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Jeep Gladiator Prices Seeing Soaring Markups Up to $20,000
CAR/JEEP BUYING TIPS,  AND DEALER MARKUPS First off, before we get into how dealers are marking up Gladiators, allow us to offer some tips on car/Jeep buying to help you get the best price on any Jeep — knowing that you do not have to shop at your local... Read more
[vid] Death Wobble Rears Its Ugly Head in Lawsuit Against FCA/Jeep
HANGING ON FOR DEAR LIFE — IN DEATH WOBBLE! Many ModernJeepers have experienced “death wobble” or know someone who has.  It’s scary!  And in fact it can be super dangerous to the driver and passengers.  Our friends at ExtremeTerrain define it for us: Death wobble is a rapid oscillating... Read more
Bestop Enhances Its Top Offerings by Acquiring Softopper
ModernJeepers have long known the appeal of overlanding, or what we used to call Jeep camping, and before that car camping.   Driving from one destination to another in the back country, seeing the sights, wheeling adventurous trails, and camping out along the way with your vehicle — also known... Read more
UPDATE: Offer Withdrawn — After 30 Years, Renault + Jeep are at it Again
UPDATE: June 5, 2019: FCA has withdrawn its proposal to Groupe Renault with the statement that while all parties put together an agreement that would be of great benefit ” the political conditions in France do not currently exist for such a combination to proceed successfully.” Politics getting in... Read more
Truck Hero Set to Make Strategic Acquisition of Lund International
RUGGED RIDGE, SUPERLIFT, OMIX–ADA OWNER BRANCHING OUT MORE IN JEEP WORLD ModernJeeper has learned that Truck Hero Inc. is set to acquire Lund International Holding Co., a portfolio company of Highlander Partners. We do not know the terms of the deal as they have not been disclosed. Headquartered in... Read more
Electric All-Wheel Drive Jeeps?
The Jeep Teases Hybrid Renegade, Compass ModernJeepers are following the changes in the automotive markets with a jaundiced eye, with hybrids, plug-ins and more coming our way.  This news is about Jeep Renegade and Compass, but can we not expect to see something more off-road in the near future? ... Read more
Hi-Lift Jack Hood Mount Compliments New Jeep Gladiator
ModernJeepers following the development, release and trail-testing of the new Jeep Gladiator are not surprised by the quick adaptation of this industry. Gladiator owners can now get their Hi-Lift up on the hood if they like.   From their website: Hi-Lift Hood Mount (Jeep Gladiator Or Wrangler) $88.99 –... Read more
Coolest 2020 Truck Feature — Jeep Gladiator Fold Down Windshield
UNSCREW A FEW BOLTS AND YOU ARE OLD SCHOOL WINDSHIELD DOWN ModernJeepers can’t get enough info about the new 2020 Jeep Gladiator, and this week the news is simple — a great feature reminisent of old school cool jeeps with a drop down windshield — in a truck! From... Read more
Dee Zee Jumps into Jeep Market
Some ModernJeepers might know the Dee Zee line of auto products like truck boxes, running boards, nerf bars and more.  But now Dee Zee Inc. has launched a new product line for the Jeep aftermarket. Best known for truck accessories According to our friends at The Shop: “The company’s... Read more
All New Jeep JT Gladiator Begins Shipping
U.S. Dealers are Starting to See the Gladiator Arrive! Some ModernJeepers have heard enough about the Gladiator, but others are shouting its praise!  Now shipments have begun to dealers throughout the U.S. and the wait is over. According to our friends at FCA: “The all-new 2020 Jeep® Gladiator –... Read more