Pivotal Jeeps Response
I agree with the selections in “Jeep @ 75” (Nov. ’16), which outlined the 10 most pivotal Jeeps, but I wish you had also included what era in general was best. I think it was when the Cherokee, Grand Cherokee, and Wrangler were the only three Jeeps available in the lineup. It was clean and simple. I can’t remember exactly what years that was, but that was a great trio of 4x4s, and all were great on the trail right out of the box.
Doubtful I’ll be around to read it, but I’d like to know if Jeeps like the Fiat Cherokee and Renegade will be on Four Wheeler’s 150-year anniversary write-up of “most pivotal Jeeps” in the year 2091. I think it’s unlikely. They have a Jeep badge, but in my opinion that’s it. I could put on a cop badge, but that doesn’t make me a cop. The rumored Wrangler-based Jeep pickup will be on that list for sure. So would a fullsize Jeep pickup if we could get that. Jeep needs a fullsize truck that goes head-to-head with the Raptor and Power Wagon, too.
Great list of pivotal Jeeps. No other brand has the legacy in the off-road world that Jeep has.
You forgot one. What about the Commander? I have a ’07 and it’s a great SUV.
“She’s A Keeper” (Nov. ’16) Feedback
I’m gonna say my YJ Sarge. Most would’ve junked this rusty Jeep, but I gave him a new frame and tires and saved him. Probably hand him down to my son when it’s time.
I have a ’91 YJ. It’s given me plenty of trouble, but I doubt I will ever sell it.
Good on him. A Jeep is a Jeep.
It’s a ’79 Jeep CJ-7, 304ci three-speed. Best 4x4 I’ve ever owned by far.
Via Facebook I disagree. I have and always have had several at any one time. Most I have owned over 30 years.
Curtis R. Hickman
It’s great to get feedback from folks who’ve owned their 4x4s for a long time. We’re working on a story that highlights Four Wheeler readers who’ve owned their rigs for a long length of time. Is that you? If it is, email firstname.lastname@example.org and tell us about your rig. Please include a photo too!
It says Dodge is the longest lasting trucks. Yes, it is true. Because after you buy them they quit running so they just sit there. Then you go buy a good truck like a Chevy.
My 2WD Ford can go anywhere since I put mud tires on it.