• Jan 11, 2011
2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary – Click above for high-res image gallery

Jeep has proclaimed itself as "one of the world's few, true icons." Normally, we'd take issue with such a brazen statement, but in the case of Jeep, we don't really disagree. In fact, in a good portion of the developed world, the word 'Jeep" is synonymous with sport utility vehicles in general... like Kleenex or Coke.

With that in mind, Chrysler think it's time to celebrate Jeep's 70th anniversary in 2011, and as you might expect, the off-road specialist is releasing a slew of special editions to commemorate the occasion. All of the new 2011 models – one each of Jeep's five models – will be available in a unique Bronze Star exterior paint in addition to Bright Silver and Black along with the appropriate spate of 70th Anniversary badges.

All five 70th Anniversary Jeeps will come with a dark perforated leather interior (either Dark Slate or Dark Olive, depending on the model) with Chestnut stitching, Berber carpeting (yes, really), unique cluster overlays and 70th Anniversary logos on the radio. Past that, each model gets its own set of touches that will set it apart from its non-Anniverarized siblings.

We'll grab some live photos of these machines here at the Detroit Auto Show soon enough. In the meantime, get the complete details in the press release after the break, and also be sure to peruse all the milestones in Jeep's 70 years of history.




Live photos copyright ©2011 Drew Phillips / AOL

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The Iconic Jeep Brand: Celebrating 70 Years of the Authentic SUV

Jeep celebrates with distinctive, premium special Anniversary Edition models

Entire Jeep vehicle lineup significantly enhanced for 2011



Jeep® - one of the world's few, true icons - is celebrating its 70th anniversary in 2011. To mark the occasion, the Jeep brand is creating distinctive, unique 70th Anniversary Edition models of each vehicle in its lineup.

"The Jeep brand's legendary heritage and capability have made it iconic - well-known and loved throughout the world," said Mike Manley, President and CEO -- Jeep Brand, Chrysler Group LLC. "Since they were first produced in 1941, Jeep vehicles have been the authentic benchmark for off-road capability, having mastered more terrain, led more adventures and provided drivers more freedom than any other vehicle before or since.

"As part of our celebration of the 70th Anniversary of the Jeep brand, we are creating stunning, premium special-edition models of each vehicle in our lineup that pay homage to the history of the legendary Jeep brand," Manley added.

All Jeep 70th Anniversary Edition models will arrive in showrooms in the first quarter of 2011, and all will be available in a unique Bronze Star exterior paint, in addition to Bright Silver and Black.


2011 Jeep Compass 70th Anniversary Edition

The U.S. Manufacturer's Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the Jeep Compass 70th Anniversary Edition starts at $24,270 (plus $700 destination). It is available on Compass Limited models. Features include:

Unique, 18-inch aluminum wheel

70th Anniversary badge

Dark Slate seats with perforated leather inserts embossed with Jeep logo and Chestnut accent stitching and piping

Berber floor mats and cargo area with Chestnut binding

Unique dark green cluster overlay

Chestnut stitching in steering wheel

70th Anniversary logo on radio screen


2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition

The U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Grand Cherokee 70th Anniversary Edition is $35,715 (plus $780 destination). It is available on Grand Cherokee Laredo and Limited models. Features include:

Unique, polished 20-inch wheel with Mineral Gray pockets

70th Anniversary badge

Dark Olive leather seats with perforated inserts with Chestnut accent stitching and piping

Door bolster and armrest in Dark Olive and wrapped with Chestnut accent stitching

Center console in Dark Olive perforated leather wrapped with Chestnut accent stitching

Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding

New satin chrome-plated, graphite anodized paint and Black Lacewood finish

Unique cluster overlay and needles

70th Anniversary logo on radio screen


2011 Jeep Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition

The U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Liberty 70th Anniversary Edition starts at $24,770 (plus $745 destination). It is available on Liberty Sport or Limited models. Features include:

Unique 18-inch Mopar wheel with polished face and painted pockets (optional on Sport)

70th Anniversary badge

Bright body-side moldings, roof rails and license plate brow

Dark Olive/Dark Slate leather seats with Chestnut accent stitching and piping

Door armrest and center console in Dark Olive with Chestnut accent

Leather steering wheel with Chestnut accent

New interior satin chrome accents and bezels in anodized Silver and Black Lacewood finish

Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding

Unique cluster overlay and needles

70th Anniversary logo on radio screen

Mopar stainless steel sill plates

2011 Jeep Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition

The U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Patriot 70th Anniversary Edition starts at $22,170 (plus $700 destination). It is available on Patriot Latitude X models. Features include:

17-inch aluminum wheel

70th Anniversary badge

Dark Slate seats with perforated leather inserts embossed with Jeep logo and Chestnut accent stitching and piping

Berber floor mats and cargo area with Chestnut binding

Unique dark green cluster overlay

Chestnut stitching in steering wheel

70th Anniversary logo on radio screen



2011 Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition

The U.S. MSRP of the Jeep Wrangler 70th Anniversary Edition starts at $28,670 (plus $750 destination) for 2-door models and $31,370 (plus $750 destination) for Unlimited models. It is available on Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited Sahara models. Features include:

Unique 18-inch wheel

70th Anniversary badge

Dark Olive seats with perforated leather inserts and Chestnut accent stitching and piping

Satin chrome HVAC rings, front doorpulls and grab handle

Automatic shift knob with satin chrome cap and bezel

Door armrest and center console in Dark Olive with Chestnut accent

Leather steering wheel with Chestnut accent

Berber floor mats with Chestnut binding

Unique cluster overlay and needles

70th Anniversary logo on radio screen

Mopar brushed aluminum sill plates

2011 Jeep vehicle lineup

Jeep builds on its tradition of providing unique, iconic, versatile and capable vehicles for 2011, with its next-generation, premium flagship vehicle - the 2011 Jeep Grand Cherokee - and with significant changes across the Jeep vehicle lineup.

With the greatest range of SUVs under one brand, the Jeep vehicle portfolio consists of:

Compass: A compact SUV with a new sophisticated, premium design for 2011, the Jeep Compass delivers unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy, freedom, utility, and Jeep 4x4 cachet and capability, all at a terrific value

Grand Cherokee: The most capable and luxurious Grand Cherokee ever, balancing legendary Jeep capability with sophistication to deliver a premium driving experience for all adventures

Liberty: The mid-size SUV from Jeep that offers Jeep Trail Rated® 4x4 capability combined with on-road refinement and numerous innovative features, including the industry-exclusive full-length Sky Slider® open canvas roof

Patriot: A compact SUV delivering the fun, adventure and value only Jeep can offer, with unsurpassed 4x4 fuel economy and segment leading capability

Wrangler: The icon of the Jeep brand, it remains true to its heritage as the original fun-and-freedom machine. For 2011, it boasts an all-new interior, and an available premium body color hardtop for Sahara models

Wrangler Unlimited: The only four-door convertible SUV on the market with room for five adult passengers, Wrangler Unlimited receives an all-new interior for 2011 and an available premium body color hardtop for Sahara models



Jeep Brand

Built on seven decades of legendary heritage, Jeep is the authentic sport-utility vehicle (SUV) with class-leading capability, craftsmanship and versatility for people who seek extraordinary journeys. The Jeep brand delivers an open invitation to live life to the fullest by offering a full line of vehicles that continue to provide owners with a sense of security to handle any journey with confidence.

Whether identified by their ownership of multiple Jeep vehicles, or their regular attendance at branded events, or by their abundance of Jeep gear - branded products from clothing to baby strollers - Jeep owners all have one common trait: a Jeep vehicle delivering benchmark, all-weather capability that allows them to go anywhere and do anything. It's not unusual to see Jeep owners sporting a bumper sticker that reads, "It's a Jeep thing...you wouldn't understand."

To meet consumer demand around the world, all Jeep models are sold outside North America - and all are available in right-hand drive versions and with gasoline and diesel powertrain options. Chrysler Group LLC sells and services vehicles in approximately 120 countries around the world.

Jeep History

In July 1940, the U.S. military informed automakers that it was looking for a "light reconnaissance vehicle" to replace the Army's motorcycle and modified Ford Model-T vehicles. The Army invited 135 manufacturers to bid on production and developed a lengthy specification list for the vehicle, including the following:

600-lb. load capacity

wheelbase less than 75 inches

height less than 36 inches

smooth-running engine from 3 to 50 miles per hour

rectangular-shaped body

four-wheel drive with two-speed transfer case

fold-down windshield

three bucket seats

blackout and driving lights

gross vehicle weight below 1,300 lbs.

