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Am I right for Jeep?

I am in the market for a new Renegade, it will be my second jeep, the first being a 1977 J20, that I let go in 1986, Dumba$$ that I was. I like the simplistic approach of the Sport model, but from my research I find the that the Trailhawk has a slightly better aftermarket. I will be on here alot looking for ideas and inspirations for my perfect setup.
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Imho the trailhawk will be nothing like the J20, so if you remember the J20 fondly and are seeking to recapture that same feeling, you'll be disappointed. The renegade is a super electronics infused commuter car/crossover built more for comfort and mass market styling appeal than for performance. It's heavy with low power, can't haul anything, everything is controlled by wires, it's a rolling computer.

If you're in the market for that, then you may love it. But if you want to rekindle the J20 feeling, the only thing I'd suggest easily available today would be a build late model TJ without a lot of electronic do-dads. No abs, no stability control, box frame, solid axles, bulletproof 4.0L -6 engine, spare parts galore, and so on. Even the current JKs I think are too dependent on electronics and sensors to be durable, bulletproof and able to be worked on by yourself. I have a 2016 DoJ Renegade for commuting, a 2006 Commander Hemi for hauling and a 1997 TJ ON 35" scampers for playing. Each has its purpose.
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I agree with this^^^
Compared to what else is new out there it is a good choice for a dd

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Just wait and get a new compass. It's a Rene with a better looking body. And just maybe they'll have the bugs out. Good luck either way. 😀

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Just wait and get a new compass. It's a Rene with a better looking body. And just maybe they'll have the bugs out. Good luck either way. 😀

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It's a Rene with a better looking body.
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It's a Rene with a better looking body.
Except not.
Agreed. The new Compass is compelling, but it looks fugly -- like almost every other SUV out there. The Renegade has looks that aren't for everyone but at least they're willing to think outside of the box.
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Agreed. The new Compass is compelling, but it looks fugly -- like almost every other SUV out there. The Renegade has looks that aren't for everyone but at least they're willing to think outside of the box.
I actually like the Compass look a lot and the interior looks really nice.
The KL TH I had was my favorite jeep look
followed by my JKU
then the BU TH
I would rate the Compass as better looking than the Renegade IMHO

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I am in the market for a new Renegade, it will be my second jeep, the first being a 1977 J20, that I let go in 1986, Dumba$$ that I was. I like the simplistic approach of the Sport model, but from my research I find the that the Trailhawk has a slightly better aftermarket. I will be on here alot looking for ideas and inspirations for my perfect setup.
You are going downwards in term of simplicity. And yes, you are a ^%$#%$#@^$ getting rid of your 1977 J20. If you like ruggedness, forget it - the new Fiat Renegade is not even close to the original iconic renegade. Sorry for my rudeness, truth hurts sometimes.
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