When your favorite fiction authors write about cars, do they get the details correct? (Part 2)

1988 Jeep Grand Wagoneer c small

Koontz gives no clarification of what Jeep model is involved in his novel Lightning, except that it is a "Jeep wagon".  His use of tailpipes (plural) hints at a V-8 engine, making us believe he was thinking of a Grand Wagoneer (other Jeep models only offered 4- or 6-cylinder engines).  However, neither the Grand Wagoneer nor any models from Jeep were available with a factory dual exhaust option during the 1980s, so that imagined detail proves inconclusive.

Koontz gives no clarification of what Jeep model is involved in his novel Lightning, except that it is a “Jeep wagon”. His use of tailpipes (plural) hints at a V-8 engine, making us believe he was thinking of a Grand Wagoneer (other Jeep models only offered 4- or 6-cylinder engines). However, neither the Grand Wagoneer nor any models from Jeep were available with a factory dual exhaust option during the 1980s, so that imagined detail proves inconclusive.

Bookmark the permalink.