It's clear that the person who went on this rant has never, and will never buy a Jeep. There is something that he was missing as he rambled on about nothing. The difference between the Jeep and any other Automotive manufacturer is that when you get a Jeep, you're not only buying the Product, but you are buying heritage. What other vehicle on the road do the owners openly wave at each other regardless of whether they know each other. The only other I can think of is Harley. With a Jeep comes confidence and pride.
It irritates the heck out of me when I hear someone referring to vehicle as a "Jeep" when it isn't in fact a Jeep. NO! Its a Suzuki, get it STRAIGHT!
The simple fact that the word Jeep has become a generic title for any vehicle that can go off road similar to inline skating being constantly reffered to as Rollerblading says something.
I'm tired of the marginalization of the automotive product lines. Whats the Difference between a Blazer and a Impala... Two inches of ground clearance and a worse gas mileage - thats it. The fact that the Jeep product line has stayed true to its customers and its heritage validates the integrity of their vehicles.
Would you go to a gas station to go grocery shopping? True, they sell groceries there, but it is common sense to go to a Grocery Store for grocerys.
Get a Jeep, and be happy with what you bought because you can trust they had you in mind. Otherwise, go get one of those Fisher Price versions of SUV's.