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All-New 2014 Jeep Cherokee: UGLY as Homemade Shoes!
Reaganite Republican ^ | 25 March 2013 | Reaganite Republican

Posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican


What were they thinking...

As a lifelong car nut, I can assure you I'm about as open-minded as they get when it comes to automotive design... and if FIAT did even one thing good with Chrysler  I just kind of assumed the Italians would be bringing some dashing, innovative styling to Mopars and Jeeps over the next few years... THEN THIS!

Pics of next year's replacement for the Jeep Liberty have been released, the 'bold' 2014 Jeep Cherokee: while there's no denying some original thinking here, the interwebs have exploded with derision, revulsion... and cackles of laughter:

"Kill it with fire"

"EpicSuperMegaFAIL face"

"The Catfish"
 
Those are some of the harsher critiques that greeted Jeep's "bold" new Cherokee on automotive websites around the world within hours of its unveiling. 

The all-new mid-size SUV features polarising styling, with the recognisable seven-slot grille sporting a prominent horizontal crease through its centre. 

Slimline headlights and larger, squared-off fog-lights and a thick, angular front bumper help cement the new look for a Cherokee that clearly looks as though it will appeal to a different market to the squarer Cherokees that have typified the breed...


Speaking of ugly cars...

Jeep.com   Drive.com


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KEYWORDS: cherokee; chrylser; fiat; jeep
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To: Wuli

Well, the lower grill looks like it came from a KIA (aka killed in action). The upper grill sort of looks like 3 1/2 BMWs.


51 posted on 03/25/2013 2:03:02 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Something similar resulted in Chrysler ten years ago when they mated with the Germans. The last Axis power is probably too smart to knock boots with them.


52 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:01 PM PDT by tumblindice (America's founding fathers: All armed conservatives.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

Recall if you will that Jeeps are made in China.

The bastard child of Jeep and Fiat is desirable in the neighborhoods of affluent thirtyish China babes.

As goes China, so goes Jeep


53 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:14 PM PDT by bert ((K.E. N.P. N.C. +12 .....The fairest Deduction to be reduced is the Standard Deduction)
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To: Reaganite Republican

When they took the divisions of the old grill out of the grill enclosure they were part of, placing them in a row on the skin, without the enclosure, they made a feature that was not exactly horrible into one that is awful. Redesigning the grill segments with the slight fold back half way up did not improve what was lost by removing them from the grill enclosure they had been part of. In my personal opinion.


54 posted on 03/25/2013 2:04:28 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Reaganite Republican
Are you still looking at UAW cars?!?!? ;)
55 posted on 03/25/2013 2:05:21 PM PDT by Mr. Jeeves (CTRL-GALT-DELETE)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Don’t forget the role government requirements for average gas mileage play in turning everything into bullet shaped repulsiveness.


56 posted on 03/25/2013 2:07:05 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It looks like a generic SUV. Jeep is stupid to give up their distinctive look.


57 posted on 03/25/2013 2:08:52 PM PDT by Kevmo ("A person's a person, no matter how small" ~Horton Hears a Who)
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To: rockvillem

You want to see a catfish, look at the Ford Focus ST. That car, by the way, has the ugliest interior ever designed.


58 posted on 03/25/2013 2:09:55 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Hey! Watch it. My dad made my shoes out of old softballs while he was in prison.


59 posted on 03/25/2013 2:10:33 PM PDT by Walmartian (I'm their leader. Which way did they go?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Here’s the mechanical detail

http://www.allpar.com/SUVs/jeep/2014-cherokee.html


60 posted on 03/25/2013 2:12:51 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Butt ugly.


61 posted on 03/25/2013 2:12:54 PM PDT by rockinqsranch (Dems, Libs, Socialists, call 'em what you will, they ALL have fairies livin' in their trees.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

henry makow did a piece not long ago on devil/demon cars...words to that effect.....

Semper Watching!
*****


62 posted on 03/25/2013 2:13:59 PM PDT by gunnyg ("A Constitution changed from Freedom, can never be restored; Liberty, once lost, is lost forever...)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Most all new cars look like or are shaped like shoes...

