1989 Jeep Comanche Reviews - Page 4 of 6

1989 Jeep Comanche pick up 4.0 inline 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0 inline 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired205000 kilometres
Most recent distance223000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 240

Faults:

Nothing mechanically.

The bench seat does have a bad split in it and sags a bit, but that was like that when I purchased it.

General Comments:

The engine has heaps of power.

The pick up rolls along very smoothly, stable and solid on the road.

In 4 wheel drive, with the stock width tyres, it really does go almost anywhere.

A small gripe is the short distance between steering wheel and driver, even with the seat all the way back.

These trucks are meant to be used as a work or serious off road use, not like the new era of designer "all terrain" cars, good only for getting out of slushy driveways and posing at the latte bars.

This Jeep is a excellent rig!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 1st January, 2004

1989 Jeep Comanche Pioneer 4.0L High Output Gasoline from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2003
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L High Output Gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 4 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 4 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
4.6 / 10
Distance when acquired98502 miles
Most recent distance99100 miles
Previous carFord Escort

Summary:

Very excellent truck when properly maintained and taking care of with routine maintenance

Faults:

When I bought the Truck off of this old man it seemed alright. When I got into my shop, I discovered it still had the original rear brakes on it. Of course they were toasted after 98000 miles. I replaced the rear Shoes, Hardware, Wheel Cylinders, Axle Seals, and axle bearings because they have to be pressed on anyways, so I figured I might as well.

I'm currently replacing all 8 of the front control arm bushings, lots of fun:). I'm anxiously waiting the day when I can go faster than 60 with out my front end vibrating out from under me.

I'm thinking I might have to replace the oil pump soon because it takes several seconds longer than most other cars to develop full oil pressure.

I'm also replacing the valve cover gasket because it's leaking oil all over the left side of the engine and leaving puddles the size of a half dollar every where I stop. ah.

Oh yea. I almost forgot. I had to order new Leaf Spring Shackles from the Jeep dealership, mine were rusted though to the point where I could stick three fingers though the center of them. Scary feeling if they broke on the road. The entire rear axle would fall out.

General Comments:

I installed a custom gauges in the blank spot between the instrument cluster and the radio. A water tempurature and oil pressure gauge.

I also installed my own radio because the original Jeep's light's went out in it. I got a Pioneer 5500. It's sweet, it plays mp3's and wma's, as well as radio.

I'm still getting used to the bench seat and leaning the trick to getting in it. I got used to my 93' Ford Escort. It sits much lower to the ground than my Jeep does.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 3rd May, 2003

25th Oct 2009, 23:36

Some models came with all the standard gauges, my Comanche only came with a speedometer and gas gauge, and lights for the other things. After my brother ruined the speedometer and got a speeding ticket, he checked eBay, and found one with all the gauges, all we had to do was switch a few things, and everything worked, it might have been off a Cherokee, but it was brand new, because the mileage was set at zero.

1989 Jeep Comanche 4.0L Inline 6 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2002
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 4.0L Inline 6 Manual
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.4 / 10
Distance when acquired14000 miles
Most recent distance15000 miles
Previous carJeep Cherokee

Summary:

This truck is the best, I will never get rid of it

Faults:

Little rust on the bed.

Leaks a lot of oil.

Clutch slips sometimes.

General Comments:

This truck is amazing!!

This Jeep is awesome at everything it does.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th January, 2003

22nd Jun 2006, 18:39

I have a 1989 comanche that leaked a lot of oil, it was the cork oil pan gasket. I replaced it and went from a court a week to nothing.

1989 Jeep Comanche Eliminator 4.0 6 cylinder from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1995
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 4.0 6 cylinder Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 7 / 10
Dealer Service marks 4 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.4 / 10
Distance when acquired26000 miles
Most recent distance118000 miles
Previous carDodge Daytona

Summary:

Solid dependable transportation

Faults:

Replaced radiator.

Replaced water pump.

Replaced all water lines.

Replaced overflow bottle twice.

Need to replace headliner.

Window roll up mechanisms need replacing.

Replaced exhaust system.

General Comments:

This truck has been very reliable. It handles like a dream.

The seats are a little on the stiff side, but overall the interior has great leg room.

The gages and interior switches are all well lit and well within reach.

The engine does require a little tender loving care, but if you keep up on regular maintenance she will last you a good 200,000 miles or more.

Overall the few parts that you will need to replace in the trucks life are minimal compared to the trucks they make today.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd September, 2002

Average review marks: 7.8 / 10, based on 20 reviews