1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer Reviews - Page 5 of 5

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9 gasoline from Italy

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 gasoline Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
8.0 / 10
Distance when acquired120000 kilometres
Most recent distance140000 kilometres
Previous carVolvo 940

Summary:

Better value for money than any other 4WD

Faults:

Windows hard to come up.

Sun roof water leak.

Speed cruise control doesn't work.

Driver's seat belt doesn't function properly.

Low gear hard to insert. Needs maintenance.

General Comments:

Quadra track is fantastic. Off road is real fun, but must drive carefully on downhills.

On the highway it is not so heavy in petrol even in Italy where fuel cost USD 1.00 per liter.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 6th May, 2001

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9 from Italy

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2001
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.3 / 10
Distance when acquired0 miles
Most recent distance63000 miles
Previous carVolvo 940

Summary:

Best value for money if bought secondhand!!

Faults:

Need to replace gaskets.

Woody frame is bit deformed.

Some windows gaskets need to be replaced.

General Comments:

Hope to find spare parts and accessories easily in Italy.

Is the most comfortable 4wd I know.

It's not a real off road truck, but still defends itself very well.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 19th April, 2001

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 Automatic
Performance marks 8 / 10
Reliability marks 7 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 5 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
7.0 / 10
Distance when acquired98000 miles
Most recent distance102000 miles
Previous carSubaru Legacy

Summary:

Bargain-priced automotive icon

Faults:

Magnetic strip in the distributor failed which caused the vehicle to stall.

Engine pings after long distance driving.

General Comments:

This classic 4x4 gets approving looks wherever it goes. It feels rock solid in most driving situations.

Everything has held up rather well considering its age. Cost of repair isn't out of line. I don't see me parting with this lovely for quite some time.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Don't Know

Review Date: 4th March, 2001

23rd Jul 2001, 17:00

Pings after long trips? Check for vacuum leaks. Try to turn your 3 vacuum switches. They shouldn't move.

It might be that air leaks are raising the combustion temperature. Check hoses. Air by-pass valves do fail. This will allow hot exhaust gas into the engine compartment which can fry hoses, spark plug wires and raise the temperature. Good luck.

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 5.9 L (360 CID) V-8 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership1989
Most recent year of ownership2001
Engine and transmission 5.9 L (360 CID) V-8 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 8 / 10
Comfort marks 9 / 10
Dealer Service marks 6 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
6.6 / 10
Distance when acquired2000 miles
Most recent distance115000 miles
Previous carJeep Wagoneer 1970

Summary:

The original luxury 4X4 still has class

Faults:

Carburator replaced @ 105000 miles.

Muffler and cat replaced @ 110000 miles.

Alternator replaced @ 100000 miles.

Radiator replaced @ 110000 miles.

Electronic ignition module replaced @ 65000 miles and again @ 105000 miles (a FORD part).

General Comments:

The original luxury 4X4 still has class, is a great ride and will put the newer SUV's to shame in the rough. With its leather seats, power everything, good stereo, full time transfer case and seating for six it is still the best.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 24th February, 2001

1989 Jeep Grand Wagoneer 360/390 from North America

Year of manufacture1989
First year of ownership2000
Most recent year of ownership2000
Engine and transmission 360/390 Automatic
Performance marks 7 / 10
Reliability marks 6 / 10
Comfort marks 8 / 10
Dealer Service marks 5 / 10
Running Costs (higher is cheaper) 3 / 10
Overall marks (average of all marks)
5.8 / 10
Distance when acquired135000 miles
Most recent distance142000 miles
Previous carPlymouth Acclaim

Summary:

An expensive love affair, but cheaper than marriage with a better return

Faults:

Nothing serious so far. I have had the U-joints replaced in the front axle and the front driveshaft.

The rear window didn't work when I got it and it still doesn't.

I am having the gas tank support and frame repaired due to rust, a very common problem in the city because of all the winter salt.

General Comments:

I love my Jeep. This is the third jeep that I've had experience with on a long term basis. This is however the first one that I own, I specifically wanted a Grand Wagoneer for the comfort and style - love it or hate it, it does evoke an emotion when you see it, more people tell me they love it, wood siding and all.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 14th January, 2001

3rd Jun 2001, 22:03

A lot of people complain about their rear windows not working. If the switch up front and the wiring is still good you might check the little locking mechanism in the inside the tailgait. It is wired so the motor won't work if the lock isn't unlocked. The local shops said it was going to cost me an insane amount of money to rewire and fix, but I ended up fixing it myself for next to nothing. (splicing a few wires) I hope this helps out a few people.

Average review marks: 7.3 / 10, based on 18 reviews