Since the day I turned sixteen I knew I wanted to be able purchase my own vehicle, and be able to call it mine. A little over a year ago I was in a position to be able to purchase a vehicle, and that ...
Since the day I turned sixteen I knew I wanted to be able purchase my own vehicle, and be able to call it mine. A little over a year ago I was in a position to be able to purchase a vehicle, and that is what I did. I purchased a 1991 Jeep Comanche, and I can say that I have not regretted my decision to this day. Based on the following criteria I would give the 1991 Jeep Comanche a nine out of ten stars:
Interior: The interior of the 1991 Comanche was very well designed and well thought out. Starting with the nice bucket seats that come with the truck, which seem ahead of their time because they are very comfortable seats unlike some 1990’s vehicle with rocks for seats. The next thing you will notice about this interior is the very well designed instrument cluster. The cluster is very well designed to use the full amount of space given, and have every basic gauge you will ever need for the vehicle.
Engine: The engine that came with my Comanche, was the straight six cylinder 242 cubic in, 190 horsepower engine. I would say that the engine of this truck is one of this trucks best qualities, if not the best. I have had zero problems with the engine, it starts up every time I need it to, it has never left me stranded. This motor makes a great deal of horsepower and torque for being made in the nineties, combine that with the overall weight of the vehicle, and you have yourself a truck that can keep up with any new vehicle off the line, another great quality.
MPG: This is another great quality of this Jeep Comanche that goes along with the engine. I drive this Jeep every day to work and I average about 22 miles per gallon at 65 miles per hour. I could not be more impressed by this number because most new trucks with a six cylinder engine only average about 20 miles per gallon. I will say that if you use this truck with a lot of town driving you will notice a significant drop in mileage, to about 16 or 17 miles per gallon.
Payload: This is considered to be a “light duty” pickup truck, I would say that this truck is far beyond the light duty standard. I have loaded this truck full of concrete blocks, way over the recommend payload capacity and the truck acts like there is nothing in it. Same goes for towing, this truck will try and tow anything you put behind it, as long as you have trailer brakes, this truck will try and pull it. This leads back to the very strong engine stated above, and how it was designed to be bulletproof, same goes with the rear suspension set up, it was built to work.
Exterior: As some people may know a lot of car and truck companies had a problem with paints in the 90’s, and this is why I give the Jeep Comanche nine out of ten, instead of a ten out of ten. The problem with my Jeep Comanche’s paint is the clear coat is coming off the hood and the roof. Over the years this bare paint had begun to sun fade and now is a little discolored compared to the rest of the truck. This is my only complaint about this truck, and to some people this may be a big problem, but for me it is not really that big of a deal, thus the reason I give the Jeep Comanche an overall nine out of 10.