1985 AMC Eagle Wagon 4.2L from North America
I bought this AMC wagon as a fixer upper and knowing it had a tranny issue, but with the looks, safety and reliability of the little wagon, it makes an excellent first vehicle, and will outlast any of the newer vehicles.
The tranny issues came from the original owner towing on a regular basis rather than limited.
All my children who cannot drive fit nicely into the car, and my grand-daughter sits just fine in the middle where she scopes out everything.
This vehicle does wonderful on the rugged dirt roads in Arizona where I live, and I didn't pay much for the car, and am looking for at least two more so my two older daughters quit fighting over mine...
My wagon is over 20 years old, and runs and handles as good as my full size Buick estate wagon, which is the family car due to it seating 8.
My friend still owns his; he bought brand new and refuses to get a new car, and I tend to agree, my newer car has nothing but issues with the tranny, motor, electricals, and my Eagle may have issues as does my Buick, but honestly the fixes on the two 1985 vehicles are expected and never leave me stranded in no mans land, and they are sturdy solid vehicles made to handle the terrain I live in.
Parts are easy to locate and easy to install for the most part for a back yard mechanic, and the other parts don't cost much to have a mechanic toss on. I need two more Eagles though...
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 23rd June, 2016