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Old 04-19-2011, 06:12 PM
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Re: Did Jeep miss the on WK2

I live in a land of Rovers and Bentleys. . . as of last weekend there's a whole lot of Summit Envy going on. I get power, plenty of class, all the toys and farkles, AMERICAN MADE, quieter than the friggin' Bentley GT, and I have WAY more $$$ left over. My hedge fund homies have to buy their status-aware rides, but in a time when preservation of capital is King, I'm the winner, and the look in their eyes tells me they know it! Think I'll pop out a bottle of the vintage Dom P to celebrate!! Life is Good!!!
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Furthermore, putting aggressive mud tires on a factory vehicle does nothing but cost them mpgs across their lineup for people that are only going to be mall crawling with them... the people whom want more agressive tires can buy them, whatever brand and style they want, and it wont affect chryslers average mpg across the lineup.
You made some other excellent points, but I disagree with this one. I'd agree if this was the default setup that people buy, but I seriously doubt that the mall crawlers would drop $275 for an "Off Road Package". People who buy the "Off Road Package" buy it to, um, go "off road".

As an aside, I'm sure the MPG tests are done on the Jeeps in standard trim so that point is irrelevant.

Maybe I'm just simple-minded, but when Jeep's website and printed material says the "Off-Road Adventure Package" comes with P265/60 R18 OWL On-Road/Off-Road tires ... silly me ... I thought that's what they would ship it with.

[FWIW, the last time I bought a JGC with the Off-Road package (actually it was called "Upcountry" back then) it did come with Off-road tires.]

Just to be perfectly clear, I don't think this justifies the opinion of the OP that Jeep "missed" on the WK2. It's a specific issue, limited to the small percentage of us who ordered the ORA II.
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Re: Did Jeep miss the on WK2

+1 on what "netcoolery" said above. I guess I'm just "simple-minded" as well. I paid extra for a specific option, On/Off-Road tires, and didn't get it...."simple-minded" as that.
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The funny thing is, they didn't try to but they are taking those customers as well as Audi customers like myself. Two people from my church just bought WK2s and did so while selling/trading their BMW Xs: an X5 and X3.
they got me to, i was looking at the Q7
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Re: Did Jeep miss the on WK2

I guess you win 4 wheeler of the year and tons of other awards when you don't do a good job.
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Re: Did Jeep miss the on WK2

As a former GM guy (4 GM made SUVs in a row), Chrysler got my business. Not sure if it means anything, but the commercials as well as the body styling really got my attention. Once I took it out for a spin, I was sold.

The tire discussion is well... tired. I didn't want the 20" wheels and tires and had zero issues in making a trade with another GC owner who wanted those wheels. I didn't expect true AT tires and was more than well aware of what was standard and optional on this vehicle. I also agree with a previous post, Jeep is edging into the luxury market. This, IMHO, is a great vehicle and I love to drive it. As far as missing out on the marketing, the sales numbers will show this is the vehicle that put Jeep back on the map and is in no small part making Chrysler profitable again. It's no small miracle that Fiat is already aggressively attempting to buy the additional shares to become the majority owner of Chrysler well ahead of schedule. I'll have to seriously consider buying stock in this company once it becomes public again. (which will hopefully occur by the end of the year if Fiat can come to an agreement with the UAW over the health care trust issues and other items)
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