1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Not sure. 360 cid., 5.9L, V8 from North America
It's my pride and joy no matter what goes wrong with it
When I first got it, I had to replace the brakes, my power steering pump was leaking, and the gaskets form my roof rack leaked. It throws oil. I had a blow out with really bald tires. I had to replace the head liner. Driver side window came off of the track. Both the driver side door and the back left door won't open from inside. Had to replace the rear-end because it got flooded. Speedometer cable went out. The gas guage quits working when it gets to about a half a tank. There is no rear windshield wiper. I had to replace the starter solenoid. I rebuilt the carburetor. I replaced the valve cover gaskets (twice). I have to replace the radiator and water pump. I've replaced the spark plugs and spark plug wires.
I put a Flowmaster exhaust system in. A K and N air filter in. I put a sound system in with a Clarion CD player, a SPL 400watt amp, and a 10" JL Audio sub. When I had my blow out, I replace the tires with 31" Roadmaster All-Terrain tires. I also replaced my fog lights with higher power fog lights. I replaced the head liner with formica to match the outside wood grain pattern.
I love my car.
I wouldn't give it up for anything.
My dad and I love Grand Wagoneers.
Even though my dad and I spent more money in fixing it than buying it, I think it is worth it.
When I'm through with it, it's going to be the best off road 4x4 that we own.
Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes
Review Date: 14th April, 2005
15th Apr 2005, 09:42
What the bleep is a Grand Wagoneer Not Sure?
This must certainly be the long lost predecessor to the ultra-rare Jeep Liberty I'm Undecided! No?
17th Jul 2005, 08:21
Hey, good review. I was wondering if you have any pix of your new headliner, that sounds interesting what you did with it...?
20th Jul 2005, 13:13
Great Review. I just bought a 88 Wagoneer off ebay. It is not in quite as good a shape as the owner said it was, but I don't care because I too am in love with Wagoneers. My Wagoneer's front end "floats" or "wanders" when I drive it, what causes this and how can I fix it??? Thanks JD in DC.
24th Oct 2005, 14:23
You might want to check the foreword sway bars.
12th Dec 2007, 00:40
When I got my '89 Grand Wagoneer, the front end floated a lot. New tie-rod ends fixed it up.
6th Aug 2010, 14:42
Just bought an 88 Grand Wagoneer for about $8,000. The body is beautiful, the interior is nearly perfect. The engine had its emissions dismantled, so I am having to have that worked on. There are some minor other repairs, but for the money, I think I did very well.
I love the look of the GW!! It is a powerful, yet comfortable ride. I plan to keep one in the family from now on.
One thing that I don't see in too many reviews is how AMAZING the visibility is in the GW compared to any other SUV. I love it! It really has no blind spots, and for such a huge car, that really is something.
8th Aug 2010, 04:51
$8000 for a 22 y/o Jeep that needs repairs?