Jeep Wrangler for sale

Jeep Wrangler or 2014 Grand Cherokee?  A Louisville Kentucky Dealer and a blogger – help you decide.   In our First Drive article on the 2014 Jeep Cherokee we said, “our informal and thoroughly unscientific opinion is they’re going to sell tons of them. Why? Because it is very good.” So far, it appears the public concurs. Of course, it’s very early – the new compact utility has logged just one month of confirmed sales, but Larry Vellequette at Automotive News says dealers have told him that the second month of sales will be even better, a message that mirrors what we’ve heard from company execs.

In its first, severely truncated month on sale, the Cherokee sold 579 units. With all of November to play with, though, dealers moved 10,169 of them – compared to 11,753 Wranglers and 14,798 Grand Cherokees. That helped propel Jeep to a 30-percent year-on-year improvement for the month, Chrysler Group to a 16-percent improvement and the group’s 44th consecutive month of sales growth, exceeding analyst expectations in posting is best November numbers since 2007.

If it can just keep replicating the its first month of sales, the finalist in North American Truck of the Year voting will smoke the trade done by the outgoing Liberty, which didn’t break 7,900 units in a month in the last four years of its life (and normally didn’t get close to even that). In March this year, Chrysler said it wants to build 250,000 Cherokees in its Toledo assembly plant for global sales.  See more information and get reviews and ratings on both the Jeep Wrangler for Sale and Jeep Grand Cherokee at www.Jeep Reviews Rankings.com.   It’s early yet, but with second-month sales quoted as being as “strong as death,” the bookies might be resetting the odds.

I took delivery of a fully loaded up Trailhawk, granite crystal metallic with black leather interior.  The only option not checked was the black applique on the the hood.  I traded in an ’07 BMW X3 M-Sport.  I have had this Jeep for 4 weeks now and I have to say I could not be more impressed in every respect.
I love the way it looks and drives.  It recently handled an 8″ snowfall in the hilly southwestern Pennsylvania terrain with total aplomb. Will I ever take it off road? Probably not much more than the beach in NC or some fairly tame trails in WV, but who cares, off road is not where I want or need to go and that is probably true of 95% of potential buyers of this vehicle.I think Jeep hit a bulls-eye with this vehicle.  They are in the business of selling cars. This vehicle is so far advanced compared to what it replaces. I’m pretty sure its going to sell quite well. I had an ’04 Liberty Limited and it may have been the worst car I’ve ever owned.  This is light years ahead of that vehicle.  Good Riddance to the Liberty.

Is this car targeted toward the old Cherokee faithful?  Heck no, those things were boxy, utilitarian appliances, and this is so much more than that.  Using the name Cherokee may have been Jeep’s only mistake.  So, if you’re looking for the Jeep Cherokee of yore, you probably should not look at this because you’ll be disappointed.  Stick with a Wrangler Unlimited and you’ll be much happier with the classic, quirky uncomfortable ergonomics, ponderous on road performance, back breaking harsh ride, ear splitting wind noise at highway speeds and atrocious fuel mileage.

If you want something modern that is comfortable, good looking, drives superbly on road and is more than adequate for all but extreme off roading, then look at the new Cherokee.  If you’re looking for the best pricing on Jeep Wranglers and Grand Cherokee for sale – check out the link.  I’m confident you’ll be impressed. in the 4 weeks of driving I have been approached no less than 10 times in parking lots and gas stations. Most people are very positive on the looks. On guy said “It just looks really weird, but I like it”.  Personally, I think its the best looking, most up to date Jeep ever produced.

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Each Friday on the Jeep® Blog, we explore the Jeep brand’s iconic heritage by highlighting a different historical vehicle. This week’s vehicles are the 1964 Jeep CJ-5A and CJ-6A Tuxedo Park models.

 

The word “tuxedo” brings up a lot of associated images. Black tie soirees. Suave, crime-fighting movie heroes.  And … Jeep vehicles? Well, they may not usually be what comes to mind when one thinks of tuxedos  but in the 1960s, the brand adopted a tuxedo-inspired motif for the CJ-5A and CJ-6A models.

 

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In an effort to appeal to a more upscale demographic, the 1964 Jeep CJ-5A and CJ-6A Tuxedo Park models were introduced. While very few were produced, Jeep CJ-5A Tuxedo Parks were a part of history that not many vehicles can lay claim to. They were used in Lyndon B. Johnson’s inaugural presidential parade in 1965.

 

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  • Chrome front bumper
  • Hood badges
  • Windshield hinges
  • Tail lamps
  • Hubcaps with the “Jeep” emblem
  • Column shift
  • Four-wheel drive
  • 160-horsepower, V-6 engine

 

The legacy of later-model Jeep brand vehicles can be directly traced back to the Tuxedo Park vehicles.  Sales never really took off, but the vehicles showed that the brand could think outside of the box and build a variety of Go Anywhere, Do Anything™ vehicles.

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

 

Can you believe it’s been ten years? Ten years since the Jeep® brand raised the bar in off-road capability. Ten years since the Jeep brand began producing the most extreme Jeep Wrangler ever. Beginning in 2003, the Jeep Wrangler Rubicon model continuously redefined rugged capability and utility. And now, to celebrate, we’re excited to announce the 2013 Jeep® Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition.

