1978 Jeep CJ5 304 V8 from North America


Great weekend Jeep


Since I bought this Jeep, I've had to replace the flywheel, starter, alternator, battery, radio, speakers, steering wheel, horn, and other small things. I've enjoyed the work, and Jeep can't be blamed for what the past 30 years, or so, of previous owners neglected to do.

General Comments:

It's the most fun Jeep I've had, though not a good daily driver. Its 3 speed is easy to shift, and with the 304 V8 it's very quick. That being said, it's not a sports car, and has to be driven with care.

Can't wait for summer to hit here in Georgia, so I can drive with out the soft top. It's fun with just the doors off, but no roof or doors will be a blast.

If you enjoy the outdoors, and are looking for a simple vehicle to get you anywhere, I recommend buying a CJ5.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th December, 2009

11th Dec 2009, 07:07

Here in the northeast you just don't see very many CJ's around anymore. The ones that you do see are usually well-cared for and in great shape. Once in a while you will see one used as a small plow truck at a gas station.

Enjoy your CJ, they are a great part of American and automotive history.

1966 Jeep CJ5 Dauntless V6 from North America


This is the best kept CJ you will ever see


The clutch linkage broke, so I made a tougher one.

General Comments:

I bought this 1966 CJ5 with 24006 miles from an old teacher.

It's been in a airport hanger since 1971. Everything works like new. Original paint, doesn't even need wax. Everything is original; no dents, not even a small scratch. It's an eye turner.

It drives better than the new Jeeps.

I would like to have 4wd put it in their mag or the Jeep mag.

It also came with the owners manual, and for the factory clutch winch, also the top.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 22nd May, 2009

20th Jan 2012, 10:56

I have 1966 Jeep, and added a snow plow and need more electricity; it has 35 amp now, and I would like to raise it up. Can you help me with another alternator and regulator?

1967 Jeep CJ5 231 dauntless Buick V6 from North America


A sturdy no nonsense powerhouse sweetheart


Bearings in standard transmission at 64,000 miles, 1985.

Bearings in transfer case at 64,000 miles, 1985.

Brake shoes at 64,000 miles, 1985.

Replaced gas tank at 65000 miles, 1988.

Wheel cylinders at 65,000 miles, 1989.

King pin broke at 65,000 miles, 1989.

Sun gear bearing, rear differential, 1994.

Shock absorbers at 66,000 miles, 2000.

Master cylinder at 68,000 miles, 2008, will change soon.

General Comments:

This truck is the sweetest little ride. I can't believe I am still holding onto her after all these years. She lives in a heated garage and has for 16 years. Now I have massaged her occasionally, but have not given her a hard ride in a while. The rougher the ride the smoother she goes. What a wonder of mechanical joy.

With the BF Goodrich radial mud TA tires, you can go anywhere, even swamps, especially with the full posi-traction front and rear differentials; all 4 wheels always spin.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th October, 2008

1977 Jeep CJ5 CJ-5 version B (gas cap not be AMC 304 Small Block V8 (original engine) from North America


Very Nice collector vehicle


Electronic Ignition system fouled up a couple years back.

Shaft in transmission broke (from jumping over pipelines)

Normal wear and tear (which has been home-fixed)

General Comments:

Very nice vehicle from the late 70s.

Not pointless like SUVs.

4WD when you need it, but to mess up a nice vehicle with mud is just plumb crazy.

The vehicle I first learned to drive.

Currently restoring it, found out AMCs are not very easy to get parts for, but not hard either.

Easy to fix if you know even a slight bit about classic vehicles.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th February, 2008

25th May 2010, 00:50

CJ5 1976???

Any one have any reviews on CJ5 1976? Would you say the CJ7 1976 is better than the others or equally good, bad?


I'm thinking of purchasing one with the 6 cyl... I'm a girl and don't want the 8... Six would be perfect for me...

Currently, I own a 97 Jeep Wrangler, but would love to own the 1976 CJ...

Thanks for your help!

14th Nov 2017, 16:53

A little late on this one, but if you are still interested, the eight cylinder is better than the inline six, but the V6 is better than both. How is this the case? The inline six has worse MPG and horsepower. The V8 has a bit better horsepower, and dominates all three in torque and horsepower. The V6 is the best, being that is not only the first ever production V6 in the United States, but it is the most fuel efficient of the three. It is just as good for highway driving as the V8 (despite having less torque) and is VERY easy to find parts for.