1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reviews

1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Limited 4x4 5.9L 360 C.I V8 from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2007
Most recent year of ownership2007
Engine and transmission 5.9L 360 C.I V8 Automatic
Performance marks 10 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 4 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.5 / 10
Distance when acquired186200 miles
Most recent distance187000 miles
Previous carJeep Grand Wagoneer

Summary:

Excellent unstoppable luxury 4x4

Faults:

Needed Fuel Lines

Rocker Panels and Rear quarter panels were rusted

Needed Tires

Rear Headliner began to droop

Had a bad case of wag-sag

Clear coat was beginning to lift (common issue)

General Comments:

I love this old thing, I am 15 years old, and I needed a fixer upper car, so I found this beauty, I bought it for 650 Us dollars, and put some gas in the tank, well, it all leaked out on the ground, so I dumped some in the carb, and she fired right up and it had been sitting for 3 years, and still held all fluids!! It gets pretty crappy gas mileage, about 14 mpg, My family decided to take it from s.w. Ohio to northern pennsylvania, without so-much as a hiccup, so for 850 dollars, I had myself, what seems to be a great car, and with 187,000 miles, id say it looks pretty good.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 26th December, 2007

27th Dec 2007, 13:16

If you lived in the uk, the fuel costs would be crippling.

1987 Jeep Grand Wagoneer V8 360 cubic inch from North America

Model year1987
Year of manufacture1987
First year of ownership2005
Most recent year of ownership2005
Engine and transmission V8 360 cubic inch Automatic
Performance marks 9 / 10
Reliability marks 9 / 10
Comfort marks 10 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
9.3 / 10
Distance when acquired107000 miles
Most recent distance108500 miles
Previous carNissan Pathfinder

Summary:

Undisputed Heavyweight Champion of the SUV!!!

Faults:

Speakers dry rotted.

Exhaust leak.

Small fluid leaks.

Oil pressure gauge.

Interior light switch drivers side door.

Air conditioning switch under hood.

General Comments:

Although I have only owned this vehicle for a brief period of time, (1500 miles) I absolutely love it. So far I have not run into any of the expensive maintenance problems posted by other owners on this site, but again, I have only driven it for a short period of time.

The vehicle has a little over 100,000 miles on it. No rust. All electrical parts function properly – i.e. windows, locks, seats, wipers, ect. Turns over on the first try. Doors do not sag and sound solid when opened and closed. Clear coat is in almost perfect shape. Leather interior is immaculate, with no rips or tears. Suspension is good. Ride is exceptionally smooth, on road or off. Other than little nit pickin’ problems listed above, this thing is great! I fixed the drivers side door interior light switch by removing it and cleaning the contacts with WD40 and a wire brush. Replaced the old Jensen 5.25” speakers with JBL two ways. JVC CD player on the way. The title shows one previous owner, and the car seems to be very well maintained. I plan on sparing no expense on preventative maintenance in order to avoid as many future foul ups as possible. It is my opinion the car was driven up to 100,000 miles and just traded in for the mileage alone. Whatever their reasons might have been, I would like to extend my warmest thanks to them for allowing me to score a really awesome ride! Feels so much more solid than the 94 Nissan Pathfinder that went through 3 transmissions in 6 years that I swapped even for it.

What can I say about this Grand Daddy of all luxury SUV’s? I don’t know where to begin. All I know is that the wife is starting to get jealous. This thing has it all. Classic looks, plush, roomy leather interior, and plenty of power on or off road. Feels like I am driving a Sherman Tank down the highway. Huge, heavy body and solid build are such a welcome change from the lightweight, plastic construction that seems to be prevalent in today's SUV’s. Only detraction so far is the terrible gas mileage. Drinks enough gas to make hippies scowl at me when I pass them hitch hiking down the freeway. I will gladly sacrifice a huge hole in the ozone layer and let my grandkids deal with solar radiation so I can drive this beast. I plan on driving this thing until the wheels fall off! They just don’t make em’ like this anymore.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 22nd October, 2005

14th Feb 2011, 21:07

I have had 2 Nissan Pathfinders (94 and a 95), have had one since 99, and I never replaced the transmission! I must be doing something right.

I agree though that the Wagoneer is real nice for cruising but I like how the path handles better.

Average review marks: 7.2 / 10, based on 10 reviews