At first, Willys-Overland and American Bantam Car Manufacturing Company were the only two companies answering the call. Soon, however, Ford Motor Company entered the picture, and competition began among the three over which company would receive the lucrative government contract.

Each company produced prototypes for testing in record time. Bantam's chief engineer, along with a team of Bantam executives, worked out a design, and the company built its field car within 49 days.

Willys-Overland Vice President of Engineering Delmar G. Roos designed the Willys Quad. Ford developed its Model GP (General Purpose), known as the Pygmy, which was powered by an adapted Ford/Ferguson tractor. Each company delivered its prototype to the Army in the summer of 1940 and received approval to build 70 sample vehicles.

The Army took possession of these vehicles in November 1940 at Camp Holabird, Md. Each of the three designs exceeded the Army's specification of 1,300 lbs., but the Army soon realized that limit was far too low and raised it for the next round of vehicles.

The Army issued the next round of contracts in March of 1941. Bantam was to produce 1,500 Model 40 BRC vehicles, Ford would build 1,500 modified and improved GP Pygmies, and Willys would build 1,500 Quads. Further testing and evaluation led to the Army's selection of Willys vehicle as the primary manufacturer.

Subsequently, most of the Bantams and Ford GPs produced were sent to Great Britain and Russia as part of the lend-lease program. In Great Britain, the Ford vehicle was popularly known as the "Blitz Buggy."

Willys MA/MB
With modifications and improvements, the Willys Quad became the MA, and later the MB. But the Army, and the world, came to know it as the Jeep®.

Some claimed that the name came from the slurring of the letters "GP," the military abbreviation for "General Purpose." Others say the vehicle was named for a popular character named "Eugene the Jeep" in the Popeye cartoon strip. Whatever its origin, the name entered into the American lexicon and, for a while, served almost as a generic title for off-road vehicles, while the Jeep itself became an icon of the war.

The Willys MA featured a gearshift on the steering column, low side body cutouts, two circular instrument clusters on the dashboard, and a hand brake on the left side. Willys struggled to reduce the weight to the new Army specification of 2,160 lbs. Items removed in order for the MA to reach that goal were reinstalled on the next-generation MB resulting in a final weight of approximately just 400 lbs. above the specifications.

Willys-Overland would build more than 368,000 vehicles, and Ford, under license, some 277,000, for the U.S. Army. The rugged, reliable olive-drab vehicle would forever be known for helping win a world war.

Willys trademarked the "Jeep" name after the war and planned to turn the vehicle into an off-road utility vehicle for the farm - the civilian Universal Jeep. One of Willys' slogans at the time was "The Sun Never Sets on the Mighty Jeep," and the company set about making sure the world recognized Willys as the creator of the vehicle.


OVERVIEW OF KEY HISTORICAL JEEP CIVILIAN VEHICLES

Jeep CJ-2A: 1945-49
The first civilian Jeep vehicle, the CJ-2A, was produced in 1945. It came with a tailgate, side-mounted spare tire, larger headlights, an external fuel cap and many more items that its military predecessors did not include. Several CJ-2A features - such as a 134 cubic inch I-4 engine, a T-90A transmission, Spicer 18 transfer case and a full-floating Dana 25 front and Dana 23-2 rear axle - were found on numerous Jeep vehicles in future years. The CJ-2A was produced for four years.

Jeep Jeepster: 1948-51
The Jeepster was the last phaeton-style open-bodied vehicle made by a U.S. automaker, using side curtains for weather protection instead of roll-down windows. Originally offered with the "Go-Devil" engine, it was eventually fitted with the 161 cubic-inch six-cylinder "Hurricane" engine, but never offered in four-wheel drive.

Jeep CJ-3A: 1949-53

Introduced in 1948, the CJ-3A was very similar to the previous model, but featured a one-piece windscreen and a more robust rear axle, and retained the original L-head four-cylinder engine.

Jeep CJ-3B: 1953-68

The CJ Model was updated in 1953, becoming the CJ-3B. It had a taller front grille and hood than its military predecessor in order to accommodate the new Hurricane F-Head four-cylinder engine. The CJ-3B remained in production until 1968 and a total of 155,494 were manufactured in the U.S. In 1953, Willys-Overland was sold to Henry J. Kaiser for $60 million. The Kaiser Company began an extensive research and development program that would broaden the Jeep product range.

