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Jeep "Gladiator"?!

Discussion in 'Shiny Things' started by Kommando, Jan 31, 2019.

  1. larryboy

    larryboy Stable genius.

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  2. john112deere

    john112deere Been here awhile

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    So on Thursday I had a few extra minutes at lunchtime and stopped in the Jeep dealer down the road for a look-see.

    I was serious- I need to replace my Ranger this year- although still in preliminary stages of shopping.

    I wanted to like the Gladiator- I've been wanting one since they first teased it 20-odd years ago...but I couldn't bring myself to want one over the Wrangler Unlimited beside it. It's a really awkward size for my lifestyle- appreciably bigger than my Ranger in overall dimensions, but still smaller everywhere it counts. The bed is short enough that pretty much all the "truck stuff" I do would still require hitching up a trailer, and being configured (sorta) for passengers means the "behind the front seat" space isn't all that well shaped for the kind of stuff you can't leave in an open truck-bed (groceries, tools, etc.).

    The Wrangler, on the other hand, has some nice, useable interior space and in a smaller package...and I don't think would really change the frequency with which I'd need to hook on the trailer much for bigger stuff.

    Now to decide if I can get past the price and FCA quality-control issues...
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  3. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    ^Have you considered / test driven the new Ranger?
  4. john112deere

    john112deere Been here awhile

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    No manual; not interested.
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  5. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    I replaced my 93 Ranger 4.0 4x4 manual (which i really liked) with a new 2005 Colorado I5 4x4 manual and was disappointed (still am).

    Our manual mid-size choices are few (this Gladious, Tacoma & Frontier), none of which excite me.
  6. SKT

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    For the record, they do not float either:

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  7. SKT

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  8. plumber mike

    plumber mike Highdive Deepened

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    The Frontier redesign looks to be headed auto only as well.
  9. HapHazard

    HapHazard Waiting for Gudenov

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    We've been threatened with that redesign for years now.
    True, though. My BIL bought the last year of the Nissan Xterra, because it had a manual and they killed it.
  10. SKT

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  11. SKT

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    Bovino Been here awhile

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    There won’t be an answer, but sure as hell yet another boatload of oversized random pictures.
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    mazeppa x = y/0

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    A spare larger than a 35 wont fit the spare tire mount under the Gladiator bed. Not many other options to carry and mount a large spare, it's going to be a lot of fun lifting that heavy thing up into the bed by yourself.
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  20. spagthorpe

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    It sucks on the Wrangler as well. It's not so much getting it up there, but doing so while lining up the lugs. Definitely one downside to big tires and beadlocks...