Not even a noob yet as I never have owned a Jeep
. In fact, haven't owned an American car for nearly 30 years. Most recently, we are coming out of multiple Audi's, a VW Touareg, and an Acura MDX. Throw in an FJ years ago, and my brother's wheelin' CJ. We've test driven all the major SUV
imports including Rovers, Bimmer's, and the rice burners.
All that's going to change with the '11 JGC. Saw the press and test drove the Limited last week, both the V6 and the Hemi. Incredible vehicles. Very, very well done. Some may not like chrome, and some want the old skool/square bodied/lifted/fat tired wheelin mods, but this is one helluva solid rollout.
Sure, there will be some bugs in a year one edition, but most first movers know that and are willing to deal with it. Based on limited availability and late option challenges, that's already happened with this SUV, and I can clearly see why.
Other than Apple, how many upscale, expensive products are selling like hotcakes these days? (crickets chirping).
Before you trash me for being a namby pamby, pavement dwelling, import loving, city driving, german car
communist - we actually use our SUV's, from Denver school shuttles and nights out, to high altitude Rocky Mountain cruising in subzero temps, to 45" powder storm ski quests, mountain biking, boat
towing, and gasp - off roading. No rock crawling but the kind with dirt, rocks, sticks, mud, and water.
I'm ordering this vehicle. Anyone got a line on an Overland in Silver with V8, trail rated
doo dads, and the observatory-sized sunroof? Gonna add the Mopar 18" Jeep black rims for AT and winter. Gotta love the seats that combat swamp butt.