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Jason Yergin
Jason Yergin

Definitely go with diesels over lesser suspensions.

lasvegascolonel
lasvegascolonel

Though I've done little off-roading in my 2012 Wrangler, I suspect an independent suspension would work fine in most cases, as many vehicles today are off-road capable with independent chassis.  For the really rugged off-road trails, though, the solid axle would work better.  My main concern would be Jeep's desire to water down the Jeep by raking its grille and windshield in the name of "pedestrian safety".   Taking away its unique attributes like fold down windshield, removable doors and fenders, high mounted alternator and battery for water fording...those things would make the Wrangler just another Cherokee.  For Wrangler owners, the only true Jeep is the Wrangler.  Messing it up too much in the name of fuel economy will cost it sales.  We'll know by 2015 if it's important enough to buy the last models before the new one comes out.

Genti Demaku
Genti Demaku

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Blair Hamilton
Blair Hamilton

One problem, summed up in two words: Government Intervention!

Ryan Beals
Ryan Beals

I didn't know they got away from manual hubs. They need to keep the solid axle and offer a diesel STAT! Its the only thing keeping me from buying one.

Ryan Henley
Ryan Henley

Go back to stock unlocking hubs...that would free up some mpg's

Joe Walka
Joe Walka

Throw a diesel in that baby n call it good. Wheelers would prefer the low end balls of the diesel anyway

Robert Paxton
Robert Paxton

Offer both versions. I'd love to see diesel 4 and 6 cylinder's as well. Have the little soft sprung city model get 30+ mpg with a diesel 4 and a manual to satisfy CAFE and the little California beach girls driving rag tops. Have a rugged, solid axle version with the diesel 6 for the country and off road enthusiast. Yes, you can have it both ways.

A.c. Shafer
A.c. Shafer

How sad. Nobody that loves jeeps for off roading will buy it....isn't that a big part of the jeep market?

Amber Gavello
Amber Gavello

Diesel I can live with.... switching from Solid Axle to Independent? YOU BETTER NOT!!!!! D-=

Jason Miller
Jason Miller

I was hoping w/ being able to spread fuel economy over a the entire brand, these new Fiat based Jeeps would up fuel economy overall, where the Wrangler would always be the Wrangler. And I don't know how much more it would cost, but create a new package for those who won't off road a Wrangler and let that be the fuel sipper one.

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