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Test drove a 2021 Gladiator and ...

Discussion in '3rd Gen. Tacomas (2016+)' started by 1999TacoMan, Jun 21, 2021.

  1. Jul 2, 2021 at 1:35 PM
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    batacoma

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    That Jeep would probably look better with the new Bronco front end. Normal Fenders, a flat hood, and a bumper that does protrude a foot beyond the grill.

    I'm not a fan of conventional Jeep style.


    Jeep is good OR vehicle.


    RAM could build a halfway decent new Dakota on top the Gladiator platform and have truck that might look good.

    Every thing before the A pillar on a Jeep does not appeal to my senses.

    J10,s Wagoneers and Cherokees don't look bad.
     
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  2. Jul 2, 2021 at 5:12 PM
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    I couldn’t get over the gear ratios while Driving around town in these. But they surely improved the shift feel etc over the JK.
    Enjoy the jt. It’s purdy but also a pricy beast
     
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  3. Jul 2, 2021 at 5:33 PM
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    Those things would have to sneak up on a mirror! Pretty poor reviews too.
     
  4. Jul 3, 2021 at 5:08 AM
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    Sorry for all the questions but Dude, that’s a pretty sweet deal! What options? I imagine it’s not super loaded? Who is that dealer?
     
  5. Jul 3, 2021 at 5:20 AM
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    She is well equipped. Here is the window sticker.20210701_192213.jpg
     
  6. Jul 3, 2021 at 5:23 AM
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    Happy to answer what I can. Things I do not have tow hitch (already picking it up dirt cheap) heated group ( no need for me) and no leather (which I did not want).
     
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  7. Jul 3, 2021 at 6:04 AM
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    Dryfly24

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    That’s pretty well loaded up. I took a drive to some dealers not too far from me in El Paso, TX and the prices were ridiculous. I saw one where they wanted $77k! Can’t imagine what the hell they did to it to warrant that kind of cash. Maybe they lined the bed with 18k gold? If I could find one like yours, similarly equipped I’d almost be tempted to take the leap. Almost…

    Congrats on a beautiful truck and the good deal. :cheers:
     
  8. Jul 3, 2021 at 6:13 AM
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    Thank you. This dealer does not do mark ups. Good to deal with. One option for you is to go to a dealer and do a custom build (that's what I initially did before seeing the specs I wanted at a local dealer). They had several manual Gladiator Rubicons and Mojave as well. If I went with the less equipped Mojave I could have saved an additional $3,000 or so. But wanted LED lighting group.... and front locking differential.
     
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  9. Jul 3, 2021 at 6:18 AM
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    If I was serious about it, I wouldn’t hesitate to drive out to them to work out the deal and get some fishing done while I was down there as a bonus. Thanks for the info!
     
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  10. Jul 3, 2021 at 7:24 AM
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    Complete with a fake hood scoop. I'm sold. They should put the "angry eyes" mod on and mark it up another 8k.
     
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  11. Jul 3, 2021 at 7:30 AM
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    I like the front end style. It is iconic. I don't like when people add those tacky grill mods to make it "angry." But it's their jeep. Tacky AF if you ask me.

    To your point...I loved the Jeep Commanche. Doubt they'll do something like that with the Gladiator in place. But that was a more traditional truck look. Probably still wouldn't buy it, because FIAT.
     
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  12. Jul 3, 2021 at 8:01 AM
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    BTW Toyota, make it look like this. Please and thank you…

    73982C22-0CC0-4C81-8D20-920226499C18.jpg
     
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  13. Jul 3, 2021 at 8:06 AM
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    Hell, as long as we’re making wishes Toyota, just build us a commercial version of this:

    7DB1F0EC-0732-43AE-A548-1B4E415CBC61.jpg
     
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  14. Jul 3, 2021 at 8:14 AM
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    At that point and dropping that much $$$$$$, I would just buy my dream ride the H1 hummer Alpha
     
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    That Icon FJ44 IS MY dream ride.
     
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    they make a pretty sweet ride!!
     
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    Here ya go, but you'll need a lot more than $60k for that H1 alpha build...
    https://predatorinc.com
     
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    I don't think the 8 decade old styling translates well to a 21st century vehicle. The YJ is the best looking Jeep.

    This is the 21st century the Jeep needs a complete styling overhaul. Someting more like a G wagon would look better.
     
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    that’s a great company. They make some bad ass shit. I almost had 98 H1 before I bought my ZR2.. wife shot it down. Happy wife… happy life…

    I worked at Hummer of Sacramento back in the day and fell in love. It’s like my unicorn
     
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    How much does it cost to have the top painted to match?

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