Birth of the Gladiator

Red Dog

Perpetual Student of Life
Supporting Member
Jan 12, 2019
264
Iowa, Trenton's Tiki Hut
Pick up, seats 4 comfortably without having to recline the front seats, potential for light hauling... I wouldn't complain if someone offered me one. I'd probably have to sell a newsie's kidney on the black market to afford it though.
 

JEEPCJTJ

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
While the new Scramblerish Jeep is what it is and may be fine for what it is I have to wonder...

Since the original Gladiator was born in 1962 how many other Grandfathers, with grandkids named after them, were murdered so those kids could be born?
 
Last edited:

mrblaine

TJ Expert
Supporting Member
Nov 20, 2015
4,436
Quail Valley, CA
While the new Scrablerish Jeep is what it is and may be fine for what it is I have to wonder...

Since the original Gladiator was born in 1962 how many other Grandfathers, with grandkids named after them, were murdered so those kids could be born?
Yeah, that one lost me. Regardless, anyone paying attention may note that Erik Miller put the Gladiator on the pole for today's KOH EMC stock class.
 
  • Like
Reactions: psrivats

Camdenst

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Dec 7, 2017
292
Connecticut, United States
Pick up, seats 4 comfortably without having to recline the front seats, potential for light hauling... I wouldn't complain if someone offered me one. I'd probably have to sell a newsie's kidney on the black market to afford it though.

I agree. I’m into it. Personally have no need for a true pickup but a JL or dare I say a ridgeline makes sense. A daily driver that occasionally tows a log splitter and gets mulch and logs a few times a year... I could argue for it.
 

Red Dog

Perpetual Student of Life
Supporting Member
Jan 12, 2019
264
Iowa, Trenton's Tiki Hut
I agree. I’m into it. Personally have no need for a true pickup but a JL or dare I say a ridgeline makes sense. A daily driver that occasionally tows a log splitter and gets mulch and logs a few times a year... I could argue for it.
If I could swing it, I'd be happy with a JL with a hard half cab. The spacing/ratios on that type of set up just looks "right" to me for some reason.
 

jeepins

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Mar 28, 2018
306
Houston, TX, USA
Do they even make a 2-door or is it only 4-door? Man I bet a nicely tricked out 2-door would look pretty sweet. But i'd never buy one lol. I think i'll take that money and keep my house.
 

danof76

TJ Enthusiast
Supporting Member
Nov 21, 2018
319
San Antonio, TX
I'd be surprised if they even thing about offering a two door. Heck, I don't even know if I ever see two door pickup trucks less than 10 years old any more.
Considering the vast majority of JKs sold were JKUs, like 20/80 as I recall, I doubt they'd ever make a 2dr truck. It took Chrysler decades of dragging their feet and everyone asking for a truck before they actually, finally, ended up making one as it is.

Hell, on the note of two doors it'll probably be the next generation or maybe the one after that where they stop making them all together. I certainly hope not, even though I don't see myself ever getting anything newer than a TJ again.
 

AndyG

TJ Addict
Supporting Member
Jul 30, 2018
2,129
Alabama
It still won't sell big . I'm telling you .
Not against the concept , but I'm not believing the hype.
 

Kiwi TJ

I don't suffer from insanity I enjoy every minute
Supporting Member
Ride of the Month Winner
May 3, 2016
3,875
Auckland New Zealand
I can see why Jeep did it....as there are 'plenty' of 4 door Utes (pick-ups) being sold and they want a piece of the pie... however you would think that somebody would have looked at the final sketch before it going to print...it looks out of proportion to me.