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post #1 of 57 (permalink) Old 12-06-2008, 01:12 PM Thread Starter
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Told today my Commander isn't really a Jeep

So I was talking with a co-worker today about the snow we have been getting and said I have been pretty impressed by how the Jeep has been handling. He who has a rusty Jeep Wrangler Sahara said yeah mine will go through anything, and then he asked what mine was again and I said its the Jeep Commander, his response "oh the Maroon one out in the lot, whaa whaa!" " I have a real jeep."

I was kinda pissed, granted I do have the base model with v6, but I really like it and it has done everything that I have asked of it and I couldn't be happier. While I won't be taking it off road, it holds 7 passengers, seats fold flat to haul my upholstery work to customers and it has done well plowing through 6-7 inches of snow without any tire slippage and sliding around, so for me its great. Sorry I will get off my soap box now.
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I suspect many people here have taken their non-Jeep Commanders to places he hasn't taken his Wrangler.

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A lot of Wrangler owners think they they have the only true Jeep vehicle. Those guys must absolutely despise the Jeep Compass.
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Don't worry about it, it sounds like it was just a little good natured ribbing. I'm sure he'd much rather you be in a Commander than a 4Runner, Pilot, etc. Wranglers have a tradition of being an off-road icon where big SUV's have a reputation of being replacements for mini-vans. Wrangler guys are irritated w/ Jeep's degrading of the brand image w/ S-boxes like the Compass, and now offering a 4dr RWD Wrangler. The Commander is a very capable vehicle and if it's suits your needs, then be proud to drive it and don't let a little ribbing get you irritated.
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A lot of Wrangler owners think they they have the only true Jeep vehicle. Those guys must absolutely despise the Jeep Compass.
LOL, I was typing my reply as you posted.

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He,s actually jealous of you knowing soon he'll be freezing his arsh off in that drafty old can, while you enjoy your hot java while listening to tunes.

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He,s actually jealous of you knowing soon he'll be freezing his arsh off in that drafty old can, while you enjoy your hot java while listening to tunes.

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Bah! If he's a real Jeeper he'll have the top off.
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The two main differences between the Wrangler and the Commander (equipped with Quadra-Trac II) when running off road is:
  • The Commander has a longer wheelbase than the Wrangler. This means you’re more vulnerable to “high-centering” the Commander.
  • The Wrangler has a better departure angle than the Commander, so you are more likely to drag the rear of your Commander in severe angles.
Other than that, both are very capable off-road vehicles. Of course the Commander provides a superior driving experience while on the expressway to reach your off-road adventure.

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Wranglers are so common anyway... nothing ever really changes on them, which is a nice thing about the Wrangler, but a Commander turns heads when you drive by. The Wrangler is common that nobody really ever notices, but a Commander demands attention even when it's not meaning to.
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