Screw the retro-inspired Moab pickup concepts. The Comanche is what Jeep should build.
We've seen some pretty fantastic apocalypse vehicles in our day. We've even owned one or two, but this particular Jeep Comanche tugs at our heart strings in all the right ways. Let's start with the basics: there's a stout 4.0-liter engine underhood hooked to a five-speed manual transmission, and while we wish this truck was four-wheel drive, the two-inch lift and oversize tires should help you overcome obstacles with enough momentum.
This '88 Comanche's got it all: "Anti-theft-grey" paint, one mismatched (and dented) door, custom "OUCH" spray-paint graphic on one side, Batman decal on the other, and a dog that hates riding in it. The ergonomics are lousy, the French cooling system (courtesy of the Jeep/AMC/Renault alliance) is flaky, and the Jeep smokes thanks to oil that leaks onto the exhaust manifold. We're also fans of the off-kilter rear bumper, which looks right at home here. A Jensen head unit ensures that the audio s