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Unread 03-27-2007, 07:58 AM   #1
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"...little change through model year 2010..."

"Wrangler's 2007 redesign reportedly sees little change through model-year 2010 at least. At most, look for a few new features and trim options."

-Consumer Guide


Just thought I would share this with you guys. Consumer guide is a pretty reputable source...

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Unread 03-27-2007, 08:24 AM   #2
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Nothing unexpected, it will probably go beyond 2010 too.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 08:31 AM   #3
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I know, I expect it to go strong for at least 5-6 years...but I just thought I would post it in case anybody was wondering
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Unread 03-27-2007, 09:06 AM   #4
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The "model run" is quite often 10 years between major changes for most vehicles made today. The XJ (Cherokee) was a bit of an anomaly with its run for 17 years virtually unchanged.

Based on past history production runs, I would expect the JK to stay the same look with very minor changes (colors / options) till 2016 with a new body appearing in or around 2017.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 03:25 PM   #5
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Unless environmental people decide that the JK is the new H1 gas guzzling polluter. Self appointed pleasure police ppppfffffffffftttttttttttttttt. I think someone actually posted in this forum that they wanted the JK to be available as a hybrid.
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Unread 03-27-2007, 03:53 PM   #6
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Unless environmental people decide that the JK is the new H1 gas guzzling polluter. Self appointed pleasure police ppppfffffffffftttttttttttttttt. I think someone actually posted in this forum that they wanted the JK to be available as a hybrid.
I love the environment but I am really tired of environmentalists!!!
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Unread 03-27-2007, 04:40 PM   #7
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I love the environment but I am really tired of environmentalists!!!
You love the environment but are tired of the people who try to protect the environment?
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You love the environment but are tired of the people who try to protect the environment?
Please don't misunderstand, I'm sure the "environmentalist" heart's in the right place but seriously... when someone skims through a textbook, listens to some speeches from someone that has their own personal agendas and then goes out to preach about the environment... c'mon...
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Unread 03-27-2007, 05:20 PM   #9
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The "model run" is quite often 10 years between major changes for most vehicles made today.
Not at all, 10 years is way too long for most vehicles. There isn't a car on the market today that is virtually the same as it was in 1997. The closest one being the Land Cruiser/LX470 that was redesigned in 1998. The longest running vehicle was just killed off after 14 years of service (Hummer, 92-06).

Take a look at Jeeps own Grand Cherokee. 93-98, 99-04, 05-current. Not close to 10 years. The XJ and Wranglers are expections, as the can stay unchanged withen a relatively narrow target market. Granted the Wrangler seems to have a 10 year shelf life, it in no way reflects the entire industry, but that may change with the JK because of the 4-door version tapping into the family market. So it may actually have a shorter lifespan, we'll have to wait and see.

Notice all of these vehicles are SUVs, which can last a little longer in the marketplace. Some sports cars can also cheat death and last a bit longer, in the case of the Corvette, Camaro, older Mustang, Espirt, etc. The average car only lasts about 5-6 years in today's market. Before the car goes into a redesign, it is important to car manufacturers to keep models fresh and new, in effort to keep sales up.
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i personally don't see any need to change what seems to be a good Jeep. they are selling fast right now.
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I think the 10 year model run is a good guess. It's worked for the last 3 models, why ruin a good thing.

I have heard that the JK might receive a V8. Has anyone heard anything about that? It would be a nice option as long as they don't modify the exterior for that model.
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Unread 03-28-2007, 12:18 AM   #12
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You love the environment but are tired of the people who try to protect the environment?

How much do I have to contribute to that great environmentalist Al Gore, to get enough polution credits to remove all the smog crap from my Jeep?
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Unread 03-28-2007, 03:56 AM   #13
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How much do I have to contribute to that great environmentalist Al Gore, to get enough polution credits to remove all the smog crap from my Jeep?
...Not sure what you're asking here.

I'm good with 10 yrs. of the JK. I think DCX realizes that it has to change the icon Jeep very slowly. Someone official said that somewhere on this site, I think.
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Most environmentalists are not trying to protect anything, they just want to be anti-capialist.

A number of years ago there was a major plan within Green Peace to try and ban Chlorine world wide, that was until someone pointed out to them that it was actually an element on the Periodic Table
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Notice all of these vehicles are SUVs, which can last a little longer in the marketplace. Some sports cars can also cheat death and last a bit longer, in the case of the Corvette, Camaro, older Mustang, Espirt, etc. The average car only lasts about 5-6 years in today's market. Before the car goes into a redesign, it is important to car manufacturers to keep models fresh and new, in effort to keep sales up.
Chevy's SUV and truck-line has stayed relatively unchanged for 10-year stints as well.

If something is selling well most manufacturers don't want to spend the R&D money until a product-line has "paid for itself" from its original R&D and marketing costs. It normally will "pay for itself" in direct costs right away, but the R&D money spent can be in the millions - so it takes a lot longer to recuperate those funds.
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