 44s, and lock rights in front and rear.

General Comments:

There is absolutely nothing like a CJ! Any Jeep with EFI is just not the real thing! I don't own a top for my Jeep, so it is purely a summer fair weather ride. The comfort factor is a complete non-issue for me, as the ruggedness of the CJ7 is a direct result of it's tank like ride. Show me any other vehicle this fun for $10,000. I can go anywhere, and when in 4WD on pavement I can out run almost all sports cars for the first 1/8th mile!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2005

Average review marks: 6.8 / 10, based on 1 review