I read in the bible that Jeep is to make a kind of replica to their
Wrangler of old! Apparently it'll have no creature comforts, right down to
rear 'curtains' instread of windows. Now this clearly isn't for everybody,
but it certainly has a certain appeal to it! Below are pics and the
You're kidding me, right? Back to basics, my hairy old ass. Long
wheelbase, automatic transmission, heat and looks like air conditioning,
full doors with power windows, it even has an arm rest between the seats
and cup holders. How about down optioned Jeep with flat paint and a bunch
of childish lettering to prop up the ego of wannabe urban commandos,
especially harley owners. I'm sure they'll sell a bunch. And good job
posting the review... Wait a minute! What review?
P.S. I would have thought that the self proclaimed moderator of the decade would have been smart enough to post downsized pictures instead of those monsters. I guess the rules are only meant to be followed by other people.
So you'll slate me on posting a clearly relevent (car orientated at least)
thread, yet you'll welcome 'What' back with open arms in yet another
pointless thread by him? twat. I don't deam those pictures too big, at
least no bigger than I'm prepared toallow other members to post. It has no
air con that I can see, no electric windows....actually, I don't think it
has any windows. So yeah, it's back to basics. The only 'new' thing is the
engine I believe. :thumbs:
Oh yeah my apologies...I forgot about the review....It's now been added.
I tend to mostly agree with the hobo on this one. The outside looks ok, but
they could have done better. The inside, on the other hand, needs some
serious help. The whole center console and all of the cheep plastic needs
to go. get rid of the glove box and the plastic door trim and dash. give me
some undecorated sheet metal with some guages stuck in it. Give me a manual
transmission with a floor shifter. I think they chickened out of going all
the way. sure they got rid of the carpet, but they left everything else.
Over all grade? I give them a D-. The idea was good, but they didn't follow through.
I don't think they chickened out, I think they meant it not to be a realistic replica of the original model, but one that looks the same from the outside, and the inside to be fairly bland with none of the usual creature comforts.
so they got rid of the carpet because it was too much comfort but left the navagation system or whatever the display is? I still think they were just too chicken to change anything more than aesthetics. I guess the targeted consumer is the one that want's too look cool, but can't go without the frills.
Agreeing with the herd on this one...just a crappy publicity-type niche
vehicle. Give me a 4WD, flat painted, hand crank windows, no nav/sound
system/AC (heat is ok), stick, for under 15K. It can be done. I can do
without the fold down windshield and would like a hardtop (I believe the
originals didn't have tops and did have a folding windshield), but wouldn't
I've been saying the same thing about a sports car for as long as I remember. Manual seats/windows, no carpeting, no sound system, no AC/heat, and bam, you've knocked off a bunch of weight and lowered the price tag. Plus now no vacuming the interior, just get out a hose. I'm guessing with the reduced weight/price you could have one that handles well, runs (high) 12s in the 1/4 for 20K.:2cents:
I was wondering about the fold down windshield myself, but I guess it would
be hard to get it past safety standards. Probably the same for the top. I
guess with all the laws and requirements it is hard to have a simple
vehicle anymore, and people are so used to luxury it is hard to find a
large enough market that is willing to give it up.
I agree with the sports car too. It would be nice to see a simple roadster hit production, aside from the Ariel Atom with its insane price tag.
I don't think that's a navation system...just a black plastic cover where the stereo should be...:thumbs:
Looks to me like they left the nav/entertainment system, and turned the air vents into the control buttons/knobs. :2cents:
Now where was it I have seen this thread before?? :lol:
And no, these pics aren't too big. Calm down ;)
Are we sure that's not what happens to the air vents when you close them? Like Skodas and VWs do.