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Will Jeep still be Jeep

Now that Fiat is taking control over the whole company, will Jeep still remain Jeep? During the Diamler days Chrysler had a say. Will they still be able to go at it with Fiat? Like Dylan said, "Money doesn't talk, it swears" .....
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Old 01-05-2014, 02:17 AM
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:11 AM
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Jeep has 3 of the 4 top selling vehicles for chrysler. Jeep is what's worth the $$$$.
Top selling vehicles and Jeep remaining Jeep are two different things. We are already in the midst of a change with Jeep luxury vehicles, RWD vehicles, and FWD vehicles. We now have mall cruisers, grocery getters, and soccer mom vehicles among the Jeep mix which pretty much started out life as a military vehicle. Don't get me wrong. I love my new 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited II, 3.2L but it is not the historic Jeep.
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Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

Yeah... I love my JGC as well. I would just hate Fiat to introduce dramatic changes to the line that would make my 2012 the last Jeep I buy. I just hope Chrysler still has enough clout to put it's foot down to oppose any change that would strip Jeep of its jeepness.
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Old 01-05-2014, 04:44 AM
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Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

I'm not certain, but wouldn't it be the Fiato influence which resulted in the current CRD on offer? Awesome engine... great decision

Everything is getting "softer" unfortunately. The market drives that though.

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Old 01-05-2014, 05:51 AM
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Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

As the world keeps turning, advancements in technology are getting better and better every day. Jeep will remain Jeep but it will eventually turn into every other car company.The World War days are long gone and there's no need for those "rugged I can go anywhere" vehicles. Now people go off roading by choice, unlike before. I think the only "Semi-Real" Jeep that will remain will be the Wrangler (as long as it isn't equipped with navigation or heated seats). All other Jeeps have already been converted into ordinary cars. Just my 0.2
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Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

I believe it was Fiat that insisted our 2014 Jeeps get the beautiful interiors we have now in place of the genuine Corinthian plastic we had for years. If that's a step backwards, I'm good with it.
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I believe it was Fiat that insisted our 2014 Jeeps get the beautiful interiors we have now in place of the genuine Corinthian plastic we had for years. If that's a step backwards, I'm good with it.

I thought the Corinthian plastic was new for 2014?
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Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

I think the Jeep brand will remain intact. The market may demand a little more of this or that, but you'll still be able to get a Rubicon with a Rock-Trac transfer case!!
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Re: Will Jeep still be Jeep

As long as enough people choose Jeep over its competitors, a Jeep will be a Jeep. As the country in general is becoming wussified, Jeep may have to make changes in its main stream products. Time will tell.


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To paraphrase the philosopher Alan Watts, "The only thing that is for sure is that there will be change."
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To paraphrase the philosopher Alan Watts, "The only thing that is for sure is that there will be change."
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