1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0 litre gasoline from North America
This car is dependable and economical to own and operate
I've replaced regular maintenance items plus items expected to wear out on a car of this age and mileage. Right now, this car leaks a small amount of oil, which is normal for 4.0 AMC engines.
I bought this car from an independent service garage that side-lined in used vehicles. I knew of the elderly gentleman who bought it new in 1988. Meeting him later, he gave me the complete history of his ownership of this car. I enjoyed visiting with him and he was pleased that I was the new owner and appreciated the car.
Having owned a Gremlin in my youth, I am familiar with AMC. $125 from a salvage yard, the Gremlin was a total rag but dependable, fun to drive and bullet proof.
I had a chance to buy a 1990 AMC Cherokee for $1900 and regret not purchasing it. As was common AMC practice, the Jeep Comanche is derived from the Cherokee.
I constantly get 21 miles per gallon with more than ample performance. It's comfortable, handles well and more than capable for anything I have called upon it to do. This Comanche is a 2wd pickup with the 4.0 liter engine and the Aisin A4W automatic transmission.
There is some road noise, but this is normal for a unibody car compared to body on frame.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 17th January, 2020