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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


TOPICS: Business/Economy; Chit/Chat; Miscellaneous
KEYWORDS: cherokee; chrylser; fiat; jeep
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1 posted on 03/25/2013 1:23:50 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: AdvisorB; ken5050; sten; paythefiddler; gattaca; bayliving; SeminoleCounty; chesley; Vendome; ...

*** PING ***


2 posted on 03/25/2013 1:24:36 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

How about the Pontiac Aztec?


3 posted on 03/25/2013 1:25:19 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: Jack Hydrazine

Or the AMC Gremlin....


4 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:07 PM PDT by illiac (If we don't change directions soon, we'll get where we're going)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Im in the market for a new car..and it wont be built by union hands.


5 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:37 PM PDT by rrrod (at home in Medellin Colombia)
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To: Reaganite Republican

It’s the illegitimate offspring of a Jeep Liberty and an Aston Martin.


6 posted on 03/25/2013 1:26:53 PM PDT by Disambiguator
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To: Reaganite Republican

7 posted on 03/25/2013 1:27:11 PM PDT by shove_it (Long ago Huxley, Orwell and Rand warned us about 0banana's USA.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

Yes! Ugliest vehicle ever produced, bar none.


8 posted on 03/25/2013 1:27:37 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

That’s an awful lot of ugly that Chrysler’s engineers managed to fit on one car. Most impressive!

I dare say that it’s the Helen Thomas of cars!


9 posted on 03/25/2013 1:28:00 PM PDT by MeganC (The left have so twisted public perceptions that the truth now appears pornographic.- SpaceBar)
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To: Reaganite Republican
As a life long Jeep lover and owner of several, yeah it's butt ass ugly. Looks a lot like:


10 posted on 03/25/2013 1:28:04 PM PDT by maddog55 (America Rising.... Civil War II)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The Edsel only lasted 3 years.
Baraq is on year 5 and counting.


11 posted on 03/25/2013 1:28:33 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I never said it didn’t have any competition, esp. historically... lol

The Aztec is a real sore spot for me, I grew up LOVING Pontiacs, had a couple nice Firebirds... and to watch the morons at GM drive that brand off a cliff with ‘product’ like the Aztec made my blood boil, it was more like a suicide than death

Pathetic!


12 posted on 03/25/2013 1:29:00 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

I really have no problem with it. Except for the front grille it resembles our CRV.


13 posted on 03/25/2013 1:29:37 PM PDT by Wiser now (Socialism does not eliminate poverty, it guarantees it.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The body lines sorta resemble BMW, which isn’t bad. But the front end just sucks. Yeesh ... what were they thinking???


14 posted on 03/25/2013 1:30:01 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: MeganC

Well you know, everthing is ‘Xtreme’ now

So this Jeep is Xtremely fugly lol


15 posted on 03/25/2013 1:30:17 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

The body lines sorta resemble BMW, which isn’t bad. But the front end just sucks. Yeesh ... what were they thinking???


16 posted on 03/25/2013 1:30:41 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Let’s not forget the Nissan Juke. It looks like it was the result of a one night stand between a Nissan Murano and a Pontiac Aztek.


17 posted on 03/25/2013 1:31:21 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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To: Fast Moving Angel

The basic shape is fine, but the hood has bizarre creases on both fender tops and the headlight treatment far too mutant imho


18 posted on 03/25/2013 1:31:23 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Fast Moving Angel

oops ... apologies for the double post.


19 posted on 03/25/2013 1:31:55 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Jack Hydrazine

I read that the Aztek killed Pontiac.


20 posted on 03/25/2013 1:32:33 PM PDT by 2ndDivisionVet (I'll raise $2million for Sarah Palin's presidential run. What'll you do?)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Fook that...very ugly. I’m buying Ford when the time comes...


21 posted on 03/25/2013 1:32:57 PM PDT by oust the louse (You need your parents signature to go on a school field trip but not to get an abortion.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
They are just trying to mimic the BMW X5....but leaving just a touch of Jeep.

Do you dare to go offroad in it?

22 posted on 03/25/2013 1:33:49 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Reaganite Republican

If you run it hard enough and long enough, does a panting tongue come out of the bottom grill opening?


23 posted on 03/25/2013 1:33:56 PM PDT by N. Theknow (Kennedys=Can't drive, can't ski, can't fly, can't skipper a boat, but they know what's best for you.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Reminds me of some of the asian charicatures from WWII propaganda.


24 posted on 03/25/2013 1:34:38 PM PDT by chrisser (Senseless legislation does nothing to solve senseless violence.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Trying to make it look more like Generic Asian Car, as with almost every automaker out there.


25 posted on 03/25/2013 1:34:52 PM PDT by Notary Sojac ('Institutions will try to preserve the problems to which they are a solution.' - Clay Shirky)
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To: Reaganite Republican

When this deal went through, I just said to myself, please, PLEASE don’t make a Fiatized Dodge Dart ... PLEASE!

Now the faux Darts are being made 10 miles from my home. Dart lovers are peeved, Euro lovers (I’m not kidding) want to know why they didn’t make it a HATCHBACK.


26 posted on 03/25/2013 1:37:10 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (HRC:"Sometimes she looks like a primary schoolgirl and sometimes a pensioner going shopping,"-NKorea)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Live axles or independent?! What engine!

Jeeps are all ugly, but supposed to be utilitarian. I hate the squishy smooth rides and all the luxury the newer ones have.
I like mine.. No top, no doors, no a/c, no stereo, harsh ride.. LOVE IT


27 posted on 03/25/2013 1:37:19 PM PDT by absolootezer0 (2x divorced tattooed pierced harley hatin meghan mccain luvin' REAL beer drinkin' smoker ..what?)
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To: Reaganite Republican
I think it looks decent....but FIAT needs to pull the JEEP Label off of it.

