Jeep getting "cheap" in Europe?
I just realised something quite surprising. My Commander is a 2007 -model (3.0 diesel), with the "Sport" equipment, i.e. the cheapest model here. It has Quadra Drive II, which I personally am deeply in love with. That's one of the key points why I love my Commander so much.
When looking at the prices of new Commanders today, I realised that for the Sport and Limited versions you'll get the Quadra-Trac II nowadays, and only for the most expensive Overland you'll get Quadra Drive II.
Have times gone so bad that they even need to save on the type of 4WD system they put on the cars? So if I would want to buy a new Commander now with Quadra Drive II, I would need to get the most expensive model with all the fancy details I don't want (leather, navigation, DVD, skywindows, all of that not-so-practical with 3 kids and 3 dogs and always a lot of "rough" stuff on board like concrete blocks etc.). Not to mention it costs roughly 25 000CHF more (around 22 000USD) than "my" version.
Really weird. If you ask me, they are making a big mistake here. It appears that I'll then really keep my 2007 -version until doomsday and enjoy the space, rough interior and exterior, and QDII. Not that QTII wouldn't be an ok system, but it's just not quite as good.
When going gets tough - the Commander gets going.