Compared to the other new Stupid Ugly Vehicles, it's not bad. I think what's got everyone in an uproar is that it seems to have no way to modify it to make it "one's own".
Neither did the ZJ when it was new. People said "coil-sprung 4-links will be the end of modifying your 4x4". And yet here we stand. People have been lifting IFS for decades now. It's just a matter of creating demand for an aftermarket for the new Cherokee. If demand for modifications is there, aftermarket will follow.
1997 Grand Cherokee Orvis Edition
1998 Grand Cherokee 5.9 Limited
At least since the cherokee is based on a Alfa it will keep the jeep heritage of breaking down every few miles.
1996 ZJ Green Laredo V8, 2.5" OME and Bilsteins, 33's, Holes drilled in the roof.
1998 ZJ Platinum Limited 5.9, Backyard parts fodder
1987 Mercedes 300D Turbo, the diesel daily, 30mpg in style
Originally Posted by Texas ZJ1
I heard someone yell "mall crawler" from the back porch. I'll go see who said that. Be right back.
how to make a new cherokee, take a dart, make it a hatchback, lift it, call it a cherokee
sorry but i don't like it... not because i don't like change but it's just plain fugly... and unlike the dart (which i originally referred to as the shart until i saw one in person) i doubt i'll come around
Hummers are far too big to wheel on trails. They're great in deserts or rocky places like Moab where there's more room, but by me, an I'd assume lost of the Midwest, most of the trails are cut through wooded areas. Good luck navigating a Hummer through that. Even a ZJ is a little big for a lot of trails.