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Old 01-15-2013, 11:29 PM
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Glad guys you liked my little unprofessional work
Here is my second (and final) attempt, this time it's Overland:

All in all I think this could be the most bad-ass looking SUV on the road but Chrysler decided to go the other way and to do a more universal design. I think it's OK and we must respect their decision. For us it's just a matter of preference. For auto manufacturer it's one of the critical things that can harm company if done wrong.
Good work. That makes me realize though that with all of the changes that Jeep made to the front, end the new grille works best and looks best, in my opinion. The old grille is classic but kind of plain looking with the other changes. The new grille along with new headlights and new lower front fascia is interesting and all flows together the way I view it.
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Old 01-16-2013, 12:03 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

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Glad guys you liked my little unprofessional work
Here is my second (and final) attempt, this time it's Overland:

All in all I think this could be the most bad-ass looking SUV on the road but Chrysler decided to go the other way and to do a more universal design. I think it's OK and we must respect their decision. For us it's just a matter of preference. For auto manufacturer it's one of the critical things that can harm company if done wrong.
Nice work! Still unsure about the large lower section, but I would be leasing a new one in 6mos if it looked like this.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

I can't believe you guys are photoshoping the new front end. Don't change your day job. The Jeep designers did an awesome job on the redesign.

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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

LOL. Let me be the first one to ask here.

Can a 2011-2013 front bumper fit a 2014+ WK2? LOL.

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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

the fenders are unchanged....no idea on the subframe, headlight buckets etc. on the front.
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:01 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

I post on a few Lexus forums as well, since I also have a Lexus. They are going through this right now with the new IS which just came out. I thought you all would appreciate what I posted on that forum about a week and a half ago, in a thread exactly like this one about the new IS:

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I have been around Lexus forums a long time, not as long as Blueprint and the crew obviously, but the story is always the same.

1. New model is coming out, starting 2+ years out people post pages upon pages of all the things they hope it will be, want it to be, etc. The vast majority of those things are completely unrealistic.
2. Pictures get leaked, invariably right before the big reveal.
3. Everybody freaks out, "OMG, its so hideous, Lexus has shot themselves in the foot with this one, I would never trade my 1991 ES250 in on that thing", "thank God we have our *insert previous generation of aforementioned model here*, we better keep them forever because Lexus will never build another car that we want to drive". "My car is the epitome of everything Lexus could have designed, if they would just make the new car look more like my car, it'd be hot."
4. People do all kinds of photoshops to make the car look like what they wished it looked like. Most look horrible...some look surprisingly good.
5. People see the car in person...and it looks better than in pictures. The honest folks will post this. Bedlam ensues, people get banned, moderators turn on moderators.
6. The model comes out and...people buy it. It sells better than the previous model!
7. A new subforum pops up, full of happy next generation owners and the community prospers.

And it all happens again...and again...and again. Don't believe me? Read the thread in every subforum about every new version of a model that comes out.
Its absolutely true. 10+ years of posting on auto forums, and this happens EVERY time, in exactly the same way.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

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I post on a few Lexus forums as well, since I also have a Lexus. They are going through this right now with the new IS which just came out. I thought you all would appreciate what I posted on that forum about a week and a half ago, in a thread exactly like this one about the new IS:



Its absolutely true. 10+ years of posting on auto forums, and this happens EVERY time, in exactly the same way.
The question is, is there a thread like this on the 2011 wk2? I wouldn't mind reading it to see people's opinions of that when it first came out
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Old 01-17-2013, 06:46 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

There was absolutely a discussion about the WK2, I think its in the "flame room" now or something.

EDIT- here it is, in the "flammables locker":

http://www.jeepgarage.org/f23/im-say...wk2-15074.html
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

When the WK2 first came out I was very excited about the styling of the new generation GC. So I bought an '12. I did and still do have my gripes about the instument cluster but other than that I have been very happy with it. Then when I see the WK2+ I can honestly say that I am dissapointed with the exterior appearance. On the other hand, the interior changes look amazing. I was really looking forward to the CRD and maybe trading mine in someday. But everytime I look at the pictures I'm thinking to myself "can I really deal with that front end,,,, but I really want that CRD and new interior". Then I hear there's no flipper glass. That's deal killer there. I can't tell you how handy that is when launching or moving my Sea-Doo's around. Anyways, don't beat me up too hard. Were all JGC fanatatics here.
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Out of curiosity, did you ever own a WK1?
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Old 01-17-2013, 08:09 PM
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

I will say that, overall the front end of the 2014 doesn't have the same impact on me that the 2011 did. I'll have to see it in person, because it wasn't until I saw the 2011 in person that I decided I had to have one. The pics didn't really translate for me until I saw it in person. I firmly believe the WK2 is one of, if not the best looking SUVs on the road.

Hopefully they'll have one at the DC auto show next month and I'll be able to check it out.

I do find it interesting most of the pics on here are of the Summit. Personally, I like the looks of the Laredo/Limited/Overland more than the Summit.

From a technology standpoint, I think the WK2 really lacks in that department and it looks like the WK2+ solves a lot of those issues.
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Re: Official 2014 photos released!

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I post on a few Lexus forums as well, since I also have a Lexus. They are going through this right now with the new IS which just came out. I thought you all would appreciate what I posted on that forum about a week and a half ago, in a thread exactly like this one about the new IS:



Its absolutely true. 10+ years of posting on auto forums, and this happens EVERY time, in exactly the same way.
and the guys/gals buying the 2014 will be criticizing the next MY16/17.

I for one really like what they did, and I am sure it will look better in person.
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