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Old 08-04-2013, 04:08 PM   #1
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Commando Green... canceled?

I waited for a 2013 Wrangler, just to get commando green.

So the 2014 Information thread (sticked at the top of the forum) lists Commando Green as Canceled. Sure enough, in the Chrystler 2014 fleet guide: https://www.fleet.chrysler.com/v7fle...yers_Guide.pdf

There is no mention of Commando Green.

So ONE YEAR? The color is in production for ONE YEAR? Wow! Even Gecko was around for longer than that. I wonder how rare my CG Jeep is now.

Any thoughts from the other CG owners out there?

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:25 PM   #2
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I love my CG.

It is a temp color. Many have been like that before, they only offer it for one year at the most then it's done. Mango Tango was the same a little while back. Anvil and I bet rugged brown will follow suite.

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Old 08-04-2013, 04:55 PM   #3
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I couldn't be happier! I love my Commando Wrangler, so I'm glad it's an "exclusive" color. Who knows, maybe it will be worth more on trade some day The only other one I've ever seen in my area was on the way home from the dealer after I finalized the deal for mine. I knew at that moment it was a "sign" of good things to come and I had made the right decision. I was seriously waffling between the Billet Silver and the Commando.

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Anvil and I bet rugged brown will follow suite.
Personally I think both of those are the most hideous colors...
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Old 08-04-2013, 04:58 PM   #4
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Trade in? Scott you better not say that where she can hear! I had thought at one point I might trade in my 2013 for a 2014 with half doors, as I was regretting not getting them. However, with my color out of print, Ill just get some aftermarket half doors and get them painted.
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This is the reason I bought earlier than I planned to. Thought CG would have stuck around longer. Glad I grabbed one, absolutely love the color!!
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Old 08-04-2013, 05:38 PM   #6
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Trade in? Scott you better not say that where she can hear! I had thought at one point I might trade in my 2013 for a 2014 with half doors, as I was regretting not getting them. However, with my color out of print, Ill just get some aftermarket half doors and get them painted.
Oh, she's not going anywhere any time soon! I'm talking maybe ten years down the road - maybe more.
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Old 08-04-2013, 07:08 PM   #7
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I stalked this forum for almost a year, and pulled the trigger in mid June. I barely made it in time.

I hate to sound selfish, but I'm glad they discontinued it.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:25 PM   #8
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I really like the colour also! It was a toss up between CG and Black for me so once it came out that the CG was discontinued it was an easy decision! Black it is! Mind you the ONLY way I like the CG is with Matte Black rims, the aluminum rims just do not fit.
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Old 08-04-2013, 08:56 PM   #9
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There is a sport sitting on a rock pile at a dealer near me that has been there for months.... I can't figure it out. I guess we are the minority. If it was popular it would have stuck around. For me it's stupid... CG should be a standard for jeep wrangler like black and silver are for any other car manufacturer! Glad the motor blew up in my 2008 wrangler and forced me into looking or I would have never known the color existed.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:18 PM   #10
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I didn't know it was a temp colour either. CG was my first choice for colour then Gecko, they had a little trouble finding a CG with the options I wanted but I'm glad I waited and they finally found one, I love the colour and get asked about it regularly.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:19 PM   #11
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The colors have been changing after a short time for a lot of them. Is it just marketing or do you think it is actually tied to sales?
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:25 PM   #12
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Commando Green just never could grab the right vibe with people.

There was way too many people that thought "baby poop" when they first saw it.....I'll admit to thinking the same thing when I first saw the color. Ironically, my wife (who is not into drab colors) really liked it.

There's one sitting at a house I pass every day coming home from work, and I'll admit that I've gotten more fond of the color as days go by, but my own experience with it told me it was not going to be a marketing success.

Commando Green only really seemed to appeal to hardcore Jeepers in general, and more specifically, hardcore Jeepers who wanted a military look....and I think half of those were turned off because it was too light.
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Old 08-04-2013, 09:37 PM   #13
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I'm glad it's one of those short term colors... although there's several of them here in Alb... I had a 2011-2DR Natural Green Pearl that was a lot more rare then CG.....

I love the color.... baby poo or not... and I'm glad it's cancelled...



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Bring back rescue green!!!
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now that was a GREAT COLOR!!! probably my favorite of All.....
but what make colors great is that they are short lived...
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:19 PM   #16
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I don't think it's too light at all. Depends on the sun, but it does look perfect on an overcast day! Even still, an olive color of one shade or another should be in the line up. Hey, I gots mine, so whatever.....lol I am usually on the "missed out" train, but managed to get a ticket to ride on this train! ;-)
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:41 PM   #17
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I had been wanting a Wrangler for years but just couldn't pull the trigger, until the 2012 Car Show in Phoenix. They had a Rubicon in Commando Green and my jaw hit the floor. I looked at my wife and said "there's my Jeep! I finally found the color!" And 3mo later it was in my driveway! I love the CG color, but glad it's a one and done. Makes them more rare!
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Old 08-04-2013, 10:50 PM   #18
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I was surprised it only lasted 1 year.