 

For the Jeep Brand Enthusiasts

 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

Mike Manley, President and CEO — Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC summed it up best when he said, “The Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is a tribute to ten years of Wrangler Rubicon history, and to the Jeep brand’s most passionate enthusiasts.

 

“This Wrangler Rubicon is for them.  It is a unique vehicle that we expect will long be sought after, a Wrangler that offers an unprecedented level of capability once only attainable by long hours of custom aftermarket preparation crafted in the garages of the most avid Jeep enthusiasts in the world.”

 

The Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition is the most capable Wrangler ever produced and available as a two-door Wrangler or four-door Wrangler Unlimited. How did we manage that? Check out the features below.

 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

 

Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition Features

 

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

Performance:

  • A standard six-speed manual or available five-speed automatic transmission mated to a Pentastar 3.6-liter V-6 engine producing 285 horsepower and 260 ft.-lbs. of torque
  • The Jeep part-time four-wheel-drive system with electronic-locking front and rear Dana 44 axles that receive power through a Rock-Trac transfer case with a “4-Low” ratio of 4:1
  • A standard 4.1 axle ratio front and rear, as well as standard Tru-Lok locking differentials
  • An impressive crawl ratio of 73.1:1 with a six-speed manual transmission
  • A one-half-inch increase in ride height over that of the standard Rubicon model
  •  BF Goodrich KM2 265/70R17 tires
  • 17-inch Rubicon aluminum wheels painted satin black with polished faces and a red Jeep Wrangler “icon” logo on the outside lip

 

Exterior:

 

  • Black front and rear steel off-road bumpers, with a winch-capable design on the front bumper
  • Removable end caps to help the Wrangler climb obstacles without hindrance and reduce the potential of damage to the bumper system
  • A dual-intake Power Dome hood to help aid in engine cooling
  • Red tow hooks to adorn the front and rear
  • Mopar® rock rails to provide added protection from trail damage
  • Mopar black fuel filler door and tail lamp guards
  • “10th Anniversary” badging on the fenders and a red-silhouette “Rubicon” decal on the sides of the hood
  • A standard premium Sunrider soft top (but also available with a black three-piece Freedom hardtop or body-color hardtop)
  • Three available exterior colors: Billet Silver, White and 10th Anniversary Edition-exclusive Anvil

 

Interior:

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2013 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon 10th Anniversary Edition

  • Striking red leather seats with “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” embroidered into the front seat
  • A unique gauge cluster featuring a “10th Anniversary” signature and also a premiumElectronicVehicleInformationCenter (EVIC) with various read-outs such as oil pressure, oil temperature and tire pressure
  • A passenger grab handle that includes a “Rubicon 10th Anniversary” badge and features Quick Silver accents that are also found on the vent rings, steering wheel spokes and door pulls
  • Mopar slush mats
  • Unique axle locker and sway-bar disconnect switches
  • A plaque mounted in the dash tray that features the vehicle’s technical data, such as axle type and ratio, tire size, transfer case crawl ratio and manufacturer location

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Jeep® and Mopar have teamed up once again to produce a selection of concept Jeep vehicles for the 46th annual Easter Jeep Safari in Moab, Utah. The Jeep Mighty FC concept, Jeep J-12 concept and the Jeep Wrangler Apache are three of six new vehicles that will be shown to enthusiasts in Moab, March 31 – April 8. Look for more on all of these new vehicles later this month.

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Jeep® Wranglers are exported to over 90 countries across the globe, and each vehicle starts in Ohio at the Toledo South Assembly Plant. The plant employs 2,500 workers, and produces 360 Wranglers per shift, 720 a day, 6 days a week. “We’re at maximum capacity,” said Diego, plant quality specialist. “Not many people can say, ‘hey, I’ve got a problem, I can’t build enough cars.’”

 

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Diego was quick to point out the perfect symbiosis between mechanized production and human workers on the line. “Like in the windshield,” he said. “The craftsmanship of a windshield – a machine just can’t do, so we do it by hand. On the other hand, the urethane ON the windshield can’t be duplicated by a human, so that step is done by machine.”

 

Either way, it’s looking good to us. To view more photos from the Toledo South Assembly Plant, like this Trail Rated® 3-wheel drive parts conveyor, visit facebook.com/Jeep.

 

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The history of the Jeep® brand and the U.S. Military is well known.We thought it would be a good time to take a closer look at the Tuskegee Airmen. Jeep Blog sat down with Washington DuBois Ross, LTC, USAFRES, RET, a 93-year old veteran of the Tuskegee Airmen, for a first-hand account of his service.

 

Jeep Blog: Tell us a bit about growing up. Where are you from, and when did you first know you wanted to be a pilot?

