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Old 01-04-2012, 05:54 PM   #31
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My dealer told me that if you want to see Gecko, there's a current Dodge Challenger paint code that's the identical paint with a different name. He also said that about Crush and a Challenger orange, and he was right. They're identical and a good way to get a heads-up for a color, FYI.

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Old 01-04-2012, 06:41 PM   #32
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Tonka?
To me that blue is also "Hot Wheels" or "Matchbox" but I'm going on memory alone here. My Tonka stuff always had flatter colors in the 70s, but that's a generational thing.

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Pat,

Jeep has interesting marketing in that if you like a color, better order or buy it now since it might not be available next year.

Love both Crush and Gecko.

What do you think are the odds of Crush and Gecko being offered on next years model, MY 2013?

Thanks for any thoughts!
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Old 01-04-2012, 10:14 PM   #34
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So if theres already that color in the paint can, why is Chrysler making such a big deal out of delaying the ordering date. Maybe Pat will chime in here. Its not like everyone wants that color.
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I really wish Jeep would release a live shot of it.
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Old 01-04-2012, 11:31 PM   #36
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My guess is that they release colors that are most popular first, followed by secondary picks, then the least ordered colors eventually roll out. Hence, why black/white/silver/red Jeeps were among the first 2012s arriving on the lots, followed by the more unique colors like orange, blue, green, etc. Just my guess, but a logical one.
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Old 01-05-2012, 01:00 AM   #37
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I am waiting for this color to become available so I can place an order. it will be an Unlimited Sport S with soft top and half doors, automatic with max tow package, 3.73 gears, Sirius with Infinity sound. Cannot wait!
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I was told by someone on another forum that the color was scrapped and will NOT go into production. As a matter of fact, when I was shopping for my Crush (Nov 2011) and went onto the Jeep website to "build my own," Gecko was there, but now it isn't.

Don't take the above info as concrete.

*Edit* I see Pat seems to have confirmed that the color is still alive, so disregard the above I guess.
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Old 01-05-2012, 08:48 AM   #39
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I was told by someone on another forum that the color was scrapped and will NOT go into production. As a matter of fact, when I was shopping for my Crush (Nov 2011) and went onto the Jeep website to "build my own," Gecko was there, but now it isn't.

Don't take the above info as concrete.

*Edit* I see Pat seems to have confirmed that the color is still alive, so disregard the above I guess.
Hope you are wrong. I would be bummed if they cancel the green. I think Flame Red would be my second choice though.
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Old 01-05-2012, 11:14 AM   #40
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I think a 2-dr Rubicon with a soft top in Gecko would be sooo cool!
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Old 01-05-2012, 02:27 PM   #41
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OP here. Thanks everyone for the information. I want a new Rubi but waiting for Gecko....I just have to see it! If it is lime, I will order immediately. Don't go into local dealers here in Boston anymore because they just try to "sell now" and nobody will help me or follow up with me because they aren't going to get a sale today. Really makes me mad.......don't know where I am going to buy when I finally purchase but I am willing to drive a great distance just because I don't want to buy from anyone around here after the way they have treated me. Too bad Pat isn't closer, I sure would love to buy from a guy that helpful! Maybe it's just me the Boston dealer treat so bad, after all I am probably not your typical buyer....I'm a 55 year old woman....but heck I drive up to the dealership in my wrangler and tell them how wranglers are the only vehicles I have ever owned and even though my friends keep telling me it is time to buy an adult car - I keep saying "naugh"....why not take me seriously!
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Well, I will be ordering JKUR with 6spd and soft top. Gecko is the only color I can afford to suffer in Chrysler product. It's weird, but the fact - I am willing to give up on everyday drivability of the truck for looks. Crazy? I think here in US we are all victims of shrinking manual transmission market. There are only 2 real 4WD truck available, whereas anywhere in the world you can get "real" Cruiser or Patrol or Pajero with the stick. It's all Chrysler conspiracy... My last truck was indestructable Rocky.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:01 AM   #43
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Gecko is now a select-able color on sites like truecar.com and the Bank of Americ Car Buying service.
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Gecko is missing now on the Jeep.com site but still offered on Jeep.ca.
Strange.
Nice colour for sure.
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Old 01-06-2012, 07:21 AM   #45
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There are a lot of things missing on the jeep.com site. In the Build Your Own, there is no longer a selection for a hard top or a body color hard top. Not sure what's going on over there...
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Gecko is now a color option on usaa as well.
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Gecko is still showing as early Feb to order. Once our calendar gets updated I'll post the exact date.
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Gecko is still showing as early Feb to order. Once our calendar gets updated I'll post the exact date.
Thanks for the update and please keep us posted. My wife and I have been waiting for Gecko but we may just do Crush instead.
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Oh come on guys, color is all in the eyes of the beholded and only in their eyes. And for the record, the Rubi I order is going to be Gecko and the interior is going to be Saddle.
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Oh come on guys, color is all in the eyes of the beholded and only in their eyes. And for the record, the Rubi I order is going to be Gecko and the interior is going to be Saddle.
Gecko yes!! Saddle interior, really? ...as you state its in the eyes of the one paying the tab
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Gecko yes!! Saddle interior, really? ...as you state its in the eyes of the one paying the tab
I think the black/saddle interior would look really nice. :P Torn on that though!
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I think the saddle/black interior is the most "luxury" looking. People always drop jaws when looking at my Sahara, in disbelief that a Wrangler can have such a nice interior. It's still just as capable offroad, just that I can get there in style too.
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Gecko is OUT?: To Pat @ Fields Jeep

