1981 Jeep CJ7 Renegade 2.4 diesel from Costa Rica


Will keep it for the rest of my life


Well, this was a fixer upper... so lots of things were wrong with it that were not the car's fault.

I would say that manufacturing type things would be the tranny, and brakes. Just not as strong as they should be.

General Comments:

Still great classic look; I get comments all the time.

The body is prone to rust, but you can rust proof it.

This thing will go anywhere, even with a puny little diesel engine with maybe 60hp; it will crawl up the side of a wall.

Parts are cheap and easy to find.

Easy to make a Jeep just the way you want it.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th February, 2008

21st Mar 2008, 15:11

Do you know where we can find a diesel engine for the CJ?

1981 Jeep CJ7 400 Chevy from North America


Greatest ride under the sun!


Replaced motor with big bad built-up beast - 6 mpg.

Replaced exhaust with headers/dual flowmaster.

Replaced body with fiberglass.

Replaced wheels/tires.

Replaced transmission with 350 turbo.

Replaced axles with Dana 44s, and lock rights in front and rear.

General Comments:

There is absolutely nothing like a CJ! Any Jeep with EFI is just not the real thing! I don't own a top for my Jeep, so it is purely a summer fair weather ride. The comfort factor is a complete non-issue for me, as the ruggedness of the CJ7 is a direct result of it's tank like ride. Show me any other vehicle this fun for $10,000. I can go anywhere, and when in 4WD on pavement I can out run almost all sports cars for the first 1/8th mile!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 11th August, 2005