1990 Jeep Comanche Eliminator 4WD Short Bed 4.0L I6 from North America
Great daily truck for the money!
The manual Alison transmission in this truck has been awesome with no problems. BUT, the internal slave cylinder or throwout bearing has been replaced 6 times in the lifespan of the truck. This was due to a faulty seal design. The major pain is that the entire tranny needs to be removed to replace this $40 slave cylinder. Each time I had replaced it, it could only be bought with the entire clutch kit, so the clutch was replaced every 50K miles or so with it. I do not ride my clutch, so each time the slave cylinder was replaced, I had a clutch that was practically brand new! This wouldn't be a problem on auto tranny models, but those auto trannys wouldn't hold up as well as this Alison one with the 400K+ miles I put on this truck.
All other things were routine maintenance in my book.
The look and running of this truck have been awesome! This truck has seen 2/3 it's life in the NorthEast and 1/3 its life in the Pacific NorthWest. The NE Winters are what did in this truck and force me to sell it this past year (rusted floor board & fenders).
The truck started right up in any weather condition and ran perfectly with minimal maintenance.
I got 20 MPG highway & 20 MPG city - fully loaded pulling a 3500 LB trailer, or empty, I only saw my MPG vary by 1 MPG!
I have a 1990 Jeep Cherokee Laredo with the same engine & tranny with 280K miles and still going strong! These were great trucks and beat any of the newer Jeeps out there today! I also have a 2000 Grand Cherokee that I think is garbage compared to these two 1990 Models. But these were AMC designs, not Chrysler.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know
Review Date: 12th February, 2009