1987 Jeep Comanche User Reviews

1987 Jeep Comanche Review Ratings

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Average Ratings from 9 reviews

  • Performance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Appearance:3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars3.6 out of 5 stars 3.6 / 5
  • Build Quality:4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars4.4 out of 5 stars 4.4 / 5
  • Overall: 4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars4.2 out of 5 stars 4.2 / 5

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Morgan writes:
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5-Speed manual trans. 4.0 litre straight 6  Jeep's legendary four-wheel drive

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not as fuel efficient as i would hope for but my perfect mileage is 2,000 MPG

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1987 Jeep Comanche Dream Truck — There is a few things i love about this small pickup truck. The 4.0 litre straight six that was designed by AMC is a true champ that has ran forever. Another thing i love about the Jeep Comanche is it has the legendary Jeep four wheel drive. Finally the last thing i like besides the awesome custom stereo is the five-speed manual transmission. This truck may not be the prettiest truck you've ever seen but the Jeep Comanche won my heart ever since i saw it. This is the onl small/compact truck i would recommend. Even over the Ford Ranger or the Chevrolet S-10. Highly recommendable. ~Morgan~

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jakediaz writes:
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5

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Swing by trail and hit some rock climbs, then head to store she makes great grocery getter

Cons

No cons besides I have family of 5 and we can't all fit

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Awesomeness!!! — I feel this is one of the most over looked 4x4 truck. It has power, looks, and off road capability unlike most. If you ever have opportunity to buy on jump on it, parts and very easily swapped from jeep xj

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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greatdanetraining writes:
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Fun and maneuverable

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Will flip easier than most vehicles.

greatdanetraining
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Jeep - It's A Way Of Life — She's nearly 25 years old which means everything is manual and easy to fix, in five years the only repair was a fuel filter which we changed ourselves. The interior is black leather. Two bucket seats in the front and a bench seat in the back that will fold flat. Fun to drive and very responsive. Warms up fast in the winter, roof comes off in summer.

Primary Use: Family transportation

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mtnsurfer93 writes:
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very fun and usefull

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mpg is low

mtnsurfer93
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Great For Mts And Snow. Reliable.capable,useful — my truck was resurected out of a feild with high hopes.replaced rusted gas tank fuel pump,o2 sensor,plugs,cap, rotor,wires,alternator,battery.head lights.rims & tires. now the transmission will be done sat.along with replacing the radiator and water pump,thermostat and valve cover gasket.phew! thats alot when i think about it. truck is almost unstoppable.so long as i keep throwing money at it.4.0 auto. 233k motor doesn't smoke.injectors dont leak.yet.funnest truck i ever had. i love it.-shane

Primary Use: Sport/fun (spirited driving, track racing, off-roading, etc.)

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NVSmith writes:
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1

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Rugged , well designed & fun to drive. There are so few around that it always draws attention.

Cons

Fuel mileage and wiring; see comments in the review. The turning radius is horrible, equal to a much larger truck.

NVSmith
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1987 Comanche 2wd 5 Speed 4.0 Engine (see Comments) — 1987 2WD 5 speed 4.0 engine. Nice rugged vehicle with good doors, seats and bed. This is a REAL pickup truck, just small. BUT: the cooling system is ridiculous and causes problems. I've been making repairs to make the truck more comfortable but the cab wiring and switches are difficult to access and repair. Fuel mileage is horrible despite good compression and new plugs, wires, cap, rotor, O2 sensors, etc. Addition (2012): -After five years I have to revise my review of the truck. I still think it is rugged, well built and the cutest thing on the road, but the RENIX electronic contol unit (ECU) did me in. The truck became embarrassingly unreliable. We swapped engines with another 87 and played with 3 ECUs to no avail. I researched everything I could on the RENIX and even downloaded the 100+ page factory manual. I finally gave up. The RENIX system can't be diagnosed or adjusted/repaired. The truck now has the engine and automatic tranny out of a 1996 Cherokee. The good news is I still have the truck and OBD II electronics. The bad, REALLY bad, news is that: 1) the conversion had and still has numerous electical problems tying the 96 wiring to the 87 wiring. Perhaps the worst part was the fuel system; I still don't have a working fuel guage. 2) initial fuel mileage dropped to a little over 11 mpg. I now have it up to about 15 mpg at highway speeds. I never got the fun I wanted out of the vehicle and I will never, ever, come close to recouping 30% of what I have invested in the vehicle. I still love to drive it but it is time to say "Adios, amigo."

