1987 Jeep Wrangler User Reviews

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Sport Review
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    Its Awesome — I have had the car for a while now. It is old, and I have never taken the time to get it completely fixed. But it drives and its a jeep and it is super fun. The engine leaks oil, but the 4.2L In-line 6 will never die.

    Pros: Awesome

    Cons: Oil Leaks

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler STD Review
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    Good Solid Second Vehicle And Now Dedicated Off-road Vehicle. — 1987 Wrangler, NP231, Peugeot 5spd, 258ci, originally had Carter 2bbl. Over 200K miles. Installed Mopar Performance Fuel Injection late 90's. Best money I have spent so far. Increased mileage,drivability,easier starting and great performance off camber as well as inclines. Now 5" spring lift,1" body lift, 35" BFG MT's,SYE,4.56 gears,ARB locker up front and Detroit Locker in the rear. Alloy 30 spline axle shafts front and rear. Used now for trail riding mostly in East Tennessee.

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

    Pros: Great for it's purpose. Bought it new with hard top and AC. Worked good in Florida's heat and humidity.

    Cons: None

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    My Jeep Wrangler, It's A Jeep Thing — 3 star rating = ok, not terrible, short wheel base in snow she's a bit squirrely My 1987 jeep wrangler is:4.2l inline six cylinder ,5 spd all standard, nothing fancy, weber carb. tires: p235 75r15, mpg: 18.5 highway at 55mph This jeep is fun I have a great time, since it's an 87 maintenance is a must, and you either pay to have it done or do it yourself. Take care of them and they will take care of you. my jeep is a great basic jeep unlifted and standard stuff, so I don't rock crawl or mud jump. I can roam logging roads and woods all day long,go camping,etc. Whatever I need or want to do, she does. She's a jeep,and she aint left me stranded. When choosing your jeep make sure you get what your looking for, take your time, and get what your looking for, thats the beauty of jeeps you can make them yours, hook up with a jeep webgroup and local jeepers, we all share the same passion, some of us are the extreme crawlers and mudders, some are like me love the standard jeep, and there's always the in between.but regardless we all like to help our fellow jeepers no matter what we like cause we all share the same addiction. get your jeep and go out in the woods and what it's all about. Live the Adventure

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

    Pros: FUN!, reliable,agile, will go anywhere.
    It's a Jeep.

    Cons: getting OEM parts can get expensive, learn to mechanic
    not a family vehicle, they can fit, but not great for long drives.

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    I Love My Hobby Vehicle And Drive It As Much As Possible — I love that it's a Jeep... My second Wrangler... my first was a 94. Lot's of repairs since I bought it about a year ago... everything from fuel pump to engine mounts, transmission, throttle motor ...too many to list and more still needed... definitely worth it... The freedom of a wrangler is priceless

    Primary Use: Family transportation

    Pros: the Fun Factor

    Cons: will keep needing expensive repairs ...maintanince and upgrades

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    Buy One, Keep The Body And Frame And Replace Everything Else And Rockcrawl The Crap Out Of It — this vehicle is pretty much useless stock. approach and departure angles are neglegible, fuel milage is a joke, and interior room is non existent.......but on a good note if you gut it and put a ford 302, c6,np208,3\4 ton dana axles and well you get the picture, its an extremely fun and capable vehicle and really pisses off prius owners

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

    Pros: love it

    Cons: stock jeeps are begging to be modified

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    It Is A Beast That Will Run Forever, And Can Never Be Replaced — I have the 1987 AMC 4.2 I6 Jeep, it has the unfortunate BA/10 Transmission, but it hasnt failed me yet at 132,000 miles, and it has the 231 transfer case, yes its 1987, and has the 231, I said that right, even though that case wasnt introduced untill 1988, I still have it. I have a K&N intake on it, and have had the clutch replaced at 127,000 miles. This Jeep sat in a barn for 10 years before i pulled it out of retirement. it is now my everyday driver....and occasional off-roader and i love it. It has all the power i could ever want and i can pull anything that i need too. This Jeep has a 4" suspension lift with 31" tires, with that it gets about 15-16 miles to the gallon in town and about 17-19 highway, so not too bad. I love when I put it in 1st and just put that hammer down how that little 4.2 just throws you back in your seat, and you just watch all the other cars behind you crawl past the light, it just makes me feel like I am part of owning something special. It's really a good time when i do that because it is straight piped, no cat, nothing, just 2" pipe out the back. For a 6 cylinder, its pretty loud. One more thing that i love about this Jeep, is that it has the Laredo package, and that black leather interior and chrome LAREDO on the hood will make anyones jaw drop. I LIVE, I RIDE, I AM, JEEP

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

    Pros: It's a Jeep, need i say more???

    Cons: Gas mileage could be better, but no major problems

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    Yj Islander — Performance is moderate but no extraordinary. Brakes work well, but require monthly maintnance. Handles the way I like, it does have some road feedback in the steering, but not a lot. I find it hard to bottom out off road. It's yellow, black and chrome in and out. 32" 11.50 mud trac's, which humm louder than the motor, but the bite everything. Not winter tires. 4.2L fuek injected straight 6cyl, is average on gas, windy days 300km per 40 dollar fill up, or 600 km stop and go city driving. on a full tank. if you like to feel the road fight back off road it's a 10 for fun factor.

