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imported_n/a
04-01-2003, 04:57 PM
yup, heard the news today. here is the whole article, scroll down to the lady in the parking lot, thats halarious.

DETROIT Bowing to pressure from a lawsuit and citing a mixture of
driveability, efficiency and environmental concerns, Daimler Chrysler
today announced that the short-lived production run of the Wrangler
Rubicon will cease in April. The Rubicon model of the popular sport
utility had additional equipment meant to make it more capable in off
road situations. "The Rubicon package has proven to be a failure in
the actual environment where the vehicle is being driven." said
Dieter Baumgartner, Jeep Division Director of Product Placement.
"Many of our customers have had serious complaints about the steering
system at slow speeds and with the rising cost of gasoline, the
excessive fuel mileage." Baumgartner continued.

Kimberley White of Silver City, New Mexico bought a Wrangler Rubicon
in January, 2003. She and others are joining in a class action
lawsuit against Daimler Chrysler in an attempt to return what she
claims is a defective vehicle. "At first we really liked it," she
stated recently, "It fit our lifestyle perfectly, with the tough
looks and big tires." But the more she and her boyfriend drove it,
the more undesirable the special features of the Rubicon model showed
through. "We took it to the Southridge Mall parking lot and tried
pulling the little lever and pressing the buttons for the four wheel
drive system." she said in an interview, "But it went so slow people
were honking at us and when we tried to turn into a parking space it
felt like the whole drivetrain just locked up solid and the tires
made all these scratching and squealing noises." Other complaints
listed in the lawsuit included poor gas mileage, noisy highway ride
and the possibility of environmental damage if used off road.

"In reviewing sales figures we have decided that the low volume of
production does not justify the additional expense that continued
production will cause us." said Baumgartner. "We are seriously
considering the addition of a Rubicon package to the Liberty, but
without all the extra equipment that the Wrangler model had. We have
found that most of our customers prefer leather seats and cruise
control on their Jeeps."


'78 j-10 has 4 wheels, a 360 and homemade rust. who needs exhaust, brakes and a tape player anyway??

barracuda
04-01-2003, 09:08 PM
this must be an april spudspudspudspudspud
[!]Kimberley White of Silver City, New Mexico bought a Wrangler Rubicon
in January, 2003. She and others are joining in a class action
lawsuit against Daimler Chrysler in an attempt to return what she
claims is a defective vehicle. "At first we really liked it," she
stated recently, "It fit our lifestyle perfectly, with the tough
looks and big tires." But the more she and her boyfriend drove it,
the more undesirable the special features of the Rubicon model showed
through. "We took it to the Southridge Mall parking lot and tried
pulling the little lever and pressing the buttons for the four wheel
drive system." she said in an interview, "But it went so slow people
were honking at us and when we tried to turn into a parking space it
felt like the whole drivetrain just locked up solid and the tires
made all these scratching and squealing noises." Other complaints
listed in the lawsuit included poor gas mileage, noisy highway ride
and the possibility of environmental damage [f]

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muky
04-02-2003, 03:21 AM
Yah see , That is what happens when you sell something good to a bunch of bonehead yuppies that dont even know if their assholes are punched or bored. What a joke , we decided to pull the lever and it went slow and wouldnt turn properley? Oh my god , these people should get back on the container ship they were smuggled over on and go back home. It went so slow, morons!!! Those people need to be strung up and kicked repeatedly. Probably a bunch of yuppy fags from the west side of vancouer , and a bunch of imigrants from richmond. Maybe they shouldnt sell this kinda stuff to people who dont understand how it works.

I'm kent brockman , and thats my two cents!

You can take the boy out of the country, but you cant take the country out of the boy.

imported_n/a
04-02-2003, 07:50 PM
yup, april spudspudspudspudspud. but hey i believed it all at first as well, there is just too many idiots out there that made this all believable

'78 j-10 has 4 wheels, a 360 and homemade rust. who needs exhaust, brakes and a tape player anyway??

muky
04-03-2003, 03:14 AM
Yha , good one. Unfortunately , your right . There is too many idiots out there that would make something like this happen. I see it everyday (the joys of working downtown everyday) and it is scary. Good joke though , now I have to go to work and tell the guys it was a joke. But dont worry , I am not bitter or anything!!!!

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YJJAY
04-03-2003, 10:12 AM
That was cruel!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!


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imported_n/a
04-07-2003, 05:51 PM
[!] hehe. the ONLY reason i put it on this board is because the 4x4offroad email list got me with it first. i thought i would continue the tradition[3]

'78 j-10 has 4 wheels, a 360 and homemade rust. who needs exhaust, brakes and a tape player anyway??