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I really like the look of them. Especially this one :...


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Old 03-29-2010, 11:45 PM   #1 (permalink)
 
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I really like the look of them. Especially this one :





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The only thing that is good about them is the HEMI option. Have you ever put the third row seat up. Unless you have cameras outside the rear good luck seeing out the back.

I think they as well were a failed attempt to compet with the Hummer. I mean my wifes TrailBlazer sits higher.

Maybe I just like the older stuff.


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it may look good, but Jeep is supposed to be all about off road capabilities, not looks. For starters, those tires won't last too long on a dirt road much less a trail... and not enough ground clearance. The pic above is from a German tuning company called StarTech....

http://www.startech.de/CJD/html/jeep1.html

And just what i always wanted, a Wrangler with low profile street tires....

http://www.startech.de/CJD/Flyer_JEE...Lo_2008-08.pdf

For what it's worth... since the bean counters first took over while under control of Daimler, I feel Jeep is slowly ruining the brand with a lot of it's latest offerings... their crossovers in particular.


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So not everyone is a fan of the commanders I take it?


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I'm a fan, but you just don't see too many done well. They are a bit to big for my wheeling style also.





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Those do look good too.


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Hmmmm.... I could go with one of those if I had the $$$ to build one. It would be perfect for some of the Expeditions I've done and like to do in the future!!


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Jeep should bring back the original cherokee XJ and scrap the Commander, patriot and compass and any other future ideas


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Jeep should bring back the original cherokee XJ and scrap the Commander, patriot and compass and any other future ideas
So I take it you don't like the smaller street only jeeps


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in my mind I think it's obvious that the Compass, the Patriot, and Commander were attempts to pull non-offroad people to the brand, and expand the Jeep brand further than it should.

I'm not a fan of the Compass or the Patriot, an Anemic little car with a Jeep badge that wouldn't make it up some of my friends driveways. But I really don't understand why Jeep made two of them. basically the same vehicle with a few different angles on the body.

The Commander, I have seen on the trail. And with some moderate upgrades lift, tires, and gears, it can be a pretty cushy trail rig.

I don't think it was meant to compete with the Hummer. The H1 was already dead, the H2 sucks off-road without $40,000 in upgrades, The H3 is more for competing with the lower end SUVs. The Commander in my opinion was built to compete with land rover/range rover, and the more High end Luxury SUVs. The vehicle that the Grand has tried to Compete with, but has never been completely successful. But the flaw here is that the Commander now competes against the Grand.

As far as bringing the XJ back. That will never happen, no matter how many people(myself included) scream for it. Course you could go buy the new chinese version.

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