1988 Jeep Comanche Eliminator 4.0 6 Cylinder from North America
The Comanche is the best small pickup ever built
No major problems. Mostly just the expected wear and tear of a truck with 150,000 miles on it. Needs a new paint job. Emissions control lines have worn out and were replaced. Driver's side window will only roll down about 2/3 of the way before it goes off track. It blows a fuse every time the air conditioner is turned on. Also it needs a new antenna for the radio.
I paid a very reasonable price for the truck from an individual. There is very little rust and although it needs a paint job, there are no dents or dings in the body with the exception of a slightly bent bumper on the right rear corner. The bed is a little scratched up, but has no dents. So far this little truck has impressed me greatly. It gets between 18 and 20 miles per gallon, which for a truck this old with as many miles it has is very good in my opinion. The engine is very strong and it has enough power and torque to pull what a full size truck could pull with no problem. No fluid leaks are noticeable. There is quite a bit of ground clearance for a small two wheel drive truck.
I am surprised that more were not built. This is by far the best used vehicle I have ever purchase for the price, and as long as the general maintenance is done, I strongly believe that it will last until the body falls off.
The only drawback is that since this is a rare truck, parts are fairly difficult to find, but if you really look, you can find what you need.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 11th May, 2007
20th Jan 2020, 20:03
Regarding the A/C blowing fuses, mine did the same thing. A wiring diagram indicated that trucks with A/C got power from the same circuit that fed the heater control on heater only models. Mine was fine until the blower motor got old and started drawing more load. This caused the fuse in the panel to overheat, which weakened the contact clips. I installed a separate switch for the A/C and gave it its own feed and fuse, thus relieving the original of the full load.
Just a suggestion as it worked for me