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McCahill’s Review of the Jeep Wagoneer

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In a comment from the post about the FC-150 review by Tom McCahill, Mike remembered seeing McCahill’s review about the Jeep Wagoneer. It didn’t take me long to find a cheap copy of the May 1966 issue (pg 87) that featured the surprisingly enthusiastic review of the Jeep.

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2 Comments on “McCahill’s Review of the Jeep Wagoneer

  1. Mike Finegan

    Thanks for posting this Dave, it was great to read after so many years. Tom McCahill was always critical about something, but not the Wagoneer. At the age of 15 back in 1966, That’s what impressed me as it does today. Tom always told it like it was; an endorsement from Tom McCahill, what more could you ask for.

  2. Bill

    Been there, done that – wasn’t so good. We were at Cape Hatteras on vacation, brand new Wagoneer (1971) tried the fishing on the breach with the Jeep thing. Tide was coming in, I thought I should move the Jeep higher, it promptly sank all 4 wheels. I have always worked on the premise when you have yourself in a hole, quit digging. I ran the the Coast Guard station and they came and pulled me out before the water came in. The mistake I made was I didn’t let the air out of the tires (sand is very fine and soft on that beach). Later at home the Jeep was making a noise – sounded like wheel bearings. I figured sand had gotten to them, I disassembled, they were fine. The noise – wind (like blowing on a Coke bottle) through the portable roof racks that I hadn’t taken off yet. Live and learn.

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