|11-04-2013 12:51 PM|
The other way around, the 2014 Cherokee is a replacement for the KK, not the XJ.
|11-04-2013 12:09 PM|
|kik||I was thinking square headlights.|
|11-03-2013 09:28 PM|
|11-03-2013 04:50 PM|
At 16 I started in a bronco. They'll always have a place in my heart. I've been in Jeeps for the past 14 years but if they put out a modern bronco with a removable top I'd be very interested as well.
I love my wrangler. No real complaints except the shift motion from 5th to 6th and the straight up back seat. I'd love to see those things get better. Just wish I had more money for personalized mods.
From the factory I'd love to see a turbo diesel hybrid and a cheap dual doors option (full and half) and a Grey leather option with vented seats for the hot Texas summers. ;-) one can always dream...
|11-03-2013 04:34 PM|
|11-03-2013 04:32 PM|
|10-30-2013 08:13 PM|
|klwalk||One I hope not to see is the elimination of the solid axle but from what I've been reading it looks to be a foregone conclusion. If you want to build buy before the '16 model comes out|
|10-30-2013 08:08 PM|
|Walt62||How about deflector shields and a cloaking device?|
|10-21-2013 08:00 PM|
Not asking for much
passenger friendly rear seat
|10-21-2013 07:03 PM|
|10-21-2013 06:51 PM|
|Deep||Only read about half of the posts... but I didn't see any suggestions for a split-folding rear seat for the 2-door so that you could have 2 passengers and at least SOME cargo room|
|10-21-2013 06:40 PM|
|Austin_FL||1. Head lights time to move on and make LEDs standard!!! 2. Real bumpers no more of this fading hollow crap 3. Change the gear ratio. 3.21 standard is obsolete 4. Stainless steel bolts|
|10-21-2013 06:31 PM|
|TwoNin9r||i want them to offer a diesel in 2015 JKU so i can grab one before they get ruined in 2016|
|10-21-2013 05:19 PM|
|10-21-2013 09:08 AM|
new jeep features
in the new jeep i would like to see rear adjustable seats where they recline also a garage door opener built in.
|10-20-2013 12:00 PM|
But only wishful thinking.
|10-20-2013 11:39 AM|
|Afmcronnie||I just want a removable rear seat in the JKU, and maybe some steel rims that aren't dog-ugly.|
|10-20-2013 11:27 AM|
As far as design, I agree the Wrangler should stay close to it's roots. Moving to a more curved and flowing design would destroy it's uniqueness in a world full blended curves. I can see tweaks and minor improvements but keeping within the boundaries of simplicity over aesthetics. The Wrangler should look like a serious vehicle meant for conquering terrain as it's primary role in life, not eeking out mpg on the highway. It's entire appeal is that iconic image of being an off-road trail boss. That's not to say you can't offer major features and refinements to the interior or it's capabilities, but refinements solely directed at aero or things that add needless complexity without adding functionality that will be appreciated by most is taking it in the wrong direction, imo. I realize that designation is debatable and may shift over time, but so far I think Jeep has made the right moves with the JK in hitting a good balance.
The biggest change I'd like to see is an powertrain that manages to get the mpg into the high 20's for mileage in stock form, and a CnG bi-fuel option from the factory, but these probably won't happen anytime soon.
I also wouldn't mind having a fixed, metal hard top in the back with 4 freedom top panels, one above each seat. I don't get the appeal of having your cargo area exposed to the elements but I know many do and use their Jeeps for more outdoor adventures than I typically do.
|10-20-2013 12:42 AM|
|michiganadam||A single piece of non curved straight sheet metal|
|10-19-2013 11:13 PM|
|10-19-2013 10:05 AM|
|10-19-2013 09:44 AM|
|10-19-2013 09:38 AM|
I've had my best luck with Fords by far out of the domestic manufacturers....
|10-19-2013 09:25 AM|
The Cherokee is second only to the Wrangler in hardcore fandom. If you read tests on the new Cherokee, it actually does pretty good offroad for what it is. Its way more capable than anything in its segment, but nobody that really loves Jeeps is going to let the Cherokee thing slide.
Its like Justin Bieber going on tour and calling himself Led Zeppelin.
|10-18-2013 10:38 PM|
Hey Jeep I bought my JK to build it and play with it.
|10-18-2013 10:17 PM|
If there is a redesign for Wrangler is like the new '14 Jeep Cherokee they can keep the Wrangler! This is one ugly SUV with a Jeep name!
Retro design is what the Jeep tradition is based on and that's why I bought it! The Wrangler stands out from all over 4 WD vehicles. The traditional Jeep Wrangler design up to the current one is what appeals to me.
Just my opinion.
|10-18-2013 09:41 PM|
If Ford made a Wrangler, I'd buy one of theirs. But since Jeep is the only Manufacturer and nobody makes anything that compares to it, I'm stuck with Jeep. TOK is right, the JK is unique, now if they really screw it up, people will just keep what they have and not buy a new one. And without the JK, Jeep would not be around.
I for one like new tech. I want the push button start, I hate my keys flinging around when I'm hitting bumps. I don't think you have to give up comfort for off roadability. I've always used my Jeeps as DD drivers, yes I do take them off road, but that's was not the main reason I bought it. It's like buying a dual sport motorcycle, you can find a better on road motorcycle or a better off-road motorcycle, but it you want to do both, a dual sport is the best. Jeep is the only dual sport vehicle.
|10-18-2013 04:45 PM|
I think Chrysler is the bottom of the barrel as a manufacturer. Once I'm comparing them against other 4 door vehicles, I'd have to start weighing my wants vs. needs very heavily. The JK is unique, the JKU is in very deep water vs. other 4 door SUV's and 4wd crew cab pickups. I probably would have wound up with a TRD Tacoma.
|10-18-2013 02:05 PM|
The CAFE thing does kind of scare me because they can use all the light weight materials and transmission tricks they want to but none of that changes the aerodynamics. I think the will amend/delay some of the CAFE stuff like they always do(government is getting really good at putting things off) and buy Wranglers some more time but eventually some major changes will have to be made to the exterior shape.
|10-18-2013 01:13 PM|
However, the latest numbers I saw showed that the Unlimited is making it's margin even higher over the 2-door. I think they've sold somewhere around 15,000 Unlimiteds in September, and they only sold about 6,000 2-doors. The ratio is getting close to 3:1 now.
What the Unlimited did is two things. 1) people who always wanted a Wrangler, but had families and couldn't justify the practicality of it suddenly had a reason to buy one and 2) people who went with a 2-door in mind saw all the extra space in the Unlimited and ended up leaving the dealership with 4-doors instead.
If this margin continues to grow, the bean counters at Chrysler/Fiat are going to start making the case that the 2-door is a poor selling option, and we all know what happens to poor selling options in the automotive business.
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