1988 Jeep Comanche Reviews - Page 6 of 7

1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0 from UK and Ireland

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 10 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.0 / 10
Distance when acquired220000 miles
Most recent distance230000 miles

Summary:

Great Truck!

Faults:

The window crank broke

Alternator went out at 220,000

Tail gate broke off.

General Comments:

Runs great only have let me down once, but we got the truck back (alternator went out we had to jump start it every 20 mile all the why back to home). But still a great 4x4. Lights them up every time!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 12th December, 2002

1988 Jeep Comanche Base 242 4.0 l6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 242 4.0 l6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.2 / 10
Distance when acquired125000 miles
Most recent distance12000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

Extremely dependable 4*4 power

Faults:

The pistons and valves were knocking, I paid $1,200 and rebuilt the engine.

The water pump was replaced at the same time.

I replaced the radiator and all hoses, because the engine was overheating.

I recently replaced the front rotors and pads.

I had the rear drums turned and replaced the shoes and springs and lines.

General Comments:

I've had this thing through some awful stuff and it always brought me out of what it put me in.

I love my truck and wouldn't give it up for the world.

Most the parts I've replaced didn't need replacing, but I wanted too.

I've had it up to 130mph and it handled well, but is a little tippy.

The tires will light up on a dime and it goes 0-60 in 8.5.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd March, 2002

1988 Jeep Comanche Base 4.0 inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 inline 6 Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 kilometres
Most recent distance220000 kilometres
Previous carJeep Comanche

Summary:

Best truck ever made!!!

Faults:

The main thing with the engine was the exhaust valve.

I changed the tires and brakes, and nothing else.

General Comments:

To be honest with everyone, this is the best truck to buy.

It has crazy low-end torque and awesome acceleration.

I pull my friends who have 4x4s out of ditches like it was nothing.

The cab is pretty small, but hey...

My friend has a new Ford Explorer 4x4 and it's lower to the ground than my truck which is only 2x4.

I added an open air filter to this truck (cold air) and it made all the difference.

I come up to some little rice (Civics) and buried them behind me.

I would buy one is a second if they would come back in reproduction.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th February, 2002

1988 Jeep Comanche 2wd Eliminator 4.0 I6 from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 I6 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 8 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.2 / 10
Distance when acquired170000 kilometres
Most recent distance190000 kilometres
Previous carToyota Corolla

Summary:

Fun, easy to work on and reliable

Faults:

Alternator.

Radiator.

Shocks.

CPS (Crank Position Sensor)

General Comments:

I bought this sporty little truck as a second vehicle that I planned to use to haul minor loads of whatever and do some minor off-pavement exploring. As it turns out I quite enjoy driving it.

I did the usual maintaince when I first got it (plugs, wires, cap/rotor, oil/filter). Also, the alternator was pretty weak and the radiator was also looking pretty rotten so I replaced both.

About a week after I had the truck, it wouldn't start one morning. It sounded like it wasn't getting any spark. After a few hours research on the net I came to the conclusion that the problem was the result of the CPS (Crank Position Sensor) failing. I unplugged it and plugged it back in and away we went. Some people said it was usually just the connector that was at fault, but I decided to change out the whole sensor and harness.

I found parts relatively cheap (compared to Japanese or European autos) and did all the labor myself.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 10th February, 2002

1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0 liter inline from North America

Year of manufacture1988
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 4.0 liter inline Manual
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired150000 miles
Most recent distance160000 miles
Previous carDodge Dakota

Summary:

Why aren't there more? They're great!

Faults:

The brakes need replacing. This is understandable because of how hard it is driven.

Rear bumper was removed in an accident while in the care of its previous owner.

Window handle broke.

General Comments:

I replaced his makeshift bumper with a section of 6" x 6" construction beam with a 10,000 pound tow hook bolted on. Have towed large trees off of it with no problem in low range. Works as good as a log skidder.

Plenty of power for its size.

Cab is fairly small.

Very difficult to get stuck. I have taken it through various off road trails with numerous obstacles such as steep hills, downed trees, streams, sand and deep ruts/washouts. It has also taken me through sand dunes with no problem. All in a stock vehicle.

The size is perfect for a trail rig, but leaves room for use as a work truck.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 23rd July, 2001

17th Aug 2005, 21:06

After 19 years and 137000 miles in the U.P. it has lasted longer than I could have expected. Hasn't skipped a beat yet.

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 29 reviews