• Nov 29, 2006
If you think going through the listings at Wagonmasters.com is akin to looking at porn, then have we ever got a RR of the Day for you. In 2002, Flickr user TennesseeWagon's requirements were simple: he wanted an all-original Grand Wagoneer with low miles, no rust, and in running condition. $2,500 and one sketchy used car salesman later, he had his ride. The white '88 Grand Wagoneer was the fulfillment of a dream, as he had coveted one of the classic luxo-SUVs ever since he first set eyes on one.

And the car remains with him today. TennesseeWagon hasn't made any mods or upgrades to the truck, as he wants to keep it as original as possible. After all, he says, it's perfect right out of the box, so why mess with it? All the work he's performed are standard repairs or cosmetic fixes.The big Jeep lives in the garage alongside a '98 Wrangler that acts as a daily driver. If TennesseeWagon needs to tow his boat (which he says you can't even see behind the Wagoneer) or haul a bunch of friends, the 360 V8 gets fired up and out it goes.

Some rides remain stylish forever. This is one of them, and it was an easy pick for today's Reader Ride of the Day. Follow the jump for two more shots of it.

As mentioned previously, we won't be having a theme for this week's RR of the Day, but next week, it's on. Submit your turbocharged and supercharged vehicles to our Flickr pool by following the directions after the jump. We want to see them all, whether it's a home-brewed Civic hatch or a modded Cummins diesel, all are welcome
during Forced Induction Week.




How to submit to RR of the Day:
Create a
Flickr account if you don't already have one. Search for and join the group called 'Autoblog RR of the Day'. Upload up to three photos of your ride to your own account at a size no larger than 450 pixels wide if possible and include as much information about it and yourself as possible. Even if your ride is sweet, it will not be chosen if there's not a lot of info accompanying it. Click on each photo and just above the picture it will say "Send to group". Click that and select the Autoblog group. You're done, that's it!


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      • 8 Years Ago
      Aaah...when men were men, and you could still get wood grain trim!
      • 8 Years Ago
      The Wagoneer reeks "old money."

      I live in an area where there are lots of folks whose bank accounts are so hefty they defy the comprehension of peasants like me (and probably you). But you'll never see them driving to the local mom 'n' pop in a Porsche Cayenne; they all own the stealthmobiles of the perennially wealthy and the Jeep Wagoneer is the gold standard of the breed.

      Wagoneers, fifteen-year-old Benz TD wagons, and built-like-a-brick Toyota Landcruisers are the secret handshakes that simplify the social interactions of the coupon clippers of the world. Anybody can stop off at the LL Bean Discount store and walk out looking like they're loaded; very few people, other than those that don't have to prove anything, have the self-worth to drive one of these arks.
      • 8 Years Ago
      greatest ride ever. I myself drive a 1990 Navy Blue Grand Wagoneer daily
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's pretty cynical, #10. Not saying you're wrong, but I prefer to congratulate the owner on his/her good taste. If the owner _is_ wealthy, then the owner had lots of other choices and picked well.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Gorgeous. I just sold my 89 a few weeks back, and boy did that hurt. I'd love to get my hands on another original one day. Got my vote.
      • 8 Years Ago
      In my opinion, an SUV should always look like it's ready to plow through a brick wall. Otherwise, what's the point to owning one?
      • 8 Years Ago
      Huh. Family pack of Bud. Never thought of it that way. And is that a Virginia plate?

      Nah, won't go there :)

      Nice Jeep.
      • 8 Years Ago
      That's nice! Clean and functional.
      • 8 Years Ago
      Clean and simple. I like it.
      • 8 Years Ago
      #10 . . . I agree with you, Garibaldi. I've noticed the same thing in my old hometown.
      • 8 Years Ago
      No way. The Jeep Commander kicks and owns. Take one out. I did. What a great ride and such power. Plus, the visual design is not 30 years old.

      Stoneman
      http://www.stonemanautoreview.com
      • 8 Years Ago
      a jeep SJ !!!!
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