1988 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0L I6 from North America
A truck for any lover of Jeep vehicles
Water pump replacement.
Valve cover replacement. (To fix the blow-by problem)
Replacement of vacuum hoses.
Replacement of axle seals.
Replacement of all radiator hoses.
Transfer case leaked oil, but had it repaired.
Many many small rust spots appearing.
Tailgate handle heavily rusted and had to be replaced.
Steering is a little sloppy.
This truck is amazing, I love everything about it. When I bought it I had a lot of engine work done to get it running in perfect condition. Now that the engine work is out of the way I gotta start on the body work. The Comanche's are very prone to rust and mine has collected a few spots. Mainly on the bottoms of the doors. But I look past all of the trucks problems and I see the potential of a fierce off-road machine.
I have driven the vehicle off-road stock for a few months now and I have never gotten stuck. With the 4 wheel drive option it handles mud like it was smooth black top.
With so much low end torque the Comanche is able to provide the driver with a lot of acceleration. With this I have been able to do many burnouts and donuts as well as power drifting around corners on dry pavement.
The Comanche in winter is a perfect vehicle. While the back-end is light the four-wheel drive will fix that problem and maneuverability will increase greatly on snow and ice. I am also very proud of the Comanches ability to perform drifting around corners in the snow; as it is easy to swing the back end out and then bring it all back for a very controlled drift.
There are alot of things to maintain, but if you keep your truck clean you should never have a problem with it.
I believe this is one of the best vehicles made by Jeep and I think that it was a bad decision to have stopped producing these amazing vehicles.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 15th December, 2002