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#36052 of 37030 Re: New> [imidazol97]
Feb 23, 2013 (11:13 am)
I think it might be some kind of reaction to the goofy stuff coming out of Toyota and Nissan lately. I also do get a dose of Fiat in it, who has a history of sometimes being wacky, themselves. It's essentially a Liberty, which was never very rough and tumble. I guess this thing will show how much image drives sales.
#36053 of 37030 Re: New> [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 23, 2013 (11:34 am)
Jeep fans will insist that it have round headlights too.
#36054 of 37030 Re: New> [ateixeira]
Feb 23, 2013 (12:57 pm)
The overall shape of that thing isn't too bad, but that front-end looks like it's trying to be 4 or 5 different vehicles, all at once!
Feb 23, 2013 (1:26 pm)
#36056 of 37030 Re: Brochure art> [andys120]
Feb 23, 2013 (1:35 pm)
Mid 70s Maserati Quattroporte. Look at the weird headlight wipers. You're not German, stop trying
(I won't even mention those wipers...oops)
#36057 of 37030 Re: New> [steve_]
Feb 23, 2013 (1:36 pm)
You're probably right about that. The lights on the thing will be a stumbling block for their sheer oddity, too.
#36058 of 37030 Re: Brochure art> [fintail]
Feb 23, 2013 (2:06 pm)
Yup, that's the 1974-78 Maserati Quattroporte II which was built on a Citroen SM chassis and featured some of the weirdness inherent in Citroens.
#36059 of 37030 Re: New> [fintail]
Feb 23, 2013 (2:08 pm)
The lights on the thing will be a stumbling block for their sheer oddity, too.
Screwy lights don't seem to hurt Juke sales.
#36060 of 37030 Re: New> [andys120]
Feb 23, 2013 (2:26 pm)
The Juke is a freakshow all-round, the Jeep is pretty normal other than that lighting arrangement.
#36061 of 37030 Re: New> [fintail]
by steve_ HOST
Feb 23, 2013 (3:11 pm)
Yeah, I've already read a couple of comments about the new Cherokee and how it's not a "real" Jeep without round lights.
People forget that some Jeeps have had square lights before though - one of the CJ/YJ flavors iirc.
(The whole "Jeep" thang begs the other question - many people didn't think the Liberty was a "real" Jeep either).