Engine:AMC V-8 STOCK
Interior Color: Black
Number of Cylinders: 8
Trim: CJ5 RENEGADE
Drive Type: 4X4 AUTOMATIC
Options: 4-Wheel Drive
Exterior Color: Red
Tucson, Arizona, United States
UP FOR SALE IS MY BAD ASS 1979 JEEP CJ5 WITH STOCK AMC V8 AND AUTOMATIC TRANSMISSION. IT HAS A 6 INCH LIFT KIT WITH CUSTOM EXHAUST, BUSHINGS ETC. IT HAS A BIKINI TOP AND HARD TOP AND A LOT OF EXTRA SPARE PARTS WHICH CAME WITH THE JEEP WHEN I BOUGHT IT . THE ONLY REPAIRS EVER DONE TO THIS JEEP WAS A STARTER REPLACEMENT AND I INSTALLED THE NEW KC LIGHTS. IT DOES NOT LEAK ANY FLUIDS AND IT IS CLEAN AS YOU CAN SEE IN PICTURES. IT HAS EDELBROOK 4 BARRELL CARB. SETUP AND MSD IGNITION. THE INTERIOR IS VERY CLEAN WITH BLACK SEATS. IT HAS A AFTERMARKET CENTRAL CONSOLE AND IT IS PREWIRED FOR A GOOD SOUND SYSTEM. THIS JEEP LOOKS AND DRIVES GREAT. THE TIRES ARE ALMOST NEW AND I WILL INCLUDE ANOTHER SET OF 35'' TIRES AS WELL. (SEE PICTURES).
Fiat has just finalized a deal originally set up in January between it and China's Guangzhou Automotive Group to bring Jeep production to China. It remains unclear which models will be built, although we're wagering that it'll be the 2014 Cherokee. What we do know, now, is where production will take place.
According to Automotive News, Guangzhou originally wanted production to take place in its home assembly plant in its namesake city. Fiat has battled to send production to a joint venture facility established between Guangzhou and Fiat in the town of Changsha. The joint facility won out, and now the factory, originally built in 2010 with a 140,000-unit capacity, will see Jeeps rolling out of it.
Currently, the GAC-Fiat factory produces the Fiat Viaggio, a jointly developed product that is closely related to America's Dodge Dart. And while it remains unclear as to which model will join the Viaggio on the assembly line, that model is understood to ride on Fiat's Compact platform. The only Jeep to share those underpinnings is the new Cherokee, so there's not much connecting of dots needed to see why this scenario would make sense.
I got a text message from Editor-In-Chief Sharon Carty one afternoon proclaiming that her new favorite SUV is our long-term 2014 Jeep Cherokee. And she's not alone. I'm not sure if anyone else on staff would go so far as to use the "favorite" descriptor, but after just over a month of honeymooning with our new long-termer, it's safe to say that the Jeep is quickly finding its way into the good graces of a number of Autoblog staffers.
There's good reason for all that praise, too. Thus far, the Jeep has proven itself to be incredibly competent and comfortable for daily life - it's functional, quiet, and packed with a host of amenities that make it easy to live with. It's been wholly trouble-free (with less than 4,000 miles on the clock as of this writing, it ought to be), but even nitpicks have been few and far between.
We've recently heard much about how Fiat-Chrysler CEO Sergio Marchionne plans to pump up the volume on Jeep sales, inaugurating new models and global dealerships. But that's the stuff outlined in five-year plans; right now, advertising and special editions are at the fore, and the late Michael Jackson, too. Jeep has begun airing two commercials to push its Altitude Editions, Call of Summer and Lovers of the Game, that feature the song "Love Never Felt So Good" from Jackson's upcoming album of new music.
A little more star power - and timely, too - comes from Cleveland Cavaliers point guard Kyrie Irving. While Call of Summer features a few short shots of the former Rookie of the Year and two-time NBA All-Star, Lovers of the Game is all about his white Wrangler Altitude Edition and wrangling shots. You can watch both spots below, and if you want to hear the rest of the music track before the album hits, you can download it from iTunes.