 

Ross: I was born in Mound Bayou, Mississippi, the fourth son in a family of five boys and one girl. We moved to Ashland, Kentucky when was young. In Ashland they didn’t have an airport, just a field. I was 12-years old and the pilots would barnstorm, and one Sunday they announced you could take flights at noon. On Sundays you went to church so I missed the first round, but we got our pennies together for the second round of flights. They started the engines and it shook. I started to think maybe it wasn’t such a good idea, but it staggered into the air and circled Ashland, and I told my parents I wanted to be a pilot.

 

Jeep Blog: So where did you go from there, from knowing you wanted to be a pilot to actually flying?

 

Ross: I went to college at Hampton University in Virginia, where I was in the Civilian Pilot Training Program, which is where I received my pilot’s license. While I was in college, the U.S. knew war was coming, and Congress started training pilots in colleges. In 1940 I got a report from the local draft board and I was a senior so I got deferred. I planned to hide out in Ashland. Two weeks later I got another card. They’re on my trigger, I thought. I went to DC and it took them three more to weeks to find me. So I took the test on advanced aviation training. It was all whites when I went to take the test and they looked at me like a foreigner. While we waited for test results, everyone else was worried, like they’d struggled. So I pretended it was hard, I faked it, but I knew I had done well. Then I got the call for Tuskegee.

 

Jeep Blog: Could you tell us a bit about your training?

 

Ross: I arrived at Tuskegee as part of the class 43-I. In my class 42 started, 22 graduated. Actually, they needed instructors, and I could have taught but I wanted to be a fighter pilot – you’re young and crazy, you want to fly.


In 1943 I graduated as a Fighter Pilot with the rank of second lieutenant, and in October of 1943 we were sent to Selfridge Field in Michigan for overseas training. No one told me anything about P-40s. The first time I took off, I gave it throttle and looked down at the airspeed – 50, 60, 70, 80; we’re still on the ground. Good thing it was a long runway. I said to myself, now or never. I pulled back on the stick and up it went.


Funny story, we used to fly the P-40 over summer homes on Lake Huron. On the way home my engine fails. I went down, split two trees, and sheared off the wings. About 100 people came out from their homes. I’m wearing all my gear and they said, “Were you the one flying that thing?” I said “No.” [laughs] The worst part: I called the base and the asked, “Did you damage the plane?” No. [laughs]

 

Jeep Blog: What happened after training? Where did you serve?

 

RossThe majority of my class joined the 332nd Fighter Group and left for the European Theater in December of 1943. Because of an unexpected hospitalization, however, I was unable to leave then, but followed later as part of a group of 10 replacements.


We traveled on a passenger ship that had been converted in order to carry troops. The ship was fast, and once we left the coast of the U.S., we continued on unescorted, the theory being that the ship was able to outrun enemy U-boats. I suppose that theory was right since we arrived safely in Oran, Algeria. After spending some time in North Africa, where we were to receive additional training (which we didn’t get), we were flown to Naples, Italy. There we joined the 332nd and from our base flew, P-39s, P-47s, and finally P-51s on long escort missions protecting bombers. The first mission was to capture Rome. We flew over to keep the Germans out, and that was the first time I’d seen the projectiles come out of the gun. Rome was declared an open city.


After 15 missions I got to go to rest camp in Naples but we snuck off to Rome and other cities to see the sites – there’s only so much can see from the air. Sightseeing in Pompeii is something. ‘How old are these buildings’ you wonder, ‘how did they build these things?’ The Coliseum is a sight.


I took off and landed 63 times. Missions were 4.5 hours total. Sometimes you’d fly solo, sometimes you would scatter. It was pretty scary flying over the Alps.


As the war wound down my squadron was disbanded, and since I had enough missions I was able to come home. I was overseas for almost a year.


Jeep Blog: What did you do after the war?

 

Ross: Stateside, I was assigned to Tuskegee Army Air Base in Alabama, this time as a twin-engine instructor for the B-25. When the Tuskegee base was closed we were transferred to Lockbourne Air Base in Ohio. In 1947 I was honorably discharged after serving four years on active duty. After being discharged from the service I worked for a year an auto company, and ten years as a clerk for the United States Postal Service. Then I spent twenty-nine years with the Detroit Board of Education as both a math teacher and a department head, retiring in 1984.


All the while, I was a member of the United States Air Force Reserves (USAFRES) where I served for twenty years. In 1981 I retired from USAFRES with the rank of Lieutenant Colonel. I earned the Air Medal, American Campaign Medal, EAME Medal, 1Star Rom Arno, 5 Oak Leaf, Clusters WWII Victory Medal, the Armed Forces Reserve Medal and the Congressional Gold Medal. I was inducted into the Kentucky Aviation hall of Fame November 12, 2011 in Lexington, Kentucky.


Jeep Blog: What about personally? How has retirement treated you?

 

RossMy wife, Willie Pearl White (passed in 2003), and I have four children and three grandchildren. I am an active member of Tuskegee Airmen, Inc., and I am a member of the Speakers Bureau. I am a Life Member of the Reserve Officers Association. I belong to and am an active member of Berea Lutheran Church in Detroit, and an active member of the Detroit Chapter of the National Hampton Alumni Association, where I served as president as well as other offices. I like to travel and I like to listen to jazz and classical music.


For more information, visit tuskegeeairmennationalmuseum.org.

 

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