Most all of them look alike and most all suck as far as looks go.


63 posted on 03/25/2013 2:14:15 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: Reaganite Republican
No one is gonna wanna muddy up that fancy-@$$ 2014 !!


64 posted on 03/25/2013 2:16:06 PM PDT by Slyfox (The Key to Marxism is Medicine ~ Vladimir Lenin)
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To: Reaganite Republican

65 posted on 03/25/2013 2:17:03 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Neidermeyer

Why do all these new SUV’s have the antenna right where you would put your canoe or other roof top stowed sporting equipment? They seem to be taking the “sport utility” out of sport utility vehicle.


66 posted on 03/25/2013 2:17:52 PM PDT by Dutch Boy
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To: dragnet2

Most airplane wings are shaped the same too, and for the same reason: aerodynamics. Pressure for an extra mpg. And all new cars feel like sitting in a bathtub with high ‘beltline’. Apparently to make it easier to meet safety standards.


67 posted on 03/25/2013 2:18:36 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Reaganite Republican

Looks like it should come in pink.


68 posted on 03/25/2013 2:19:21 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Fresh Wind
You want to see a catfish, look at the Ford Focus ST.

I stand corrected - the Focus wins on the catfish front! :) The underlying Cherokee doesn't look particularly memorable or objectionable except for the fascia - reminds me of Subaru trying to be forward looking with the fascia of the first generation Tribeca. It looked like Karl Malden, so help me God. They ended up changing it, as is almost surely going to happen with the Cherokee front end.
69 posted on 03/25/2013 2:19:37 PM PDT by rockvillem
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To: tumblindice

Wasn’t Mitsubishi in bed with Chrysler in the late 1980s and early 1990s?


70 posted on 03/25/2013 2:20:52 PM PDT by Army Air Corps (Four Fried Chickens and a Coke)
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To: Fresh Wind
You want to see a catfish, look at the Ford Focus ST.

The most catfish-like car, IMO, was the 3rd generation Camaro. Particularly the ones with the gray upper body paint combined with white rocker panels and front and rear skirts/air dams. That body shape combined with the "fish belly" color combo was most repulsive. All it needed were some curb feeler "whiskers".

71 posted on 03/25/2013 2:22:48 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: fivecatsandadog

Ummm....yeah! That’s the ticket!


72 posted on 03/25/2013 2:25:37 PM PDT by Jack Hydrazine (I’m not a Republican, I’m a conservative! Pubbies haven't been conservative since before T.R.)
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To: maddog55

The step at the rear window then topping it off with a little chrome border really did the trick.


73 posted on 03/25/2013 2:31:22 PM PDT by ImJustAnotherOkie (zerogottago)
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To: Sirius Lee

I recently bough an older (but with brand new turbo diesel engine and fully re-done) Land Rover Defender.

Amazing vehicle.


74 posted on 03/25/2013 2:33:15 PM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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To: rrrod

Look at Hyundai. Some models are assembled right here in the USA. Great little cars. We have two.


75 posted on 03/25/2013 2:36:33 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Dutch Boy

Most SUVs are tall station wagons with poorer gas mileage.


76 posted on 03/25/2013 2:37:55 PM PDT by Mr Rogers (America is becoming California, and California is becoming Detroit. Detroit is already hell.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

















77 posted on 03/25/2013 2:45:09 PM PDT by Dallas59 (America died a little bit more on 11/6/2012)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Least they got away form that ‘wind resisting’ front end.


78 posted on 03/25/2013 2:51:26 PM PDT by WCH
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To: Dallas59

ROFL!


79 posted on 03/25/2013 2:54:52 PM PDT by MarineBrat (Better dead than red!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

Yeah and they are making the new Darts out to be a sports car. What planet are they from? My ‘67 had trouble making it up to 50 mph.


80 posted on 03/25/2013 2:56:01 PM PDT by catfish1957 (My dream for hope and change is to see the punk POTUS in prison for treason)
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To: Sirius Lee

children.


