As much as I'd like to believe you're right, Chris, I don't think we're a large enough niche market for the manufacturers to worry about. For starters, to make us happy, they'd have to make major modifications. Not just swapping one component with a beefier one, but installing a completely different axle and mounting system. PLUS the stuff we would want would raise the price considerably. I'm going to take the pessimist's view on this. Maybe 'cuz the new Jeep Liberty has me depressed, especially after hearing talk that they might put the IFS on the next generation TJ if the Liberty's IFS works well. Sure, it may be "Rubicon tested" but does that really mean a whole lot? Rock stacking and the fact that you don't have to pay for the body damage could make many, many vehicles Rubicon-tested.Originally posted by ChrisOlson:
I mean the Manufacturers are making lots of Niche market vehicles now. Nissan is just another that failed to realize the potential that lay before it.