Jeep CJ-5: 1955-83

In 1955, Kaiser introduced the CJ-5, based on the 1951 Korean War M-38A1, with its rounded front-fender design. It was slightly larger than the CJ-3B, as it featured an increased wheelbase and overall length. Improvements in engines, axles, transmissions and seating comfort made the CJ-5 an ideal vehicle for the public's growing interest in off-road vehicles. The CJ-5 featured softer styling lines, including rounded body contours. With an 81-inch wheelbase, more than 600,000 CJ-5s were produced over 30 years.

Jeep CJ-6: 1956-75

A long-wheelbase (20 inches longer than the CJ-5) model was introduced and was known as CJ-6. Apart from a longer wheelbase, the CJ-6 was almost identical to the CJ-5, but with more cargo space. Jeep also introduced a forward-control cab-over-engine variation to the CJ line in 1956. AMC equipped both the CJ-5 and CJ-6 with heavier axles, bigger brakes and a wider track. In 1965, a new "Dauntless" V-6 engine was introduced as an option on both the 81-inch wheelbase CJ-5 and 101-inch wheelbase CJ-6. The 155-horsepower engine almost doubled the horsepower of the standard four-cylinder engine. It was the first time a Jeep CJ could be equipped with a V-6. Beginning in 1973, all Jeep CJs came equipped with AMC-built 304- or 360-cubic-inch V-8 engines.


Jeep Pickup: 1947-65

A 118-inch wheelbase pickup that realized few product changes. It was Willys-Overland's first attempt to diversify the Jeep brand from the CJ.

(Jeep) Willys Wagon: 1946-65

A 104.5-inch wheelbase wagon long an enthusiast favorite. Four-wheel drive was introduced in 1949.

Jeep Wagoneer/Grand Wagoneer/Cherokee (SJ): 1963-91

In 1962, Jeep introduced the first automatic transmission in a four-wheel-drive vehicle, in the Wagoneer line (a predecessor to the Jeep Cherokee). The 1963 Jeep Wagoneer was also the first four-wheel-drive vehicle with an independent front suspension option. Quadra-Trac®, the first automatic full-time four-wheel-drive system, was introduced in 1973, available in full-size Jeep trucks and wagons, and later in the CJ-7.

Jeep FC 150/170 Pickup: 1957-65

These Forward-Control series Jeep vehicles were essentially work trucks - with an 81-inch wheelbase for the FC 150 and 103.5 inches for the FC 170. They received few changes during their lifecycle, though some 1959 and 1960 models featured full-floating front and rear axles, and some 1959 models included dual rear wheels and a four-speed manual transmission.

Jeep Gladiator/J-Series Pickup: 1963-87

Resembling the Wagoneer, Gladiator debuted in 1963 in either 120-inch (J-200) or 126-inch (J-300) form, and featuring a Dana 20 transfer case and Dana 44s front and rear. The Gladiator name was dropped in 1972.

Jeep Commando: 1967-73

A 101-inch wheelbase vehicle equipped with the "Dauntless" V-6 and full-floating Dana 27 and 44 rear axles. Fewer than 100 versions of the 1971 Commando Hurst Special were produced, making it one of the favorite and rarest vehicles among Jeep collectors.



Jeep CJ-7: 1976-86

In 1976, AMC introduced the CJ-7, the first major change in Jeep design in 20 years. The CJ-7 had a slightly longer wheelbase than the CJ-5 in order to allow space for an automatic transmission. For the first time, the CJ-7 offered an optional molded plastic top and steel doors. Both the 93.5-inch wheelbase CJ-7 and 83.5-inch wheelbase CJ-5 models were built until 1983 when demand for the CJ-7 left AMC no choice but to discontinue the CJ-5, after a 30-year production run.

Jeep CJ-8 Scrambler: 1981-85

Introduced in 1981, the Scrambler was a Jeep similar to the CJ-7, but with a longer wheelbase. Known internationally as the CJ-8, it was available in either hard- or soft-top versions. Less than 30,000 Scramblers were built, though they are extremely popular among collectors today.

Jeep Cherokee (XJ): 1984-01

Built on a unibody platform, the Cherokee XJ was a smaller but much more advanced version of the Cherokee SJ. Highlights included the introduction of Jeep's Command-Trac® four-wheel-drive system and Quadra-Link coil front suspension. Cherokee Limited debuted in 1988, and a 4.0-liter I-6 was introduced in 1989.

