At $5,900, Would You Dual It Out With This 1989 Jeep Comanche?

Nice Price Or Crack PipeIs this used car a good deal? You decide!

Dealer options can be hit or miss when it comes to the long term value of your ride. Today’s Nice Price or Crack Pipe Jeep Comanche comes with a dealer-installed double-wide back end, but will that double its desirability?

When it comes to old Mercedes Benz wagons, the classic W123 editions have seen their values creep up faster than poorly stitched underwear. The same cannot yet be said for their W124 successors, and that’s most likely a concern for the seller of last Friday’s 1987 Mercedes 300TD.


That understudy role is likely why he offered the car on both Craigslist and eBay, hedging his bets across both marketplaces. In the end, the run of his eBay ad ended with 50 watchers but no takers, and on the Craigslist side, his $13,999 price garnered a 72-percent Crack Pipe loss from us. Maybe someday its time will come.

Hey, happy Boxing Day everybody! The tradition was instituted as a day to give tradespeople and service providers a little holiday cheer—by way of a Christmas Box. It’s now more commonly the day you spend in line at the returns counter at your favorite store, wondering just what your family members were thinking giving you gifts that were so off the mark.

Of course, you’ll need two things to “box-up” and take back all those unwanted gifts—a gift receipt, and this 1989 Jeep Comanche Dually.


Well, actually, you probably won’t need the dually, but you’d want to appear as unique and special as possible while out returning the gifts that obviously weren’t. This Comanche is pretty unique.

Seriously, have you ever even seen a Comanche dually before? They are appreciably rare, although this one does seem to be more for show than for tow.


The ad says that the suspension was dealer-installed. That’s at least a step up from having been cobbled together in some redneck’s backyard. There are actually a couple of these sort of packages running around. Some of those have flares that are fairly well integrated into the sides of the bed. In contrast, these flat-sided pieces look to be some sort of generic J.C.Whitney parts. That’s not all that bad seeing as dually Comanches lack any sort of provenance at all. There is no template for these trucks.


Underneath, the rear springs sport five leaves, which is what I believe a standard two-tire rig would run. It is all pretty clean under there, and there looks to be a fairly new exhaust hanging out there as well.


Up top everything seems ready to rock too, with clean red paint and no major damage to body or trim. A bed liner keeps things tidy in the back.

The interior is said to be new, however if that’s the case the steering wheel and passenger armrest look to have not gotten their eviction notice. Overall, it’s okay in here, but don’t expect a prom date to be impressed. Or to even stick around.


There’s 98,000 miles on the clock, and the seller claims those to have been “gentle.” That’s nice, but the AMC 4.0 six under the hood still has a pretty good reputation for putting up with work. There’s an Aisin-sourced four-speed automatic backing that up, and its column shifter means you can seat three-across in the cab.


Why would you want a dually Comanche? How the hell should I know, I’m not a mind reader. I do know that this is a weirdly intriguing ride, and for someone it’s going to make a nice happy-holidays-to-me present.


For that to happen, the right person is going to have to come along, and that person is going to have to come up with the truck’s $5,900 asking price. Or, thereabouts.

What do you think, could this Dually Comanche be worth that $5,900 asking? Or, is this a dual its seller will certainly lose?


You decide!


Mojave County, AZ Craigslist, or go here if the ad disappears.

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