1978 Jeep CJ7 Reviews

1978 Jeep CJ7 from North America

Model year1978
Year of manufacture1976
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2006
Engine and transmission Don't Know
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.0 / 10
Previous carJeep CJ2A

Summary:

Totally awesome!

Faults:

Broken axle... and I had to replace the spark plugs...

General Comments:

I would basically die for my CJ7... it completely runs my life! I will definitely buy one for my children. Nothing is better than getting down and dirty in my CJ7!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 27th February, 2006

1978 Jeep CJ7 1978 CJ-7 258 from North America

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 258 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
10.0 / 10
Distance when acquired87000 miles
Most recent distance93500 miles
Previous carAMC 1975 Chevy G10 Van

Summary:

They will never duplicate the rough and tough 1978 CJ7

Faults:

For the vehicle being 25 years old, not much...

Had to replace some wiring due to aftermarket tow package wiring problem.

Replaced the valve cover gasket.

Replaced the water pump.

General Comments:

This is the ultimate JEEP!

Seats and interior are perfect.

All gages and lights work.

T-18A Tranny with super low gears for excellent crawl.

I would put this 4X4 up against ANY truck or SUV.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 31st January, 2003

1978 Jeep CJ7 Renegade 304 cubic inch V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1996
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 304 cubic inch V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance0 miles
Previous carFord F250

Summary:

One big bundle of joy!!!!!!!!!!..

Faults:

Wiring harness problems. e.g...Heater blower motor goes out in wet weather..

Had one axle flange spin... It is inherent with the AMC model 20 rear differential...

General Comments:

There is not one bad comment you could make about the Jeep CJ series... They handle good off road and decent on road.. There is nothing more gratifying than taking the top off and going on a long drive on the highway or off road..

This is one vehicle that you have to drive, in order to understand the complete automotive experience...

Love my 1978 Jeep CJ-7...

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd November, 2002

1978 Jeep CJ7 4.2L 258ci from North America

Year of manufacture1978
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.2L 258ci Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.8 / 10
Distance when acquired101000 miles
Most recent distance109002 miles
Previous carjeep cj7 jeep

Summary:

Never be another CJ7 built again

Faults:

Had to fix the flywheel when I bought it.

New starter.

Brake lines.

Little rust, bad wiring, radiator, seats broken, universals, tires, brakes, door locks.

General Comments:

Fun to drive.

Strong go anywhere type of vehicle.

Good rep.

J+e+e+p=Just empty every pocket.

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

Review Date: 25th March, 2001

17th May 2001, 11:49

Drove 78 CJ7 from age 16 until age 30. Sent to local repair facility in Mayport Fl had it overhauled and am driving it every day once again at age 35. Best vehicle ever made.

18th Oct 2004, 20:24

I find that last comment EXTREMELY hard to believe.

10th Jul 2006, 15:41

Same Brakes, belts, fluids, bulbs, filters...WOW! That or works in an auto parts store and bought all that for $50.

Average review marks: 7.4 / 10, based on 4 reviews