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Unread 10-07-2011, 06:45 AM   #1
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I'd like to see

a Jeep competitor to the Subaru Impreza WRX hatchback. I want all-wheel drive, turbo-charged 4-cyl., lightweight, Jeep hard edged retro styling, minimalist options. This wouldn't be a hard-core off-road rig, but an all-purpose, do-it-all daily driver.

Does Jeep have anything in the works that even vaugely resembles that description?????????

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Unread 10-07-2011, 08:24 AM   #2
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The upcoming Fiat based Compass and Liberty replacements might be right up your alley. Probably won't be retro styled though.
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Unread 10-08-2011, 04:27 PM   #3
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Wait for about 2013. The upcoming mini-Jeep is going to be aiming squarely at the new Mini Coutryman, and the styling is taking heavy hints from the Wrangler and the Countryman-based Mini Beachcomber concept.

Expect FWD/AWD, respectable but not amazing ground clearance (For its class), a diesel engine and 40-ish MPG.
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Unread 10-12-2011, 01:06 AM   #4
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Ive suggested this myself. The Caliber SRT-4 had about 285 hp from the factory (before you start tweaking it) and paird with the Compass' awd and the Rallye kit wouldve made for a a badass rally car. AND it wouldve meant for a respectable Compass...
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Unread 10-13-2011, 12:57 PM   #5
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You know a while ago I posted something like this. The guys over in the JK section basicly made fun of the idea and talked down on me from their 4 door JKU's

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Smart business for Jeep would be to take the Compass or Patriot and turn it into a Rally car. Now there is an untapped market that could compete with the WRX or Evo.
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right, because in order to compete with the wrx, as a rally car, Jeep would have to completely rebrand - that's an easy, inexpensive, and realistic task.
We aren't talking about hypotheticals here...we're talking about 5 model years of success, an already proven good choice.
I'm still in awe that the guy who thinks JKUs are dumb and a horrible choice wants to use a compass as a rally car
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Unread 10-13-2011, 10:20 PM   #6
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Wait, so you think a Jeep rally car is somehow more appropriate to be a Jeep than a 4-door Wrangler?
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Unread 10-14-2011, 08:38 AM   #7
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In my opinion, yes. A CJ/Wrangler style as been 2 doors for over 60 years. I understand why they made them and why people buy them but it doesn't make me agree with the decision. A rally style Jeep would just be another off-road type vehicle niche to fill.
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Unread 10-14-2011, 11:41 AM   #8
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Ya guys, I think Jeep is really missing a significant segment of the market. And a tough rallye car could really align itself well with the Jeep off-road reputation.
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Unread 10-24-2011, 08:05 PM   #9
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(i should read more before posting woops)
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