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Old 06-16-19, 06:10 PM
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Originally Posted by bitkahuna View Post
disagree, having actually owned and driven a JGC for 3 years. it's obviously a great and very versatile and successful vehicle, not only this gen, but all gens,
I respect your opinion, but it did not turn out to be successful for nothing. The engineers did a superb job on it, and it was one of the relatively few vehicles that actually kept FCA's reputation from getting worse than it did.

it has a great history. one small detail on the JGC you'll see all over is 1941 logos because i guess that's when it all started
The first vehicle we can actually call a Jeep started, in 1941, with a military-spec design, that was built by three companies...Ford, ******, and Bantam. Ford, obviously, for the needs of the war, had the greatest production-capacity in the factories, and built the lion's share of them....but it was actually first designed by either Bantam or ****** (Bantam, I think).

As to where the name "Jeep" first came from, opinions differ, even with auto-historians. The majority consensus among them, though, is that it started as an abbreviation of the military term for "General-Purpose" vehicle, or "GP"...nicknamed Jeep. The rest is history.

but the squarish uconnect screen was good for its time but old now and too many controls are only on the screen.
So? Many other vehicles can say the same thing.

the seats are narrow and the overall packaging isn't that spacious.
It was not intended, like the Jeep Commander, to be a big box inside.

the pentastar v6 is decent (better than most people think) but could be a bit smoother and quieter.
It actually is smoother and quieter than some of the more recent V6s where you can hear the thrum of the DI fuel-injection pulses.

the hemi v8 is ludicrously thirsty.
What do you expect? Like its Charger/Challenger brothers, it also puts out ludicrous amounts of power....up to 700 HP in some cases. In an ICE engine, power is not a free lunch...even though computer engine-controls help, you still have to have the fuel for it.


the lane assist on the one i had and the collision warning was not as accurate or smart as on my newer g90.
To me, thats not an issue. I just turn the thing off LOL.

so plenty of areas for improvement.
New generations do not always bring improvement, though...at least what I call improvement. Sometimes yes, sometimes no.

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Old 06-16-19, 07:55 PM
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Time marches ever forward. If you drive a JGC now and compare it with more modern vehicles that have the same sort of market position, its age is apparent. Time for a new model. I enthusiastically bought the vehicle twice, in 2011 and in 2014. I wouldnt choose one today.
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Old 06-16-19, 08:41 PM
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Iím not saying a new platform wonít be as good or better. I hope it is but I think the bar is set pretty high. Of course they can make it bigger but I like the size and love the ground clearance.
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