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New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

http://www.autoblog.com/photos/2013-...trailblazer-1/

This actually looks pretty good- especially if they bring the diesel also. Any chance the diesel is the same VM Motori used in the JGC? Given the fact that GM and Chrysler shared 50/50 in it...
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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

It looks way too "over-designed" to me and the interior is still a Chevy, but for sure it will be a WK2 competitor, or more specifically, and Durango competitor. Anyone else think it looks more like the Merc ML than the WK2?
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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

WOW!!! IMHO, that's one ugly car. Seems to me like a mutation between Mercedes GL and Chevy Traverse going out of control...
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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

Obviously it has some concept-touches to it that won't see production, but I like it.

I really liked the new Chevy Equinox, in fact I would say the WK2 and the Equinox are probably the two best looking SUVs on the market today. The Equinox is also a GREAT seller, and dealers can't even keep them on the lot. What made me get the WK2 over the Equinox were:

-The Equinox had no keyless entry and start, this was a deal breaker for my wife. If it had keyless entry and start, we really might have a Equinox LTZ right now instead of the Jeep because my wife liked the size of the Equinox more than the Jeep, which she thinks is a little too big.
-Fully loaded the Equinox with the V6 (the 4 is stupid slow) AWD is about $37k, they sell real well and best deal I could find was $1500-$2k off, I only paid $32,500 for the Jeep with an MSRP of $38,800, so the Equinox would have cost more for less capability and size.
-In the material quality and road presence department the WK2 is a step above the Equinox for less money. The Equinox has pretty crappy materials inside.
-Even though its smaller and lighter, fuel economy on the V6 Equinox is the same as the V6 WK2. The 4cyl is much better, but like I said on a loaded Equinox with AWD its REALLY slow.

So, assuming the production version of this Trailblazer loses some of the goofy concept stuff (it will), I bet it will do well.
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Fugly.
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WOW!!! IMHO, that's one ugly car. Seems to me like a mutation between Mercedes GL and Chevy Traverse going out of control...
My first thought was a Benz ripoff too.
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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

It is typical cheby, may look good but functionally deficient, and you need to wait 4 or 5 years for the design flaws to be worked out. GM likes to use early adopters as test mules, not that I'm bitter to have been bitten....

IMHO I don't like the looks, epecially that rear window treatment.
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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

That may have been GM's MO of old, but I'm not so sure going forward.

Kind of like applying Chrysler's previous quality problems to their new vehicles...
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Re: New Chevy Trailblazer- a true Jeep competitor?

I like it.
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