Jeep Gladiator

Jeep Gladiator

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    Jeep Gladiator

    I don't know if any of you are big JEEP fans like I am but, I have been waiting for the Gladiator to jit the market ever since I first saw the concept vehicle during the coverage of the 2004 Detroit Auto Show. I want one so bad I it's killing me.

    Well, Jeep announced a few months ago that they decided not to build the Gladiator as they felt it would not be a profitable vehicle. I don't understand the logic there. Just look at the pics I posted of this thing. I think it would sell like crazy.

    But, there seems to be some hope. There were enough of us die hard Jeep guys and gals out there who emailed, wrote letters and called to complain about them not building it that they are now saying that maybe it will be offered in 2008. Some dealerships are even reporting that they will be taking orders for them toward the end of this year.

    Anyone who wants to read a board like this one but dedicated to the Gladiator can go to www.jeepgladiator.org and join up. Lots of good Jeep people over there. I am sure there are some crossover members besides me.

    Anyone else want to own one of these babies?



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    <Yawn> I'd rather have a CJ-6 or CJ-8. I guess it looks cool though. Just give it a Hemi and I'll be happy.

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    Eh, its okay. I wouldn't spend the money. If it had a hemi, it would sell though.

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    looks like the old jeep truck cant remember the name


    Does nothing special for me

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    Looks o.k., wonder how well it would actually perform off road?
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    Bud,you where probley thinkin Willys pickup,huh?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
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    I think there was the Scrambler (Jeep looking) or the Comanchee (Jeep Cherokee looking cab with a truck bed). This one looks more like the Scrambler.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
    looks like the old jeep truck cant remember the name


    Does nothing special for me
    Comanche
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    Quote Originally Posted by PT-111 View Post
    I don't know if any of you are big JEEP fans like I am but, I have been waiting for the Gladiator to jit the market ever since I first saw the concept vehicle during the coverage of the 2004 Detroit Auto Show. I want one so bad I it's killing me.

    Well, Jeep announced a few months ago that they decided not to build the Gladiator as they felt it would not be a profitable vehicle. I don't understand the logic there.

    Anyone who wants to read a board like this one but dedicated to the Gladiator can go to www.jeepgladiator.org and join up. Lots of good Jeep people over there. I am sure there are some crossover members besides me.

    Anyone else want to own one of these babies?

    Well, if you want to know how I feel about j/Jeeps, look at my screen name. If you know anything about Jeeps, would know what a YJ is. For those that don't, it was the Jeep Wrangler year models from '87-'96.

    I was excited when Jeep intro'ed the Gladiator. I was really looking forward to its debut.

    Bud, the Jeep that you are possibly thinking about was in fact called the Gladiator. Put the two side-by-side, and the "new" Gladiator would look like a scaled down, modernized version. A lot of people think that the Gladiator was the test platform for the LJ or Unlimited chassis.

    I think they look great, and would buy one if I could afford a new car payments right now. Hopefully, Jeep will bring this out in '08.

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    I think it looks pretty cool, but the 4x4 pickup market saturated. I think if they made it a 4 door, it would do better.

    As for the off road questions,the approach angle looks to be the same as a Wrangler and, well.... its a Jeep.
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    Quote Originally Posted by sailormnop View Post
    Comanche
    The Comanche was based on the Cherokee frame.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bud White View Post
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    Old Gladiator:


    New Gladiator:


    J-10 pick up:

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    Not really a fan of Jeep any more. IMO just not built like they used to be. I'd rather have an old Toyota FJ40. However, if there was an auto maker that was going to mass produce a concept vehicle then I wish Ford would build this one:

    http://www.autointell.com/Events/nai...hts-bronco.htm

    However, with four kids and a wife I won't be able to get something this small until they have all gone off to college. Of course, by that time I won't even be able to afford a Ford Pinto
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    I saw it at the car show here last year. Not the vehicle for me (too much vehicle!) but it was sure fun to look at.
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