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Re: Very cool Wagoneer prototype
« Reply #15 on: January 14, 2013, 08:46:25 PM »
I suppose I liked my full size GWs more than any other vehicle I've had.  I have no confidence whatsoever that any car company can build anything comparable in today's environment.   
When I heard the GW was coming back in 1991(?) I was very excited.  It was a big disappointment to find out it was a downsized model.
I don't, either. Much of my thoughts as to why are already posted in reply #4 in this thread. Added to those thoughts is that such a rig couldn't be built for less than 40k to 50k dollars retail, if only for the cost of steel. People who spend this kind of money on a car may be looking for an SUV but won't see that kind of value in a Jeep's off-road abilities.
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Re: Very cool Wagoneer prototype
« Reply #16 on: February 03, 2013, 01:37:26 AM »
I figured about the same too....$45,000-$60,000 range....Thinking back though, Grand Wagoneers were pretty darn spendy back then too. 91' was the last year Chrysler sold the AMC body G.W. and if memory serves me right my grandmother paid almost $30,000 for hers back in 1991, which at the time seemed like a small fortune.

...Chrysler reintroduced the "ZJ Grand Wagoneer" in 93' and it was dropped at the end of 93'. It was basically a Jeep Grand Cherokee with a wood grain sticker...Even though it offered a 5.2l V8 and was pretty plush it fell into a grey area. The younger ZJ fans didn't want to pay $1200 more for a wood grain sticker and opted for the cheaper grand cherokee limited and the die hard big body Wagoneer fans felt it lacked the size and commanding presence of the original so needless to say it was an epic fail.
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