Welcome to Craigslist Crapshoot, our weekly search for the most bizarre, awesome, and/or terrible vehicles that the online classifieds has to offer.
Wranglers aren’t just jeans, they’re also Jeeps, and that’s what we wen’t looking for last week, Wranglers and CJs, all for under five-grand. We’ll what’s off the road and on the table in a sec, but first this week’s quest.
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Got that? Good, now let’s talk about a heap ‘o Jeeps!
Who knew there were so many cheap Jeeps out there? Let’s start up North as Spin found us a crazy rock-hopper in Canada with a guy driving it that looks like an angry Putin. Heading south a bit we got a creepy-cool M170, found by mdharrell. If you refuse to let rain nor snow nor dark of night get in your way, then maybe you’d like the very stylish DJ5 that was offered up by Fuhrman16. That one was even left-hand drive, which I don’t think I’ve ever seen before as I’ve only ever seen these as mail carriers.
Our big winner came from Jofes2, and engendered all kinds of jokes about “going commando.” By the way, was “going commando” even a thing before everyone’s favorite episode of Friends? Whatever the original source, the 1984 Jeep Commando offered a funky top, a 2800-cc Perkins Diesel engine, too-far apart headlights and a 4,000-euro price. It gained the most up-votes and wins our little Jeepscapade.
Congrats to Jofes2, and thank you all for your excellent contributions. Now, let’s go and plot a Coupe.