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Unread 08-03-2008, 02:53 PM   #16
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[QUOTE=Fargo;5504181]I would prefer to see Nissan own Jeep than Honda. Honda would scare me to death. They have no concept of niche vehicles. To them everything has to meet the demand of the masses. The Accord used to be a relatively small, fun to drive vehicle. Now its a big bulky appliance that reminds me of my fathers Buicks in the early 90's. Honda used to have fun cars, but fun doesn't sell. Bigger and more practical sells better. If Honda purchased Jeep they would likely drop the SWB Jeep and build the 4 door off of the Ridgeline unibody platform. I love Honda motors but the fun to drive quotient has left their product line.

You have probably never owned or driven their S2000. Having just sold my '06 for the same year Infiniti G35 coupe (wife wanted more room ) I can tell you it was a blast to drive. 2x the fun as my 03 Gt; with that vtec motor you can't beat it. Felt like a second motor came on board once you got the RPM's up. Now my 35 is almost as fun w/ about 65 more hp and a little more weight. I love imports; and from what I hear from a good friend in the Nissan Corp. the big three are on there way out.....the unions are killing them.

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Unread 08-09-2008, 08:44 PM   #17
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JEEP yall are all kidding yourselfs. Jeep is a name. Its not a company. For real FORD builds a ( JEEP ) in South America. Its called a Troller.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.au...reequarter.jpg


Even has a 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel too, with a factory snorkle.
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Unread 08-11-2008, 12:48 PM   #18
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JEEP yall are all kidding yourselfs. Jeep is a name. Its not a company. For real FORD builds a ( JEEP ) in South America. Its called a Troller.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.au...reequarter.jpg


Even has a 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel too, with a factory snorkle.
https://www.troller.com.br/
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Unread 08-11-2008, 07:43 PM   #19
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JEEP yall are all kidding yourselfs. Jeep is a name. Its not a company. For real FORD builds a ( JEEP ) in South America. Its called a Troller.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.au...reequarter.jpg


Even has a 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel too, with a factory snorkle.

I don't get it. Does this Troller share any of the same parts as a Jeep, or is it a knock-off?

I know that Israel builds the AIL Storm -- a Jeep, but I'm pretty sure that Chrysler still gets a little something for owning the Jeep name.
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Unread 08-17-2008, 12:13 AM   #20
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JEEP yall are all kidding yourselfs. Jeep is a name. Its not a company. For real FORD builds a ( JEEP ) in South America. Its called a Troller.

http://www.blogsmithmedia.com/www.au...reequarter.jpg


Even has a 4 cylinder Turbo Diesel too, with a factory snorkle.
do you really believe that Jeep is just a name? it really is a Jeep thing and you obviously dont understand. before WWI there was nothing like a Jeep anywhere in the world and even today, all the vehicles you say could be called 'jeeps' are just knock offs - cheap ones at that. ive driven a troller and they are nothing like Jeeps. the snorkel is only functional if you buy an extra accessory kit for it. it should just be called a troll. its garbage and there is NO following at all. its made very cheaply and has poor capabilities. id drive a 2wd kia sportage and out wheel a troller. do you think that if 2 people driving trollers would wave at each other when they passed by? i doubt that. it really is a trivial thing but i really hate when people say that a jeep is merely something you can take off road. a real Jeep is a unique vehicle and has been for over 60 years.
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Unread 08-26-2008, 04:02 AM   #21
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The thought of Jeep being owned by any of the Japanese companies scares me.
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Unread 09-16-2008, 07:23 AM   #22
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I vote jeep goes it alone, stops making crap like the compass, and brings back the xj(in non doodoo liberty form), and create nothing but XJ's And Wranglers.

Thats my jeep fantasy at least
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Unread 09-17-2008, 12:17 PM   #23
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I dunno, if Jeep was bought by Toyota, I could see that working out pretty well. Toyota has always sold to the off-roading market, and know enough not to f**k with established, popular models.

Personally, my fantasy would be to see Toyota buy Jeep, kill every model but the Cherokee (Which would be offered in models like the Cherokee and Grand Cherokee) and the Wrangler, put the gas V6, gas 3.0L I4 and diesel I4 from the Hilux (Best. Truck. Ever.) in the Wrangler and Cherokee and the 5.7L V8 as well for the Cherokee.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 03:41 PM   #24
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I dunno, if Jeep was bought by Toyota, I could see that working out pretty well. Toyota has always sold to the off-roading market, and know enough not to f**k with established, popular models.
4Runner getting bigger and bigger over the years, dropping solid front axles, coming out with an ugly modern version of the Land Cruiser, more and more electronics and luxury. No, Toyota doesn't mess with established popular models.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 07:03 PM   #25
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They're also not dumb enough to ignore market trends. Those models evolved to sell more. On the other hand, the Wrangler has consistently sold well without any major changes for 50 years.
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Unread 09-17-2008, 07:38 PM   #26
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wrangler, cherokee, comanche, grand cherokee*, grand comanche*. all jeep needs for its lineup to stand alone. o yeah and maybe a awd rally type car to meet mpg standards

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Unread 09-21-2008, 11:14 AM   #27
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if jeep was to be own by any japan motor compagny ,mitsubishi would be one of the best, if some of you ever drove a pajero you will agree , strong offroad machine, good looking to.
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Unread 09-22-2008, 12:35 PM   #28
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Don't worry folks. I just sent Chrysler a check for at least $20,000 profit this weekend. I'm thinking that is about what the profit was (or more) for the Challenger SRT8. Now we just need a few hundred thousand other people to do the same thing, and no more worries about Jeep being bought out.

Another thing to consider is that these vehicles are already built overseas, even if the parent company is in the USA. The Dodge Challenger is arguably one of the most "American" vehicles you can buy, and the window sticker says the transmission is made in Germany, the engine is made in Mexico, and the vehicle is assembled in Canada. Where are the Jeep Wrangler's made these days anyway?
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Unread 09-22-2008, 12:54 PM   #29
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Another thing to consider is that these vehicles are already built overseas, even if the parent company is in the USA. Where are the Jeep Wrangler's made these days anyway?

wrangler assembled in toledo ohio engine made in trenton michigan
auto trans made kokomo in
d-30 made in america by dana corp
nv-241 made in america be new venture

if you want american made and the profit to stay in america your have to shop for it!. the wrangler qualifies! mike
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Unread 09-22-2008, 09:50 PM   #30
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I have always said Jeep should be a company all by itself. It's Chrysler's crown jewel and you know what happens when you sell the jewel, you're left with just a head band.
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