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Re: Jeep Vehicles: Just Wondering
First of all, XJs, MJs, ZJs and WJs, along with Jeepster/Commandos and the older Willys Pick ups, wagons and Cab Forwards are all REAL Jeeps, just as much as the Universals (CJ,YJ,TJ)are. In fact, the wagon bodied Jeeps outnumber the SWB Jeeps by a hefty margin in production numbers; it isn't even close. For instance, XJ Cherokees have very similar running gear to YJs, save for the front coil spring suspension; Commandos are very similar to CJ-6s and Cab Forwards, CJ-5s. If you don't believe me, then ask the many SWB Jeepers on this BBS who own a XJ, ZJ or WJ. See if they think they're real.
Second, All Jeep manufactures thru history have been in business to make money. If GM buys Jeep, then they'll try to make money, too. Any company who buys Jeep would be foolish to discontinue that name...most likely the single most recognizeable name of 4x4s in the world.