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Old 10-05-2019, 11:07 AM #31
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I know this doesn't get much mention yet, but what about the upcoming Bronco? It may be a compelling choice vs. the Wrangler and will have removable doors and roof. If the new Lincolns are any indication, Ford may have a ringer on their hands...
I mean, Ford does not have a good reliability record (seat belts catching on fire, steering wheels falling off) but I do love the idea of a new Bronco and it definitely would be more reliable than anything Fiat/Jeep produces.

I could be tempted if Toyota decides to neglect the power train in the 6th Gen by just slapping the current Tacoma setup in there. 10s 0-60 and 19 MPG just does not cut it anymore.
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Jeeps hold their value in general, but at the end of the day it's still a Chrysler product.
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I would vote for the Jeep Gladiator. I rented a new Wrangler Rubicon for 7 days when I was in Vail, CO. Absolutely Fell in love.

4runner is just as underpowered as the Gladiator, coming from someone that has a built 06 4runner that I love dearly. But I will also be buying a Gladiator because taking the roof and the doors off are worth their weight in gold to me. On the trails in CO we took those items off and it really just made the experience that much better.

Now its definitely squeaky inside, but with the removable roof that is to be expected. We broke the volume button on the radio in the Jeep, not sure how but we did.

4runner is a great vehicle, but the Gladiator just hits all the right spots, plus the diesel will be coming out soon so it will be that much better.
Saw a few gladiators in person and couldn't fall for the looks...but then I saw a few modified ones with 38s and wow. Im interested now. If I had the option to I'd still probably pick an LC-80 over it though!

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I would definitely wait for the new Bronco or go with the 4runner. The Gladiator may have my interest with the diesel option though.
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Saw a few gladiators in person and couldn't fall for the looks...but then I saw a few modified ones with 38s and wow. Im interested now. If I had the option to I'd still probably pick an LC-80 over it though!



Here's TrailRecon's Gladiator with 38s











This thing looks awesome and theyíre surely monsters on the trail, but why does this look so good? Oh, because he dumped an insane amount of money into it AND added that rear bed rack that basically makes it look like the wrangler. Sooooo...


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This is a tough choice. I would say 4runner
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I couldn't bring myself to roll the dice with a Jeep. They're cool but my neighbor drives nothing but Jeeps and they are constantly going to the dealer for one thing or another. Maybe it's a fluke, but I am too spoiled by Toyota quality. Flame-suit on.
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I'd say jump on the 2yr lease deal with the gladiator. If it really is that cheap, it's not a bad plan. If you fall in love with it, keep it. If not, return it and pick up a 6th gen.

EDIT: Just realized how old this post is, lol. oops

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I can't can't ever own a Jeep. When you own a 4Runner and have that level of quality how can you really ever go to a Jeep?
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My last 4x4 was a Jeep. While I loved it, it was a piece of junk and I'm here now. I've got friends with new/newer Jeeps and after seeing how often they have to take them in for repairs and recalls, that made the decision for. If you want to throw money and time at it and have fun for a few years, do it. It you want to have something last, don't.

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The V6 is decent in a JGC or a 2 door Wrangler.

It starts to struggle in an Unlimited.

Gladheateher is heavier and longer than the Unlimited.

Longer also means it sucks off road compared to the unlimited and considerably more than the SWB Wrangler mostly due to the huge high centering risk and the bed creating a shit departure angle.

All Jeeps leak and are drafty.

Road noise is terrible.

SFA vehicles have interesting highway handling if you're not used to them. They tend to get more spirited the more you lift them and the heavier tires you install.

If you are a serious off roader, you need a SWB 2-door wrangler. If you say "but I need..." to that statement, you should get a 4Runner or a Tacoma.
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I Hate to say it but the Gladiator looks like a Big Turd. If you like hangin at the Jeep dealer all the Time for Repairs then ya its Awesome. 🤮
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I think the Jeep wrangler eco diesel will be better off roading then the gladiator.
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The gladiator is a wrangler and inherited the issues too. The rear end of the gladiator is from the Dodge Ram so that may be an advantage.
I have seen them in person and like the look because it’s not the homogeneous stamp that many vehicles share today.
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So "poorbong" you started this thread 4 months ago, what did you do?
Did you start this thread just to see the responses?
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