a new XJ would be nice and probably will never happen, but heres my thought.
Yes, the XJ is "small" compared to todays soccer mom suv's. But thats what makes it so good. its a small, simple vehicle that can handle any task you throw at it. They've been proven to run flawlessly for over 300k miles, they have good power, and they handle good because they are such a light vehicle. if they could build a bare bones XJ for under $15k, offer it with the 4.0L (i wish), or even a small turbo diesel (i really wish). with the TD it would get great mileage and have good power, the 4.0L is proven and powerful, plus it has a history and heritage with the XJ that cannot be beaten.
All we want is a simple, cheap, reliable, capable vehicle. Like the Jeeps that America used to build, the vehicles that made Jeep so big, is it so hard to go back to basics?
to hell with crash testing, emissions, and all the other government BS, we want the Jeep we know and love back!
so many toys, so little money.