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Gladiator LE

Discussion in 'New Member Introductions' started by The4x4Guys, Apr 6, 2019.

  1. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:23 PM
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    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Did anyone here manage to order a Gladiator Launch Edition?

    My mouse hovered over the order button several times on "launch day" but I couldn't bring myself to close the deal. Now I regret not ordering a Silver Launch Edition.

    Anyone else take the dive?

    Bob
     
  2. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:31 PM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    Cut through the hype and went directly online to build a "working" pickup truck starting at 36K. Ended at 47K Sport S with MT plus several options with what I considered a retail price I could work with. The Launch will be grand edition for those that can swing some disposable income that way. It hurt a bit when I got some trail rash on my year old JK so I'm not sure I'm ready at 62K just yet.
     
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  3. Apr 6, 2019 at 7:37 PM
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    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Yeah that price is a bit much. I would have to sell something to swing it, but I have another non-Jeep vehicle that would go a long way towards a trade in on the Gladiator-LE, but alas I didn't click the mouse and pull the trigger. Now I guess I need to wait until orders are taken.
     
  4. Apr 6, 2019 at 8:09 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    I kicked around the idea of getting a Gladiator, but ultimately found I like the Wrangler platform better suited to my needs.
     
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  5. Apr 7, 2019 at 9:17 AM
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    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

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    Today I have two vehicles, my JLUR for daily driving, fun, and a platform to showcase certain products. I drive it 90% of the time. Then I have a four door crossover that is a "take the wife out to dinner" car. Since I bought the JLUR, I have only put 3,500 miles on it in a year and only 300 miles since New Years.

    The working theory/plan is sell or trade the crossover on a Gladiator. The wife says she's OK in going out in whatever vehicle I want to drive, although I can't see her in a dress and heals crawling up into either Jeep. Decisions, decisions, decisions......
     
  6. Apr 7, 2019 at 11:21 AM
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    aggrex

    aggrex Well-Known Member

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    Tuffy>AEV>TTO>JW>STech>EVOcage>MagnaFlow>SpiderTrax>RockHard>TF>SpringTail>67design>Bolt>GPCA>Curt>
    Sounds like you got a possible way to get a Gladiator in your home.
     
  7. Apr 7, 2019 at 11:43 AM
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    The4x4Guys

    The4x4Guys [OP] Well-Known Member

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  8. Apr 7, 2019 at 2:40 PM
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    Rc Jeep

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    I am highly interested in a jt gladiator. I am waiting for a different engine option. I am not a fan of the 3.6 penestar or most v6s in general. The 3.6 feels underpowered on a jk don’t even want to know what it’s like on the truck. I think Jeep gave us just what we were asking for in styling (wrangle with a bed) but definitely not sold on the truck as it sits right now at the current price point.
     
  9. Apr 7, 2019 at 4:51 PM
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    chris4x4

    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine Moderator

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    The 8 speed auto makes a huge difference with the 3.6. I was surprised how much more powerful the 3.6 feels with the 8 speed over the 3.6 JK with the 5 speed
     
  10. Apr 7, 2019 at 7:11 PM
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    I went to pull the trigger too until they saw my credit rating then they threw rocks at me .
     
  11. Apr 7, 2019 at 7:12 PM
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    TJ_abuser Well-Known Member

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    I mean 1/2 down is that normal? Lol
     
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  12. Apr 8, 2019 at 7:21 PM
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    I'm with you. Not a big fan of pick ups. But still very intrigued. Should being interesting to see where sales and models end up going.
     

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