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He is right...
If they would have used this styling direction for the compact Compass replacement, all would be fine. The Cherokee should be a 3/4 sized GCGasAxe said:What really suprises me is that they chose a vehicle to do a very controversial design that otherwise would sell very well with a conservative style or possibly sell even better with a retro/heritage look. Taking risks is one thing, but this seems to be unessarily riskys for a company that cries cash poor when it comes to hatchbacks, small pickups, etc.
Ha! Ha! I was going to write the same thing, UNFORTUNATELY, there are kidnapping laws against tying up prospective customers until they start to like it enough to buy it. Many potential buyers will likely move on.Doug in Florida said:My first thought was, "A wart grows on you too." But, I do like the front end, in spite of my intial shock. Now I have to see if that back end grows on me as well. That is just a real turn off to me so far; and I liked the vehicle prior to seeing the rear.
They already tried that easy way out with Compass.proun91 said:If they would have used this styling direction for the compact Compass replacement, all would be fine. The Cherokee should be a 3/4 sized GC
Yup. Swap the styles between the two and things would make a whole lot more sense.proun91 said:If they would have used this styling direction for the compact Compass replacement, all would be fine. The Cherokee should be a 3/4 sized GC
But the ProMaster is a commercial vehicle so while unattractive, that's way down on the list of comparables to a fleet manager. Fickle consumers need to be attracted by the style when they see it sitting on the lots or driving down the road. Someone else (Norm?) mentioned it in another thread that what the real shame is, is that the great interior, drivetrain and build quality are all now secondary to the controversial style. Now the competition has seen our hand and will react while execs hope the look will grow on folks.DaveAdmin said:He was absolutely sincere when he said it, I think. There were enough points where he sort of paused ... that I think he's pretty sincere. That and of course his track record.
Also, ProMaster in person is not ugly. ProMaster in photos is ugly. So...