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Unread 05-02-2012, 11:09 AM   #1
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Jeep jumps on the Chinese dragon wagon

Looks like Jeep is taking full advantage of China's year of the dragon and is at least putting out concepts for this slightly-more-than-sticker-package JK. But I do have to say it does generally look better than most other half-a**ed sticker packages they've recently come out with. *cough* lizards stickers *cough*
http://www.conceptcarz.com/z21428/Je...n-Concept.aspx

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Unread 05-02-2012, 12:23 PM   #2
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Pretty sweet looking graphics. However, I've always been wary of getting "special editions" like this. While they may seem cool now, how will they age?

I went through a similar process when shopping for my new Wrangler. They had one in "Crush" that I really liked, but I had to think to myself..."Okay, you're going to be 38 this year. 10 years from now are you still going to be able to rock a bright orange Jeep?" Deep down I don't even think I could have rocked in now. :/

That being said, if I was a young kid this might be something I'd be all over. Sure looks cool.
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Unread 05-04-2012, 04:05 PM   #3
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Any bets on the first mods people do to it? With the demographic they're aiming at, i'll wager it'll be overpriced, does nothing for performance, fart can mufflers
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Unread 05-04-2012, 08:07 PM   #4
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Any bets on the first mods people do to it? With the demographic they're aiming at, i'll wager it'll be overpriced, does nothing for performance, fart can mufflers
I don't know. They might pull those tires and rims off and put some ridiculously giant rims with teeny tiny tires on it. Actually, that could work out pretty nicely...
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Unread 05-05-2012, 09:58 PM   #5
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Take away the fog and backlighting and let us see in bright daylight. Might look like a** then.
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Unread 05-08-2012, 12:34 AM   #6
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Wellll....

Gold highlites look like ***.

And just what the F does a chinese dragon have to do with an AMERICAN truck? Why is Jeep kissing the *** of the chinese with something like this?!?!?!

If Jeep wants to do a 'special edition', then why not resurrect the stars and stripes 'Super Jeep' and give it a Hemi, 4" lift, and those torq thrust style wheels from the Pork Chop concept? Or bring back the Renegade package to the Wrangler and do something similar?

Ricer Jeep: FAIL.
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Pretty sweet looking graphics. However, I've always been wary of getting "special editions" like this. While they may seem cool now, how will they age?

I went through a similar process when shopping for my new Wrangler. They had one in "Crush" that I really liked, but I had to think to myself..."Okay, you're going to be 38 this year. 10 years from now are you still going to be able to rock a bright orange Jeep?" Deep down I don't even think I could have rocked in now. :/

That being said, if I was a young kid this might be something I'd be all over. Sure looks cool.
Im 38 also, and my TJ is bright yellow. I could rock the h3ll out of a bright orange Jeep, and my guess is so could you if decide that's just how its gonna be!
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You are only as old as you act. LOL
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All 2013 model Cadillacs to be built in China...why the freak did we bailout the auto industry?!
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All 2013 model Cadillacs to be built in China...why the freak did we bailout the auto industry?!
Um, no? GM's Chinese ventures will be building Cadillacs in China, to be sold in China, but the American market Cadillacs will be built in, surprise-surprise, North America still. They're also building certain Euro-market models in Russia, too. The only Cadillacs they're building in China at all are Chinese-market ATSes and CTSes

The CTS, SRX and ATS are being built in Lansing, Michigan, the XTS will be build in Oshawa, Ontario and the Escalade will continue to be made in Arlingon, Texas and Silao, Mexico.

I really wish people would do the 15 minutes of basic research before ragging on the auto industry bailout. It'd save a lot of people from spouting off incorrect garbage,
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You missed the point...and in turn, spouted an raged out a bunch of useless geographical data-points.

My point:
We (the American taxpayer) saved General Motors & Chrysler from bankruptcy and ruin with $80 BILLION of our money. Now they in turn are shrinking their interests in America while aggressively pursing all Chinese ventures. If you did maybe 5 min of research you'd find that out.

Here's a video explaining in greater detail:

Btw marauder you sound angry, are you?
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Unread 05-24-2012, 05:41 PM   #12
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GM sells in China because the Chinese buy GMs. They build in China because of the difficulties of importing vehicles into China.

This is nothing new. Almost every major manufacturer does the exact same thing in China.

Wanna know why GM is investing in Chinese-market research and sales? Because they're the ones actually buying GM's cars. They dominate the market there.

R&D has moved to China (Not in majority, though-most GM engineers are based in North America) because North America is critically short of automobile engineers.

There's no big conspiracy here-GM's just following the money and talent. And it's in China. Yet, most GM manufacturing, research, employees and money flow through North America.

As for letting it bail out-the domino effect would have completely destroyed the industry. Every major parts supplier relies on GM. It would have lead to a complete collapse of the auto parts supplier market. Putting every GM employee out of work would have put a lot more than $80 billion in strain on the social security market.
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I wonder why the Chinese buy GMs and not Chinese made cars? Maybe they are being given an "incentive" to buy them? Like the incentive of buying a GM and not getting a bayonet in the back? Hmmmm... Kind of like the government driving up the price of oil is an "incentive" to buy a Chevy Volt. Hell, Ford had to spend 760 million of it's own money to build a plant there to try to catch up to GM's headstart they got because of the billions they got, and the prefered access. All because the UAW promised a pool of voters. There's NOTHING at all shady about ANY of that...

I guess in the glorious socialist utopia you live in there are plenty of incentives...and no principles.
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You wouldn't wonder if you've ever seen a normal Chinese-market car. Watch this handy, and entertaining, Top Gear segment on the Chinese car market.

Chinese-designed cars have been, universally, terrible.

Chevrolet and Buick sell well in China for two reasons:

1: Shanghai GM (A joint venture between GM and SAIC) has produced some of the best* and most affordable cars in the Chinese market-they're widely available, well-made** and stylish.

2: Buick has a lot of cachet in the Chinese market because, for whatever reason, China's new middle class wants largely the same thing in a car that 80-year-old American retirees want (Spacious, comfortable, well-equipped cars)

They have a unique advantage of having a car market that has literally been created from scratch in the past 15 years, and created one large and profitable enough that they can lay down all sorts of otherwise unreasonable rules (Cannot sell in-country without a Chinese partner, tarrifs on imports, ect) that everybody will play with because...well, there's so much demand that, even with these rules, there's still piles and piles of money to be made, because North American and European car buyers are all broke.

*The Chinese-market version of 'best' is a little different. They love crappy little econo-boxes over there. Chinese buyers want comfortable seats and nice nav systems, not power and space.

**Relative to the Chinese market
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Unread 05-27-2012, 10:23 PM   #15
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So they're basically buying them because they're bigger universally terribly designed cars?
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