1982 Jeep J10 360c.i. from North America


The best truck ever built


The Carter BBD carburetor was problematic.

The 258 motor tends to leak oil due to a plastic valve cover. Purchase an aftermarket aluminum cast cover to cure the problem.

I chose to switch to a V8 motor. The AMC 360 is a good performer and able to provide 100's of thousands of miles of service.

General Comments:

Tougher than Ford, Chevy, Dodge, or any of the truck wannabees from across the ocean. The Jeep J series was the finest American truck ever built and I'm lucky to have one. Get one if you can!

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 7th April, 2005

9th Oct 2005, 06:19

Who cares? about 0-60 times? I owned an 80 J-10 that looked as bad as your grandmother and could pull stumps, run through 8 inches of mud, plow through snow and never get stuck, and still get 18 MPG. I'd buy another in a heartbeat.


2nd Nov 2005, 21:32

Hey, I have gotten a 1977 Jeep J10. I have dropped a AMC 360 in it, and am happy as I could ever be. In my eyes it's the best truck I have ever driven. Now it sits with almost new everything; inside the cab is all original, and it is lifted 6 inches. It still has some rust spots the size of dimes on the wheel wells, but that will be gone soon, and it will be fully restored. Perfect for a first truck. Glad to hear some other Jeep fans.

Forever King Spoon.

1984 Jeep J10 Laredo 5.9L AMC 360 V8 from North America


The toughest truck ever made, nothing beats this Jeep


Fuel sending unit has gone out.

Rear end rebuilt.

Oil leak, very slow, but noticeable at current mileage.

Fuel economy very poor. After market 4bbl Edelbrock 600cfm carburetor and manifold gets 14 miles per gallon.

General Comments:

Outstanding 4x4 truck. A pleasure to drive on and off-road. You just can't tear these things up. I recently had a wreck in mine and flipped it into a ditch. It crushed the cab and broke the transmission and motor mounts. Replaced those, save for the body work, and she runs fine.

I've got a 8" lift and Yokohama Super Digger 32x11.5R15 tires, along with an Edelbrock Performer Series 4bbl manifold and Q-Jet 600cfm carburator on it now, and it'll get up and go. There's nothing in this world I'd trade for this truck, she'll be my Grandkids someday and still be climbing hills.

Would you buy another car from this manufacturer? Yes

Review Date: 18th November, 2003