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Old 12-03-2018, 06:30 PM   #1
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I want a Jeep Gladiator.

It makes no sense.

But itís a vehicle I donít want to want.

But the JL Wrangler is so good, the Gladiator appeals to me even more.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:04 PM   #2
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Huh, it's like the last vehicle I'd want. Horses for courses... But I expect they'll be very successful.
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Old 12-03-2018, 08:30 PM   #3
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i like it.
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:46 PM   #4
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I've been staring at it trying to figure out why I would want one.

And why I wanted one a year ago before they were ready.

I'm coming up empty.

What do you use the Wrangler for that it is good at?
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Old 12-03-2018, 09:55 PM   #5
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There's part of me that's interested in a JL, but I don't actually have any pickup needs that would be met by the small bed on the back. Looks like a good way to get your cargo wet and stolen.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:37 PM   #6
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If you want to go offroad it's not the best vehicle.

If you want a truck to use the bed it's not the best vehicle

If you want comfortable road driving it's not the best vehicle

If you want all three??? I am still not convinced it's the right vehicle.

I'm watching some TFL Truck youtube videos on the gladiator and laughing at the comments

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coming soon to a Costco parking lot near you...
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After the liftkit and add ons that people do to the jeep this thing will get an amazing 9 MPG
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All this hype and the best they can do is a 3.6 V6? Lmao
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No way in hell that thing would pull 7600 pounds safely.
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Hey Jeep!! You need a smaller cab option with a bigger bed!!!!
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Never buy a first run American car. You are the beta tester.
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No 5.7 hemi or a two door model? No thanks
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137" wheelbase holy hell. Not surprised but it's just soaking in. This thing will need minimum 40" tires to make any sense on the trails lol
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That thing is as long as a full size but it's not considered full size?
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It looks like a hummer raped a jeep and wanted to transition into a Ford afterwards
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Little longer and it will be confused for a limousine
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Chill out. This isnt even a real truck. Only women and teens ride this shit
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Will the death wobble of the unreliable jeep pull you off the road and cause a crash and burn?
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only after the heater core leaks all over the interior and the wiring loom splits in two.
OK I'm done.
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Old 12-03-2018, 10:42 PM   #7
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Looks super long in person
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:00 AM   #8
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Looks super long in person
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Old 12-04-2018, 12:55 AM   #9
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Old 12-04-2018, 07:58 AM   #10
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Put me in the camp of the Gladiator being near the bottom of my "I want one of these" list. What's the definition of a "Jack of all trades?" The Wrangler is pretty much the opposite of that. Not really good at anything you'd ever ask it to do. Clunky on-road, not quiet, not efficient, not spacious, not luxurious and lacking in utility as a truck.

Awesome.

edit: Then I ran across the Edmunds "True cost to own" list (this one from 2012) on another forum. It's like a listing of the cars I'd least like to own and drive.

True Cost to Own
2012 Nissan Leaf $19,732
2013 Fiat 500e $20,807
2014 Chevy Spark EV $21,086
2012 Scion iQ $21,713
2012 Mazda 2 $22,013
2012 Mitsubishi Mirage $22,185
2012 Honda Insight $22,368
2012 Honda Civic Hybrid $22,433
2012 Hyundai Accent hatchback $22,729
2012 Toyota Yaris 5 spd $23,298
2012 Chevy Volt $23,707
2012 Honda CRZ Base 5 spd $23,790
2012 Toyota Prius Plug-in $24,066
2012 Honda Fit $24,475
2012 Toyota Corolla $24,549
2014 Smart FourTwo Electric $24,611
2012 Toyota Prius $25,373
2013 Ford Fusion Energi $27,712
2012 VW Jetta Diesel $28,524
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