Since I'm retired,I have time to waste,so I'll waste some time here talking about jeep The JK,the Grand Cherokee are okay fine,I think when jeep dropped the cherokee line in 01,that was a mistake.That was thier biggest seller,so I think they should bring that back,drop all of the little tiny jeepettes except for the fiat whatever cause they own the company.Jeep (fiat) should also get serious on the new Gladiator to capture the small pickup market which is disappearing fast(american made).All jeeps should have the option of a clean diesel.That alone would greatly boost fleet mpg average,and give us excellent power and economy.There,I wasted enough time
Here here, my wife drives a 2007 Grand Cherokee Limited, with the 4.7L V8. We love it. I have my Wrangler. Other than that...I mean dang who wants a Patriot, Liberty or Compass?? I agree, one of the dumbest things they did was stop the Cherokee. You can't kill those things. Perfect lineup IMO for Jeep would be this
Wrangler (4WD only)
Wrangler Unlimited (4WD only)
Wrangler JT (light pickup) (2WD/4WD )
Cherokee (2WD/4WD 2/4 doors)
Grand Cherokee (2WD/4WD 4dr only)
Gladiator (2WD/4WD, fullsize platform)
I mean think about it. They take the current Liberty/Commander style lookin body that so popular, find a happy medium size between the two, add solid axles front/rear, a 2wd option, 2 and 4 door options, a healthy powerplant/drivetrain. You've got it all covered. You can do base trim all the way up to a Limited for the yuppies that would want one. There goes the need for the Patriot, Liberty and Compass.
The Gladiator, should be FULL SIZE. We need a full size Jeep truck again like the J10 and old Gladiators. I would buy a Wrangler Unlimited size smaller pickup (I agree we need a small pickup again), I think there is definitely a market for a FSJ truck. Maybe not 2500 size but dang a 1/2 truck ain't THAT big.