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WranglerPublic Reaction to Wrangler
Posted by mike on 2006/1/18 9:00:00 (2345) reads

We always like to checkout The Toledo Blade's articles about major Jeep events. Toledo, Ohio is afterall, the home of the assembly plants for the Jeep Wrangler and Liberty (the Grand Cherokee and Commander is built in Detroit, MI and the upcoming Compass will be produced in Belvedere, IL).

Their article on the public's reaction to the 2007 Wrangler at the North American International Auto Show (NAIAS) has quotes from Scott Yakovich, a Milwaukee native who went to Detroit to check out the new Wrangler and Rick Brian of Cincinnati who is an avid off-roader. The article has some interesting quotes about the new Wrangler as well as some takes on the Compass.

From the article:

But the owner of five Jeeps - including two Wranglers - said he does like the redesigned SUVís dent-resistent front fenders and solid axles, both of which will be on X, Sahara, and Rubicon models. Having a two-speed transfer case with a 4.0:1 low-range gear ratio, electric front and rear-axle lockers, and heavy-duty axles from Toledoís Dana Corp. as standards on the Rubicon model is a plus for off- roading, Mr. Brian said.

Be sure to check out the entire article.

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Posted: 2006/1/19 11:16  Updated: 2006/1/19 11:16
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 Re: Public Reaction to Wrangler
I like it when does pricing become available?

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Posted: 2006/1/19 14:02  Updated: 2006/1/19 14:02
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 Re: Public Reaction to Wrangler
OK, I'm not really thrilled with the prospects of a new 3.8L V6 (minivan based) engine in the Wrangler. Most of us like the 4.0L I6 as is... but the new for '07-'08 4.0L V6 minivan engine with 255-275 hp and about 275 ft-lbs torque would be awesome... and they could still retain the 4.0L designation for nostalgia....

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Posted: 2006/1/23 9:39  Updated: 2006/1/23 9:39
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 Re: Public Reaction to Wrangler
"the 4.0L designation for nostalgia...."

I like that! I think marketing-wise that would have been the way to go...
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