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Apr 13, 2002 (3:50 pm)
I agree. It is good to see they are making a "Rubicon Ready" Wrangler. I would like to see different packages offered to customize from highway to expedition
Jul 20, 2002 (5:31 pm)
I think Jeep needs to have different packages available. Trail ready package, Highway/City package and a combo package. I know it would be pricey for DC but heck i drive 99.99% on city streets and highways. I would not even mind seeing a front wheel drive jeep... I know the hardcore jeepers would just die if this happened....
#4 of 21 A highway Ready Jeep
Jul 24, 2002 (5:42 am)
You need to by the Liberty if you want a Highway ready Jeep. The Wrangler was never built or intended to be a comfortable highway vehicle.
Dec 28, 2003 (8:38 pm)
How come you guys aren't excited about the Rescue or the 15" longer Wrangler? Ok, I know why you don't want longer approach angles on a Wrangler, but....
Apr 14, 2004 (8:29 am)
My roommate got the jeep willy's limited production model... and guess what.... it sucked. The only differences were that it had a specific green paint job, rocker panels, different fenders, and decals (which by the way peel off in a week. He was so disappointed with the pile, that he brought it back and bought a rubicon.
Steve is right, if jeep wants to do something right. they would actually start pushing some of their concept vehicles into production. And btw, the scrambler looked horrendous. When I first saw it, I thought some one sent me a joke website. If you want a sweet looking "scrambler" get a Brute from AEV Conversions. Maybe if jeep could buy the design and produce it at a lower cost (they haven't released the price yet but its going to be in the mid 30's) people would start coming back to their product line. Owning a jeep is like a sick addiction.... so it's sad to think that they are losing it.
#7 of 21 Wrangler Unlimited 2004? Or 2005? Rescue?
May 10, 2004 (1:09 am)
I'm thinking of buying an Wrangler Unlimited, but not sure if I should wait until 05 models come out.
Anyone know when 05 Jeeps will be on showroom floors?
Will there even be an Unlimited model in 05?
Will it be available with manual 5-speed tranny?
Anyone out there have anything to say about the 04 Unlimited?
And how about that Rescue ... where can get some info ... like price?
I know ... a lot of questions! Thanks for any/all help.
#8 of 21 Wrangler Unlimited 2005
Jun 05, 2004 (8:24 pm)
will offer a 5-speed MT according to July issue of Car and Driver. Eric
#9 of 21 AEV-Conversions BRUTE
Jun 07, 2004 (8:55 am)
Anyone know when this beast is supposed to come out? What its pricing is supposed to be? I sent an email to AEV asking them some questions about the vehicle but got no response. DAMMIT i want SOMETHING out of someone....
To compare the two, there is the RESCUE which is a bit big for my taste but I could very well manage. 600tq! As long as it averaged 20+ mpg and didn't cost over 35k I'd be happy
Second there is the BRUTE..with the hemi. too much good stuff to say about this. It's AWESOME.
The only similarities between these two trucks is that they are undeniably geared towards extreme off road use and they are products derived from Jeep. Sweet. I think I like the rescue a bit better because: it's got the diesel, seating for 6 and 4 doors. The downside of the rescue is that its HUGE. Who needs another H2 sized vehicle on the road. If the rescue is produced at the same size as its concept I would probably have to go with the BRUTE. Then again the Rescue may never be produced.....so the BRUTE would win by default.
#10 of 21 Next Jeep Wrangler- if there is one
Jun 23, 2004 (1:27 pm)
The Wrangler has always been a good selling model, but it is about time for a new one, and there is no redesign in sight. Chrysler can't afford to lose this one.
Suggestions for a new Wrangler by 2006:
size- widen it by at least a foot or two, and raise the roof a few inches. The length for all models should be that of the Unlimited.
styling- cues from the new Grand Cherokee would be nice. For the hard top models, a rear hatch with a power window similar to the one on the previous generation 4runner.
Doors- real doors, maybe even four of them
seats- real bucket seats would be nice. Nothing fancy, just something a little comfy. move the seats back in the front and the rear, the cargo space you lose will be given back by the added height and width.
fit and finish- make the car visualy appealing. integrate a useful center console.
audio- you don't need a cd changer, but teens do buy this car. Good system with mp3 player.
engine- definitely a bigger engine, a powerful V6 for high end models would be great
ride- make it bearable on pavement, independent suspension would be great.
tranny- 4 or 5 speed auto
for the higher end models- leather seats, sunroof, navi system.
up-to-date styling inside is a big thing. Not necesarily wood trim everywear, just somethign that actually looks new
AWD ALL THE TIME ON EVERYTHING
Jeep can offer this for a base price of 20K or so, and a more luxurious model for 25K. Jeep can make this a capable yet practical car and not take away too much from the Liberty if the work at it.
#11 of 21 Re: Next Jeep Wrangler- if there is one [steven2 #10]
Jun 24, 2004 (6:50 am)
I think you need a solid rear axle for serious off roading. Independent suspension would just alienate much of the hard core off roaders.