1965 Jeep CJ5 User Reviews

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    1965 Jeep CJ5 Review

    Amazing Trail Vehicle!!!!!!! — This was a very fun vehicle to drive! You wouldn't get a speeding ticket in this thing! It's top speed was 55 mph, on flat ground, with no head wind (downhill helped). The 1965 was the first yerar of the CJ5 Jeeps. It looked very similar to the 1964 Willys except that the front fenders were bent down. It had knockouts on the hood to add a snorkel intake and a raised exhaust for that deep creek or river you might want to cross. The factory manual explained how to reconfigure the motor to turn it into a generator. From the point of view of just an off-road vehicle it was awesome! It was a very ugly yellowish color, it was a rust bucket, with rusty white rims, the top was old and had several tears and worm spots but was good enough to keep the rain out. Strangely enough i loved it. The transmission locked up in third gear and died on me finally. I couldn't find anyone that knew how to fix the transmission and a custom parts builder wanted $800 to make me new tranny because he had to make a mold for the parts so I sold it. I was very bummed.

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

    Pros: Awesome for trail riding!

    Cons: It's very slow on the road, only a 5 gallon gas tank which is under the driver seat, high center of gravity, highly prone to roll-over at factory specs

    5 of 5 people found this review helpful.
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    1965 Jeep CJ5 Review

    Not For The Faint Of Heart — It's slow, it's heavy, it doesn't have power steering...

    Pros: Unstoppable

    Cons: 3 1/2 miles a gallon

    3 of 6 people found this review helpful.
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    Reviews From Other Years

    1980 Jeep CJ5 Reviews

    Loads Of Fun By DavidWSlowikowski

    You can go anywhere in this CJ and looks great with its new paint job! It's have a super strong 304 8 cylinder dual carb engine with a 3-speed. Also has new seats, gauges, lights, repainted bumpers,... Read More

    Its One Of The Best Toys To Have By Bryce

    the acceleration is pretty fast, its got a built straight 6, its lifted 9in and has 40in boggers. its not really built for the road but its awsome to drive in the mud. the axels r stock so we have to ... Read More

    1979 Jeep CJ5 Reviews

    Cj5 By Christopher

    Whats to be said? It was a fiberglass CJ5 with a small block out of a wrecked 85 Corvette. It had the potential to wheelie-over backward because the departure angle would let it. Had to get rid of it ... Read More

    Fun! By Jeff

    If you like convertibles, mud, and climbing straight up mountains this is the vehicle for you. It has an AMC 304 V8 engine. 6 inch lift, 35 inch tires, posi-traction front and rear. Read More

    1978 Jeep CJ5 Reviews

    Awesome! By Tanner

    JEEP- Just Empty Every Pocket- haha this is so true. Jeeps are expensive because you want to do everything you can to make it better with upgrades! But who cares, its a jeep! I love my jeep. It is t... Read More

    I Loved It By Timothy

    I loved it cause it surprised me everytime i took it out on the trails. Did more than I expected. Went up and down rough terrain with no problems. Disliked that up steep inclines carb would cut out... Read More

    1977 Jeep CJ5 Reviews

    Fun To Drive By Edward

    good capable off road has the torquy 258 straight six tops out at only 55mph and only gets 12 mpg but is fun to drive. had it at randolph with a cople of buddys woth 38s and it went were ever they di... Read More

    1976 Jeep CJ5 Reviews

    Mail Jeep By jfwjr117

    Good work truck It was purchased in Homosassa Fl. My wife drove it for two years with out a problem. I took it off the road when it got a transmission leak to rebuild it. Replaced every thing on this... Read More

    A Lil Tight Between The Seat And Steering Wheel By Chuck

    old and strong straight six 3 speed everything still works i drive it daily steering box does have some play and the drum brakes make it feel like an older car but its great to drive glad i found it Read More

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