81 posted on 03/25/2013 2:59:21 PM PDT by Chickensoup (200 million unarmed people killed in the 20th century by Leftist Totalitarian Fascists)
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To: Reaganite Republican

All cars are ugly these days. The high “beltline” is really ugly.


82 posted on 03/25/2013 2:59:25 PM PDT by central_va (I won't be reconstructed and I do not give a damn.)
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To: jjotto

I will say contrary to what some might think, the current Giulietta is an excellent car


83 posted on 03/25/2013 3:05:25 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: catfish1957

What a ko-inky-dink! New Darts have trouble making 50 mph too. OK, maybe not, but they’re among the slowest new vehicles on the road in base form. We’re talkin’ ‘competitive’ with a Prius at getting up to freeway speed!


84 posted on 03/25/2013 3:05:26 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Sirius Lee

THAT’s what I’m talkin bout


85 posted on 03/25/2013 3:06:19 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Fresh Wind

I was trying to think of WHERE I’ve seen that lower grill, FW

BINGO, it WAS a KIA...


86 posted on 03/25/2013 3:07:12 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: TheThirdRuffian
I recently bough an older (but with brand new turbo diesel engine and fully re-done) Land Rover Defender.

The Defender is an awesome vehicle. I watched helplessly as a stock D90 pull a heavily modified CJ (mine) out of the mud. And then it pulled a Toyota SR5, and then another Wrangler. Humbling that.

87 posted on 03/25/2013 3:10:27 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Dallas59

You post made me cry with tears of joy.


88 posted on 03/25/2013 3:11:19 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Chickensoup
children.

Indeed. If you have children, you want four doors.

89 posted on 03/25/2013 3:13:34 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Lurker

They are very popular here in Colombia. We may be getting another for here and one for the US...we live in both places.


90 posted on 03/25/2013 3:16:36 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Charles Martel

I was only thinking about current production cars, but your Camaro certainly is right in there with the ugliest. I remember that two-tone combo you mention. I doubt any have survived without a repaint. The first generation Camaro was a great design, and the second generation (with the metal bumpers) was really good too. Ford went through its dark age with the Mustang, and got its act together again with the current versions, modernized, but with the spirit of the original fully intact. Chevy made an attempt with the latest Camaro, but they fell short. Maybe next time they will get it right.


91 posted on 03/25/2013 3:17:29 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Oh yeah! But Gi’as can be had with 230+hp and 6.5 sec. 0-60 times. Nothing remotely like that in a Dart! I don’t even think the suspension is remotely the same.

I might just waste my time and money on a 4C if it ever gets here.


92 posted on 03/25/2013 3:22:21 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Reaganite Republican

Front end looks like those Bemmer front ends.


93 posted on 03/25/2013 3:24:43 PM PDT by RetiredArmy (1 Cor 15: 50-54 & 1 Thess 4: 13-17. That about covers it.)
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To: jjotto

All that might be true, however most new cars still look like shoes.

I have no desire to drive a car that looks like a shoe.


94 posted on 03/25/2013 4:37:50 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: jjotto

All that might be true, however most new cars still look like shoes.

I have no desire to drive a car that looks like a shoe.


95 posted on 03/25/2013 4:44:53 PM PDT by dragnet2 (Diversion and evasion are tools of deceit)
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To: bert
I think they only make Wranglers in China, not Grd Cherokees and such They're making this new Cherokee in Toledo, OH, which is still on the site of the original Willys Jeep plant, FWIW http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Jeep_Cherokee_(KL)
96 posted on 03/26/2013 2:04:02 AM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Sirius Lee

Yeah, I live in the Rockies.

In fairness when you read this story, remember I have snow tires with the plastic ice-studs, but the cops saw me, waived me to the front of the line of cars and trucks in a pass that was about the close, and I proceeded to plod forward at 15-20mph in 4 feet of snow and ice with a line of 50 cars behind me.

Can’t go fast, but I can go anywhere.

I stopped at the cafe on the other side of the pass, and people got out and were taking pictures with my truck.


97 posted on 03/26/2013 7:49:45 AM PDT by TheThirdRuffian (RINOS like Romney, McCain, Dole are sure losers. No more!)
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