The Jeep Scrambler Returns for 2004.

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  1. TriShield

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    Jeep reveals plans for pickup derivative of Wrangler

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    By DIANA T. KURYLKO

    Jeep will sell a pickup derivative of the Wrangler in 2004.

    The Scrambler, developed initially for military use overseas, goes on sale as a 2005 model in mid-July 2004, said George Murphy, senior vice president of global marketing.

    "It has been developed to increase sales quickly and to pass on the tradition of the Wrangler - which has the strongest image of any vehicle in the Jeep range," Murphy said.

    The Scrambler concept sits on a stretched Wrangler wheelbase, enabling the addition of a 4-foot pickup bed behind a two-passenger compartment. Murphy said the Scrambler will be available in long and short wheelbases, but Chrysler declined to disclose specifications. Four- and six-cylinder engines will be available.

    Jeep will produce about 20,000 Scramblers a year. Due to the stretched wheelbase, the ride "is more comfortable, and it feels better on the road" than the Wrangler, Murphy said.

    Wrangler sales declined 6.5 percent in 2002 to 64,351.

    Jeep has been adding derivatives to the Wrangler range for two years.

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    that is kickass
     
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    interesting... but the hardtop looks weird, make it more like the brute's


    and what did they do about a roll cage ?


    otherwise... goes to show how jeep isint afraid to do stuff
     
  4. Chill72

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    :ugh:

    Not a good idea
     
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    Finally. A Wranger with usuable cargo room.
     
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    :cool: i bet AEV ain't gonna be too happy about that :big grin:
     
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    I want another Comanche and J-Series full size truck. :wtc:

    But this is pretty cool.
     
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    I guess it is cool, especially for Jeep enthusiasts, but I dont understand why someone would buy one of those.. If you want a truck, get a truck with a normal sized bed. IF you want a Jeep, get a wrangler..

    Doesnt make sense to me, but its got a good fan base, so i can see alot of sales..
     
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    sweet! :bigthumb:
     
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    do this
     
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    I'm willing to bet the old AMC 4L I-6 and 2.5L fours are going to be phased out real soon as well.
     
  16. Frank Grimes

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    :werd:

    i have a friend who has a comanche, that thing kicks ass
     
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    :ugh2: that is ugly.
     
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    any more pics?
     
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    Comanches were awesome.

    Chrysler canned the Comanche not long after they purchased AMC in 1987 because it outsold and competed directly with the Dakota. Ditto for the J-Series.

    :down:
     
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    Meh.

    When they bring back the j-truck and wagoneer Ill be happy. And if it looks anything like the one in the picture, its fugly
     
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    I love Scramblers, and I have no idea why.

    About the only jeep I would want to own is a CJ8.
     
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    the 2.5 shouldve been phased out a long time ago, but that 3.7 is no replacement to the 4.0

    low end torque > high end torque
     
  23. BoostedTsi94

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    Well actually longer wheelbase is better on the trails. If it had a wheelbase closer to the XJ Cherokee's it would be ideal

    One thing I don't like is it is more like a CJ-6 than a CJ-8, because of that stretch is between the wheels instead of extending it past the wheels like on the CJ-8 Scrambler.

    Finally there is a possibilities for replacing my 1984 Scrambler. Too bad my Waggy AMC 360 is much more desireable than the 4.0 that will hopefully go in there. I would seriously think of not buying it if it had the 3.7 in it. Hopefully they'll use the NV3500 tranny in it and not make them all Auto.

    If you don't like this just remember, "its a jeep thing you wouldn't understand" Sure the scramblers were a niche vehicle back in their day but now they are seriously high in demand.
     
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    Fully restored can go up to 18K
     

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