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post #61 of 67 Old 02-19-2020, 01:15 AM
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post #62 of 67 Old 02-21-2020, 06:53 AM
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Personally I think they are pretty cool. I wouldn't buy one brand new, but then again I feel like most new vehicles are way over priced. I don't think it is meant to compete with half ton trucks at all, but is aimed at the mid-sized truck market (Tacoma, Colorado) and the Jeep crowd. There are quite a few of them around here, and I think it has been successful so far. It's a niche vehicle because it's basically a JLU with a truck bed. The Wrangler itself is a niche vehicle and look how well those things sell.

I'm not a huge fan of the looks (I'd rather an extended cab or regular cab to make it a bit shorter) but still very cool that they built one. I'm 29, and started driving at 16 when Comanches and other Jeep trucks were obsolete and hard to find especially living in the rust belt. A family friend had a restored 60's Gladiator and a late 40's Willys Jeep pickup, and I've always lusted after a Jeep pickup. The fact that you can go out and buy a Jeep pickup in a manual transmission with removable top and doors is pretty awesome in an age full of safety nannies, cookie cutter CUVs, and no manual trans options.

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post #63 of 67 Old 02-25-2020, 07:35 AM
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I don't know, They can look pretty good given the right treatment.
I saw this at the DC auto show I had to go for work and this is one of what they were pushing at FedFleet to us .mil types.
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post #64 of 67 Old 02-25-2020, 08:48 AM
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The Sherp was there too. https://sherpatv.com/production/

It was truly butt ugly but by the looks of it you couldn't stop it. It floats, looks top heavy but isn't and with the exception of the steering knuckles everything was servicable from the inside..even while floating.
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post #65 of 67 Old 03-02-2020, 01:24 PM
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Im glad i am not the only one who thinks they look terrible.

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post #66 of 67 Old 05-22-2020, 11:07 PM
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Maybe if they did not jam the spare tire behind the rear axle a normal looking box could have been added. Could have also increased the departure angle so you could make it over a curb without hanging up.
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post #67 of 67 Old 05-23-2020, 05:50 PM
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The stubby "beds" on cul-de-sac pickups aren't normal, but I agree that a better departure angle could have been had. Off road performance (and looks) would be far better served through a shorter wheelbase. It would be nice to see the same size bed slid forward with a shorter cab. But I can see the added cost of doing that.

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