- Red '84 CJ-7 - I'll build it someday! I have the parts, but no shop and no time! :(
- Black '78 J-10 - rollin' on 37s and SOA with front/rear Detroits, high-steer, etc.
- Green '93 ZJ - Crusty old PARTS-GIVER TO THE CJ!
"Six in a row makes it go"
...and a driveway full of Subarus...
Nissan is making crap of its cars much slower than Jeep does. I believe, that in 5-7 years when my WJ will be about to sell it, Jeep will be somenthing about SMART with only 2WD (for sure FWD), and Nissan Patrol will be something about new Grand WK
But what will we do in 20 years? Will we drive bicycles only? I see it in dark colours
I was looking in the Spec PDF, and all it said was 4x4 available, but never gave any indication on if there is a low range offered. The RAV4 doesn't have a low range, and if the compass does, I know a few how would switch just because of that. I'm not endorsing DC's decision to weeny out the Jeep name. My perfect world is a TJ and an XJ. I'm half way there.
To the comment about what do we care when we drive 10 year old vehicles? Well,
A) If I could afford it, I'd buy a 2006 TJ today. I love my '97 and just want brand new one.
B) 10 years from now these will be our options.
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Yes, but you know what's the main difference between them? I'm sure, that Treo will be produced, and Rescue- not This is the new Jeep's strategy- make vehicles so sh*tty, that every normal human will buy Mercedes ML
I like it for a daily driver with maybe decent fuel economy. Any one know the recommended fuel economy stats for it? What about the Caliber? I just got an apprenticeship at the Mercedes plant in Vance (industrial maintenance) and need a daily driver that's reasonably economical...
Its like a (silly censor)roach, the Wrangler - you can't kill it And now there's a four door. Joy.
I believe, that for fuel economy toyota Prius would be better. Or new Lexus (RX400?). Or non-hyblid design- smart. Maybe it would burn more gas, but at least it looks better. This Treo is unbelieveable awfull...
Jeep should be jeep. Not a toy.
Look at it this way. Jeep is a mass produced item. There are a ton of willys, cherokees, CJs, YJ,s, and TJ's available used. With gas prices going the way they are, we have begun to transition our plans for vehicle replacements towards diesel and other gas thrifty cars. Face it. Rolling big tires with gas mileage in the single digits isnt going to cut it anymore.
As for the Compass, it represents another option in the Chrysler Corporate Catalogue. Maybe it will work, maybe not. Chrysler lost me as a consumer for the Jeep lineup the day I bought my Wranger. It wasnt because I was dissatisfied but rather the YJ was exactly what I wanted it satisfied my immediate need for a four wheel drive that I could trick out and take out on the trails. So if Chrysler can figure out what the new generation's consumer wants, more power to them. I just graduated college and can tell you a ton of my peers own and drive Libertys so Chrysler must have done something right by the fact that they sold so many of them. Who knows. I have my Jeeps and I am happy.
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1996 lllll XJ Classic (My Work Vehicle)
1996 lllll XJ Sport (Run Around Jeep)
1987 lllll XJ Cherokee Chief 2 door
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Yeap, I agree with designing biodiesels etc, but I believe, that Jeep should be a Jeep. I understand making SUV's like Grands, Liberty etc. They are good cars, also they can do something offroad. But this thing is impossible. They are destroying the most precious thing they have- the power of their trademark. I believe, that giving for example Rescue to the mass production would not give bigger profit on their account, but would amazingly increase the sale of other vechicles. People would know, that the best offroad car in the world is Jeep, so they would buy a jeep- Commander, grand, whatever. But when someone will see this TOY (it can't be called diferently), he will lose all admiration to the jeep sign, and won't buy his grand or cherooke, neighter Treo. Simple.
I, personally, like the Jeep Compass. I don't think I will be purchasing a car until I am out of college, but when I do, I want to get something cheap, gets a lot of MPG, and most importantly, is a Jeep.
While I really like the Wrangler and Liberty, the Compass, more than likely, will cost less between car price and gas, especially with the way gas prices are rising nowadays. I like to think of the Compass as the Mac mini of the Jeep family, get the buyer introduced to the brand with a low-cost, low-spec model, then when it comes time to get a new vehicle, they'll want to get a more expensive model of the same brand.
My dad used to have a CJ-7, which my whole family would go to Jeep Jamborees in, but all the trails around here (Long Island, NY) have been closed, and the maintenence costs on the Jeep were too high, so he sold it.
Around the same time, my mom had a Grand Cherokee, but that was on a lease, and after it was up, we got a Chevy Cavalier. While the Grand is a great SUV, I hate the '06 style, it just seems bulkier than the previous models.
Since I have no easy way to go off-roading (legally), I won't need to have 4-wheel drive, and since I won't have the best paying job coming out of college, I'll lean more towards getting a Compass than a Wrangler, Grand Cherokee, or Liberty.