Originally Posted by Cirruslydakota
Everyone these days wants a soft touch dashboard, power everything, technology galore, and 30mpg with 300+ horsepower and the XJ was NEVER any of those things. If they would have turned the XJ into all those things core jeepers would be complaining about it becoming too soft which is exactly what the Liberty was, and we all know how that turned out.
I wouldn't go that far, many people would be more accurate.
soft touch dashboard - Don't care, as long as the dash holds the gauges, switches, radio, hvac controls in decent positions I don't care what it is made of.
power everything, technology galore - Hate this stuff, it all eventually breaks and adds massive amounts of weight to the vehicle.
30mpg - Don't care about MPG, never have never will, performance and reliability is far more important to me. I can't stand all the gas mileage "crap" on newer vehicles: small turbo charged engines (most of these do little for fuel mileage, decrease reliability and increase maintenance costs exponentially) , Cylinder deactivation [aka: MDS] (I really hate this, if I wanted a 4 cyl I would have bought one, if I buy a V8 I want a V8), low bumpers/air dams on 4WD vehicles (just something to damage/rip off when going off-road), low rolling resistance tires (no grip, these slip and slide all over the place), etc.
300+ horsepower - Not that would be nice, though not as vital in a jeep as a car (however I would never say no to more power).
Granted I may be in the minority now but not everyone wants this stuff.