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Old 01-08-2013, 11:59 AM
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Had to fill the gas tank for the first time & was shocked. With taxes my Jeep Sahara Unlimited is worth 40K and I have to buy a locking gas cap, because i didn't get one. At today's prices for gas, NO LOCKING CAP, REALLY, or looking Hood on ENG. I do love the ride & power of new ENG. Great looking ride.

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OK you re-opened my pet peeves about these not cheap vehicles. How about no door detentes? Straps, really? And don't get us all started about the candles Jeep installs as headlights. Then there is the lack of grille inserts so the radiator is exposed to debris. Cheesy plastic bumpers on an off-road vehicle???

Jeeps are fabulous. It is just a shame that Chrysler didn't spend a few bucks more to bring base Jeeps fully into the 21st century.

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OK you re-opened my pet peeves about these not cheap vehicles. How about no door detentes? Straps, really? And don't get us all started about the candles Jeep installs as headlights. Then there is the lack of grille inserts so the radiator is exposed to debris. Cheesy plastic bumpers on an off-road vehicle???

Jeeps are fabulous. It is just a shame that Chrysler didn't spend a few bucks more to bring base Jeeps fully into the 21st century.
The straps on the doors are avoidable, but it keeps that original jeep feel. Makes it a hella lot easier to take the doors off. I wondered why they would put straps on a door of a 40$K vehicle, but remeber two things: 1. Their doing a good job at keeping it a JEEP, not a luxury suv and 2. Its Chrysler. Im happy enough that it came with a working engine *COUGH COUGH.
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The straps on the doors are avoidable, but it keeps that original jeep feel. Makes it a hella lot easier to take the doors off. I wondered why they would put straps on a door of a 40$K vehicle, but remeber two things: 1. Their doing a good job at keeping it a JEEP, not a luxury suv and 2. Its Chrysler. Im happy enough that it came with a working engine *COUGH COUGH.
There are after market detentes that keep it easy to remove the doors (eg SmartDoor). These things being mentioned are not "luxury" items. In fact, the weak headlights are a safety issue. And none of these "keep it a Jeep." With all due respect, that is like saying deleting the computer electronics and having bench seats would keep it a Jeep.

Jeeps can be the same rugged off-road, iconic vehicles without having outmoded affectations like strapped doors and weak headlights in my humble opinion.
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I like the simple door straps for how easy it makes removing the doors. However, I'm with you on being annoyed over the lack of a locking gas door, a locking hood latch, weak headlights, and a lack of any kind of a grill insert.
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There are after market detentes that keep it easy to remove the doors (eg SmartDoor). These things being mentioned are not "luxury" items. In fact, the weak headlights are a safety issue. And none of these "keep it a Jeep." With all due respect, that is like saying deleting the computer electronics and having bench seats would keep it a Jeep.

Jeeps can be the same rugged off-road, iconic vehicles without having outmoded affectations like strapped doors and weak headlights in my humble opinion.
When it comes to head lights, gas caps basic things that any new vehicle should come standard with, i totally agree. I may have misinterpreted what you meant by what things on a wrangler you didnt like. They deffinently need to step it up. Everything you have mentioned so far besides the door straps i have reaplaced on my jeep, even though i spent 40K$ on it. Anyway, i hope our complaints lead to some big changes in the next couple years, HID's would be nice
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The straps on the doors are avoidable, but it keeps that original jeep feel. Makes it a hella lot easier to take the doors off. I wondered why they would put straps on a door of a 40$K vehicle, but remeber two things: 1. Their doing a good job at keeping it a JEEP, not a luxury suv and 2. Its Chrysler. Im happy enough that it came with a working engine *COUGH COUGH.
I'm new at this lingo, but on my 2013 Sahara unlimited has straps holding the doors to body, & plugs for power windows
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