1982 Jeep CJ7 Reviews from North America

1982 Jeep CJ7 TN 4.2 6 cylinder

Model year1982
Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1982
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 4.2 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Most recent distance288752 miles

Summary:

Worth the money, cheap to repair, goes anywhere, and very reliable

Faults:

Oil leaks around factory plastic valve cover.

Some rust showing in the interior of the Jeep in the floors.

Carburetor needs some work.

General Comments:

Absolutely love it!

Goes anywhere off-road.

Very reliable.

Get a 1982 CJ-7 if you don't own one.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd January, 2010

23rd Jan 2010, 08:50

"Get a 1982 CJ-7 if you don't own one."

Given that most people do not own a 1982 CJ-7, and that there just aren't that many still around. I think that if everybody took your advice, demand would far exceed supply.

I would say that (with very few exceptions) the AMC designed Jeeps tend to be far more reliable (and in my opinion superior) to the Chrysler designed models.

1982 Jeep CJ7 Renegade 258 6 cylinder

Year of manufacture1982
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 258 6 cylinder Manual
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired179000 kilometres
Most recent distance179000 kilometres
Previous carDodge Ramcharger

Summary:

Lots of fun for not much money

Faults:

The Jeep is perfect, I love it.

The leaf and drag link were replaced due to curb hitting.

The Jeep came with no roof, I just bought one.

The seats are ripped due to wear.

There is minor rust in some places.

A front fender was replaced when I hit a tree.

General Comments:

CJ Jeeps are the best vehicles to own.

I have owned lots of cars and this one is the only one I kept for more than 1 year. There is no substitute for a vehicle with no doors or roof.

Also the ability to go anywhere of road is a lot of fun. I have proved it many times, taking my stock CJ7 everywhere.

Buy yourself a Jeep.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd May, 2001

23rd May 2001, 19:22

Where and how can I aquire a pretty good mid 80's cj7 for about 4 to 5 thousand dollars. I want to be able to drive something that on a sunny day you can take the top and doors off. Plus chicks dig nice jeeps. And I also play baseball nine months out of the year and want something cool to drive to the games. So please anyone with any insight please help.

8th Jul 2008, 16:13

I have a 1982 Renegade CJ7. All stock but some stuff is rebuilt on the motor. Restoring it to brand new, it's in near perfect condition now though. Just fixing rust places, carburetor, things like that. Needs a new paint job done eventually.

Anybody that has a junk Renegade CJ7 close to an '82 for parts, PLEASE email me at auto_dude82cj7@yahoo.com

21st Mar 2009, 23:51

Jeepbrokers.com has a huge inventory of CJ's of all kinds. Any Jeep you can think of is on there! Good luck!

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 2 reviews