Yeah, I'm well aware, and I'm also aware I posted my thoughts politely instead of trying to claim some nonexistent law saying you can't put such a thing on. I only mentioned it didn't seem to fit the Jeep image from what I can see, but that as it's your vehicle it's obviously your call what you do with it. No need to respond with prickly comments. I believe you on the not so free side of the pond call that being a "wet blanket".
I have alloys on mine, simple stock 5-spoke. Alloy or steel(which technically steel is an alloy) doesn't get in the way of your driving experience or mess up the simplicity of the vehicle, which you know full well is the point I was making. The very badge implies simplicity, which is why I kinda short circuit every time I see one of the new fancy Fiats with that badge, or hear of somebody wanting to effectively turn their Patriot into a Bentley. Completely different vehicles, meant for completely different things.
Nice try. First off, we're talking about Jeeps here, not my Impala. I can understand electric windows and power locks on something like a Grand Cherokee or Liberty, maybe even heated seats on the Grand Cherokee. But such things on a Patriot or even a Wrangler make no sense, as these are supposed to be simpler, basic, more versatile and utilitarian vehicles. Believe it or not, there is one thing I've occasionally wished I had on my Patriot, and that's heated mirrors. Would have come in handy a few times, but I've gotten along fine without them. Wanted the fancy stuff like electric windows and locks, and fancy stereo when I first got it, but 12 years with it in its more simply equipped form have shown me what makes it truly a Jeep, and then some.
Now on my Impala, yeah, I love the electric windows, 6 way driver's seat adjustment, power mirrors and locks, cruise control, and even the smoother ride. But that's an Impala, not a Jeep, and I used my shotgun on the remote control that came with it because I didn't need it and was frankly getting sick of hearing the car go nuts every time I sat down while that remote was in my pocket. And I still wanna get rid of the DRL/autolight crap in the Impala. If I were incapable of pulling the headlight switch, or thought such a task beneath me, then I wouldn't be fit to perform more complex tasks like turning the steering wheel, let alone getting the column shifter into the needed position or applying just the right pressure to the accelerator when on a local drive that I don't need cruise control for.
I have air conditioning, but don't use it alot because the window crank works and it's not always that hot in Michigan. Stereo is the basic(for today) AM/FM/CD/aux with one speaker in each door and that's it. Pumps out local country radio stations pretty good, and while the thought has crossed my mind to put in other speakers, there's other priorities like replacing rusty body panels next year and maybe upgrading the suspension, Lord willing.
Jeep built their name on the basic, utilitarian stuff. When the people who own the name abandon that to make a buck, I start calling it out.