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WranglerVideos of the Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited
Posted by CanJeepYJ on 2006/4/17 19:44:34 (2431) reads

The Boys at Inside Line have it upon themselves to make some videos of the new vehicles that debuted at the New York Auto Show. Two of them being the Wrangler Unlimited and the Patriot.

You can see the videos here:

Wrangler Unlimited video from Inside Line

Jeep Patriot New York intro video on Inside Line

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Posted: 2006/4/19 15:02  Updated: 2006/4/19 15:02
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 Re: Videos of the Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited
Here is another video of the Wrangler...from Caranddriver.com

http://www.caranddriver.com/autoshows/11008/video-2006-new-york-auto-show.html

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Posted: 2006/4/18 14:15  Updated: 2006/4/18 14:15
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I read a previous post regarding Low Sulfur Diesel fuel. It contained some info that needed to be corrected...

SULFUR is not a lubricant to an engine, and the absence of sulfur in and of itself will not cause increased friction and heat. SULFUR is actually corrosive to an engine and decreases the combustion efficency of Diesel Fuel.

The chemical process of SULFUR removal from Diesel Fuel reduces the Lubricity of the Diesel Fuel, which would cause increased friction and heat, but this is not because of the absence of SULFUR. This condition is also easily correctible by blending in a Lubricity additive such as Biodiesel.

2007 Diesel Fuel will actuallyincrease efficiency for Diesel engines, old and new. The Europeans have been running this formula for years

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Posted: 2006/4/18 10:13  Updated: 2006/4/18 10:13
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The 2wd 4 door is supposed to start at 21K. I guess we will see what tehy decide with the of trims.

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Great to see the video. I really want to get one, but over 30 grand and no deisel are two major drawbacks. We'll see.

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Posted: 2006/4/18 9:19  Updated: 2006/4/18 9:19
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I just went to the NY Auto Show today. I had a look at both the 2 and 4 door Wranglers. The 2 door is REALLY nice. It looks great up close. There is decent room behind the rear seat too. You can fit a few upright troller suit cases behind the seat.

The 4 door is pretty nice also. I'm just not used to seeing it with 4 doors so it will take some time to get used to. It has a ton of room.

One thing of concern though. I talked to one of the Jeep guys and he said that he had heard that the 2 door Rubi will cost in the low 30K and the 4 door Rubi will be mid 30K. I hope he is WRONG with this info. That's too much. Of course the 2 door will cost more than the 2006 but 4K is too much of a difference.

I plan on buying either the 2 or 4 door depending on the price but if the 2 door Rubi is over 30K it will be very hard to justify.

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Posted: 2006/4/18 9:26  Updated: 2006/4/18 9:26
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If the 4 door is anywhere close to 30k, i'm out. I'm not looking to buy into something that expensive considering how barebones the wrangler is anyway.

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The Unlimited 4WD will start around 23k, with the Rubicon version in the low - to - mid 30k range. This is no different than the current Rubicon which tops out fully loaded in the low 30k range. And the Wrangler is only stripped down if you buy it that way. An available navigation system, electronic lockers, Dana 44's, 10.5" of ground clearance, is hardly stripped down.

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So what do you think the 2 door Rubi will sell for?

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Posted: 2006/4/19 11:15  Updated: 2006/4/19 11:16
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I think the 2DR, 4WD Wrangler will start around 23k also (maybe a few hundred dollars more or less than the 4DR).

The SE model no longer exists, with the new 2007 X model being equipped in-between the 2006 X and Sport models.

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Posted: 2006/4/18 16:01  Updated: 2006/4/18 16:01
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 Re: Videos of the Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited
According to this NY Times article the new Unlimited will be priced lower than the current 2-door Wrangler ??? (according to a Jeep spokesman)

http://www.nytimes.com/2006/04/12/automobiles/autospecial/12glance-4dwrangler.html?_r=2&oref=slogin&oref=slogin

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It's nice to finally see some running footage of the Unlimited. That will be my next Jeep once I turn in my 04 TJ Rubi in Feb. I could really care less about the Patriot. It really seems like Jeep might need to take out the Liberty. Ever since the Liberty came out, I have never heard anyone* say that they even remotely liked it. Even people who ended up getting one right away. They all disliked it shortly thereafter. And I live in Michigan, where there are plenty of domestics on the road.

On an related topic, has anyone ever seen any running footage of the hurricane concept? I'd love to see that doing something impressive and not just driving around on flat ground like the publicly released photos implied.

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Posted: 2006/4/18 13:31  Updated: 2006/4/18 13:31
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 Re: Videos of the Patriot and Wrangler Unlimited
Just a note:

The liberty was the best selling small SUV out there last year. Beating, for the first time, the Escape. You don't want to get rid of you best selling vehicle do you?

The Nitro is basically the next gen Liberty. The KK will start production in August of next year.

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Posted: 2006/4/19 11:28  Updated: 2006/4/19 11:28
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All this talk of killing the Liberty is pretty funny. As much as it's design has gotten a bad rep, DCX is not about to discontinue it. It is a hot seller. It doesn't target the same market as the Wrangler 4 door (those who think it does, understand very little about Jeeps). It is bigger than the Patriot so it doesn't target that market either.

The KK, will most likely move up market to be more luxurious inside (more like the XK and WK).

In short... Jeep is creating some distinct segments in its brand.

SERIOUS OFF-ROADING LEGENDS
Wrangler
Wrangler Unlimited
Gladiator (?)

OFF-ROAD CAPABLE NEAR-LUXURY SUVS
Liberty
Grand Cherokee
Commander

ENTRY-LEVEL SPORT ACTIVITY VEHICLES
Compass
Patriot
( ? ? ? )


They are also pursuing three design styles.

ICONIC DESIGNS
Wrangler
Wrangler Unlimited
Gladiator (?)

CLASSIC, SLAB-SIDED DESIGNS
Patriot
Commander

CONTEMPORARY DESIGNS
Compass
Liberty
Grand Cherokee

Admittedly, the execution on the last design segment hasn't been perfect. However the fascia redesigns seen on the Bluetec WK and the Liberty Renegade design show Jeep's practically trademarked method of improving designs continuously through refreshes (with the near perfect design appearing right before the model is replaced, only to start the process over again).

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Posted: 2006/4/19 12:51  Updated: 2006/4/19 12:51
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Very nicely put Rubicon :)
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