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Old 11-15-2013, 11:51 AM
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Chrysler probably took a look at what colors sell well and stuck with those because those bluish colors probably gave Chrysler the blues so they're out.
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since as mentioned above, the transmission shifter is nothing more than a switch these days...I vote they make the next transmission selector look like a manual gear box. Upper left for park, Straight back from there for regular drive. In between the two is neutral and push down from neutral and over to the hard upper left for reverse. while in drive, push over to the right for auto sport mode. from auto sport mode, push forward for electronic downshift and back for electronic up-shift. we can get rid of the stupid paddles and feel like men again! also, they should use the porsche PDK system ha!
Why not just bring back the old 50-60's push button shifter?
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Twin turbo the VM Motori engine and call it a SRT T6
How about just a Gale Banks Grand Cherokee?
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That's a little different than mixing/buying a few quarts of paint in a custom color. I'm sure it could be done, but there is a reason these are called "mass produced" as opposed to custom.

It is possible that someday factories will be equipped to do this. I'm holding out for a system where you turn a dial on the dash and a signal is sent through the body that changes the color on demand.


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I agree . There is a huge difference between a body shop painting an assembled car and a factory paint job on a body shell
High end custom shops take the vehicle apart and paint it.
Figure about $15K labor and up.
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Even Porsche who is noted for their expensive options only charges $5500 for a custom color. My local body shop has a paint booth and a paint mixing system that allows them to mix virtually any color in house. You would think that installing a similar system would not be a heavy lift for Jeep.
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The majority of folks don't want or need a custom paint job they don't need any extras that don't really count in terms of longevity and and down the road when reliability counts more.
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High end custom shops take the vehicle apart and paint it. Figure about $15K labor and up.
You can get a really good paint job for $5-8000 in some circumstances. The $15K jobs are when people have the engine and all underhood components removed to match there as well. Never quite understood that for neutral colored vehicle. Non-neutral...well...prepare that $15K. For example...if you have black, keeping black on the interior of the engine bay wouldn't be terrible. Now...if you have another color and are going black on the exterior...or say you have blue but want red...then not painting inside the engine bay isn't going to have an aesthetic result.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

Wow, I dunno what I'd do if I could get a custom color.

I sure would think hard about it, can't say what it would be.

I'm personally tired of the monochromatic color lines on todays cars. Some variation of White, Black, Charcoal, Titanium, Coastal Fog, Asphalt Gray, Granite Rubble, Glossy Midnight, Pebble, and, oh, yea, Red.

So, I'm happy with my almost-black-dark-green -- matches my coat.
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I agree that a majority do not want or need a custom paint job but that statement is also spot on with regard to the Diesel engine. I am sure that those who are now taking delivery of their SFUs are glad that the "majority must buy it " test was not applied to the decision to offer the diesel as an option.
I suspect that even at Porsche a small percentage choose custom colors but the choice is their if you want it.
Having said this I agree that Jeep will probably not be offering custom colors anytime soon. Even a larger palette of colors, the majority of which are not dark and drab would be welcome.
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Re: Changes for 2015?

Why not wrap it instead? Much cheaper
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