If Jeep still built the TJ today

Alex01

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Mar 23, 2018
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Martinez, CA, USA
Well... back in 2003 you could buy a TJ rubicon with a hard top and a few other options for $27,615. Based on inflation they would sell for $37,937 today.
The biggest problem they have though is the TJ only came with 2 doors.
 

Chris

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Sep 28, 2015
35,352
Salem, Oregon
Not a chance. They don’t have 4-doors and the SUV appeal.

Look at the number of 4-doors they sell versus 2-doors. The 2-doors are almost nonexistent anymore.
 
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UPJOHN

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Dec 15, 2015
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I never understood why so many SUVs. Patriot, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade, etc.
I think an even smaller version, affordable TJ would be nice.
 

mde8965

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Feb 22, 2018
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Central Florida
I think most of us around here would sell our current TJ if we could buy a brand new one for say $30k.

But since that won’t happen, I think a 2dr JL Sport or Sport+ is about as close as we will ever get. You can buy one on the low to mid $30s. Not cheap but even a camry is $30k+ these days.

They might not have lockers (unless you buy a $43k+ Rubicon) but they have a lot going for them one they work out the rest of the new model JL kinks.

I would consider selling my TJ for one some day...maybe. (But would rather have both). Don’t care for the computer crap, but would like to have a quieter, more powerful, power windowed Jeep with better stock ground clearance, better axles and better engineered suspension and better brakes. I’d pass on all the fancy safety nannies for sure.
 
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psrivats

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Jun 4, 2018
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I never understood why so many SUVs. Patriot, Compass, Grand Cherokee, Cherokee, Renegade, etc.
I think an even smaller version, affordable TJ would be nice.
I think every company does that

Honda - Pilot, Odyssey, Element, CR-V, Passport
Toyota - RAV4, 4Runner, Highlander, Sequioa
Nissan - Rogue, Pathfinder, Murano
Ford - Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Edge, Flex, Ecosport
Chevy - Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Blazer, Tahoe, Suburban
Subaru - don't even get me started!

I suppose it all has to do with size, price range, trim options and luxury "features". I am really lost seeing all the SUVs on road today. Every single company out there, including Jeep, does it.
 
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rasband

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Sep 11, 2018
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Denver, CO
I think every company does that

Honda - Pilot, Odyssey, Element, CR-V, Passport
Toyota - RAV4, 4Runner, Highlander, Sequioa
Nissan - Rogue, Pathfinder, Murano
Ford - Escape, Expedition, Explorer, Edge, Flex, Ecosport
Chevy - Trax, Equinox, Traverse, Blazer, Tahoe, Suburban
Subaru - don't even get me started!

I suppose it all has to do with size, price range, trim options and luxury "features". I am really lost seeing all the SUVs on road today. Every single company out there, including Jeep, does it.
Not to discount the lineup reflecting a trend, but I don’t qualify even half of those as SUVs. If you sit “down” in it, it’s a crossover.
 

Jed57

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Feb 5, 2019
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Daytona Beach FL
mde8965 wrote: “I think most of us around here would sell our current TJ if we could buy a brand new one for say $30k.”

Disagree. Unless it’s your primary vehicle, then I understand. I drive mine to get away from my ‘mannerly’ Silverado that rides like a luxury car- kind of sad but was necessary to accomodate the crew. The Jeep is, even with a few creature comforts and dreaded pollution controls, my little throwback to the military, first cars, and reminds me of the 60’s & 70’s and what I think was a great time to grow up. Damn hippies! Not a fan of how the Wrangler has developed. And a smaller version of the TJ? That’s a Geo Tracker! (my ‘95, loved that thing)

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Fouledplugs

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Jun 19, 2017
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Alabama
I do give the Jeep engineers a lot of respect, they are building the new Wranglers with offroaders in mind. Dana engineers have been busy keeping the Dana 44 up to date/beefier and is getting close to a 3/4 ton axle rather than a 1/2 ton axle.

The JK/JKU crowd really ramped up the offroad third party companies to engineer and build aftermarket parts which IMO turns into some new engineering/build support to trinkle down to the YJ, TJ, and LJ crowd. For that, I welcome them.

The sheer amount of people that now wheel their JK/JKU's continues to further support our OHV/ORV parks/trails to remain open for us TJ/LJ folks to enjoy, which is huge for us that enjoy trail riding.
 
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Fouledplugs

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Jun 19, 2017
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I see maybe 2 or 3 TJ's and rarely see ones that are stock.
Not always a good thing. I wish more TJ's/LK's were left stock. Too many people adding and bolting on stuff that does not compliment the factory TJ/LJ. My biggest irritation is when people scrrew stuff into the plastic dash, it's hard to find those pieces in great shape these days.
 
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