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Unread 07-09-2014, 09:40 PM   #1
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Better names for "Wrangler" suggestions.

Has anyone here contemplated better names for the convertible jeeps jeeps that came after the cj series. The WRANGLERs. YJ, TJ, LJ, JK
Maybe not necessarily "better" names, at least different. I have always liked the hood decals that proclaimed "SCRAMBLER", "RENEGADE", LAREDO", but I never really wanted to put a WRANGLER decal on my hood.

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Unread 07-10-2014, 08:50 AM   #2
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Nothing that wouldn't look contrived or superficial...The Laredo, Renegade or Scrambler monikers the factory uses are done after a great deal of market research and analysis. They don't just slap 'em up there. At least, not till the Wrangler title! LoL...Wasn't a big fan of "Wrangler" when I first found out about it, but it kinda grew on me. I rarely refer to it as such anyway...People ask me what kind of Jeep I drive, I just say "TJ-7". Leaves them with a puzzled look on their face....lol
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Unread 07-10-2014, 09:24 AM   #3
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I still like the Jeep Buckaroo.

In truth, I'm happy with JK/JKU, or even just Jeep. If I could turn back time and be able to make the decision, I would have keep the name of the brand Willy's Overland (or even just stuck it under Chrysler) and just kept the name of the Wrangler the Jeep.

I wonder if a Grand Cherokee or Cherokee would still sell so well if they had wings on their brand-name badge instead of relying on the real Jeep's history and reputation to score sales.
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Unread 07-10-2014, 08:12 PM   #4
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I know they are taken but look at the names "Land Rover Discovery", "Landcruiser". Great names. You say the name Landcruiser, and I just see top down, 6" of lift, 35" tires, big bumpers, and a chevy 350 rumbling down the trail. I Know, I know, not the last 10 landcruiser incarnations, but the fj40s.
Maybe the "Jeep Overland" would have been good. Kinda states what the Wrangler was meant to do. I might consider and Overland sticker for the hood of my Wrangler.
How about Adventurer?
I am just a bit confused about what emotion I am supposed to feel from a "Wrangler"? I know what I do feel, and Wrangler does not describe it. A Wrangler ties up cattle? Correct?

Oh yea, Subaru has 2 more good ones. "Outback", and "Forrester"
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Unread 07-11-2014, 04:12 AM   #5
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You know AMC had a list of other names they had considered. Id love to know what they were.

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Unread 07-11-2014, 10:45 AM   #6
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" Baja" That would have been a cool name.

Maybe they can make a model called the Baja... if they haven't already.
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Unread 07-11-2014, 09:27 PM   #7
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" Baja" That would have been a cool name.

Maybe they can make a model called the Baja... if they haven't already.
Subaru took it for their cross between an Outback and an El Camino...
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Unread 07-11-2014, 10:29 PM   #8
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Jeep Tomahawk would have been kinda cool, and goes with the native American theme they had going back then with names like Cherokee and Comanche. Would look cool on the hood too. I would love to know what other names they considered, I do like the name Wrangler though.
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Unread 07-12-2014, 05:37 AM   #9
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Jeep Tomahawk would have been kinda cool, and goes with the native American theme they had going back then with names like Cherokee and Comanche. Would look cool on the hood too. I would love to know what other names they considered, I do like the name Wrangler though.
Thats RaCisT!

Or at least thats what some ****** would say.

Ask the Redskins.
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Unread 07-12-2014, 11:36 AM   #10
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No kidding. I'm surprised no one has made a big deal of the various Jeep names as they have for sports teams.
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Unread 07-12-2014, 01:29 PM   #11
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Because 'Cherokee' isn't a slang term.
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Unread 07-12-2014, 03:06 PM   #12
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Sure it would get waicyst complaints from some but the "Jeep Indian" would have been a cool name, and evokes a very American image of skill and confidence in the wilderness, living free and general bad-assery.

Besides, if they can name a motorcycle that, why not?
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Unread 07-12-2014, 03:20 PM   #13
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Thats RaCisT!

Or at least thats what some ****** would say.

Ask the Redskins.
Someone would have to have a rather large stick lodged firmly in their rear to claim that using the name of a weapon is racist, and no one complained about the native American names Jeep did use. The redskins name is a whole different world. Jeep used the name of tribes in honor of them, not a racial slur. I get what your saying though, the P.C. police are out in full force these days, sometimes needed sometimes not.
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Someone would have to have a rather large stick lodged firmly in their rear to claim that using the name of a weapon is racist, and no one complained about the native American names Jeep did use. The redskins name is a whole different world. Jeep used the name of tribes in honor of them, not a racial slur. I get what your saying though, the P.C. police are out in full force these days, sometimes needed sometimes not.
Exactly. It'd be like naming a team the Chinks or the Wops.
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Exactly. It'd be like naming a team the Chinks or the Wops.
Not really. The term "Redskins" came from early French (peau-rouge), literally red skin, to designate the color of the Indians skin. It was not derogatory until later on when we got all PC and decided to make it that way. Chinks, Wops, Slopes, etc were, from the beginning, a derogatory word.
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