Offer a diesel engine
take mirror off doors
remove carpet and add line-x
want split rear seat, so half seat could be lower for cargo
like more payload and to tow more
want push out windshield for off road cooling,like the old jeeps had
want taller tires
want option lockers
want steel bumper option
want better trains cooler
want better hood hold down
want insulated hard top
wand hard top higher in rear, or land rover hard top look
want soft top higher in rear
All this is what i want in my JK
1. Seperate from Crystler go to GM as parent company. Utilize GM motor equivalent for all models.
2. Wrangler - Drop the 4 door. 3.7L V6 standard, optional 5.7L, 6.0L and 6.4L V8 options. base model and up get auto windows, locks, and mirrors like the current sarah's.
3. Grand Cherokee - keep as is, it's new.
4. Liberty - replace name with Cherokee and base on the current jk 4 door Wrangler without a removable top.
5. Patriot - Keep the same, I have one....its a nice little DD
6. Compass - Dead
7. Truck - Use JK 2 door as base idea with same engine options for wranglers.
8. Wrangler/Cheerokee/Truck - all get rubicon edition. Rubicons get 5.7L V8 standard option 6.0L and 6.4L.
Almost everything you said, only not drop the 4 door. I like the 4 door a lot especially when its lifted and has bigger tires. I would drop the 2 door if anything, its FUGLY if you ask me. I feel like im the only one that believes that though haha.
3. Wagoneer / Muscle truck "Honcho" or "Gladiator".
Still sticking to V8's in the 2 trucks offered in 2 versions . . . The reason for the Baby grand and 4dr wrangler to co-exist is you have 2 options for tiny SUV a car-ish one and a truck-ish one.
The grand would the luxury SUV as where the Waggy would be the family SUV . . . The trucks would be your tow rigs / toy haulers lil'truck would be your ATV/Sled towing rig and the Big truck would be Race car / Wheeling Rig towing unit.
Yet when unloaded both trucks will slam ya back in the seat smoke the tires and rocket 0-75+mph.
This all if Chrysler said "here is Jeep do as you wish" I would also do the pickups like a Viper type I wouldn't exactly stock a ton of them 2 of each at every dealership . . . Now if I were to "Own" Jeep I'd have a different plan.
Jeep Compass: Fiat Panda Cross-based mini-SUV, about the size of the old Suzuki Samauri. Preferably convertible, but not mandatory.
That, or something closer to the concept, an AWD wagon about the size of the Caliber to compete with the Subaru Outback and such. Give it a turbocharged SRT-4 version as a rally-type car. 2L diesel, 2.4L and 2.4L Turbo engines.
Jeep Patriot: Basically the same as the 2011s. Upgraded World Engine, rework the suspension for a bit more travel and offer FDII on the manual, and replace the CVT with the 8- or 9-speed auto. 2L diesel and 2.4L engines.
Jeep Cherokee: Wrangler Unlimited-based mid-size, basically a recreation of the old Cherokee, just BOF now. 3L diesel, 3.6L V6.
Jeep Wrangler/Unlimited: same as it is, just with new engines and a better automatic. 3L diesel, 3.6L V6.
Jeep Grand Cherokee:same as is now.
Jeep Gladiator: Stretched Unlimited wheelbase, single-cab and a pickup bed. Basically the same as the concept. 3L diesel, 3.6L V6.
Though I agree with the ORIGINAL Compass concept. Making it into a Rally AWD vehicle would be pretty awesome.
With fuel jumping to $ 5.00 and above, offer me one of those Jeep Panda's. that list for around $15,000 and gets 38 mpg ,also give me off road tires as standard , and that 1.3 turbo diesel that gets over 60 mpg, would be a nice option for me to consider.
I don't know if anyone has posted this like, but it is interesting: open top Panda based Jeep (interestingly about the size of the ORIGINAL Jeep-- time to get back to roots)
Yep times have changed, Ya use to be to go farm n fleet or tire shop they would have them Biasply Mud lugers or the bias Snow grips some times both . . . There hasn't been a tire shop that has stocked them in 10yrs and could no longer order them 2yrs ago.
Its been long enough none of you may even remember the tires in which I refer too
I think this "Street Jeep" movement isn't just Jeep that has gotten "tamed" Jeep was the last to "street up" Now people are taking Notice ? ? ? I saw this coming 10yrs ago ! ! What once was ain't no more !
I got a flat on my CJ2A and needed to replace the tube. I figured, probably a tire store might have it or get it quickly. No go. Finally had to mail order... they are still made but no tire dealer would even try to get one.
[I was already driving when radials first went mainstream in the late 60s. I put a set on my Sunbeam Alpine and was amazed at how much better the radials were at handling concrete road seams, on the bias plies every time I changed lanes across a seam the car would jump sideways.]