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Unread 01-01-2008, 11:43 AM   #1
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3rd row seat in a Cherokee? Any time soon

My wife is currently leasing a 2006 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo which she really likes, but with 3 kids under 10 years of age, we could use a little more space. Does anyone know whether they are comming out with a grand cherokee with a third row seat. I know the Commander is an option and we havent tried one out yet but she really likes the Cherokee and a third row seat would be nice.

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Unread 01-01-2008, 04:22 PM   #2
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The Commander has a third row. That is why they built the commander. Jeep would have to dramatically redesign a GC to allow a 3rd row to fit back there.
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Unread 01-01-2008, 11:11 PM   #3
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there is barely any room in the 2nd row...
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Unread 01-01-2008, 11:18 PM   #4
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The 2010 Grand Cherokee or 2011 is supposed to be on the same platform as the Durango. Bigger and third row seating.

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Unread 01-01-2008, 11:28 PM   #5
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The 2010 Grand Cherokee or 2011 is supposed to be on the same platform as the Durango. Bigger and third row seating.

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Unread 01-02-2008, 08:14 AM   #6
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they're commonizing the GC with other Chrysler/Dodge midsize SUV models, but it will be based more off the current M-Class. It won't be current durango size.
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! some more.

they make the GC any larger i am out of the new GC forever. want a third row seat? there's lots of other good choices, like the Commander.

the GC has always been just-the-right-size for millions of buyers! that's one of the strengths of the design.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 12:22 PM   #8
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The GC would be AWESOME with an optional 3rd row (rear facing) seat.

My wife bought a Volvo wagon for this reason after driving her WJ for 5 years. She looked at the Commander and could not execute on it. Too Boxy - too tall - not enough storage space.

She can get a dealer-installed 3rd row seat in the volvo v70 "if" she discovers that she needs to carry more than 3 kids in a frequent basis.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 12:45 PM   #9
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The GC would be AWESOME with an optional 3rd row (rear facing) seat.

My wife bought a Volvo wagon for this reason after driving her WJ for 5 years. She looked at the Commander and could not execute on it. Too Boxy - too tall - not enough storage space.

She can get a dealer-installed 3rd row seat in the volvo v70 "if" she discovers that she needs to carry more than 3 kids in a frequent basis.
If you need a 3rd row seat, get a 'Burban or a minivan (or a Volvo station wagon), but leave the classic Grand Cherokee alone.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 04:31 PM   #10
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I want my cake & eat it too.

When she got the volvo, she asked which I was going to sell - the TJ or the WJ - I told her neither!

I could not part with my 01 WJ limited with only 70k miles on it!
And I am no way going to get rid of my toy......(05 TJ)

Someday I will replace the WJ with a new Grand, but I wish it had the "option" of a "removable" 3rd row seat. Just an option on the same platform.

And when is ANY of this have anything to do with "need", this is all a "want".
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Unread 01-02-2008, 07:01 PM   #11
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NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!!!!!! some more.

they make the GC any larger i am out of the new GC forever. want a third row seat? there's lots of other good choices, like the Commander.

the GC has always been just-the-right-size for millions of buyers! that's one of the strengths of the design.
All i am saying is the an optional 3rd row seat would be nice. Obviously they would still offer the GC in the current models, makes and sizes.
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Unread 01-02-2008, 07:27 PM   #12
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Unless jeep decides to change the axle configuration I do not think we will see a third row seat in the GC. Ford waited to get the independent rear suspension before they could offer the third row in the Explorer. I too hope Jeep keeps the current GC configuration.
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even an optional third row seat would require drastic, and imo detrimental, suspension and size/volume changes to the current GC which would ruin the classic character.

it'll never happen.
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http://www.littleseats.com/jeep_grand_cherokee.htm

Here is your optional 3rd row seat...

Also the last motor trend which named the CTS car of the year or whatever, there was a tech article or something talking about chrysler and cars that were being cut and added, the Commander is gone and it said a 3 row grand would be coming out soon??? But who knows
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http://www.littleseats.com/jeep_grand_cherokee.htm

Here is your optional 3rd row seat...

Also the last motor trend which named the CTS car of the year or whatever, there was a tech article or something talking about chrysler and cars that were being cut and added, the Commander is gone and it said a 3 row grand would be coming out soon??? But who knows
somnabeech - that is great.
if I would have known about that earlier - I could have sold the wife on a WK instead of the Volvo Wagon. At least I know about that for when the Volvo's lease is up.

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