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Unread 05-30-2006, 08:49 PM   #106
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No real Jeeps ended when Chrysler bought the corproration from AMC.

Agree

I know I have a 98 XJ but i do agree. My 87 was an AMC.

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Unread 06-02-2006, 10:52 AM   #107
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I believe that the compass is what America needs. It is a step to get the BIG SUV owners out of their gas guzzeling rigs with accually offroad capabililty (meager but its there) into something more efficient with the off-road NAME. We all know the suburbia family with a Z71 Tahoe wont wheel it...but the thought of it tickles them to death. Now they can be more effiecient, buy a Jeep, never take it off-road and still be tickled to death about the vehicle.

DC knows they must keep a competivie wheeler out on the market. Most of the other companies have decent wheelers and DC has to keep up (or stay ahead). Dont fear, the Jeep we all know is not 'dead' mearly evolved (for the good or bad) but it is still here. I think todays rebirth of the station wagon, which is what the compass is, is what needs to replace 95% of SUV's that dont use their wheeling capabilities.
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Unread 06-02-2006, 04:10 PM   #108
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my big fear with the entire "they are making this economical car so it sells money and generates profit for them to research the jeeps we want" idea is this... If the 'economical' jeep is making money, why bother researching the jeep that isn't making as much? If they start doing that, DC's focus for Jeep will shift, and whether they keep the wrangler around or not, its not going to improve. *sigh*... And ya know... if Jeep really wanted our support, they know how to get it... start making Jeeps like they used to... and they can start by bringing the XJ back... heheh...
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Unread 06-06-2006, 06:43 PM   #109
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I have an idea, Jeep could make a convertable version, use a turbocharged engine, and call it a Jeepster. I would buy that over a Subaru
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Unread 06-07-2006, 09:28 AM   #110
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You mean this?
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Unread 06-07-2006, 01:19 PM   #111
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You mean this?
Not to hijack...but yes I'm familar with that Jeepster, and the Jeepsters shown here: http://oldcarandtruckpictures.com/Jeeps/

However, I've never seen one of these before http://www.conceptcars.it/usa/xj001.htm which is also shown above, along with the classic Jeeps

edit: look here for more weird jeeps http://130.15.62.164/cj3b/Factory/FactoryDesign.html
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Unread 06-12-2006, 11:13 AM   #112
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Well, according to what you said, it seems, that there is no future and chance for profit for brands like ferrari, porsche etc. There are not many places to drive these cars, so who will buy them? They should consider making small, fuel efficient city cars, with diesel engines, right? And their brand image will not suffer if they would make cars for everyone, without any advantages?
Well, to be honest... YOU ARE WRONG Sorry

Thanks for reading my post and keeping an open mind and not letting your one sided OPINION get in the way. Notice the question mark at the end of the sentence, that meant it was a point for possible discussion, not some fact i was making *******. And you comparing jeep and ferrari just shows how WRONG YOU ARE Sorry
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Unread 06-14-2006, 02:00 PM   #113
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I see it this way, if jeep has one on road car to bump up its average MPG so as to adhere to government regulations, fine. The real issue comes when/if jeep begins to do a plymouth imitation. ie. rebadged marketing...
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Unread 06-26-2006, 08:58 PM   #114
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Unread 06-27-2006, 06:56 AM   #115
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Unread 07-02-2006, 09:46 AM   #116
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I'm really starting to get tired of the plastic look of Jeeps and most SUVs today. When SUVs first came out, they were rugged for on and off-road use and chrome bumpers. They could take a beating and still run like a champ. I don't think you could say that today. What ever happened to the true meaning of an SUV? They were your sport utility vehicles.

I don't know what today's SUVs can be called, but they're not real SUVs. The sad part is, I dislike H2/H3s, but they have more of an SUV look than most others today and I'd probably buy an H2 over another Jeep.
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Unread 07-02-2006, 11:23 AM   #117
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What I don't understand is why they're building both the Compass and the Patriot when they're the same vehicle underneath. I like the Patriot, to me, it looks like an evolution of the Cherokee even if it's smaller and more car-like than any XJ ever was. The styling of the Compass is unfortunate at best, ugly at its worst so why choose it over its twin? I liked the Compass-concept car when it was Liberty-based and seemed like a good replacement for the KJ, but the Dodge Caliber based production car leaves me cold and a little confused.

So for those considering the Compass, have you looked at the Patriot as well?
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Unread 07-02-2006, 08:19 PM   #118
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So for those considering the Compass, have you looked at the Patriot as well?
Rhetorical question: Why does Subaru the Forrester and the Ouback?

Rhetorical answer: The same reason why DCX will make the Compass and the Patriot.
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Unread 07-03-2006, 06:45 PM   #119
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Just read today that they hve 10,000 dealer orders for the Compass allready
Plus the Caliber orders around 48,000 This plant is going to be so busy by the time they start the Patriot they will need another plant.
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Unread 07-03-2006, 08:19 PM   #120
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The Caliber is one of DCXs best selling vehicles at the moment and the Compass and Patriot will just add to that trend.

mealso, that particular plant can produce almost several hundred thousand vehicles per year. They're planning making on almost 400,000 Calibers between introduction (Jan '06) and Aug 2007 (when the 2008 models show up), so it'll definitely be a money-maker for 'em.
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