Bombardier Iltis Reviews

1985 Bombardier Iltis 1.7 gas from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2009
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.7 gas Manual
Performance marks 5 / 10
Reliability marks 5 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired46000 kilometres
Most recent distance47000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Trailblazer

Summary:

It's ugly as sin, but it goes everywhere

Faults:

It is awesome in the mud, but slow, rough and loud on the highway.

Easy to fix, but you have to order parts from guys out got their stocks from military auctions, and there is no one out there to give you pointers.

General Comments:

It's more fun than a barrel of monkeys.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th December, 2009

4th Feb 2012, 14:38

I laughed out loud about your "ugly as sin" comment, she ain't that ugly.. you should see my ex wife in the morning... now that's ugly !

1985 Bombardier Iltis 1.7 gas from North America

Model year1985
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2009
Engine and transmission 1.7 gas Manual
Performance marks 6 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 3 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.0 / 10
Distance when acquired41000 kilometres
Most recent distance57000 kilometres
Previous carVolkswagen Jetta

Summary:

A barrel of off-road fun!

Faults:

Transmission, rear differential.

Fuel pump.

Carburettor.

General Comments:

I have to start by saying this is an ex-Canadian Army Iltis Jeep, and thus the repairs I have made are reflective of its former abuse and not by its build quality.

Rudimentary in design, it's a fantastic off-road vehicle that's able to be rode hard and put away wet. The flat olive drab paint is easily touched up with spray cans (or not) without obsessing over perfect paint.

I will say this particular model is heavy and thus the 1.7L motor is a bit anemic, but the gearing is ideally suited for bombing around town or on the trail. (not good for highway use)

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 19th October, 2009

Average review marks: 5.0 / 10, based on 2 reviews