Originally Posted by IVIYTH0S
i like this because it is sort of like the new cherokee, i dont believe the liberty counts because it doesnt seem as crazy like this does plus it reminded me too much of the new dodge durango which i hate as well, personally i think bringing back the XJ would be great and maybe a more efficient and strong 4.0 because that engine is such an artwork, they should try to track down AMC engineers and work with them to create the perfect clash of old fashioned jeepness and modern standards/comforts, plus after seeing the video of a liberty go up a very flat hill and then smoke, fall down and then they find it's transmission on the ground proves to me that they dont deserve to wear any cherokee kind of titles because only a real cherokee can perform like one, and as for the wrangler love (the wave from a wrangler to a wrangler) shouldnt be discontinued but come on guys at least wave at us XJ's we can do atleast equally as much if not more (we got you on the road) so it would be nice if you acknowledge us as Jeeps too!
heh... not ranting, flaming, but bursting a bubble (or two)
For one... just cuz the KJ might be called a cherokee in europe or australia doesn't mean it's earned it's badge. The XJ cherokee has proven itself from it's long years of being out there and has sooo completely earned not only uniqueness, but also plain out-right ruggedness in the fact that it can do more then most other stock SUV's out there w/ a 4x4 option. The KJ has a long ways to (in my opinion) to proving itself as capable, rugged, whateva in order to truly live up to the name "cherokee" as it's called in other parts of the world. I've driven one off-road, and didn't like it at all, so I'm not bashing it as this might be taken as. Since it's still relatively young on the scene of jeep history it has some time to further prove itself so hopefully the older members in the jeeping community can stop bashing it!
As for the cherokee coming back out.... Maybe (big maybe) later in the not-so-present future they might decide to make a smaller version of the commander (doubt it the way things are going) but I highly doubt they'd slap the 4.0 and all that in there... the cherokee worked for a while, got sales in, but couldn't compete w/ what other suv's were offering. More and more were buying suv's and using them more on pavement and not just plain everywhere... thus the cherokee's demise.
As for the compass... I saw a commercial on it... reminded me of dodge's new lil' thingamajiger they got out, but none-the-less I like it. I know later on in life as I (hopefully) make more money and my XJ gets older I'll have to be lookin' into a DD, and the compass might replace my want of a WRX...
So since this has been a longer post then necessary, in other words, I like the compass. If it can actually perform off pavement or somethin, I'll be happy w/ w/e it can do, cuz I'm not expecting much out of it (not in a bad way, just not keeping my hopes up for anything...)