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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

I'm near Augusta GA and the dealers stock very few 4x4 GCs. If they have 25 on the lot there may be 1 or 2 Summit 4x4s but most of the time all they have are 4x2s. I got so frustrated when looking for my '11, I drove to Richmond VA to get my Laredo X 4x4 in the color I wanted. The dealers tell me folks in GA don't need a 4x4 and don't want to pay the extra cost and maintenance. At the same time, half of the pickup trucks of all makes on the lots around here are 4x4.
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Old 09-02-2013, 01:40 AM
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

Personally, I would be embarrassed to drive in a Jeep 4X2. A Jeep 4X4 by any other name is not the same!!!

It's a jeep thing.....you would't understand
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

Bought my Overland last week. At the time, my dealer has 63 GCs. I don't recall seeing any that were 4x2.
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

i'm not too far from Blue ridge mountains, so I don't get the low amount of of 4x4s.
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

Jeep 4x2?
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Same concept as a v6 Charger. Just doesn't seem right to me.

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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

This issue begs the question of the road utility of 4x4. While I have owned a 4x4 since the mid 70s and had considerable miles off road, the early vehicles were 4x4 selectable. Starting in the late 90s, I began driving vehicles that were either 4x4 on demand or AWD.

Folks who buy 4x2 Grand Cherokees because they figure they won't be doing off road driving are missing out on the on road value of all four wheels being driven, IMHO.
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

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I'm near Augusta GA and the dealers stock very few 4x4 GCs. If they have 25 on the lot there may be 1 or 2 Summit 4x4s but most of the time all they have are 4x2s. I got so frustrated when looking for my '11, I drove to Richmond VA to get my Laredo X 4x4 in the color I wanted. The dealers tell me folks in GA don't need a 4x4 and don't want to pay the extra cost and maintenance. At the same time, half of the pickup trucks of all makes on the lots around here are 4x4.
Yep, that's why I had to order mine (without sunroof, too) from the Augusta dealership.
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

I bought mine in April in Florida and could only find one 4x4 2014 within 50 miles.
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

Obviously a geographical issue. 3 dealers within 9 miles of my home and I have never seen a 4x2 there. However I can see the reason for it in flat snowless areas... towing, delivery vehicle, mall crawler. However they should not be called Jeeps... maybe Jeepsters... remember those?
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

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Obviously a geographical issue. 3 dealers within 9 miles of my home and I have never seen a 4x2 there. However I can see the reason for it in flat snowless areas... towing, delivery vehicle, mall crawler. However they should not be called Jeeps... maybe Jeepsters... remember those?
I agree, they should all come with 4x4 from factory or call it something else.
Even in flat areas 4WD is great to have in heavy rain.
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Re: Noticed hardly any 4x4s on dealer lots, how many of you are getting the 4x4?

I had to order my Overland from the factory in order to get 4X4. Sure, it doesn't snow in San Antonio, but I do get around to plenty of other places and I sure do appreciate having it when pulling my boat up those slimy boat ramps!
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