Jeep Wrangler (YJ): 1987-96

In 1983, the growing market for compact four-wheel-drive vehicles still sought the utilitarian virtues of the Jeep CJ series, but consumers also were seeking more of the "creature comforts" found in passenger cars. The response was discontinuing the CJ series and introducing the 1987 Jeep Wrangler (YJ).

Although the Wrangler shared the familiar open-body profile of the CJ-7, it contained few common parts with its famous predecessor. Mechanically, the Wrangler had more in common with the Cherokee than the CJ-7. The Wrangler YJ had square headlights, which was a first (and last) for this type of Jeep. The YJ model exceeded 630,000 units.

On Aug. 5, 1987, about a year after the introduction of the Wrangler, American Motors Corporation was sold to the Chrysler Corporation and the popular Jeep brand became a part of Chrysler's Jeep/Eagle Division.

Jeep Comanche (MJ): 1986-92

Based on the Cherokee platform and similarly equipped, the pickup received a six-foot bed in 1987. Later models offered Selec-Trac® or Command-Trac four-wheel drive.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (ZJ/WJ): 1993-2004

The Grand Cherokee famously first appeared by crashing through the convention center glass at the North American International Auto Show in Detroit during its introduction there on Jan. 7, 1992. The first SUV equipped with a driver's side air bag, it set new standards for on-road ride, handling and comfort in an SUV.

Jeep Wrangler (TJ): 1997-2006
The 1997 Jeep Wrangler (TJ) looked very similar to the CJ-7. Indeed its 'retro' look was quite deliberate, but very different from a mechanical standpoint. Nearly 80 percent of the vehicle parts were newly designed. The TJ used a four-link coil suspension, similar to the Jeep Grand Cherokee, and featured a new interior, including driver and passenger air bags. The TJ retained several classic Jeep features such as round headlights, a fold-down windshield (first seen in 1940) and removable doors, as well as a choice of a soft top or removable hard top. A factory-fitted sport bar was also standard.

Enter the then-best-equipped Jeep ever - the 2003 Jeep Wrangler Rubicon. This vehicle earned the right to be called by the legendary trail name, as it was equipped with push-button-actuated locking front and rear Dana 44 axles, a 4:1 low-range transfer case, 32-inch tires and many more options not available on any production Jeep before it.

In 2004, the Jeep Wrangler Unlimited was introduced - a longer-wheelbase Wrangler, featuring 13 inches more cargo room and 2 inches of additional second-row legroom. While maintaining the unmatched open-air fun and 4x4 capability of the original Jeep Wrangler, the Unlimited model offered more refined on-road comfort, as well as even more versatility.

Jeep Liberty: 2002-present

Liberty replaced the Cherokee as a mid-size SUV entry and is the first Jeep vehicle to feature standard independent front suspension. It also introduced the industry-exclusive Sky-Slider open-air roof in 2008.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (WK): 2005-10

A complete redesign of the ZJ/WJ, it boasted improved ride and handling capabilities, the 5.7-liter HEMI® V-8 and upscale amenities to make luxury car buyers envious.

Jeep Commander: 2006-10

A seven-passenger three-row Jeep based on the WK platform, but two inches longer, with unique stadium-style seating.

Jeep Compass and Patriot: 2007-present

The Jeep brand's entries into the popular compact-SUV segment, these vehicles offer unsurpassed capability and 4x4 fuel economy in their class.

Jeep Wrangler and Wrangler Unlimited (JK): 2007-present

Building on the successful, original Jeep formula with an all-new frame, exterior and interior design, engine, and safety and convenience features, the JK delivers more capability, refinement, interior space and comfort, open-air fun, power, fuel efficiency and safety features.

Featuring a one-of-a-kind, four-door open-air design, the JK Wrangler expanded the Jeep experience to new dimensions. With room for five adult passengers - a Wrangler first - and the most cargo space ever offered in a Wrangler, the Unlimited combines class-leading off-road capability with everyday practicality

Today's Wrangler models are lean, rugged and simple, achieving best-in-class off-road capability while delivering a true open-air driving experience. For 2011, all Wranglers boast an all-new interior, and Sahara models feature a more premium body-color hardtop.

