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Jeep Grand Cherokee, SUV
#145 of 146 05 JGC
Sep 07, 2004 (9:59 pm)
I live in Australia, and my folks drive a current JGC. Its not my kind of car, but I do have a soft spot for the thing and for Jeeps in general. I find the new 05 model a little underwhelming. Actually, From the shoulder line up, it could be a Range Rover, and the general proportions are very... universal-SUV. I know that somewhere, some purist at Daimler Chyrsler wanted to return to the parallel grille bars and pay homage to the headlights of the early Jeep models, but whatever happened to progress? To me, the front end of the 05 just ended up looking, well, a bit silly. The 99 shape is still one of the most expressive and distinctive SUV's out there. For me, that would make for a more pleasing basis of tradition than forcing 60 year old cues onto a modern design. Don't get me wrong, the 05 isn't a bad looking thing, but Jeep seems to be losing its 'Jeepness'. Without those seven slots, it could be anything.
Sep 15, 2004 (6:49 am)
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