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

    Pros: Goes almost anywhere, confy bucket seats

    Cons: rough ride

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    Had One, And Going To Get Another One — Ok try imagining yourself on a raging bull, going 100 km h and kicking at you not to get you off but to get you to do some off-roading, so easy to modify but stay away from the electronic carburated model it's a bunch of trouble.

    Primary Use: Commuting to work

    Pros: it's more fun then any other car

    Cons: it feels like your riding the axle directly, you feel the road, alot

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    Jeep Wrangler — I loved the off road ability if you wantgo muddin crawl on rocks ro cruise the river you cant beat a JEEP. and when its time to hit the strip you will get all the attention you need and then some even better if you leave the mud on a little under powerd and the carb will get loose and start a fire but all around the most fun ive had in a car in a long time

    Pros: off road and fun

    Cons: power and reliability

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    1987 Jeep Wrangler Review
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    Perfect High School Car — Wow. Totally unexpected. That's what I thought when my cousin said that he was going to Switzerland with his family and asked whether or not I would look after his wife's 1987 Jeep. Of course, I said, who would pass up the opportunity for a free car? The car arrived before I was finished with my 2-week stint at the University of Notre Dame's Intro to Engineering program, but needless to say when I got back I immediately went out for my first drive in the Jeep. Nothing can explain the first time you pilot a convertible, especially a Jeep. I've driven tons of convertibles at Enterprise since then, but I can't get past the feeling of driving a Wrangler - it's truly a unique experience. Modern NVH engineering must go out the window to appreciate this car. There was only one top - the soft top. It rattled, flapped about, and took eons to put up and take down. But it was the CHARACTER that kept the smile on my face day in and day out, plus you get a badass feeling when you leave the windows off during a rain storm. You're only young once. The Jeep came with all the right options - leather wheel (rare in a non-Laredo Wrangler), factory A/C (although it didn't work but I didn't mind), wide-tired steelies (which I painted) with an aluminum spare, and the 4.2L straight-six with the 5-speed manual transmission. Fuel economy was, um, predictably bad, especially since the six came with a computer-controlled carburetor (while the 4-cylinder model came with fuel injection, interestingly). The best I got was 15 mpg in the summer, and about 11-12 mpg in the winter - mostly suburban driving. The driving experience was unique, again filled with a lot of character. The steering wheel wasn't on quite straight, but the handling was predictable, and as long as you didn't try anything stupid, the Jeep was surprisingly nimble. Foul-weather handling is this Jeep's forte, and has few competitors in that realm - I rarely had to use 4WD even on the worst of snowy roads. The best thing is that Low Range coupled with first gear produced a great "Jeep Crawl" that could allow me to navigate down my steep driveway without having to apply the brakes - pretty cool. I drove this car all throughout my senior year, and even though my cousin's wife offered to give me the car, at $2k/year in insurance, coupled with the addition of a brand-new 2005 Mini Cooper S to the family stable (which bumped my mom's 1998 A4 down to me) forced me to give up my high school ride. It's a shame I never got to turn a wrench on it (it was EXTREMELY reliable) or modify it, but it has moved on to serve another person's needs, just as it had served mine.

    Pros: Loads of character, torquey six (210 ft lbs @ 2000 rpm), open-air feel, dependable all-weather traction, It's A Jeep Thing - You Wouldn't Understand

    Cons: (Lack of) fuel economy, not so great on the highway, I miss it

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    2015 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Wife Loves This Thing By 911finder

    Love to haul the kayak and bikes. take the roof and doors off and hit the town or back woods. Everyone loves it. Wish it came with a back up sensor. The dark saddle trim is perfect with the black c... Read More

    2014 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Great Fun Car By Joellepat

    Love the car, glad I had the opportunity to drive one. Just a real feel good car :-) Up high and easy to drive, it can snow, rain, sun shine, the car is ready and so the driver. The top can be down in... Read More

    Smooth Ride By gmarcz

    Black paint Doors 2 Soft top convertible Passenger seats 4 City economy17 (Est) mpg Highway economy21 (Est) mpg I am amazed at how solid and smooth the ride is- This vehicle is easy to drive, has a t... Read More

    2013 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Amazing By Brett

    I love everything about this car. I'm still in the process of building it, but it'll be about another 10 grand before I'm close to the finished look. In the mean time it'll be garaged while I save mon... Read More

    Beast! By HardToughPlay

    Raise it up. Put bigger grippy tires on it. Add a wench and some awesome lights. Outfit it with the images you want. Smile when the guys on the trail single you out for the best looking and functi... Read More

    2012 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    2012 Wrangler Sport By enlread

    One of my favorite vehicles. There are few things like driving with the top and doors off of a quick vehicle with a manual transmission. How driving should be. Sure, it's basically a two-seater and ha... Read More

    Fun To Drive By Jp2550

    Overall I love driving this car especially in the summer with top and doors off. Handles great in the snow in the winter as well. Only thing for me is I would like to get the 4 door unlimited as carg... Read More

    2011 Jeep Wrangler Reviews

    Go Anywhere Escape Plan. By Zachary

    I wish there was a few more inches behind the front seats. The overall vehicle has improved greatly over the previous body style but the 3.8 is the worst motor ever. The ride and handling is amazing... Read More

    It's A Jeep By dssjwood

    Compared to the older jeeps, the 2011 is much smoother and has more power and speed. The 2011 allows you to set your speed at 65 on highways the jeep is able to maintain the speed without driving up t... Read More

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