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MiscellaneousJeep News Tidbits
Posted by mike on 2004/7/20 0:00:00 (2503) reads

Random news bits we found cleaning out our inbox (Rescue, Unlimited, fake image, Grand).

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/front_flash_ie.html">AutoExpress has an article about how the Jeep Rescue concept vehicle may become the next production Jeep model. Here's a snippet:

ButAmerica's oldest 4x4 manufacturer has an ace up its sleeve with this -the Rescue. The stunning newcomer was unveiled at January's DetroitMotor Show, and now it's ready to drive, we have been for an exclusivespin in the biggest Jeep ever produced.

Following in the tracks of theSixties Wagoneer, the firm's first seven-seater, the Rescue aims tomake its own mark on the competitive luxury SUV market by cashing in onthe off-road heritage of the Jeep name.

Check out the entire artcle.

Fake Car and Driver image???

One of our readers gave us this link to this animated image that mayshow that the photo in the August, 2004 issue of Car and Driver is justa rehash of an offical Jeep Rescue press photo. Check it out to see for yourself...

New Grand Cherokee Marketing

We've heard from several readers that the 2005 Grand Cherokee will havea new marketing tagline: "The off-road legend continues. The on-roadlegend begins." - It looks like DamilerChrysler wants consumers tostart focusing on how nice the on-road ride of the GC is.

Wrangler Unlimited Test Drive

Forbes.com has a test drive review of the Wrangler Unlimited - although the article focuses more on the Jeep brand's market share.

Here's a link to the Edmunds test drive.

Miscellaneous Links
Photos of 2005 Wrangler Rubicon Unlimited
Prototype 8-Seater Wrangler for the Army

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Glen
The link "prototype 8-seater unlimited" mentions "currently equipped with a 4-litre petrol engine and from next year with a 2.8-litre turbo-diesel". Maybe my dream JEEP, a diesel, 6-speed manual, Unlimited, will become a reality. I'd still keep my TJ for wheelin, and use the diesel Unlimited for hauling my boat and stuff. Way cool!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
To the writer of the Forbes article, "It's a Jeep Thing... You Wouldn't Understand!"

While the Jeep excels at off-roading... its legendary capabilities extend to snow-covered roads, or desert roads rutted deep from flash-flooding. The writer must keep in mind that not-everyone lives on some city street. Many (millions) of Americans live in rural areas that may not see prompt road repairs. The Jeep vehicles are designed to handle those rough-road conditions.

It is amusing every year when a snow storm hits even a metropolitan area like Washington, DC. Immediately calls go out to owners of 4 wheel drive vehicles to volunteer driving doctors, nurses, and patients to and from the hospital. Most of those responding are owners of Jeeps or more truck-like SUVs. You do not usually find RAV4 and
-V owners responding to those calls.

Besides its legendary off-road capability, and rough road dependability, some of us just love it's heritage. 60+ Years of transporting America's troops, rescuing stranded people, conquering the road less traveled.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Daniel Webster
It's spelled Build, not Bulid.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Kill the Rescue - Bulid the Dakar
If the rescue is going to have IFS, IRS, full-time all wheel drive ala suburu, then what's the point of building it?

Isn't one bloated, useless, hugely overpriced, laughingstock of an offroad-incapable POS styling exercise like the Hummer enough to satisfy the "more money than brains" crowd?

The Rescue, God what a piece of crap it's shaping up to be. Why not build a vehicle with some real qualities to it like the Dakar instead.


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Bill
here is the direct link to the Jeep Rescue article:

http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/?http://www.autoexpress.co.uk/news/ae_news_story.php?id=43273


I'm glad to see it may be built!!! I hope a Scrambler makes it too! I want a 4-cyl. Diesel Scrambler!!!!!!!!!!

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Douglas
Yeah the "Unlimited" Jeeps are piling up around here also...but you know?..When these Jeeps are going for $25k or more..What do you expect?..Jeeps(and most other vehicles) are really WAY overpriced........That "Unlimited" sure looks WAY out of proportion..Dunno I'll keep my '95 YJ...LOL

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RESCUE ROCKS
that rescue looks bad ass. always has from day one. i would
happily get one when they come out here in the U.S.

and for those looking for the dakar, try the liberty. that's the
closest you're ever gonna get to one.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Douglas
Reply to RubiconTrail.Net..You are correct sir. Many of us Jeep owners quietly go about our lives daily and usually are forgotten..('cept for those way-friendly Wrangler Waves!! (*) ) I know 'cus here in New England I am responsible for Bringing some employees to and from work with mine! And I'm glad to announce that today...Another member of my family has joined "OUR" family..my aunt is the happy owner of a new '04 Liberty..Now 4 Jeeps in our family..all former GM owners..no less..When they build 'em this good..It's no wonder that JEEPS indeed RULE the world......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Sean M.
Why did this twink from Forbes even bother reviewing the Unlimited? He probably drives a little RAV4! What a weenie! Some people just don't understand tradition and proven technology. The people that read Forbes wouldn't even think of driving anything that wasn't top rated by Comsumer Reports, have 400 airbags and cost $40k + anyway, why waste their time printing a review of a Jeep in the first place.

BTW: Forbes helped sponsor Camp Jeep 2001, i have the free yellow lunchbox sitting right in front of me with FORBES on it. You would think they would give a better review that that, guess they don't like Jeep anymore.

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: LIMITED JIM
Are unlimited sales not doing well? I see dealers with every color on the lot day after day after day.....Maybe it not popular like the traditional wrangler.......

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: RUBICONTRAIL.NET
Independant suspension is not inherently bad. The Hummer H1, albeit large, is a very off-road capable vehicle and uses fully independant suspension. The H2 is NOT fully independant. It has a solid rear axle.

The Jeep Liberty has independant front suspension and has not had any problem holding its own off-road. While the Liberty may not suit everyone's styling tastes it still is a very capable Jeep 4x4.

The new Grand Cherokee also will use IFS. We have yet to see how well it performs off-road.

The biggest problem with independant suspensions is that very few choices exist when it comes to doing a suspension lift.


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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: Douglas
I think what the "rescue" post is saying is simple.....DCX KEEP the JEEP>>>>> JEEP...I know; what a novel idea



"Buy em Now!!! 'Cus when they's gone.....they's GONE>>>>>>>>>>>>>>"

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Anonymous
Posted: 1969/12/31 19:00  Updated: 1969/12/31 19:00
 Originally posted by: jason
Glad to see a rubicon unlimited, no official word. I will probaly hear something in october. This will boost unlimted sales!!!!
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