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  1. Jeep owners.. how do you feel knowing your on top of the food chain?

    I learned the hard way: every time I got cocky, I got stuck.
  2. Bronco influence on 2021 Wrangler

    We could very well end up in a scenario were Jeep has the better vehicle but Ford gets most of the sales. Wouldn’t be the first time it happens either. I don’t think that scenario is likely given Jeep’s long history and strong owner loyalty. But Ford is not going through all this trouble to...
  3. Fiat Chrysler Fired A Warning Shot To Its Workers Over Coronavirus Work Stoppages

    Thanks man. I had an excellent relationship with my Jeep dealer in California. So I know how invaluable it is to have a dealer you can trust. But it’s a totally different story out here. Perhaps it is because there’s so much competition in Southern California that they had to try harder...
  4. Fiat Chrysler Fired A Warning Shot To Its Workers Over Coronavirus Work Stoppages

    That’s a fair question. I ask myself that very same question regularly. I was totally fed up with FCA and my local dealer to the point that dumped my JKUR Recon and bought a Toyota Tacoma. But I was back in a Wrangler within six months. Not because any love for FCA, but because Jeep Wrangler...
  5. Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

    TFL posted a nice update yesterday Sobering tidbit: production won’t start until April 2021. So those putting down a deposit when orders open next week won’t be getting their Bronco for another year...!
  6. Bronco influence on 2021 Wrangler

    Yeah, a 3-liter in-line turbo six would be SOWEEET!
  7. Weird New Jeep Fail

    Holy Geezus! The things that happen to brand-spanking new Jeeps these days sound like stuff out of fiction. Glad to hear you got everything resolved to your satisfaction!
  8. High Altitude trim - who's ordering one?

    Mods for High Altitude...? Just for them Quadratec is considering adding 24-inch spinners and a disco ball.
  9. Fiat Chrysler Fired A Warning Shot To Its Workers Over Coronavirus Work Stoppages

    It doesn’t benefit FCA to have unhappy customers or incompetent dealers either. Yet it has more than its share of both. You are trying to paint me like some sort of communist. I am not. I have been working as an independent consultant in the automotive industry for 30 years. I have been a...
  10. Green Jeep in Ct wanted for hit and run

    The victim was visiting from PA for 4th of July. She had just helped her husband get over COVID. What a sad story. Probably is Jeep Green, offered between 2008 and 2009. Forest Green was offered 2010-12 but it would look black, especially in the dark. After that came Commando Green in 2013...
  11. Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

    I agree that the challenge will be to sell 250,000 units/year. Heck, it is a challenge even for Wrangler. And Bronco won’t be cheap, we can all be sure of that. That will further complicate matters for Ford. But I doubt Ford will let Bronco be a failure. It has stuck its neck out too much...
  12. Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

    Agreed. Bronco is competition. For that matter, even a Tacoma TRD or a ZR2 is competition. As unique and as good as Wrangler’s front solid axle is on the trail, the average buyer really doesn’t care. However, for those who do, there’s no competition. And those are the owners who help shape...
  13. Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

    Indeed. Here’s another piece of evidence: FCA continually increased the price of JK, well ahead of inflation, for 10 years on a vehicle whose development had already been paid for. This strongly suggests that it is more about profits than paying back development costs. The thing is...
  14. 2021 Wrangler Ditches 2.0L eTorque Mild Hybrid Engine

    See, that was precisely FCA's issue with eTorque: it assumed that it could turn a regulatory issue into a profit opportunity by simply adding eTorque to the options list. But the vast majority of consumers failed to see the benefit for them, and the motor flopped. Again, Ford showed how it is...
  15. Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

    FYI - I am a business owner. Besides, profits don't exist in a vacuum. Chasing quarterly profits for the sake of profits, like FCA does, normally ends up in tears. The better-run automakers, like Toyota, Honda, Subaru, balance profits along with retaining customers, and offering value for...
  16. 2021 Wrangler Ditches 2.0L eTorque Mild Hybrid Engine

    Indeed. It was ditched from the 2.0T. Is FCA still offering eTorque on Ram pickups? The online reviews weren't all that good.
  17. 2021 Wrangler Ditches 2.0L eTorque Mild Hybrid Engine

    CAFE is not a consumer benefit.
  18. Looks Like Ford Bronco is Serious About Taking on the Wrangler

    For decades Wrangler was the darling of off-roaders, students, beach goers and blue collar workers because you could buy a brand-new Jeep for under $20,000, have a ton of fun and look super cool doing it. Wrangler’s affordability was its greatest competitive deterrence. The competition simply...
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