This launch (and others) are becoming a cluster&$%!
Seeing as there was no manual option IIRC, I don't think that will be a problem. I don't know enough about the auto industry to know this, but is this common with other manufacturers?abgwin said:As long as automatics are available at launch (unlike Dart) they will sell.
I don't think most other manufacturer's build a completely new car, with two new engines, a completely new transmission, and a completely new 4x4 system.SouthPawXJ said:SouthPawXJ, on 30 May 2013 - 3:14 PM, said:
I don't know enough about the auto industry to know this, but is this common with other manufacturers?
Seattle?lvelleq (o)llllll(o) said:I will note that, according to the Automotive Press Association, the "drive event" for journalists to try the Cherokee won't be held until August 4-14 in Seattle.
That drive event is well after the start of production.
I don't think it's possible for Jeep to just build ultimate off road vehicles. Like it or not, they most likely need the Barbie Jeeps to stay afloat.Stomper said:"Jeep has taken pride on the durability of its cars in off road use...."
That snippet points out one of Jeeps main problems. They should not be building carsthey should be building Jeeps.
Seems that it is easier to "soften up" an great off road vehicle than "toughen up" a sedan though. They sell every Wrangler they produce and could sell even more if the capacity was available.gezco said:
That's funny since even Barbie only drives the ultimate off-road Jeep!gezco said:
This falsehood keeps being repeated, so it should be noted, XJ, TJ, JK and ZJ and WJ, all made multiples of profit, more than WK, Compass, Patriot and Liberty combined.gezco said:
There is a lot of truth in that, however unfortunately, the end product isn't a Jeep. I'd be happier with a re-bodied Journey that bore a Jeep nameplate, than a re-bodied Alfa that takes this much work, expense and publicity flak.68RT said:Remember that when FIAT got involved with Chrysler, they had lost a large number of engineering and production staff that has not and never will return. They also implemented an entirely new set of processing controls, totally changed plants around and put in major new production facilities. Then to introduce entirely new platforms and make major changes to every body, engine, transmission/axle assemblies and to have as few major "issues" as they have had is remarkable. The only major issue seems to be slow output of new models (not including some marketing that could have been better) making ramp up take a long time. For a really lean company, that is not that bad.