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Unread 09-05-2003, 11:07 AM   #1
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Rio Grande?

I have a "Special Rio Grande Edition" Jeep. I've been told that the special part has to do only with the paint color, but I've seen about 3 different colors on these. Can any one help clarify this.
Thanx in advance.

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Unread 09-05-2003, 11:52 AM   #2
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I have a "Special Rio Grande Edition" Jeep. I've been told that the special part has to do only with the paint color, but I've seen about 3 different colors on these. Can any one help clarify this.
Thanx in advance.
I think the rio Grande package had the multi colered cloth seats. Thats all I have noticed anyway,
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Unread 09-05-2003, 12:21 PM   #3
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From what I know, the Rio has the cloth seats, I believe both tops, and I also noticed it came with the newer hood equipment(whinshield bumpers) i think that is about it. I have only seen rios in green and white though.
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Unread 09-05-2003, 12:26 PM   #4
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Rio Grande was a "Convenience" package offered for a few years.

There were a few interior differences (seats), exterior paint, and they only came with 4 cylinders.

Not sure what else.
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Unread 09-05-2003, 12:40 PM   #5
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I've seen Green (I love this color), White, and Tan......all w/ tan tops. Mine was used when I bought it so it only had on top(soft). All of them are 4cyl. and all were made in '95.......the last great YJ. But why would u make a "Special Edition" w/ only a 4cyl......all the Sahara's are 6cyl.?

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Rio Grande was a "Convenience" package offered for a few years.
What w/ no A/C & manual windows, WTF........don't take me wrong I love my Jeep I'm just completely lost w/ the "Special" part.
An added Question: are all of them automatics, mine is, how about every one else?
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Unread 09-05-2003, 03:29 PM   #6
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I'm runnin a manual. I'm not really sure whats so special about it, i considered it the 4 cyl Sahara. I thought they came with two tops, which really is a good ting IMO.
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Unread 09-05-2003, 04:02 PM   #7
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my rio grande is green, tan top, manual. i got it used so im not sure if it came with the two tops.
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Unread 09-06-2003, 04:27 AM   #8
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From what I have seen the Rio Grande came with pockets on the interior or the half doors, two courtesy footwell lights, underhood light, soundbar, special paint, and matching spare tire and wheel.
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Unread 09-06-2003, 04:04 PM   #9
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as you said its a "4 cylinder sahara". all of the nice interior options, leather wrapped wheel, cloth seats, door pockets, and i think a soundbar. A/C had to be special ordered on them, as with most YJs. they were available for 94 and 95 model years, and came in both 3 speed automatic and manual trannys.
my guess is not everyone wanted a 4.0L, but wanted a nice interior, so they made the rio grande
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Unread 09-08-2003, 09:24 AM   #10
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My 1995 YJ "Rio Grande" has a 4.0 IL6, automatic, 3-speed, white, spice interior, lamp under the hood, lights at footwell, cruise control,
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Unread 09-08-2003, 10:53 AM   #11
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Jeep has never, and probably will never really follow an "option package" in any form that you can follow. I've got two renegades now, had a laredo and a golden eagle, and when you look at the options offered on each of the packages, they are all listed as "available" with any of the packages, which basically means while you might get a few items included in a package, most things will be optional, and so you're still basically buying a jeep with whatever options they decided to put on it unless you special order it (example both my renegades have open diff's in the rear; how bad does that suck!?)
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Unread 09-08-2003, 12:51 PM   #12
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My 1995 YJ "Rio Grande" has a 4.0 IL6, automatic, 3-speed, white, spice interior, lamp under the hood, lights at footwell, cruise control,
the rio grande never came with the 4.0L option... you might have an SE with the same color group however
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Unread 10-02-2003, 09:11 AM   #13
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the rio grande never came with the 4.0L option... you might have an SE with the same color group however
I don't know what to tell you, BUT mines a RIO GRANDE with a IL6, 4.0. It's got the original side stickers, also ran the VIN all the numbers check-out. It's all stock
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Unread 10-02-2003, 09:35 AM   #14
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I don't know what to tell you, BUT mines a RIO GRANDE with a IL6, 4.0. It's got the original side stickers, also ran the VIN all the numbers check-out. It's all stock
Well consider yourself lucky b/c all of us have 4cyls. This might seem interesting to you TEXASRAM go to kelly blue book(kbb.com) and enter the information to check your trade-in value. When u click the Rio package it automaticaly goes to a 4cyl. Just thought it went with the subject matter.
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Unread 10-02-2003, 10:26 AM   #15
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I think the rio also come with the rubber windshield bumps on the hood instead of the metal hoops.
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