1985 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360 Big Block from North America
A few things to fix but well worth the investment
Truck got into accident and was rolled 4 times at approximately 65MPH.
Back window hangs when rolling down.
Front driver window doesn't roll up or down.
Front passenger window hangs when rolling up.
Front windshield busted up from rolling.
Rear drive train goes into nuetral and hangs in neutral at random times (sometimes when going down the road).
Fuel, oil, and temp gages don't work.
Ignition won't start engine at times (simple solution carry extra battery cable and touch it to the positive side of battery and to starter wire).
Back passenger window busted out from rolling over.
No bright lights.
AC wired direct to battery.
Cruise control sometimes doesn't work.
Truck must be in neutral to engage four wheel drive.
Only the inside rear view mirror works.
Doors don't close completely causing interior lights to come on while going down the road.
Tail gate must be opened from inside.
Rear windows don't roll down or up.
Power seat on driver side goes down at angle.
Radio doesn't work.
I bought the truck for $500 cash so I can't really complain much.
The 360 engine gives it lots of power.
The four wheel drive makes getting through muddy roads a cake walk.
Insurance is fairly cheap (140/month for an 18 yr old with not much of a driving record).
When the drive-train works like its supposed to it really drives like a dream with a nice smooth ride. The engine makes a nice "old truck" purring noise that sounds so mellow, but when you put the gas to it you can really feel the power that demands respect. It turns quick (especially when doing 100+). The interior is nice, mostly leather (kind of torn from years of wear), lots of room inside, and fairly comfortable for a off road vehicle.
I haven't had the chance to take it off road yet as I've only had it for about a week, but I won't be scared to at all there are a few dirt roads in my subdivision that are really bad and the truck got up those with no problems at all, it didn't even seem to struggle.
Overall a nice vehicle with plenty of room and power when I get a nicer one I might just keep this as a play toy.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 13th July, 2008