Join Date: Dec 2012
Location: Prescott, AZ & Nelson, WI
Before buying our '10, we looked at Grand Wagoneers. I've had 5 of these over the years, and being a mechanic, was able to keep them on the road. Our two dogs loved our last one, an '85 we bought out of New Mexico. Rust free, excellent interior, and after I converted it to EFI, using GM TBI parts, and an aftermarket wiring harness, it was totally reliable. However, even after the EFI conversion, 11mpg was all one could expect on the highway.
Wifey was not too happy to have to constantly stop and fill the 20 gallon tank. So, with much regret, we sold it. Made some good coin on it though!
After looking at a couple more GW's, in not so good condition, gave up on buying any more of those.
Our '10 Limited is great, wife can drive it, and I like it too! It's a dual purpose vehicle for us. One, it can maneuver up and down the dirt switchbacks at our place in northern Arizona. And two, we have a seasonal restaurant back in Wisconsin where we'll use it to haul in supplies.
Yesterday, took the dogs for a ride in the warm sun. Stopped off at a restaurant, and sat outside. Using the remote to pop up the rear window, the dogs couldn't have been any happier. Us too!