Just spoke to Jeep customer service representative at 877-426-5337 inquiring about Gecko release. His supervisor told him Gecko was PREVIOUSLY released as a limited availability color to certain dealerships and production has already ceased. He wouldn't or couldn't give me the dates the Gecko color was supposedly produced. Basically a small limited supply of Geckos were built and there will be no more. I told him this was a smack in the face of everything I had heard while waiting for this color since last September and that my regular calls to his customer service number had never told me anything other than the Gecko color was late availability after the first of the year 2012. This is very frustrating!

Pat, can you verify this? And possibly would Stinger Yellow become available instead?
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Just spoke to Jeep customer service representative at 877-426-5337 inquiring about Gecko release. His supervisor told him Gecko was PREVIOUSLY released as a limited availability color to certain dealerships and production has already ceased. He wouldn't or couldn't give me the dates the Gecko color was supposedly produced. Basically a small limited supply of Geckos were built and there will be no more. I told him this was a smack in the face of everything I had heard while waiting for this color since last September and that my regular calls to his customer service number had never told me anything other than the Gecko color was late availability after the first of the year 2012. This is very frustrating!

Pat, can you verify this? And possibly would Stinger Yellow become available instead?
IMO, total BS. Jeep would not release a color to certain dealerships and then cease production. There might have been a few dealers that got one in Gecko like I received a COD. I emailed my guy, I'll paste his response.
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IMO, total BS. Jeep would not release a color to certain dealerships and then cease production. There might have been a few dealers that got one in Gecko like I received a COD. I emailed my guy, I'll paste his response.

Thanks Pat. The guy I spoke to at Jeep was named Adam and he said his supervisor was not allowed to speak to me. I did register a complaint about this contradictory unexplainable information they gave me.

Since you have seen Gecko, is it a dull flat color or shiny and vibrant and do you like it? I would prefer Detonator Yellow or the new Stinger Yellow in the new Challenger and Charger special editions.
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I haven't seen Gecko, I did get a prespec call of duty. I'm still waiting for a response from my contact. I too am waiting to see gecko before I buy one. If I don't like the gecko then I'll order a black one.
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Thanks Pat. The guy I spoke to at Jeep was named Adam and he said his supervisor was not allowed to speak to me. I did register a complaint about this contradictory unexplainable information they gave me.
Boy, that's interesting. I've been in touch with several people at the Jeep number over the last several weeks, tracking my JKU Crush build. A few days ago my status changed to shipped, Adam told me he couldn't track my car once it was on the railroad. I knew that wasn't true, so I called back 10 minutes later and spoke with someone else. She gave me a lot more information right away, and apologized for Adam. I ratted him out too. With that one exception, I've been very pleased with the Jeep staff's attitude and helpfulness. My advice: If you call and get Adam, hang up and call right back.
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This is gonna be the longest time I was obsessed with expensive item. Hopefully Gecko will come out and I get my JKUR. Otherwise it will be XTerra in Blue. Hopefully Chrysler won't screw it up and collect my $33K. But it seems idiocy rules up there - I can't believe where this marketing strategy came from!
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Mel143: Thanks for the information regarding your frustrating call to Adam at Jeep Customer Service. As you said, most of the times I've called there the people are as helpful as they can be and consistent but this Adam seemed clueless and useless.

Dimisani: Hopefully Gecko, if released, will look vibrant and better than in the Wrangler vehicle picture in the brochure. Most of the colors shown as stones in the brochure look somewhat different than the already released colors (Dozer and Crush) that we have seen in the metal so Gecko may be better or worse than those stone colors. If you do go with XTerra you mentioned the color they call "Metallic Blue". I saw a new XTerra in a parking lot with a super cool and vibrant green that Nissan's site calls "Metallic Green". As on the Jeep internet site, the green looks crummy but in the metal its a knockout. I'd get my Rubicon this moment if they offered that color. Check it out and good luck.

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