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post #1 of 16 (permalink) Old 01-12-2016, 07:29 AM Thread Starter
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I'm kind of surprised I didn't see this posted here yet. Did nobody see that Sergio Marchionne (fiat chrysler ceo) confirmed that there will be a factory built Jeep truck in the lineup late 2017, built in Toledo along side the new Wrangler. Mike Manley also confirmed it.

In the same article, and I feel like this was already known, they confirm that the replacement for the MKs will be called either Compass or Patriot. Apparently Compass better name recognition outside of North America but Patriot is better known here.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...pass/78648152/

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I'm kind of surprised I didn't see this posted here yet. Did nobody see that Sergio Marchionne (fiat chrysler ceo) confirmed that there will be a factory built Jeep truck in the lineup late 2017, built in Toledo along side the new Wrangler. Mike Manley also confirmed it.

In the same article, and I feel like this was already known, they confirm that the replacement for the MKs will be called either Compass or Patriot. Apparently Compass better name recognition outside of North America but Patriot is better known here.

http://www.detroitnews.com/story/bus...pass/78648152/
So what they could do is call it the Patriot in NA and Compass everywhere else, like they did with the Liberty. Either way, it will look like a GC.

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I am very interested in a jeep truck. I feel trucks are far too big anymore. I think I remember reading somewhere that the new wrangler will be slightly smaller than the JK (which is massive compared to previous wranglers) and a smaller truck based on that would be awesome.

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That's the JK-8. There was a used one around here in the fall. I went to go buy it, but after messing with it for awhile I decided it was dumb 90% of the time and provided less functionality than a JK so the additional price is difficult to swallow. The JK-8 has a rollbar along the bottom behind the seats and that area is difficult to access so it's not very usable. Grocery shopping during a rainstorm in a JK-8 would suck as it's really just two seats that are covered. I didn't find a cover for the rear I was happy with and that was pretty much the end of the JK-8 for me.

I think I'd like the 2005ish Gladiator concept as it checks off most of my wishlist. Better than JK approach, departure and breakover angles, a bit longer wheelbase and overall length, taller bed rails than the JK-8 provided, some tie down points, a real tailgate, and an extended cab with some seats back there. The back seat didn't look great but for me they only need to be usable in a pinch. I'd like those seats to fold out of the way so I can use that area for groceries or storage. I liked how the Brute used a suicide door on the passenger back door and the driver had sort of a half door for getting cargo in and out of it.



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You're supposed to slide cargo through that little door into the back seat? I thought it was for your dog!
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You're supposed to slide cargo through that little door into the back seat? I thought it was for your dog!
My dog would fit and I'd like to say I'd use it for him, but I believe like most suicide doors you have to open the front first and he's just going to beat me to the driver seat. I'm not sure that the cargo door is big enough for something like a lab to jump through without catching the top of their back.

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its a perfect thing to open to slide my laptop case and lunch box into every day when I go to work. I like it in the back seat so it doesn't flop around like it does on the passenger seat.

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I just hope they price it low enough to be practical for someone who actually needs the vehicle for work. I've got a friend in forestry and he won't buy a new vehicle to use as he does. The pretty paint job is wasted.
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I would like it better if it had a real crew cab back seat.

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I would like it better if it had a real crew cab back seat.
They can do that, and probably will. Just add $10,000 to the price.
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They can do that, and probably will. Just add $10,000 to the price.
The towing on it will not be good i think. But for 10k extra i say out my price range. Its going to be around 50k jeep when it first come out. Ill still have my trailer that can do the same things as a truck bed.

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The towing on it will not be good i think. But for 10k extra i say out my price range. Its going to be around 50k jeep when it first come out. Ill still have my trailer that can do the same things as a truck bed.

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Agreed. A trailer can do anything a truck that size can do, and it cost me about $500 not $50,000. Maintenance cost is a couple squirts of grease every year and a new set of tires every 10. Best of all I can park it for weeks at a time and enjoy good fuel economy when I'm not using it. When its time to trade vehicles, the trailer lives on.
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Agreed. A trailer can do anything a truck that size can do, and it cost me about $500 not $50,000. Maintenance cost is a couple squirts of grease every year and a new set of tires every 10. Best of all I can park it for weeks at a time and enjoy good fuel economy when I'm not using it. When its time to trade vehicles, the trailer lives on.
True that. Plus no added insurance cost.

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That's the JK-8. There was a used one around here in the fall. I went to go buy it, but after messing with it for awhile I decided it was dumb 90% of the time and provided less functionality than a JK so the additional price is difficult to swallow. The JK-8 has a rollbar along the bottom behind the seats and that area is difficult to access so it's not very usable. Grocery shopping during a rainstorm in a JK-8 would suck as it's really just two seats that are covered. I didn't find a cover for the rear I was happy with and that was pretty much the end of the JK-8 for me.

I think I'd like the 2005ish Gladiator concept as it checks off most of my wishlist. Better than JK approach, departure and breakover angles, a bit longer wheelbase and overall length, taller bed rails than the JK-8 provided, some tie down points, a real tailgate, and an extended cab with some seats back there. The back seat didn't look great but for me they only need to be usable in a pinch. I'd like those seats to fold out of the way so I can use that area for groceries or storage. I liked how the Brute used a suicide door on the passenger back door and the driver had sort of a half door for getting cargo in and out of it.



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