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Jun 24, 2004 (7:47 am)
Jeep Willies concept would be a good direction. One thing I do think they absolutely need to do in the near future is to introduce a different engine lineup. The 4cyl 2.5 has got to go. What they should do is introduce a lower displacement v6 that has much better fuel efficiency compared to the current 4.0 v6. This would provide a fuel efficient jeep that can actually climb a hill without losing speed. Its ridiculous that a major auto maker thinks its appropriate for a driver to have to drive in the "truck lane" while ascending a long hill.
Additionally, they should drop a diesel into a wrangler. HELLO....fuel efficient AND gobs of torque? Or, why not a V8? Maybe produce something that will squash the rubicon? ~Begin Rant~ Why, because they are probably getting some sweet "incentives" from the aftermarket companies to keep them plain... So that us jeepers have to buy a jeep thats to plain to stand, and outfit it with thousands of dollars worth of accessories. ~End Rant~
Maybe next year they'll drop a bomb on us and pull the sheets off of something cool at a auto show. Maybe.
#14 of 21 Jeep Gladiator
Nov 19, 2004 (2:42 pm)
Saw pictures of Jeep Gladiator concept. What are the chances they build this one especially with a diesel? I think it is just a tease.
#15 of 21 Jeep Gladiator
Nov 21, 2004 (2:56 pm)
Fans of this vehicle have to let Jeep know that they will buy it if they build it. There is no other vehicle on the North American market that fills this product void. Over 2 years ago I asked Jeep to build this vehicle for people with the following needs- #1 A heavy duty Wrangler/Scrambler type vehicle with a diesel and true pick-up cargo room. #2 A durable interior/exterior for construction/forestry type use. #3 An affordable price point.
To date the only offerings in the traditional pick-up category are not sufficient for this type of use. Consider the overall weight and size of today's full size pick-ups. Their opulent interiors reminiscent of luxury sedans, thirsty engines, and expensive price tags. These vehicles are more highway hauler than bush buster.
Thank-you Jeep and congratulations on having the first vehicle to fill this market gap. Please build it and satisfy all those out there who have needed a vehicle like this for a long time.
#16 of 21 Re: Jeep Gladiator [kosmos]
Nov 22, 2004 (2:51 pm)
I second , third and fourth that!!!! Jeep has offered the CJ/YJ in pick up and extended versions in other parts of the world and with diesel engines for decades. We have always been left out. I know I am in a minority when I say but Jeep needs to get back to its roots with the wrangler and its off shoots... The first thing to come out of mine was the carpet and the cloth seats... I have to have hose able interior. I can't wait for the Gladiator... I hope they even keep the name... everyone remember the 60's full size Gladiator pick ups?
I hope the diesel makes it... and with the 6 speed manual tranny!
Is Jeep able to build a "Jeep"?
#17 of 21 Re: Jeep Gladiator [chrisducati]
Nov 23, 2004 (1:31 pm)
Amen! Build something with the same goals as were used in creating the humvee (reliable,repairable,powerful) but in a smaller package (jeep size or maybe a smidge bigger).
Or, I could just go out and buy the American Expedition Vehicles Jeep BRUTE with the hemi upgrade. If you haven't seen it...its insane.
#18 of 21 Re: Jeep Gladiator [mnmatches]
Apr 10, 2005 (1:03 pm)
I drive a VW Jetta TDI myself and have been looking at the Jeep Wrangler for a while now to supplement my needs for a rugged off road vehicle, and now with the advent of the turbo diesel powered Jeep Gladiator I'll look no further. Plus I'm very excited about the growing popularity in the use of bio-diesel as being a cleaner renewable source of fuel.