Fiat ought to know better than mess with jeep's offroad credentials...!!

28 posted on 03/25/2013 1:37:48 PM PDT by Ernest_at_the_Beach ((The Global Warming Hoax was a Criminal Act....where is Al Gore?))
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To: Reaganite Republican

Blend that big “mouth” on the front fascia (maybe by taking the chrome trim off?) and it wouldn’t be drastically different than the “bulky box” look the Cherokee has today.


29 posted on 03/25/2013 1:38:46 PM PDT by IronJack (=)
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To: shove_it

Is that the Cleveland skyline lol


30 posted on 03/25/2013 1:40:34 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: chrisser

“Reminds me of some of the asian charicatures from WWII propaganda”
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LMAO x 1000!!!


31 posted on 03/25/2013 1:42:23 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: illiac

Or the 2014 Corvette.


32 posted on 03/25/2013 1:42:43 PM PDT by Responsibility2nd (NO LIBS. This Means Liberals and (L)libertarians! Same Thing. NO LIBS!!)
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To: Dr. Sivana

They need to bring back the Slant Six~


33 posted on 03/25/2013 1:44:37 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: Reaganite Republican

The grille makes it look like one of the Osmonds.


34 posted on 03/25/2013 1:45:08 PM PDT by SERKIT ("Blazing Saddles" explains it all.......)
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To: Reaganite Republican

35 posted on 03/25/2013 1:45:21 PM PDT by KC_Lion (Build the America you want to live in at your address, and keep looking up.-Sarah Palin)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Ha ... “mutant” about covers it! The grill and air intake below are just hideous ... might be different if they removed the chrome accents to keep them from standing out so much. Sorry, Jeep, but I wouldn’t buy one of these on a bet — not interested in winning “ugliest car in the neighborhood” award!!


36 posted on 03/25/2013 1:45:33 PM PDT by Fast Moving Angel (A moral wrong is not a civil right: No religious sanction of an irreligious act.)
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To: Ernest_at_the_Beach

It’s based on the Alfa Romeo Giulietta platform, same as the Dodge Dart, making it a ‘crossover’ and not an SUV.


37 posted on 03/25/2013 1:45:40 PM PDT by jjotto ("Ya could look it up!")
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To: Reaganite Republican
Makes me happy I decided to buy a 2013 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland 4x4 last year when they came out.
38 posted on 03/25/2013 1:47:05 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

FUGLY is more like it.


39 posted on 03/25/2013 1:48:07 PM PDT by Howie66 (Molon Labe, Traitors!)
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To: rrrod

I hear you:

http://4.bp.blogspot.com/-911-ShVerZM/UVC39EoKmlI/AAAAAAAAdh4/3Ej2t3UtU8I/s400/When+You+buy+union.jpg


40 posted on 03/25/2013 1:48:15 PM PDT by Reaganite Republican
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To: jjotto

Yeah the existing Patriot is a similarly configured unibody “soft roader” as they say.

99% of these will never go off road, they’re for soccer moms and dads to feel adventurous.


41 posted on 03/25/2013 1:49:15 PM PDT by nascarnation (Baraq's economic policy: trickle up poverty)
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To: Reaganite Republican

Wow, that thing is AWFUL. So now we’re going back to the space bubble look?

Glad I bought my Jeep in 2011. It’s a nice looking car. This new one... not so much.


42 posted on 03/25/2013 1:50:07 PM PDT by SandyInSeattle (The Cardinals chose wisely.)
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To: illiac
Or the AMC Pacer.

Was that a Romney-approved design?

43 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:06 PM PDT by Cboldt
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To: Reaganite Republican

I’m guessing that the side view somewhat resembles a Chevy Traverse? This is unsettling.


44 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:20 PM PDT by IChing
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To: Reaganite Republican

That Jeep is bad, but it has a lot of competition:

Mazda 3
Kia Soul
Nissan Juke
Land Rover Evoque
Nissan Leaf
Toyota Prius


45 posted on 03/25/2013 1:53:49 PM PDT by Fresh Wind (The last remnants of the Old Republic have been swept away.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
It's a Chevy Traverse with a new grill


46 posted on 03/25/2013 1:55:07 PM PDT by Neidermeyer (I used to be disgusted , now I try to be amused.)
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To: Reaganite Republican

The grill (ugliest part) looks like multiples of a grill I think I have seen on some other car - I just can’t place where.


47 posted on 03/25/2013 1:56:15 PM PDT by Wuli
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To: Jack Hydrazine

You mean the dumpster on wheels?


48 posted on 03/25/2013 1:58:23 PM PDT by fivecatsandadog (Let's not be so open-minded that our brains fall out.)
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To: Reaganite Republican
Given the existence of the very capable, cool looking Wrangler Unlimited, with its inexhaustible aftermarket options and customability, why would one even consider a Chook?


49 posted on 03/25/2013 1:58:42 PM PDT by Sirius Lee (All that is required for evil to advance is for government to do "something")
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To: Fast Moving Angel
The body lines sorta resemble BMW, which isn’t bad. But the front end just sucks. Yeesh ... what were they thinking???

Whoever coined The Catfish was right about the front end. Not sure there's anything particularly memorable about the rest of the vehicle - who on earth came up with that "face"??
50 posted on 03/25/2013 2:01:11 PM PDT by rockvillem
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