Jeep brings back the Willys...sort of

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  1. profdlp

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    I like it ... but 3k for tow straps, wheels and decals? ;)
     
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    I like it.

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    Most people ... (present company excluded) will just think your some dude named Willy... :D
     
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    Yeah they'll think it belongs to the dude on Duck dynasty lol
     
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    While I'm not a huge fan of the JKs, that IS a really cool Jeep
     
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    Another garbage barge
    If they truly wanted to come out with a real Willys Edition it would be with no electronics, have manual lockers, soft top only, no fancy wheels, no silly decals just a bare bones here you go , have fun!
     
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    I kind of agree with Tom on that point.

    No AC, no SatNav, (I would need a stereo with an Ipod hook up tho)
    Neoprene seats, removable floor mats with a drain plug.
    Flat OD green or Black with simple wheels and beefy tires
     
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    Well, we've all probably referred to our "dude" as "willy" at some point. :hidesbehindsofa:
     
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    I think it just like all the other JK are the same "JK as in Just Kidding I'm not a wrangler I'm plastic"
     
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    My great uncle had a 1944 restored willy. I got to drive it a few times. No seat belts, power steering, or fancy gadgets. It did have blinkers (that were screwed on).

    What it did have was personality. 4 speed that sounded mean and felt like it was always in 4-lo.

    I'd like to see them do a basics model with metal instead of plastic. Just make it a mean, reliable, easily fixed off road machine.


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    I've been hoping that one day they'd make a no frills, barebones Jeep. I test drove a wrangler a few months back and I think they should just quit messing around and rename it the mall crawler. Get rid of all the electronics and give me a Jeep I can spray out with the hose.
     
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    Build it out of "real" metal as well
    I stopped and looked at a JK a while back. I was bending down to look underneath I laid my hand on the fender right behind the front tire, heard a metal popping sound and here the fender popped in a little bit now thats :bs:
    But its what sells.
     
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    Last time that happened to me I was popping the rivets in my Levi's. Went on a diet the next day. :signs8:
     
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    Yeah that would be a good indicator that it's time for a diet haha


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    I just buy larger, problem fixed
     
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    Much of the "thin tin" phenomenon on new vehicles has to do with crash tests, safety ratings, and crumple zones.
     
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    Yeah give me a 54 Chevrolet ( or any old car/truck ) for crumple zones / crash tests
     
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    ...and less weight to get better fuel economy for CAFE. "Thin tin" and plastic.

    Dave