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Old 08-30-2015, 07:37 PM   #1
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2018 Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk

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Fiat Chrysler Automobiles [NYSE:FCAU] has given the Hellcat-powered Jeep Grand Cherokee Trackhawk the green light as Project K.

But this model may be a rare bird sold for possibly only the 2018 model year, before the Hellcats and HEMI are killed off from the SRT lineup for the 2019 model year.

Our sources tell us that this week FCA showed dealers the new Grand Cherokee Trackhawk.

According to the sources, the general response upon seeing and hearing the Hellcat-powered Jeep roll on stage was, "That thing sounds insane!"

Performance figures we continue to hear do indeed sound absolutely insane, too—nearly unbelievable. With 700 horsepower from the supercharged 6.2-liter V-8 and all-wheel drive, the Grand Cherokee Trackhawk can supposedly run 0-60 mph in just 2.7 seconds.

To provide that kind of performance, the Trackhawk model will be put on a diet to the tune of a rumored 500 pounds courtesy of aluminum suspension, two-piece brake rotors, and more.

A big piece of the puzzle is price. Sources are telling us an unconfirmed MSRP of $79,999. Whether Jeep will be able to stop dealers from charging well over $100,000 for a supposed one-year special will be a sight to see.


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Old 08-30-2015, 07:50 PM   #2
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It's the markup that will make it unobtainable for the majority of the middle class. $70k is barely in the wheelhouse..over $100k makes it impossible
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I want to see some idiot roll one of these at 300KM/h. That would be fvcking awesome! I hope it happens in Russia and someone catches it on a dash cam.
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I want to see some idiot roll one of these at 300KM/h. That would be fvcking awesome! I hope it happens in Russia and someone catches it on a dash cam.

Why would you want such a thing? Are you that sadistic?
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It's the markup that will make it unobtainable for the majority of the middle class. $70k is barely in the wheelhouse..over $100k makes it impossible
No middle class American can afford a $70K car. I don't care what you tell yourself.
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Old 08-31-2015, 11:25 AM   #9
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I'm sure they are going to drop that thing in everything, just metering out the releases. Some bonehead will put it in a dodge dart after these start showing up as twisted metal in junkyards.
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No middle class American can afford a $70K car. I don't care what you tell yourself.
Well, they may not be able to, but they still buy them. "Yeah, I'll take that 7 year financing at 6%". Woohoo!


Seriously, have you looked around at how many high-end cars are being driven by people struggling to make ends meet? I can't tell you how many people I've seen working for low pay that drive those damn Raptor pickups or f-150 king ranches.

The middle class is not the lower class. They have some money to burn, and some buy stupid sh1t. A $70k car may not be wise or affordable under normal circumstances for most people, but that new 7 year financing is making fools out of people.
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Well, they may not be able to, but they still buy them. "Yeah, I'll take that 7 year financing at 6%". Woohoo!


Seriously, have you looked around at how many high-end cars are being driven by people struggling to make ends meet? I can't tell you how many people I've seen working for low pay that drive those damn Raptor pickups or f-150 king ranches.

The middle class is not the lower class. They have some money to burn, and some buy stupid sh1t. A $70k car may not be wise or affordable under normal circumstances for most people, but that new 7 year financing is making fools out of people.
50% of american families make less than $62K per year. Middle class is around that number.

The middle 50% of Americans make between about $32K and just over $100K. None of that block of people can actually afford this car.

You're right that so many people buy ridiculous cars. It's funny how my car is below average cost of what I see driving around, but I know for a fact I'm bringing in (as a single male) more than a majority of them. They make **** decisions.

Luckily we're not half as bad as China. A manager I'm working with right now was talking about his experiences running our Chinese facility. He knew his employee's salaries. He said one guy was driving a car worth 4 times what he made in a year. This sort of thing was not unusual.

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This thread is now about the state of the American middle class and their poor decision making abilities.
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