Did the Wranger Unlimited lose it’s cool with the JL?

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I have always wanted a very capable off road machine with all the niceties of a luxury suv. Land Rover whimped out with unibody and ifs. But jeep hits a home run! I loved my 77cj7 with no hard top soft only steel dash. Couldn’t lock it Etc the Tj was a huge leap. But like others when I saw the 4dr uh wow. I remember that moment. And now it has luxury. Because driving is driving. Off road is better than on road. But it is still driving.
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It's going to officially lose it's cool when the plug-in hybrid arrives....
 

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Nope the jl is the next cool jeep in a long line of cool jeeps. Just look a vette cool yes but driven by many old men doesn’t make a vette uncool. Same for jeep. It is now cooler than it has ever been. Just wait and watch what the aftermarket does. And wait to you see in person the first jlu rubicon with 2” lift and 37s.
 

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The "Soccer" crew must have some money. So far Bentley, Lamborghini, Maserati, Porsche and Alfa Romeo are making crossover/SUVs now.
 

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It wasn’t about women guys!!! I misspoke using the term soccer mom. I should have said soccer dad.

Cars all have certain audiences and I thought I was opening up a conversation about that but people got their feelings hurt
You mistake the fact that most here disagree with you as somehow having their feelings hurt or being offended.
 

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It's going to officially lose it's cool when the plug-in hybrid arrives....
I don't know much about this stuff but wouldn't the hybrid give you a lot of instant torque? I think it would be ideal for off-road. It's not pure electric so it shouldn't have range issues. I hope its my next Jeep after this one. Although I'm not really cool any more so I guess I am just contributing to the Jeep demise.
 

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Bah. Driving down a forest road with no noise, being able to listen to the wildlife? And I bet there's some nice torque too.
You know every time is see the relationship between Jeep and Tread Lightly I think of this. Yes there is a lot of crossover between enjoying the outdoors and off-roading. But I don't really think of Jeeps as treading lightly!

I mean, why wouldn't people who love mountains, trails, beaches, etc also be eco-advocates? The hybrid should be the Jeep holy grail! It is a weird dynamic.

And yes I am deliberately trying to take this thread off-topic.
 

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You know every time is see the relationship between Jeep and Tread Lightly I think of this. Yes there is a lot of crossover between enjoying the outdoors and off-roading. But I don't really think of Jeeps as treading lightly!

I mean, why wouldn't people who love mountains, trails, beaches, etc also be eco-advocates? The hybrid should be the Jeep holy grail! It is a weird dynamic.

And yes I am deliberately trying to take this thread off-topic.
Yeah, don't get me started. There are definitely off-roaders who love nature, but ... yeah, gonna stop.
 

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I'm looking at my first Jeep purchase, a JLU Rubicon in Ocean Blue. Sat in traffic for 2 hours to get to the LA Auto Show JUST to see the Wrangler, and went back home. Jeep needs to sell in volume so they have the capital to invest in new technologies and improvements to their vehicles. Porsche sells Cayennes and Macans by the thousands, and that gives them the money to develop 911GT3s and other niche high performance variants.

My "soccer mom" wife loves her '11 Pathfinder 4x4, it's blocky and old school but she loves it and hates the Pathfinder redesign in 2014. The fact that it's "softer" (which it really isn't btw) is a good selling point, since it's the reputation of the JK as being coarse, unrefined, unsafe, and difficult to live with that kept us from buying a JKU.

Here in south Orange County CA most of the JKs are being used as mall crawlers already; the JL won't be anything new. Crawl under 95% of the lifted, high dollar JKs and you won't find any unsightly mud or sand marring that perfect underbody...
 

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I'm looking at my first Jeep purchase, a JLU Rubicon in Ocean Blue. Sat in traffic for 2 hours to get to the LA Auto Show JUST to see the Wrangler, and went back home. Jeep needs to sell in volume so they have the capital to invest in new technologies and improvements to their vehicles. Porsche sells Cayennes and Macans by the thousands, and that gives them the money to develop 911GT3s and other niche high performance variants.

My "soccer mom" wife loves her '11 Pathfinder 4x4, it's blocky and old school but she loves it and hates the Pathfinder redesign in 2014. The fact that it's "softer" (which it really isn't btw) is a good selling point, since it's the reputation of the JK as being coarse, unrefined, unsafe, and difficult to live with that kept us from buying a JKU.

Here in south Orange County CA most of the JKs are being used as mall crawlers already; the JL won't be anything new. Crawl under 95% of the lifted, high dollar JKs and you won't find any unsightly mud or sand marring that perfect underbody...
And your point is?
 
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