If the Chrysler corporation decided to "strip and flip" and sell off Jeep to Chevrolet or Ford which of the two automakers would you like to see take over Jeep? Chevrolet or Ford?
I'd pick Ford. Personaly I dont really care for GM in general. GM always seemed overpriced to me. Not to mention I don't like the Big Brother, I meen On Star in the vehicles. I was with my wife when she bought her Vue, and the On Star rep was pretty pushy. And the Saturn dealership basicly made my wife talk to the rep before we left the lot. Its kinda unsetteling talking to someone through a speaker in the rear view....
WTF - Chrysler was sold by Mercedes and is now independently owned by Cerberus.
Sorry don't get too bent out of shape. I thought it would make for an interesting topic. It's an idea I got from the latest issue of Truck Trend. They were talking on the topic of the future of the Chrysler corp. While Cerberus did buy Chrysler, GM was a potential buyer. But anyway Truck trend was saying how Chrysler may pair down its dealerships. Having all dealerships sell Chrysler/Dodge/and Jeep. Or its a possibility if Chrysler corp doesnt change for the better that Jeep could be sold off to a major automaker. I hope the Chrysler corp pulls it together too, they are no longer part of the Big 3 for the first time ever....
How many of you remember when AMC had the Jeep models?
I think that if Chrysler ever did sell off the Jeep rights, the Jeep would still be a good vehicle because of the following it has. A new buyer would have to recognize if they started screwing with the Jeep how many sales would they lose? Millions of $.
"At what point, then, is the approach of danger to be expected? I answer, if it ever reach us it must spring up amongst us. It cannot come from abroad. If destruction be our lot, we must ourselves be its author and finisher."
Um, you guys DO remember that Willys and Ford made the original Jeep in WW2, right?
Ford would be a return to roots, of a sort, and may mean a way to get 8.8-like axles on Jeeps from the factory. I am hardly a Ford fan, and given both GM's AND Ford's financial status right now, I don't either is a seriously viable option to buy. Ford is talking about selling off Jag and Volvo, so buying Jeep isn't in the cards ANY time soon.
GM is looking better, but still not great and they actually have some nicer cars coming down the way. As far as Onstar, we had it when we got our Avalanche, but never used it and never renewed after the initial free trial. No biggie. As long as I have XM or Sirius, I'm good.
You guys are just like the CJ guys back when the YJ came out... forget the fact that the new vehicle is lightyears ahed of the last one.. "i just wont like it cuz it sdoenst look like mine... wah wah wah...boo hoo..."
The fact is that a stock Rubi TJ would never do what stock rubi JK does...
I would agree on the Range Rover maybe... but the H1 isnt as great as people would like to believe... that IFS is pretty fragile.. I have a nice picture of my buddies old Land Cruiser pulling a broken H1 out of a hole... Ill see if i can scan it...
from a mechanical stand point, land rovers are HORRIBLE, and I would NEVER trust one out in the woods without a sure-fire way home.
I hate ford, so chevy, but a year ago I would have cursed chevy too. I grew up chevrolet, hate dodge and ford, but Ford has really been improving latley (atleast from what I can see in the repos at work) and GM was going downhill FAST. Looks like GM is starting to correct though.
As for a Japanese Jeep, old 4runners aren't half bad at all if you REALLY don't want a domestic, But there is no substitute for a Jeep offroad.