I think the problem was that is missed so many original expectations, and that it does not photograph well. You have to see it in person.

CG was my original order, and I remember thinking it would probably look like an olive drab green, but was surprised when the first web pics started showing up, and it ranged from baby-poo to pea soup. When I went and saw it in person, it looked much better than the online pics....very smooth and creamy. I liked it, but it wasn't what I had originally expected, while Billet turned out to be much better than expected.
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Old 08-04-2013, 11:38 PM   #19
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I love my commando green, i put some black MB tko wheels on it and it looks great. The color wasnt even on my radar when i first started looking for a jeep, i really wanted crush, dozer or gecko but i couldnt find a sport with only 3.73's and a/c in any of those colors when i was ready to buy. My options were commando green, black, brown, or rock lobster. I almost ordered a anvil 2014 but i went to go see the green one in person first and ended up driving it home. I am glad its a limited edition, i like having something unique. I have not seen any other 2 doors in my area besides mine, just a couple 4 doors.
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Bring back rescue green!!!
...and this is why rescue green has fantastic resale value. Anyone with this color looking to sell needs to list it in a nationally viewed classified at an over inflated price. Someone somewhere who must have one will pay especially as they become harder to find with time.

I'll assume any low volume 1yr color will see a high resale.
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There has been roughly 6 shades of green on the JK

Jeep Green
Rescue Green
Natural Green Pearl
Black Forrest Green
Gecko
Commando Green

I've only seen Jeep Green in pics...but Natuarl Green Pearl is one of my favorites. Hard to believe Jeep does not keep a "staple" green every year.
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Old 08-05-2013, 03:37 PM   #22
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I say just bed line the Jeep in your favorite green and call it a day...
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CG would have looked A LOT better if it were matte, IMO. The gloss just kills the intended look.
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I waited for a 2013 Wrangler, just to get commando green.

So the 2014 Information thread (sticked at the top of the forum) lists Commando Green as Canceled. Sure enough, in the Chrystler 2014 fleet guide: https://www.fleet.chrysler.com/v7fle...yers_Guide.pdf

There is no mention of Commando Green.

So ONE YEAR? The color is in production for ONE YEAR? Wow! Even Gecko was around for longer than that. I wonder how rare my CG Jeep is now.

Any thoughts from the other CG owners out there?
Commando Green and Jeep Green Metallic were the two best colors available....both are gone now...
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I am tellin' ya, there is no better color than commando green with the saddle brown interior!
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Totally agree but saddle is not available in the UK.
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I believe commando green is best color they've made. I have Jeep Green Metallic, which is a not-so-close second. Rescue Green is pretty sharp too. I like the enamel, non-metallic aspects of Commando Green. In any case, I don't know why they'd get rid of it, as it appeals directly to Jeep's military heritage and is popular with veterans, patriots, hunters, etc.
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I loved the color when I saw it in pics but have to admit that when I saw it in person on a sunny day, I almost bailed on it and bought a "safe" color. It kind of straddles the line between a military and a pea green, and I feel it needs to be set off by a lot of black.

Some colors look great with body colored flares and top, Commando is one of those instances when less is more. Kind of mixed feelings on it being discontinued. I'm glad its pretty exclusive now, but also figured it'd be a more popular color. Here's my baby with 315/70/17 Duratracs.
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I had my choices narrowed down between CG and billet. We went hunting for both in October, and found the CG first. It was raining that day, and when I saw the CG, I actually was turned off because it looked so bluish to me. More of a grass green then a dusty, brownish green I hoped for. My girl liked it though, but I insisted we wait and see a billet for comparison. The same dealer brought up a billet from Texas a few days later for us to look at, and that's what we ended up with. In those few days I saw another CG in the sun, I liked it after seeing it then, but now my girl didn't like it at all. I have also noticed how different it looks at night in artificial lighting too.

I kind of wish I had bought the CG sometimes, but I like my billet too.
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I loved the color when I saw it in pics but have to admit that when I saw it in person on a sunny day, I almost bailed on it and bought a "safe" color. It kind of straddles the line between a military and a pea green, and I feel it needs to be set off by a lot of black.

Some colors look great with body colored flares and top, Commando is one of those instances when less is more. Kind of mixed feelings on it being discontinued. I'm glad its pretty exclusive now, but also figured it'd be a more popular color. Here's my baby with 315/70/17 Duratracs.
nice jeep, is it lifted at all? by the time my 31's wear out, my jeep will be paid for and i will be lifting it and putting 33's or 35's on it.

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