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So, what do y'all think of the Gladiator?

Discussion in 'Off-Topic Discussion' started by CorsoTundra, May 15, 2019.

  1. Sep 7, 2019 at 7:53 PM
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    Squatting Pigeon

    Squatting Pigeon It's so overt, it's covert.

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    That's a bummer, but you have to make sure it's a good fit (literally)!

    I'm sure it was nowhere near as roomy as the crewmax.
     
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  2. Sep 7, 2019 at 7:55 PM
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    we are spoiled with crewmax interior.
     
  3. Sep 7, 2019 at 7:57 PM
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    TheBeast

    TheBeast The Beach

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    each time I see a Gladiator, I think "Humvee wanabee" :)

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  4. Sep 7, 2019 at 7:59 PM
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    I’d take one for a test drive, but I’m about 99.9999% positive that I wouldn’t buy one.
     
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  5. Sep 7, 2019 at 8:10 PM
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    Watt maker

    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    I thought you already had one? Are you still waiting on yours to come in?
     
  6. Sep 7, 2019 at 8:26 PM
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    1UPPER The money pit.

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    I ordered mine back in April. The color I ordered was a late release and it just got finished being built. Still hasn’t arrived yet.
     
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  7. Sep 7, 2019 at 8:46 PM
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    Finally saw one up close, not too impressed but to each his own.
     
  8. Sep 8, 2019 at 5:33 AM
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    Looked at them when a buddy bought his wrangler 4-door. It has a place and will no doubt sell a shit load of vehicles. It is off proportionally when you look close. It has the rear end of a 1/2 ton truck which was a nice touch. It is miserably under powered. What is strange to me is how seeing it in different colors makes it look better or worse. I will never own another American made anything. I have been let down too many times. Toyota has earned my truck business and until they fail to deliver dependability and resale, I will follow. Subaru has done the same for the wife's car. Would I like something different? Sure. Am I willing to go back to the big three? Never. If tundra would build a crewmax 6 1/2' bed? I'd be there tomorrow. Back to the gladiator... It will rust, the top will leak, and your check engine light will always be there for you. My buddy bought a '16 for WAY less than the new ones. He says he'll need that extra $20k to keep it running. That comes from a die hard jeep man's mouth.
     
  9. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:31 AM
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    They are nice but you paying to much extra on them. My buddy had I think 35 tires and it comes with a 2inch lift?? Maybe. Fix shocks all the way around, spay in bedliner and a cover over the bed. But it’s his money if he happy and loves to drive it I am happy for him. The price he said sure does seem like a lot he paid for it. Oh and I don’t know if every new vehicle has this but when you stop at a red light the truck will cut off. Then when you hit the gas it cranks back up. He had to take it back cause the override button was not cutting that feature off.
     
  10. Sep 8, 2019 at 7:36 AM
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    Here is mine. I’ve been driving it while the tundra is torn down for more prototyping. I really have enjoyed this truck.

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  11. Sep 8, 2019 at 6:43 PM
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    Watt maker Keepin' the lights on!

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    Oh yeah, that’s right. Going to be pretty nice when you build it!
     
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  12. Sep 8, 2019 at 9:52 PM
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    63K? Damn. You could get a 2020 Tundra Pro and have 13K left over to throw in mutual funds (or guns, trailer, couple bikes, ATV, etc. lol)
     
  13. Sep 9, 2019 at 2:50 AM
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    These things are stupid expensive. Ours is a Sport S and was $47,400.
     
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  14. Sep 9, 2019 at 3:11 AM
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    Made it even uglier then it already is
     
  15. Sep 10, 2019 at 8:53 AM
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    Engine too weak?? It’s a hell of a lot better then any Tacoma out there. And a Diesel engine is coming.
     
  16. Sep 11, 2019 at 8:39 AM
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    Saw one on the lot when I went to get my Challenger serviced. 50K, stock with factory suspension and smallish tires. Doesn't look good without a lift and tires.

    Oh and it's a Jeep.

    And it was 50k.

    Once all the people who've had "It's a Jeep thing, you wouldn't understand" bumper stickers on at least one vehicle in their fleet most of their lives trade up to it, I'm not really sure where you go from there. I'd rather be in a half ton with a limousine like back seat for those prices. IF you aren't really a hard core jeep fan you'll figure there's way better vehicles for that money.

    40-45K fully loaded and obtainable for under 35K reasonably equipped would be a better price point. 30K bare bones. Maybe steal some sales away from the Ranger and Colorado.
     
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