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post #1 of (permalink) Old 12-29-2000, 11:37 AM Thread Starter
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Yes, heard it from a friend at work. His sister in law works for D/C in Ohio, and the new Jeep Liberty is replacing the Cherokee. He doesn't know when, but it's supposed to be soon. He's going to find out for me, and also if the TJ is supposed to stop production in a few years like the rumors I've heard. He also said D/C has been naughty with the finances and everyone out there is layed off, apparently there's talk to D/C bailing on jeep, I guess sales are way down. She's transferring to the new plant, so she starts back to work early next month. He just bought a '01 Grand Cherokee, paid $20,000 for it new, damn those employee discounts are deep (and the current incentives don't hurt either). Now a lot of this can't be confirmed, at least until he talks to his sister, which he's agreed to do soon, and I gave him a few questions to get answers to. Just figured I'd keep you all informed on what I've heard, whether it's true or not still remains to be seen.

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WOW! what do you mean by"bailing on jeep"? sending the way of the Olsmobile!? Or just selling the name? And I thought I couldn't find parts for my j10 now!! Brendan

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Hey! Don't damn those employee discounts....thats how I get my new jeeps.
My folks just bought a 2001 Grand too. Got about 12K off with the discount. and even more off with the incentives.
Damn, I knew that brother in law was good for something.
According to my buddy who works for NVG, the liberty is supposed to replace the XJ in another year or so. His team built the transfer case for it. Although if sales drop off (and they are). They might stop XJ production sooner rather than later.

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[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img] Luckily.....there are enough Yuppie-owned XJ's out here on the jest coast to keep us in good used, never-been-off-the-pavement, XJ's for many years to come.[img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/tongue.gif[/img]

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I think in a 4by mag I read that it will be in production till 2005 with a trim update in 2002. Maybe they changed plans since sales drop off, that was only a couple monts ago.
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I'm going to look on the bright side of this: my soon to be out of production XJ Cherokee is in good company....CJs, YJs, Commandos and Full sized Cherokees and Waggies, to name a few, are still around, still going strong. Actually, my AMC built 2.8L engined XJ has been out of production for 15 years now; it all depends on how you look at it. [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/crazy.gif[/img][img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

<font color=red>HAPPY NEW YEAR 2001!</font color=red> [img]/wwwthreads_images/icons/smile.gif[/img]

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