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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:19 PM   #1
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Trashing the Jeep Again

F consumer reports....

http://www.phillyburbs.com/blogs/new...12a3c3553.html

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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #2
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I really am confused as to why this matters. It doesnt deter anyone who wants a jeep from getting one. If someone were out for the "fuel economy" or other reviews... then they would steer past the jeep and into something else, which is completely fine as they would only be mall crawlers to begin with.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:23 PM   #3
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I really am confused as to why this matters. It doesnt deter anyone who wants a jeep from getting one. If someone were out for the "fuel economy" or other reviews... then they would steer past the jeep and into something else, which is completely fine as they would only be mall crawlers to begin with.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:53 PM   #4
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Unread 03-19-2013, 01:57 PM   #5
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What does CR expect a Jeep to feel and drive like? A BMW?!
For crying out loud, a Jeep is a road-friendly Abrams Tank with tires!
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Unread 03-19-2013, 02:07 PM   #6
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What does CR expect a Jeep to feel and drive like? A BMW?!
For crying out loud, a Jeep is a road-friendly Abrams Tank with tires!
Minus the turret.... lol
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Unread 03-19-2013, 03:01 PM   #7
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Consumer Reports isn't allowed to have an opinion on the Wrangler until they learn how to actually drive and wheel one correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkhZTINmgr8

Jump to about a minute in to see what I'm talking about.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 03:41 PM   #8
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I would like CR to provide me a list of better vehicles with removable tops, doors, and 4wd.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:29 PM   #9
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I would like CR to provide me a list of better vehicles with removable tops, doors, and 4wd.
Yup. I bought a Wrangler for what it is, not what it isn't.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:47 PM   #10
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Consumer Reports isn't allowed to have an opinion on the Wrangler until they learn how to actually drive and wheel one correctly.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HkhZTINmgr8

Jump to about a minute in to see what I'm talking about.
When in doubt, skinny pedal out? RAWR MASH THE GAS!

What the hell did that guy think it was going to drive like? It's a freaking Jeep. I've ridden in my buddies JKU plenty of times and it feels like butter compared to my YJ's leaf springs...

Sigh.
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Unread 03-19-2013, 04:50 PM   #11
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CR has been paid for their opinions since the beginning of time. like when they named the thunderbird the car of the year a few years back or a JVC all in one home theater combo as the best receiver on the market. hahaha get real.

and ya, that idiot doesnt have a clue on how to drive
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Unread 03-19-2013, 07:52 PM   #12
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CR are they even relevant these days? Isn't it common knowledge they are paid stooges?
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Unread 03-19-2013, 08:29 PM   #13
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What's hysterical is that some morons still think that Consumer Reports is a unbiased, not for profit, company serving the best interest of the public.

It amazes me the number of people who say "don't buy Chrysler products, Consumer Reports ranks them very low". Including the very first new car I ever bought (1990 Dodge Shadow), I've owned 15 Chrysler vehicles and will continue to own Chrysler products.
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Unread 03-20-2013, 12:19 AM   #14
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Wait, the top is hard to put up and down? I would love to get a Jeep, but if putting the top up and down takes more than 10 minutes, and the solid axled SUV does not drive like a sports car I don't know if I want one now. I also can't stand wind noise, do you think if I could ever manage to take the top off I would enjoy driving it, or does the wind noise get even worse with the top off?

If I do get one, do they sell a 2 or 3 inch lowering kit for it that way I don't have to climb into it? That sounds like too much effort to do on a daily basis?
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Unread 03-20-2013, 12:36 AM   #15
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That's hilarious and infuriating at the same time. I love how the guy in the video complains about the body roll... it's an SUV, any SUV with clearance (not crossovers) will have body roll. I'm gonna stop ranting now, I could go on for too long. I can't stand stupidity.... And I still want a JK
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