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  1. #1
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    Looking at a Comanche

    i saw a really nice 88 comanche 4x4 4.0 standard staight 6 cyl.
    at first sight it looked in pretty good shape. not alot of rust. decent size and looked good on the inside.

    i went and took a closer look at it and took it for a test drive.
    the sides of the box were puddied and the floors are somewhat rusted out. needs a new signal switch (broken off) track bar, probably a new tranny too.
    the owner wants $500 for it (not safetied)

    wondering if any one has any input if i should buy it or not...

  2. #2
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    It would depend on how you plan to use it. If it runs well and you just want a "beater" to run around in, then for $500 you don't have much to lose. However, if you want to fix it up real nice you may want to evaluate the cost of replacement parts, and especially any rust repairs that are needed. Could get expensive depending on how much you want to do with it.

  3. #3
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    Well i would be getting it to drive to school everyday and maybe to some off roading. Cause right now i got a 93 GMC Sonoma thats 1WD...
    For the Comanche finding the parts and fixing it isnt really a problem for me, Im majoring in Automotive Tech at school. Cost is the issue, my cousin said it could cost around 1500$ to fix what i need fixed.

  4. #4
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    Again, if the Comanche is functional and usable (i.e. road worthy, inspected, tagged, etc.) then it might work out for you. As an "automotive Tech" student you could gradually built it up as you find the time and the money to do so.

    However, "used" parts are getting harder and harder to find for these great trucks...and new replacement parts are quite expensive on almost any older vehicle.

  5. #5
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    first thing you should do is lift the carpet and check for rusted out floor pans.


 

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