Originally posted by Derek
Compared to my 2002 Sahara, I notice several 2003 changes in your photos. The roll bar padding seems a better fit where the pieces join. 02 covers didn't meet very well and had exposed zipper ends.
The sound bar doesn't look like a single bar anymore, but a separate pod on each side. Or is that an illusion from the angle of the photo? Accessory switches laid out differently and the cigarette lighter now has a second 'accessory outlet' plug next to it. A more traditional lever release to pull the front seat forward. The 02 has a nylon loop that you have to *yank* to release the seat. Airbag switch between the gearshift and dash replaced with a small coin holder. Radio much more rounded on the corners--possibly to make aftermarket replacement more inconvenient. I like the new fabric. The 02 models below the Sahara had a pretty funky fabric pattern. Not that it matterns if you are like me and immediately put seat covers on to protect them.
I *really* like the new kaki green color!
Roll bar padding is 100% better than my 99.
Sound bar is indeed two pieces: 1 speaker, 1 light.
No cig lighter (only in smoker pkg) 2 outlets though
Yep, much much better way of tipping the seat.
No airbag defeat switch at all! As part of govt standards, you cannot have a defeat switch. No exceptions. You are right on the coin holder. It replaced the old switch.
Radio is definitely more rounded. I'm looking into an Alpine already.
The fabric is very nice. Nice pattern too.
The color is very much gray, inside and out. For some reason, they call it khaki.
Check out the overdrive switch!