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VW Grand Cherokee #4392673
04/30/17 01:20 AM
04/30/17 01:20 AM
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Phoenix
dishdude Offline OP
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Phoenix
Could this be a more obvious copy? I'm mostly offended by how they took my really nice looking Jeep and uglified it with that Pacifica looking window on the rear door.





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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392679
04/30/17 01:40 AM
04/30/17 01:40 AM
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Manchester, England
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It happens all the time, think of the mini cooper, fiat 500 and ford ka. Or the gt86 and the brz.
After the vw taro it really shouldn't be a surprise to you...


Cable ties should hold it
Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392693
04/30/17 03:52 AM
04/30/17 03:52 AM
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Orlando, FL
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Other manufacturers see what consumers like and design their SUV with some similarity.

Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392697
04/30/17 04:10 AM
04/30/17 04:10 AM
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ROCHESTER, NY
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It could be a VW/GC as Chrysler & VW have teamed up together in the recent past with a VW(Routan) version of the Dodge Caravan.


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392699
04/30/17 04:27 AM
04/30/17 04:27 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline
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Taiwan
Aii those SUV things look the same anyway.

Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392708
04/30/17 04:53 AM
04/30/17 04:53 AM
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NY
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NY
I'd rather own the GC.


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392714
04/30/17 05:08 AM
04/30/17 05:08 AM
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The Midwest
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Look again. The VW Atlas will be made by VW in their Tennessee plant. The Jeep's windshield is more raked, which will make the VW a better driving vehicle in terms of forward visibility. The Jeep has more sheet metal on the right of the lower fender between the tire and the door and the rear quarter panel has more sheet metal on the Jeep between the rear door and the rear tire. The VW looks better. I have no need for an SUV myself.


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: skyactiv] #4392724
04/30/17 05:28 AM
04/30/17 05:28 AM
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Taiwan
Ducked Offline
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Taiwan
Quite like the original Cherokee though I hear reliability is poor. Was up in the mountains on Friday and saw a couple of pickup versions, which I didn't know existed. Looked OK.

Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392726
04/30/17 05:36 AM
04/30/17 05:36 AM
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Onondaga County
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That VW isn't related


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392734
04/30/17 06:11 AM
04/30/17 06:11 AM
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Indiana
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It just looks like a larger Toureg, which VW has made for some time.

I personally think Jeep based their WK2 off that.


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392744
04/30/17 06:30 AM
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WI
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Don't really see anything more than a slight resemblance.

I personally think the WK2 looks like a combo of the WJ and the old SJs. Mechanically, the WK2 feels like a copy of the LR3 and the L302 Range Rover with the air suspension and terrain modes as opposed to 4wd modes. But, the first LR was based on a Willys Jeep, so Jeep and LR borrowing from each other is nothing new.

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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: Olas] #4392746
04/30/17 06:33 AM
04/30/17 06:33 AM
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'murica
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Originally Posted By: Olas
It happens all the time, think of the mini cooper, fiat 500 and ford ka. Or the gt86 and the brz.
After the vw taro it really shouldn't be a surprise to you...


Lol the GT86, BRZ, and FR-S are literally the same car... crackmeup

Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392752
04/30/17 06:39 AM
04/30/17 06:39 AM
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South Central PA
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Almost 37K for the 4 motion base model, yikes! Although pricing the competitors similar vehicles it isn't that far off...


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: dishdude] #4392764
04/30/17 06:49 AM
04/30/17 06:49 AM
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North Carolina
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North Carolina
I see are two white SUVs... And that's where the similarities end.

I'll take the VW. Better styling, better driving dynamics, more interior space, better build quality, and I'd put good money down that it'll last longer and with less issues than that FCA P.O.S.


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Re: VW Grand Cherokee [Re: rooflessVW] #4392846
04/30/17 08:58 AM
04/30/17 08:58 AM
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Ontario, Canada
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Ontario, Canada
Originally Posted By: rooflessVW
I see are two white SUVs... And that's where the similarities end.

I'll take the VW. Better styling, better driving dynamics, more interior space, better build quality, and I'd put good money down that it'll last longer and with less issues than that FCA P.O.S.


LOL! Challenge accepted! When are you buying yours so we can compare?


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