Maybe ... maybe not. First post from a new member could just be a troll.blackhulkrims said:the end of the line is in 09' .My cousin work for a division of Jeep ,and was informed that jeep is pulling the plug from slow sales.
Well, Jeep may be pulling the plug on the Commander but, they sure are pulling the plug on mine. My Commander will live on and go forth on and off roads well past 2009 !!!!blackhulkrims said:the end of the line is in 09' -jeep is pulling the plug
True, but first year automobiles usually don't sell particularly well unless they're something like the Mustang or the upcoming Camaro. I didn't buy a first year Commander, but I did buy a Commander.penguin said:Pretty much all the car blogs have already talked about the Commander being discontinued:
However, like it was said before - since Cerebus picked up Jeep, et al we really don't know what's going to happen. However, I'm willing to put money down that the Commander is on it's way out. There is no good reason to keep a car on the block if you have to give almost 10k incentives to get rid of last years stock which is still sitting around.
Have you driven an Aspen? It's a pretty nice SUV (and I really like the styling over the Durango version).ntrepid43 said:I have heard and read the same rumors (groan). What I have read is that the new Commander (or replacement) would be based on the Durango/Aspen chassis.Yuck . So much for Trail Rated.They would be better off ending the line in its current configuration rather than turn it into a lackluster SUV.
I do agree that Jeep may want to keep some kind of vehicle with 3rd row seating, but I don't believe it will be the Commander. For all it's worth, the brand name 'Grand Cherokee' in the US holds more value than Commander and I doubt they would drop it anytime soon. It costs ALOT of money to build a marketable vehicle brand name. They are looking at how dismal Ford did with dropping the Taurus name, and we see how that came back 1 year later (production ended in 2006 and then in 2007 Ford said the Five Hundred would be a Taurus again for 2008).meat said:True, but first year automobiles usually don't sell particularly well unless they're something like the Mustang or the upcoming Camaro. I didn't buy a first year Commander, but I did buy a Commander.
It's still my opinion that the next iteration of the Grand Cherokee will look like a Commander. It would make more sense to keep the Commander, drop a V8 and diesel into the new Liberty and let the Liberty fill the niche that the Grand Cherokee currently occupies. With the 'new look' of the Jeep line (with the exception of the Compass, o'course) the Grand Cherokee is the odd looking rig.
It's all speculation. Nobody knows anything.
I guess I'm happy to be in the 2% that WILL go off-roading in my Commander. That was my primary reason for buying it - well, it was a dual purpose, I wanted to haul all 5 kids AND go off-roading without needing two vehicles (we move around a lot, so having more vehicles than drivers is difficult). I had a 4x2 Expedition that did the hauling part, but couldn't do the off-roading I wanted. For me, the Commander fits perfectly.RedCommander said:Face it, 98% of us buy the Commander for the 4x4 and the 3rd row, and will NEVER take it off roading.
I have a friend of my wifes cousins cousin who knows another someone that is married to bobs 5th uncle that spoke to their hairdresser who overheard a conversation of the wife of the person in charge of sanitation (engineer) that works in the building across from paint shop that heard Jeep is going to build a larger version with a diesel.blackhulkrims said:the end of the line is in 09' .My cousin work for a division of Jeep ,and was informed that jeep is pulling the plug from slow sales.