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Old 10-19-2012, 12:06 PM
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WK2 Test drive

Just a little confused over the WK2. The WJ and WK were awesome Jeeps as they were utilitarian with a touch of luxury but the WK2 seems to be supposedly luxury with a very small touch of utilitarian. The WK2 also has very very very similar lines as the BMW X5 all the way around as in they definatley were looking at an X5. Members here posted of the improvement of materials vs the WK but all I noticed was the use of more soft plastic and vinyl. Thats right soft plastic!!! Here is an inside tip on auto manufacturer's interiors. As you may or may not know that padded dash has foam and skin on top of a "hard plastic" piece . So instead of grained vinyl and foam over plastic, they grained the plastic and they are done which results in less urethane used per car, lighter weight, and more durability (urethane dashes crack over time). The only reason manufacturers used padded dashes was because airbags didn't always exist. But since then the general public has always thought padded meant more quality. Truth is its a joke. Im sorry if I'm coming across as negative but I had heard so much from you guys about how much of an "improvement" the wk2 was and was so excited to trade my wk for one but was so dissappointed on this test drive with the limited wk2 and left wondering what happened to Jeep as a company. It pretends to be higher quality with soft plastics and vinyl and yet lost its utilitarian Jeep soul with no 4.7L offered and 4 wheel independent. The WK seems to be the last great Grand Cherokee built as it knew what it was and wasn't masquerading to be something it's not. It was a utilitarian truck with touches of luxury. If you want to see true high quality interior go sit in a BMW X5. Again sorry for the negativity but I just feel so betrayed by this forum and by Jeep. Peace out!!!
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:13 PM
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Re: WK2 Test drive

Who the F*** massages their dashboard while driving. Who cares if it's soft or not, I just want a Jeep that is truly solid and rugged underneath it all not a Mercedes Benz chassis. This sucks!!! Thanks Jeep for atleast making the WK Laredo X. I'll keep that forever and find another one when it dies.
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Old 10-19-2012, 12:21 PM
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Again sorry for the negativity but I just feel so betrayed by this forum and by Jeep. Peace out!!!

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Old 10-19-2012, 02:44 PM
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^^^^^ Ha fantastic!
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Totally Awesome!!!!!!
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hahaha perfect.


and agreed Scott, trolling harder than Skip Bayless on twitter.

if you dont like the WK2..don't buy one. simple as that. Have fun with the X5 and its repair costs when they come.
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Re: WK2 Test drive

Actually the X5 comes with 4 years or 50,00miles bumper to bumper and full maintenance. Where were you on that one dipsh*t? I apologize for saying whats on most of the real Jeep owners' minds. I see this community is for the WK2 mentality. I found a new board with people who actually know what a Jeep Grand Cherokee was and should be (WK with 4.7 quadradrive 2, solid rear axle and independent front with longest wheel travel of any Grand Cherokee, oh and a rugged plastic utilitarian interior) not what they have become now. Thanks Scott (amateur) Peace out. Enjoy your WK2 wanna be X5's. Peace!!!!!
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Actually the X5 comes with 4 years or 50,00miles bumper to bumper and full maintenance. Where were you on that one dipsh*t? I apologize for saying whats on most of the real Jeep owners' minds. I see this community is for the WK2 mentality. I found a new board with people who actually know what a Jeep Grand Cherokee was and should be (WK with 4.7 quadradrive 2, solid rear axle and independent front with longest wheel travel of any Grand Cherokee, oh and a rugged plastic utilitarian interior) not what they have become now. Thanks Scott (amateur) Peace out. Enjoy your WK2 wanna be X5's. Peace!!!!!

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Re: WK2 Test drive

I can't take this person seriously. All I can imagine is them making this face has they type.

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lolz.. for what it's worth the x5 is a pretty sweet ride.. but it's not my wk!

and i happen to like my full plastic interior.. when it gets muddy, it just wipes right off!

Mud.. who am i kidding.. when it see's baby drool, and formula.. It just wipes right off!!!
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