What I've read about Hummers is that they are first in customer complaints, over weight and under powered. But when properly equiped, they can be driven through 3 feet of water, if you don't mind driving $110,000 worth of vehicle through a river. I'd sure like to hear what this Jeep might cost when put in production.
Definitely will NOT be underpowered. The Jeep Rescue is supposed to be built on the Dodge Ram 2500 chasis and frame. They are pretty reliable and popular trucks. I wouldn't think it would cost a lot more than the trucks.
funny remember the old jeeps? I always loved thier pickups and the jeep grand cherokee was a tank.. the original SUV.. now the jeeps are sort of sissied down.. more electrical stuff to break and less balls.. maybe they are going back to a tougher jeep..
Definately will not be cheap ------ Currently the Rubicon is ~$30K if you can locate one of these special units, this unit was specifically built to compete with the release of the H3/H3T and I assume Jeep's late answer to the H2. Thinking above $50K if it ever actually becomes a production vehicle....
More info and pics:
Powered by a 325-hp Cummins turbo diesel engine that produces an astounding 600 ft-lbs of torque, Rescue has an 80 inch wide chassis with a 122.3 inch wheelbase, all riding on 37-inch Goodyear MT/R run-flat tires. In addition, the tires can also be aired up and down from within the cab and the suspension can also raise up an additional 4 inches.
With giant axles, large tires, a great suspension, and plenty of room and gadgetry inside, the Rescue defintely hints at what Jeep has in store for not only serious off-roaders, but for search and rescue units, and researchers, as well. Definitely stay tuned, as we're pretty sure you'll be seeing more of the Rescue in the next couple years. Whether or not the Rescue itself will become a production model remains to be seen, but elements of the Rescue will surely find there way into future Jeep models
Not my cup of tea, I am an old school kind of guy I guess. I looked at the pictures of the new Bronco. I don't like it either. What is up with the boxy futuristic look?????? I do like the looks of the 05 Mustang. It looks hot, I want to wee one up close and personal!:driving:
When I we got our new Expedition the salesman was telling us about the Saleen Mustang they had, he said the some guy had bought one and was out driving along at about 140 with the nitrous kicked in and the engine started making real bad noises. So he started to shut it down, when he got down to about 50 or so the motor locked up. When he had it towed to the shop he expected to have to pony up for a new motor. When they put it on the computer it showed he was only going 50 and it would be covered under warrantee!!!!! I don't know if it is true but it was a good story.:duh:
I really like the looks of the new Jeep now that I have seen those great pics. It looks like it was built to do WORK! To me, the utility part of todays SUVs got kinda lost, when the interiors got full carpet and leather seats, cruise control, and DVD players. The original Ford Bronco, Chevy Blazer, Jeep CJ5 were all the kind of vehicle you could put a couple of hunters, their dogs, and gear in, and go out off road and hunt. With the rubber floor mats in them, you could just mop out the interior after the trip. And they didn't cost so darn much!!!Todays SUVs are sold to soccer moms to use like station wagons used to be used. I can't imagine putting a couple of wet retrievers, 2 dozen goose decoys, and 3 wet hunters in an $45,000 Expedition? Never get the smell out of the upolstery. And think what a dent will cost to fix if you go off roading! They have become luxury vehicles. I personally am looking for a used Jeep Wrangler that is not all "tarted" up except for an automatic tranny for the wife. It was just too hard to teach her to drive, to even attempt teaching her how to use a clutch.
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