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Unread 08-05-2010, 09:54 PM   #46
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Nope it wasn't at a lot, it was Jeep night at the Chrysler museum and one of the workers brought it up there and parked it right in front of the steps of the museum, wide open so I jumped in. Had a nice feel to it. I honestly don't remember even looking at the front bumper, if I would have known that people were wondering I definitely would have checked it out. It did have the matching painted hard top. It was smooth like a body panel, not textured like the old tops. I just wonder how that interior will hold up for the people who wheel with the doors and top off, especially with all the nice electrical gadgets inside

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Unread 08-06-2010, 04:16 PM   #47
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Nope it wasn't at a lot, it was Jeep night at the Chrysler museum and one of the workers brought it up there and parked it right in front of the steps of the museum, wide open so I jumped in. Had a nice feel to it. I honestly don't remember even looking at the front bumper, if I would have known that people were wondering I definitely would have checked it out. It did have the matching painted hard top. It was smooth like a body panel, not textured like the old tops. I just wonder how that interior will hold up for the people who wheel with the doors and top off, especially with all the nice electrical gadgets inside
My thoughts exactly. I like the interior but it seems like it belongs in a Grand Cherokee or Liberty or something. Maybe it uses waterproof electricity.
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Unread 08-06-2010, 05:35 PM   #48
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My thoughts exactly. I like the interior but it seems like it belongs in a Grand Cherokee or Liberty or something. Maybe it uses waterproof electricity.
I hear what your saying. Having experienced jeeps for almost 20 years through various family friends this things a freakin cadillac comparatively speaking.

For me personally the new amenities satisfy the comfort seeking old man in me while maintaining enough of the jeep ride(feel) to buy again. If I did plan on taking it off road i wouldnt even consider a Sahara purely out of guilt. Not for financial reasons, but rather out of disgust in ruining what is a respectably comfortable interior.

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Unread 08-06-2010, 06:19 PM   #49
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My thoughts exactly. I like the interior but it seems like it belongs in a Grand Cherokee or Liberty or something. Maybe it uses waterproof electricity.
Ya I was thinking the same too, it does look like it belongs in either vehicle

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I hear what your saying. Having experienced jeeps for almost 20 years through various family friends this things a freakin cadillac comparatively speaking.

For me personally the new amenities satisfy the comfort seeking old man in me while maintaining enough of the jeep ride(feel) to buy again. If I did plan on taking it off road i wouldnt even consider a Sahara purely out of guilt. Not for financial reasons, but rather out of disgust in ruining what is a respectably comfortable interior.

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It seems they have a new marketing audience with the Wranglers now. Most of the drivers I see driving JK's now are older/don't look like they buy it to wheel with, more just as the fun of having a big convertible vehicle. Like I said, I love the TJ and don't care too much about comfort and an occasional headache that comes with driving it lol
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Unread 08-06-2010, 06:25 PM   #50
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European spec Wrangler. Check the photos of this 2009 Euro Wrangler:
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The front bumper that wraps up into the front fender is because of the pedestrian safety laws over there. That's also where the awful plastic bumper comes from.
How does that extra 2" of plastic help a pedestrian being smashed by a Jeep?
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Unread 08-06-2010, 06:26 PM   #51
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haha ya, does it scoop them up and they sit on it for the ride after you hit them??
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Unread 08-06-2010, 07:18 PM   #52
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Like I said, I love the TJ and don't care too much about comfort and an occasional headache that comes with driving it lol
I have 2 TJ's so you can guess which model Wrangler I prefer....that said, I would argue that a TJ interior is actually nicer looking than a 2007-2010 JK interior, and its certainly less succeptible to scratches. I actually like this new JK interior - it'll look a bit more utilitarian in all black and without the silver accents that are undoubtedly part of the Sahara package. At least all the surface grains/textures are more natural/leather like vs. the wierd techno and checkerboard grains found in the 2010 and earlier models.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:01 AM   #53
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How does that extra 2" of plastic help a pedestrian being smashed by a Jeep?
I don't know the specs but those pedestrian impact laws state a certain amount of space between the hood and anything underneath it for crush space. One reason front ends are getting taller. Also hoods edges now roll down to the fenders instead of hood and fender meeting horizontally. This can be seen on the redesign between the concept Chevy Volt and the production one. I guess the bumper wrapping up into the fender keeps an arm or leg from rubbing on the tire.
I never said the law made sense.
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Unread 08-09-2010, 09:17 AM   #54
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As the owner of 2 2010 JKs (a 2dr and 4dr), this interior is gross...the point of the Wrangler is not to be cushy and plush...I like the door panels a little as they remind me of the TJ for some reason...if you want comfort, go buy a Grand Cherokee
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Unread 08-09-2010, 11:59 AM   #55
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I see a lot of comments on here about the new interior and electronics. Are there new electronics on the 2011's that were not availible on the 07-10???
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Unread 08-09-2010, 02:08 PM   #56
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I see a lot of comments on here about the new interior and electronics. Are there new electronics on the 2011's that were not availible on the 07-10???
Not really. There's a 115v power outlet under the arm rest on some models. A switch for power mirrors on the center console. Some more switches on the steering wheel. And the climate controls are different. No idea if they're more or less water proof than the old switches.

Otherwise it's the same.
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Unread 08-10-2010, 08:39 PM   #57
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Unread 08-11-2010, 09:28 AM   #58
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I just thumbed through the '11 owner's manual...auto a/c option? i may have power locks and windows in my Unlimited, but this is getting rediculous...least my Mountain is pure and simple
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Unread 08-11-2010, 11:54 AM   #59
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Couple of interesting things…

Looks like the Wrangler will have the Garmin Nav w/ Bluetooth streaming Media (430N/RHB) as the top end offering and not the 730N system (RER)

Also, steering wheel volume control is located BEHIND the steering wheel…think this is the first vehicle I’ve ever seen with vc in that location.
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Couple of interesting things…

Looks like the Wrangler will have the Garmin Nav w/ Bluetooth streaming Media (430N/RHB) as the top end offering and not the 730N system (RER)

Also, steering wheel volume control is located BEHIND the steering wheel…think this is the first vehicle I’ve ever seen with vc in that location.
My dads 01 wj has behind the wheel vc
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