Loved it and still miss it
Had to replace cap on coolant container (closed system). Ended up switching it to open system. It was easy; just followed directions I got from the net.
I saw this in a farmer's field, and insisted I buy it. I have had a few Cherokees in my day, so knew what I was getting into... sort of.
Managed to get it going, and pulled it out of the mud. Changed the oil and filters, and drove it to California from BC two days later.
Ran great, except for the stupid closed system cooling, that made it overheat just as I got to the border.
Only got rid of it because of the rust... it had rusted too much; even routine maintenance was a challenge of solvents, heat and brute force every time I wanted to fix something. When I got to the rear brakes, I'd had enough, and traded it for a sea kayak. That's a whole other story in itself.
I loved the truck... had the 6 foot bed, put a Craigslist canopy on it, and slept in it the odd night when travelling.
I still drive Jeeps, currently a YJ, but sometimes wish I had a non-rusty Comanche again.
When I bought it, as it was a farm truck, it had mismatched tires. Other than that, I drove it quite a bit without any major repairs.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 28th September, 2012