1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reviews

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Limited 5.9 gas V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1998
Most recent year of ownership2004
Engine and transmission 5.9 gas V8 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 6 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.6 / 10
Distance when acquired104000 miles
Most recent distance172000 miles
Previous carDodge D150

Summary:

Won't be without one

Faults:

The NP229 transfer case broke at 121k miles.

The headlight switch needed replaced.

General Comments:

I have owned many Jeep Wagoners over the years and I refuse to be without one. I've also succeeded in corrupting my wife into loving them too. I can't say enough about how much we love these bruisers. Even when the transfer case broke, we were able to limp it home in 4 wheel low. Once we even brought one home (two hour drive) with a miss in the engine which I later found out was a hole in number seven piston.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 2nd January, 2004

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360 AMC from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1999
Most recent year of ownership2002
Engine and transmission 360 AMC Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.8 / 10
Distance when acquired132500 miles
Most recent distance169000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Wagoneer

Summary:

One hell of a truck!

Faults:

Replaced the engine when I first bought the truck.

Changed the tranny in October 2000.

All sorts of small things, from water pumps, to wheel bearings, and just about everything in between.

General Comments:

Dear God, I love these things. I've owned 5 since I turned 16, and my dad has owned several himself.

People think I'm crazy with how much work I have to put into them to keep them on the road, however I enjoy it. I've yet to come across a more versatile 4x4 sport utility.

I currently have two of them. An 84 with 10 inches of lift and 36 in swampers, and an 88 with 3 inches of lift and 31 for gas mileage, which isn't good anyway.

The interior is the most comfortable out of any vehicle I've ever owned, and now that I've rebuilt my 84 from the ground up, it's very reliable, and it's always gotten me home after a day of wheeling in the back woods near my vacation property.

My 88 was purchased at a car auction in June of 01, and for 500 bucks, and it's given me no problems at all in the 15 months that I've owned it. And it'll hit 180000 next month.

The transmissions in these things are Chrysler 727 TF, and they are stout trannies. Both mine have Dana 44's front and rear.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th September, 2002

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360 V8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1997
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 360 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.8 / 10
Distance when acquired160000 miles
Most recent distance210000 miles

Summary:

Luxury vehicle!

Faults:

Well, the transmission is almost ready to leave me, but hey.. 210,000 miles. Everything has lasted a lot longer than normal. The diecast ignition switch broke, but that was $50. Great car.

General Comments:

I love it. It is a work horse. Very fast, reliable and powerful. The 4WD is strong, I've pulled new 4x4s out of trouble!

Get one before they are all gone. Oh yeah... they are an eyecatcher also!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 25th October, 2000

10th Nov 2004, 16:34

Sounds like a cool Jeep. I had an '82 that was plain with a straight six. Strong climber, and unique looks. Got it from Wyoming, because I live in Indiana and all old Jeeps are rusted and gone by now. I traded it out because I needed the money, but I liked it a lot when I had it. Good luck with yours. Later!

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer LX 5.9 Liter from North America

Year of manufacture1984
First year of ownership1990
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 5.9 Liter Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 7 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 7 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired60000 miles
Most recent distance175000 miles
Previous carDodge Raider

Summary:

Rides like an old Cadillac... Great rig

Faults:

Normal repairs.

Oil leaks - timing chain cover.

Rear quarter rust under fuel fill.

General Comments:

Great rig, well ahead of its time. Very reliable 4WD, shows up in movies new and old as a premium ride auto.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 29th July, 2000

1984 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9L 360 AMC V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1984
Engine and transmission 5.9L 360 AMC V-8
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.0 / 10

Faults:

My auto transmission, the stalk shifts into 1st and 2nd but the gears don't change.

Starter.

Oil pressure gauge.

Bad wiring in the speakers.

General Comments:

It has its problems but I love it. It has never left me stranded and hopefully never will. They should make them like this again. But the seats need to recline.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 21st December, 1998

10th Mar 2003, 15:35

My jeep has a bad gauge system and wiring system.

Average review marks: 7.6 / 10, based on 5 reviews