1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reviews

1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9 V8 from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2010
Most recent year of ownership2010
Engine and transmission 5.9 V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired93000 miles
Most recent distance94000 miles
Previous carFord Explorer

Summary:

I like to rebuild cars, and this is definitely one I will never get rid of

Faults:

Nothing has gone wrong. Got this car as a classic rebuild. Had a tough time finding parts, but definitely worth all the time and effort.

General Comments:

This is a great car for performance, and it turns lots of heads when you drive down the road, if you just put some time into it.

The gas mileage isn't great, but I use it as a weekend driver, and just a hint for parents with small children; I have a 2 and a half year old and a 8 month old; they both love it and fall asleep as soon as it starts.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 28th April, 2010

29th Apr 2010, 17:12

It's the steady engine rumble of that 360 that lulls 'em to sleep :)

1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360 c.i. from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1985
First year of ownership2008
Most recent year of ownership2008
Engine and transmission 360 c.i. Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired145000 miles
Most recent distance150000 miles

Summary:

This is a solid utility vehicle that is fun and luxurious to drive

Faults:

The Wagoneer came to me with a few issues. Nothing new has broken since I purchased it. Mostly, oil leaks, blown light bulbs, broken seat belt and a dead heat blower. Nothing else but regular maintenance (oil change, new spark plugs, belts, etc.)

General Comments:

At 11mpg, it's not a daily driver for me. But very useful.

Lots of room for people and hauling.

Plenty of power.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 16th December, 2008

30th Dec 2009, 07:12

When I was a kid, we purchased a slightly used 1986 Jeep Wagoneer, fully loaded. It included leather seats, power everything, tinted windows, lots of room and awesome horse power. When I turned of driving age, I drove it for awhile, but it wasn't very fuel efficient. My parents kept it and bought me a Buick, which wasn't good at all compared to the Jeep.

Now it's 24 years later and my 16 year old son wants to drive that dead, old, banged up Jeep parked on the side of the house. I want it restored to its original beauty for him. My Dad & brother know how to fix the engine, it just needs a couple of tweaks. But finding time to do it is the problem. However, I'm glad we kept it all these years. It's quite the classic and still a keeper.

1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360cid (5.9) from North America

Model year1986
Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2006
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 360cid (5.9) Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Dealer Service marks 1 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 2 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired180000 kilometres
Most recent distance290000 kilometres
Previous carHummer H1

Summary:

Unstoppable; will get you there no matter what

Faults:

Rad hose blew off on the freeway, but it still got me to work and back.

Hood flew off; had to repaint it and put back on.

Rear window stopped working, but was a loose wire.

General Comments:

This is the real deal. I have a Hummer H1 Alpha that I drive sometimes, but ever since I got this Jeep, I'm obsessed on making brand new again; it's just such a great vehicle.

I've never had a Jeep like this one; it is so comfortable and luxurious. Everything is power. It's just an awesome vehicle; if you can afford maintenance and gas that is.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th August, 2007

1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360 c.i.d. from North America

Year of manufacture1986
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2003
Engine and transmission 360 c.i.d. Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 10 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired100000 miles
Most recent distance128000 miles
Previous carJeep Wrangler

Summary:

Rusty, but trusty

Faults:

Had to replace fuel pump with an electric fuel pump due to vapor lock in the summer time.

Frame is rusted out, body is rusted out causing doors to not always shut properly.

Ceiling liner is coming down.

AC went out.

Heater fan relay went out.

General Comments:

I don't know what it is, but I love the ugly old thing. My boyfriend put it in the ditch, but with 4 low we pretty much walked right out. The only damage was a flat tire (Gravel in the bead). It's never let me down, it is even more reliable (and better built) than my '93 Wrangler was. But, it is with great sadness that I have to let it go. The repairs have gotten to be too much for us to keep up with. It would be awesome to find another one in great condition for a reasonable price, but around here (Southern MN) anything over 10 years old is usually rusted from the MN winters. This vehicle is definitely a diamond in the rough and proves that they just don't make them like they used to.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 9th October, 2003

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 6 reviews