Anyone considering trading their JL for a JT Gladiator?

  1. mgroeger

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    To each his own but that gladiator looks lame, even the Rubicon model, it can't hold a candle to the JL. Went to dealer and looked at the Overlander model, if someone gave it to me I'd trade it for a JL in the blink of en eye.

    Now the images of the two door model look inviting.

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    Well, looking at mid-size trucks, they all have some issues:these are things I found in reviews and on forums - ok
    Toyota - weird seating position, cheap interior, transmission needs serious reprogramming and drum brakes
    Nissan - great if you like the 90"s, c'mon Nissan
    Chevy-GMC - 8 speed transmission has problems
    Ford - pieced together crap and total fail
    Jeep - price and the same issues affecting JL's may be in there too
    So what do you get? I'm glad I'm NOT in the market for any!
     
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    My Rubicon JT is on order and in D1 status purgatory waiting on a scheduled build date.
     
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    I test drive one and it was so smooth. Now of course I have a 2 door, but they drove completely different. Yeah yeah longer wheel base. But it was awfully nice. I just have no true need for bed. Looks better in person too. But I'd still love a 2 door version :like:
     
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    My dealer has 2 on the lot. An Overland and a Rubicon. Gorgeous leather interiors on both.
    The Rubi, on 285/70/17s, looks very capable and cool.
    The Overland, on skinny highway tires, looks silly.
    Both look loooong.
    I’m good.
     
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    Very Tempting, but right now the available Gladiators are fully loaded out and way out of my price range. This one is close to 61 Grand MSRP. I'll stick with the Wrangler for now.

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    Short answer is...

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    If I were buying now, I would probably look into one. BUT I love my Sahara!
     
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    No, I'm very happy with my JLU. However, if the gladiator would have been out when I purchased my JLU, I'd likely gravitate towards it, but I'm not going to give up my awesome Rubicon for a new vehicle so soon. I think the Gladiator would be a good platform for setting up an RTT in the back more easily, tho.
     
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    Unless your independently wealthy, that makes no sense to me. And I thought I was bad getting a new vehicle every 3 years or so. I simply cannot get beyond the 3-year mark for some reason anymore. But I'm gonna work hard at this JLU to hit 5
     
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    If only it had a big pass thru to the bed. And maybe a camper shell. Wait, now it’s an LJ :movember:
     
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    couple of shots of the physical dimensions compared to a crew cab short bed tacoma

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    No thanks. This video is proof while Longer wheel base just dont make good trail vehicles. I mean yet it did it in 40's but the shit took a beating LOL
     
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    now are you gonna show us a 2 door Rubi not taking a beating? lol...Everybody was scraping thru there. I have a hard time calling that a "trail." But hey you're probably more hardcore than I am
     
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    Interesting. Never heard anyone complain the taco crewcabs look too long. I think they just wear it better. The gladiators look odd with the way the bed sits
     
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