This Jeep hits a particular sweet spot. The later CJ7s like this 1982 Renegade example carries the iconic design, and mixes it with desirable features that were not available on its older siblings, like the five-speed manual transmission. That’s why we know you’re going to do a double-take when you see the price on this hardtop 4x4.
The hood announces the Renegade model, but this is more than just a trim level…It’s an attitude. The trail-ready lifted suspension, tow hitch, full-size spare hanging off the rear, and KC lights instantly recognizable as an off-road rebel. And the green paint with tri-color striping that runs along the sides and on top of the hood is the kind of color combo that you’d see camping on a summer night. But there’s also another side to this Jeep. The handsome tan hardtop body and convenient side steps means while this has the ability to be a country climber, it also can be easy on the city slickers, too.
If you like the way the tan hardtop looks on this CJ, then you’ll be equally happy when you remove the roof. And when these bucket seats are out in the world, the color just seems to be the right match with the earthy tones of the exterior. While all seats look like they have been recovered recently in a nearly bulletproof vinyl, they are comfortable enough to make the trail an easy ride. In between is a locking center console that also has the welcomed addition of cup holders. The controls are laid out in typical Jeep fashion, with a grippy three-spoke steering wheel, long-throw shifter for everyday use, and a shorter stalk to engage four-wheel drive. Plus, heater controls and gauges clustered in the center of the dash. This one even has full carpeting and provisions for factory air conditioning, so it offers a level of comfort you don't find in most CJs.
Under the hood is a 258 cubic-inch inline-six motor that’s a long established powerplant for Jeep. It’s part of what built the CJ’s go-anywhere reputation and continues to have easy parts availability. Torquey and robust, this is the engine you want pulling through daily traffic or the worst slop Mother Nature can throw at you. The five-speed manual is great for driving in-town, and when the pavement ends, it works with the Dana 300 transfer case and feeds the seriously beefy axles at both ends. Tall gears and low range give it rock-crawling stability, and features like power steering and front disc brakes are great no matter where you’re driving.
Jeeps carry a certain kind of cool that makes them welcomed everywhere they go. So when you can find one with off-road ability AND in-town comfort, you have truly found a go-anywhere vehicle. And when it’s this affordable, you also know you need to act fast. Call today!!!