When I bought my 1986 Jeep Grand Wagoneer a few weeks ago, I’ll admit that I didn’t really look at it very carefully. “Frame doesn’t have holes, engine isn’t seized—I’ll take it,” I decided in desperation after failing to find a project for months. Now I’ve had some time to look the Woodie over, and, well, it’s not…
Last night, a friend came over to help me shoot some video. He wanted me to crank over my 1986 Grand Wagoneer to see if it ran. I doubted it would, but I gave it a shot anyway. While I was cranking the engine over, he picked up a can of starting fluid. Big mistake.
We have been hearing for awhile that Jeep wants to take on Land Rover’s Range Rover line in the upper luxury segment and the brand recently confirmed the upcoming Jeep Wagoneer and Grand Wagoneer models. It seems that Jeep’s new luxury SUVs will be priced like Rovers as well.
Fiat Chrysler Automobiles has big plans for its Jeep brand. (Still.) But after announcements about new factories and models, there seems to be some confusion about the Wagoneer, and whether or not it’s “Grand.” The answer is, yes, there is a plan for a new Jeep Grand Wagoneer. And a Wagoneer.
Citing increased demand, Fiat Chrysler Automobiles just announced that it will add 2,000 jobs and invest $1 billion into factories in Michigan and Ohio in order to produce new Jeep vehicles. FCA also confirmed production of the ultra-luxury Jeep Grand Wagoneer.
A new Range Rover-rivaling Jeep Grand Wagoneer has been teased and rumored for some five years now. But today we finally have a glimpse of what Fiat Chrysler’s ultra-lux SUV will actually look like: chunky, mean, and much larger than the Grand Cherokee.
In the 1940s and ‘50s, wood-adorned Fords, Chryslers, Packards and even Nashes were all the rage. But perhaps the most iconic and recognizable woodie is the Jeep Grand Wagoneer, which had wood on its sides until 1991. I recently heard a story from a Jeep engineer that the Grand Wagoneer’s wood may have been hiding…
The SUV makes sense as a luxury car—it’s big, it shows you have money to burn (at least on gas), and it has room for all of your squash rackets—but when, exactly, did the buying public of the world figure this out?
Jeep is planning world domination of the SUV market over the next five years with the 2014 Renegade, an all-new replacement for the Compass and Patriot in 2016, redesigns of the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee in 2017, and a Suburban-sized SUV reviving the Grand Wagoneer badge in 2018.
Somewhat lost in yesterday's Jeep press conference was news the off-road brand will, in two years, resurrect the Grand Wagoneer nameplate — the vehicle with the second longest continuous automotive production run in U.S. history.
Chrysler bought what was left of AMC in 1987, it's a little sad to see this woodgrain-bedecked Pre Cupholder Era SUV from 1986- back when SUVs were honest about their truckness- about to be crushed.
Since owners are fleeing their SUVs like rats from a sinking ship, it seems like a great time to put together a list of the top used SUV bargains. Luckily, Popular Mechanics has put together just such a list. After all, some people out there actually need a purposeful wagon to take them off-road or help them haul a…