Gladiator

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Scrambler Junkie
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CJ-8.com Member
City
East Norriton
State
PA
Amazing that they can design, build, ship & handle, sell and profit for a $1. Even with slave labor in chinee.
I have wondered that about many things sold in this country, like most everything in a Dollar Store/Dollar Zone kinda store
 

AdamH

Scrambler Junkie
LIFETIME
CJ-8.com Member
City
Mt Holly
State
NC
Those of you wanting the diesel version pay particular attention to the performance specs if you haven't already. Unless you are just a diesel fan I see so reason at all to go the diesel route - especially with the lower towing and payload. However if you are just wanting a Jeep with a truck bed with no plans to haul anything over 6klbs then maybe go that route.

EDIT - for some background

Sold my JT Rubicon (rated higher in towing ability than the diesel option) about 3 weeks ago. 18 months and 21k miles later. JT Rubicon. 37s and geared 5.13s, trailer brake kit, programmer. Loved it. Why did I sell???

It’s an awesome JEEP that complimented my Scramblers very well but it is a mediocre truck. I towed quit a bit around the 6k range including the trailer. It did it just fine but not like a full size.

For a year and a half I kept telling myself it was enough but in the end it wasn’t.

If my opinion matters - if you want an awesome JEEP that you can throw some pine straw bales in the back, a couple mountain bikes or kayaks - anything else that you see a Tacoma do - get the Gladiator and don’t look back.

If you need a Truck and think a JEEP with a truck bed will suffice - you’re wrong. Hell that's one of the main reasons the Scrambler was ultimately a failure.

My honest feedback after selling a full size, buying a Gladiator, then going back full size.
 
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Randyzzz

Blown Budget
LIFETIME
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SOA Member
City
Redmond
State
OR
Spent a lot of time thinking about needing a truck that got acceptable fuel economy and could still tow decently. My wife actually called the Gladiator useless. 😳 But then she said if I ever wanted to go to a National or Jeep Beach we would need a real truck. Drove this home. 2011 2500 with L96 6.0 and 6 speed. It’s a beast. 0CAC7B64-D0C8-4199-9071-183A3B0857D4.jpeg
 
City
Long Beach
State
CA
Spent a lot of time thinking about needing a truck that got acceptable fuel economy and could still tow decently. My wife actually called the Gladiator useless. 😳 But then she said if I ever wanted to go to a National or Jeep Beach we would need a real truck. Drove this home. 2011 2500 with L96 6.0 and 6 speed. It’s a beast. View attachment 90680
Nice truck, that's best when you need one to get things done.
 

designerRob

CJ-8 Member
CJ-8.com Member
City
Allen Park
State
MI
Spent a lot of time thinking about needing a truck that got acceptable fuel economy and could still tow decently. My wife actually called the Gladiator useless. 😳 But then she said if I ever wanted to go to a National or Jeep Beach we would need a real truck. Drove this home. 2011 2500 with L96 6.0 and 6 speed. It’s a beast. View attachment 90680
She's a beauty. But what happened to the blue 96'?
 
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