Jeep Grand Cherokee (also WK): 2011-present
All-new for 2011 and more than 4 million sales after the first Grand Cherokee, Jeep improves the formula and delivers the perfect blend of on-road refinement and off-road capability. The new WK provides premium on-road performance, legendary Jeep craftsmanship, improved fuel economy, a world-class interior, a sleek new exterior design, true American craftsmanship and a host of safety and technology features.


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      • 3 Years Ago
      Did anyone here know that the official Arabic word for SUV is Jeep? But because of the absence of the double e and the P in the Arabic language, it's pronounced 'Jeb'. It sounds hell'a awkward to me whenever something like this is said : I just bought a Jeb. It's a Tahoe. I like Tahoe Jebs.
      Now it's not just lazy slang. Even in the car's registration. Where we'd see Type: SUV , instead we'd see Type: Jeb.

      Goes to show how deep Jeep's name has been implanted worldwide. Or maybe it's just a very long lived misconception. I shrug.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I was wondering why my co-worker from Egypt kept calling my Jeep a Jeb, I thought she was just mispronouncing it.
      • 3 Years Ago
      When my wife and I first were married, every SUV was a Jeep and she called SUVs RVs. I am now proud to say that she can identify a large number of SUVs and calls them such.

      And I still dont know what taupe, mauve mean and how eggshell is different than offwhite or cream

      • 3 Years Ago
      Sorry, Jeep lovers, but my most disappointing vehicle was a Jeep.

      I expected my YJ (95 Wrangler) to be able to handle the boulder-strewn trails here in central Arizona. I soon found out that wasn't the case (without modification). Seems that in order to make it handle on the highway they'd bound up the suspension with track bars and an anti-roll bar that it just tore them off first time on the rough stuff.

      That plus the fact that a little battery acid melted the vacuum lines that activated the 4 wheel drive, and the general inconvenience of the body configuration, really turned me off on the model.

      Now I know that there were simple mod's and precautions I could've taken, but I'd just assumed...
        • 3 Years Ago
        well you were driving a YJ, probably the most disappointing vehicle for Jeep as well, though through no fault of their own (thank you 60 minutes and consumer reports, burn!).

        the YJ was the least capable "true" Jeep ever to roll off the assembly line, they required a lot of modifications to make competant offroad unlike their CJ predecessors, and eventual TJ successors.

        The one good thing the YJ model did usher in was finally safety.
        • 3 Years Ago
        When you assume you make an ass out of u and me.
        TJJP77
        • 3 Years Ago
        TJ was every bit a Jeep (the basic body tub was the same as YJ and CJ-7) and a lot more capable out of the box than a YJ could ever hope to be. Coil springs improved articulation, even with the sway bar connected. So it had a more modern, liveable interior....what's wrong with that?
      • 3 Years Ago
      what no diesel? sorry not for me, wish they would produce a real jeep, bare bones don't know what good a berber carpet is while off roading, put in a rubber floor it would probably be better received.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I couldn't agree more. I want a bare-bones Jeep of old. For the 70th anniversary, why not a throw back to the original. I'd buy that.
      • 3 Years Ago
      The following was reported by Autoweek:

      "When asked how the Grand Wagoneer would differ from the seven-seat Jeep Commander, a widely panned vehicle Chrysler stopped making in 2010, Marchionne had some harsh words: 'That car was unfit for human consumption. We sold some. But I don't know why people bought them.'"

      Ditto Compass.
      Ditto Patriot.
      • 3 Years Ago
      I lol at buffoons that take new cars off roading,no one is going to help you when you're stuck in that swamp punk
      • 3 Years Ago
      The only 70th anniversary Jeep worth celebrating is the Wrangler because it is the only one that even remotely resembles the original WWII MA and MB through the CJ, YJ TJ and now JK.

      Larry
      http://www.4-the-love-of-jeeps.com
      • 3 Years Ago
      No Jeep pickup. Sorry, not interested.
      • 3 Years Ago
      Nice color
      • 3 Years Ago
      That Grand Cherokee looks really good! I like brown paint jobs for whatever reason.
        • 3 Years Ago
        I love Brown paints too... mainly because you never see them
      ccieslikow
      • 3 Years Ago
      Hi: I just bought a 70th Anniversay Jeep Grand Cherokee. It is the best car I have ever had. Carl C. Palm Desert, CA
      • 3 Years Ago
      "Berber carpeting (yes, really)"

      Ok, i'll ask. What is Berber carpeting and why should I be surprised?
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