Primary Use: Utility (towing boats, transporting cargo, etc.)

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Luke writes:
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it was peppy and fun to drive

Cons

it was 2wd, and not very roomy

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My First Car — it wasnt good on gas, and it wasnt a show car, but it was reliable and it stood up to my abuse. performance wise it did alright, had enough torque to take off in 2nd gear, and had a descent top end speed. plus you have to love a stick

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Joel writes:
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looks and sounds awesome, has great potential

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2wd, Auto

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It's My Project Truck/daily Driver, And It Runs Awesome! — 2wd, 4.0L, Auto, 31x10.5, newer paint, custom rear bumper/class 3 hitch, and lots of other doodads. Coming soon, 4wd and hopefully 33's. maybe even a 4.5L stroker.

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Nicholas writes:
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Extremly reliable. Good looking. Cheap to lift. Great off road truck.

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N/A

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Very Good Truck — This is one of the toughes trucks iv ever driven. I have driven one on and off road. The one I drove was lifted 6in and was sitting on 34in Super Swampers. It handled very well on and off road. It would climb over everything! Very reliable truck!

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Ronald writes:
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3

Pros

It is paid for

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It is not a 4x4 and it is not a sports car

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Just A Good Little Truck — It is an A to B little truck. It is paid for I owe nothing on it. It is fair on gas, and just a blast to drive. I also got it from my father. Who owned it before me

Primary Use: Commuting to work

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1992 Jeep Comanche Reviews

Very Reliable Truck!! By kharless90

Pro's Very Good running Truck.. haven't had any problems yet ^_^ bought from uncle and the 6 years he's had it. only thing he's had to do is oil changes.. and sence ive had it for a year. i haven't h... Read More

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1991 Jeep Comanche Reviews

Avoid All Chrysler Products. By Charles

Good mid size truck, very good in the snow. Performance was good except for braking. Breaking could only be described as horrible, panic stops were a real adventure. Handling was OK. The truck had a l... Read More

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1990 Jeep Comanche Reviews

Work Horse, Old Faithfull,ill Never Part Whit It By Hot-rod Vince

i bougth this truck 2 and a half years ago ,it belonged to a local tree farm,it had150 klicks on it but not rust to be foundas it was treated every year ,it has the torque,fun ,4.0 liter straight 6 cy... Read More

Jeep Comanche By Steven

it would have been a better vehicle if id gotten it in better condition. very easy to work on but during the entire time i owned it the rear brakes never worked. if you are looking for one id try for ... Read More

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1989 Jeep Comanche Reviews

All Around Good Vehicle But Has A Bad Paint Year By Richard

Vehicle has a lot of power with the inline 6 and the switchable power transmission for casual driving or power pulling. Interior has almost no ware but the paint job is bad on it. It gets great gas mi... Read More

Excellent Little Truck By Philip

low acceleration, good braking and handling for what truck is. excellent quality plain jane interior not afraid to get it dirty. economical, lots of fun. will haul and tow everything you need to haul ... Read More

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1988 Jeep Comanche Reviews

Great Truck Very Reliable Easy To Work On By Dakoda

All cometic stuff that need attention. Read More

Great Reliable Truck Thats Good On Gas By Zach

The truck is great on gas. Ir performs on and off road really good just stock. It never needs major repairs. It looks great and even now being over 20 years old it still looks great and has almost no... Read More

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