Jeep Cherokee: The Modern Jeep

2014 Jeep Cherokee Trailhawk

Jeep and Land Rover kind of show the evolution of the modern man. Once he was hardened and reacted to situations rather aggressively. Now man has found his sensitive side and he likes to express his “feelings.” This basically relates to our Jeep. It started as a war machine in the Second World War, but today it’s owned by suburban home owners, thus a car like the Jeep Cherokee has to adopt a little more refinement. There is the Wrangler which tries to stick to its roots and we have the Cherokee which is a crowd pleaser. Read More

Jeep Wrangler: The Original Jeep

Jeep Wrangler

There are few car companies that can say they contributed in giving as the freedom and liberty we have today. I have written a lot of car articles and few cars can I say have as rich a history as the Rolls Royce Phantom and the Jeep Wrangler. Entering one of this has you staring at auto making of years gone by but in a more contemporary way.

The History

There are few cars of any kind that you can say have gone through wars and lived to talk about it. Well, for Americans a car doesn’t get more patriotic than the Jeep Wrangler. Developed by Ford and Willys, the Willys MB story started in 1941 all the way to the end of the Second World War in 1945. At this time it was known as the Willys MB and was strictly for military purposes. It then continued post-war as the Jeep CJ. With the initials CJ standing for Civilian Jeep. The CJ took off where the Willys MB stopped in the 40s, and made a successful run all the way to the 80s. After the CJ, the Jeep Wrangler was made as a replacement model to fill the void that was left by the CJ. There is a common misconception that the Wrangler is a direct descendant of the CJ stemming in their close resemblance. However, these are two different machines altogether with different design parameters. Read More