[QUOTE=RedHotChiliDog;9944148]Jeep is taking the Wrangler and is adjusting it to all the soccer moms, not the few that actually use jeeps for what they're built for. I agree with how they should have a bare bones package ....
I too agree with the need for a bare bones package. If Jeep wants to make a luxury models with all the bells and whistles; thats great. But, they should also offer a package with manual door locks and windows, vinyl seats, no carpet, and no electronics. Not suggesting creating a whole new production line to make TJ's or YJ's, etc. Just make a bare basic Jeep.
However, I would love to see them do a retro version of the old CJ7. How many of you remember when doors were optional from the dealer. Yep, thats right, once upon a time Jeeps came from the dealer without doors. To me the CJ7 doorless and topless or a Bikini top at most is the classic Jeep look. Now, you rarely see a JK with the windows down, muchless topless or doorless.
I understand people have different taste and that is great. I appreciate the soccer mom types and suit & tie guys who support the Jeep brand by purchasing the product and never getting off the pavement. But, it would be nice if the R&D guys at Jeep would consider make a base vehicle. I guess we could all order the Quadratec CJ tub, front clip, and drive train and build our own brand new CJ from scratch (Thats an idea)
Anyway, like I always tell people; think about what you want your jeep to do and what you will use it for, then go out and purchase what makes you happy. As for me, I will continue to purchase Jeeps with Leaf springs and build them to my taste. Y'all have fun and keep on Jeepin and don't forget to wave back at me next time I wave