Join Date: Mar 2002
Location: Crestview, Florida
I'll backup what Bob said, I have a 1990 with the 258, and it's my daily driver with over 135,000 miles on it so far and about 1/4 quart of oil consumption between changes. I will say that you need to be at least a little bit mechanically inclined because that Carter can be a pain to get tuned just right, but mine runs great and it's really not that bad temperature or noise-wise with the hardtop on. Don't know what kind of price range you're talking, but parts, etc. are quite reasonable and if you can get a good deal on it, you can probably get your money back out of it if you decide that it's just not for you. Mine has the later AX-15 transmission, so you might want to ask some of these other guys about that earlier Peugeot transmission, which I believe is what you will be getting.
Currently an '86 CJ-7 and a '77 CJ-7 Golden Eagle---#4 and 5 following a '01 Sahara, '90 Sahara, and '85 CJ-7....