Engine:AMC V-8 STOCK
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: CJ5 RENEGADE
Drive Type: 4X4 AUTOMATIC
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Red
Tucson, Arizona, United States
UP FOR SALE IS MY BAD ASS 1979 JEEP CJ5 WITH STOCK AMC V8 AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT HAS A 6 INCH LIFT KIT WITH CUSTOM EXHAUST, BUSHINGS ETC. IT HAS A BIKINI TOP AND HARD TOP AND A LOT OF EXTRA SPARE PARTS WHICH CAME WITH THE JEEP WHEN I BOUGHT IT . THE ONLY REPAIRS EVER DONE TO THIS JEEP WAS A STARTER REPLACEMENT AND I INSTALLED THE NEW KC LIGHTS. IT DOES NOT LEAK ANY FLUIDS AND IT IS CLEAN AS YOU CAN SEE IN PICTURES. IT HAS EDELBROOK 4 BARRELL CARB. SETUP AND MSD IGNITION. THE INTERIOR IS VERY CLEAN WITH BLACK SEATS. IT HAS A AFTERMARKET CENTRAL CONSOLE AND IT IS PREWIRED FOR A GOOD SOUND SYSTEM. THIS JEEP LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT. THE TIRES ARE ALMOST NEW AND I WILL INCLUDE ANOTHER SET OF 35'' TIRES AS WELL. (SEE PICTURES).
Challengers come and challengers go, but the Jeep Wrangler continues to push forward even after vehicles like the Toyota FJ Cruiser and the entire Hummer brand have been shut down. Now GMC reportedly wants to take a stab at the quintessential Jeep, as well.
The news comes directly from Buick-GMC vice president Duncan Aldred, speaking with our compatriots over at Edmunds. Although Aldred said there are no plans currently on the table to expand GMC's lineup beyond the current range, "there is plenty of room everywhere in the hierarchy."
That could include a rival to the Wrangler, as well as a flagship luxury SUV positioned above the current Yukon Denali (pictured above). Just when (or for that matter, if) such models might come into fruition remains a big question mark, but it's certainly interesting to see what GM's dedicated truck brand has on the drawing board.
I got a text message from Editor-In-Chief Sharon Carty one afternoon proclaiming that her new favorite SUV is our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee. And she's not alone. I'm not sure if anyone else on staff would go so far as to use the "favorite" descriptor, but after just over a month of honeymooning with our new long-termer, it's safe to say that the Jeep is quickly finding its way into the good graces of a number of Autoblog staffers.
There's good reason for all that praise, too. Thus far, the Jeep has proven itself to be incredibly competent and comfortable for daily life - it's functional, quiet, and packed with a host of amenities that make it easy to live with. It's been wholly trouble-free (with less than 4,000 miles on the clock as of this writing, it ought to be), but even nitpicks have been few and far between.
There will forever be a soft spot in my heart for the Jeep Wrangler. The last one I owned was red, and, as a 1990 model, had the square headlights derided by Jeep enthusiasts who grew up on the Civilian Jeeps that descended from their General Purpose military ancestors. As a teenager, I couldn't have cared less what shape its headlights happened to be - to me, a Jeep Wrangler represented freedom; a carefree do-it-all machine equally at home with the top stowed away in the summer or with the heater on full blast in the snowy clutches of Old Man Winter. In Dr. Seuss parlance, my square-headlighted Sneetch was just as worthy as any round-headlighted Sneetch.
All that said, I'll be the first person to advise against buying a Jeep Wrangler of any sort for owners who don't plan to use it as its makers intend. There's no good reason to punish yourself with a stiff and springy ride, a loud and somewhat drafty (though generally water-resistant) interior or the poor fuel economy expected of a block-shaped vehicle if you don't enjoy its other, more exciting benefits.
Of course, Jeep has done its darndest over the years to make the Wrangler as civilized as possible while keeping it as capable as federal law will allow. The 2013 Jeep Wrangler Moab edition is one of Jeep's latest attempts to attract attention from the upper reaches of the active lifestyle set, and I spent a week with one to see what makes the Moab special.