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08-05-2019 04:52 AM
hot2na I think the gladiator is OK ...but I wish they would make a full size pickup based on the old COMANCHE look and make it available with a hemi ....sign me up if they do !
06-21-2019 09:15 AM
3JeepBill
04-08-2019 04:33 PM
3JeepBill I responded to my Jeep dealer's build site ASAP (you can choose only color and that is all). Automatic transmission only. I signed up immediately, sent in a deposit right away. Got a call from dealership moments ago to say TOO LATE; first run completely sold out.
04-08-2019 08:57 AM
nitecop Still and awfully long pickup for such a awfully short (almost useless) bed length.

Here is the one that is a far better option.


Jeep J6 ConceptJeep J6Image Credit: Jeep

Jeep J6
Moving onto something slightly more realistic, we have the Jeep J6. This two-door, standard cab truck is the off-road Jeep Gladiator of our dreams. It doesn't exactly make sense from a sales standpoint to do something like this for the Gladiator, but man does it look the business. Jeep actually used a Wrangler Unlimited chassis for the concept you're looking at here, not the longer Gladiator. Still, with one less row of seats, Jeep was able to give it a 6-foot bed, which is considerably more useful than the Gladiator's 5-foot bed.

The J6 is in reference to the original J Series Jeep pickups, and this particular truck is meant to remind us of the 1978 Honcho that came in Brilliant Blue. Jeep used the stock 3.6-liter V6 to power this truck, but added a bunch of other parts to help on the trail. A 2-inch lift kit, 37-inch tires and 17-inch beadlock wheels should help out in Moab — Jeep says it's considering making the new wheels (about 4 pounds lighter than the wheels it comes with now) a factory option. Add-ons like the front stinger bar, steel tubing in the bed and 10 LED lights are all still conceptual. It's wonderful that Jeep has made this 2-door truck, even if it's going to remain forbidden fruit.
04-06-2019 01:36 PM
Marauder_Pilot Expedition Portal did a comparo between the Gladiator and a crew cab version of the new Ranger, Colorado, Tacoma and Frontier, and IIRC the Gladiator has the biggest back seat in the segment, although not by a huge margin. I suspect that's got the most to do with trying to reuse as many parts from the JL as possible for cost savings, but either way it's nice.

It's also not as big as everyone thinks. it's got the lowest 'beltline' in the segment as well, and the lowest bed sides, so it looks a lot longer than it is. It's still the longest in segment (218"), but it's not drastically longer (6" longer than the Colorado), and most of that length is in the bumpers.
04-01-2019 07:29 PM
Easy_B
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Originally Posted by Mel556180 View Post
Saw a pair of Gladiators in a local Cadillac MI eatery parking lot. Had manufacture’s plates and look to be ready for sale.Four technicians in each doing final winter trials I suspect.




Cab looks bigger in the back than I would have thought. Will be interested to see one in person.


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04-01-2019 07:24 PM
Easy_B
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Originally Posted by Tango. View Post
WOW .. starting price at $62,310 and that is without ALL those fees, delivery, tax, warrantee etc.. Likely in the $70k+ area out the door.



Link is here:



https://www.jeep.com/gladiator/launc...coin=118419681


This is the launch edition. Basically every available factory option plus some. As stated they will start in the mid 30’s but you will likely never see one on dealer lots for that. The they will mostly be the mid 40’s to low 50’s Rubicon and Sahara variety.


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04-01-2019 05:12 PM
Rob K The most basic sport model starts at $33,545 msrp.
04-01-2019 08:31 AM
Tango. WOW .. starting price at $62,310 and that is without ALL those fees, delivery, tax, warrantee etc.. Likely in the $70k+ area out the door.

Link is here:

https://www.jeep.com/gladiator/launc...coin=118419681
03-29-2019 01:50 AM
BagusJeep This is what a MAxi Cab Gladiator should look like, my 1980 J20 extended cab. in other words a FSJ with a tray, not a Wrangler with a tray
03-26-2019 06:21 PM
kpauley I saw 4-5 of them today. Didn't get a chance to take a picture though. Looked like some Jeep corp event as I saw a sign on the edge of the road with the Jeep logo pointing down the road. Many covered in mud, one was towing a boat. Jeep owns some land in the area and they do hit the Rubicon Trail quite a bit (nearby) so its not too unusual. There were sightings reported in our local facebook group and they are clearly here for a few days.
03-17-2019 03:34 PM
grymsr
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Originally Posted by HuskerHarley View Post
Is Jeep gonna offer a Regular Cab version?
most likely the $64000 question
03-03-2019 08:44 AM
HuskerHarley Is Jeep gonna offer a Regular Cab version?
03-02-2019 07:57 AM
Mel556180 Saw a pair of Gladiators in a local Cadillac MI eatery parking lot. Had manufacture’s plates and look to be ready for sale.Four technicians in each doing final winter trials I suspect.


02-07-2019 11:27 PM
Ryan... Good work on those! Love the last one, especially the wood grain
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