Originally Posted by macfan
I think because "real" Jeep enthusiasts are tired of the whining. Chrysler is partly to blame for this with the introduction of FWD, RWD and luxury Jeep models. Jeeps are supposed to be rough and tumble vehicles, that shift rough, and get poor gas millage. But now that Chrysler has begun making mall cruisers and grocery getters for soccer moms the whining is non stop. Jeeps are not supposed to ride and drive like Cadillac Escalades. Chrysler should have called everything that is not a heavy duty 4X4 Jeep model a Dodge to get out from under this. You have to remember that the Jeep pretty much started its life as a military vehicle, not as a boulevard cruiser. I love my 2014 Jeep Cherokee Limited II and love how it runs and drives. It drives like a Jeep should. A bit rough and doesn't get the best gas mileage. But the things I love about it have both this forum and The Jeep Cherokee Club forum filled with complaints because it doesn't run and drive like a foreign luxury car. The complainers bought the wrong vehicle for their life style and shouldn't be blaming the vehicle for their mistake.
Oh, "real" Jeep enthusiasts. Right. The old "Real Scotsman" argument hasn't worked in a long, long time, dude.
And really, you're saying a 2014 Cherokee rides like a Jeep should? Give it up man, I drive a 96 ZJ, and a 73 J2000,and even the ZJ is loads more comfortable than a Jeep should be. You speak as if you've never driven a Willy's.
The new Cherokee is possibly the least Jeep-like Jeep Jeep has ever made.
Anyway, thanks for showing me that this forum is likely not going to be any more helpful than the other forums out there, just another forum of guys beating their chests at each other.