Author: Cary

About Cary

Currently a nonprofit marketing official, Cary R. Varnado also has worked as a writer, award-winning designer and copy editor since 1998. Passionate about multimedia’s role in modern worship, he also has been employed in church media ministry, where he gained experience with website design, projection technology and video production. Cary is a military brat. He was born in Mississippi and also was reared in Nebraska, Texas and Montana. In addition to spending time with his wife, their two young children and numerous pets, Cary is an avid follower of the automotive industry and enjoys reading, bad movies and the outdoors.

Chip off the old Jeep? Stay tuned

We picked up a rental vehicle today for our regular excursion to the Dallas area. Our ride for the weekend?

How does a 2017 Jeep Renegade sound? Watch for my review and photos, coming soon.

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PHOTOS: Jeep’s entire line of redesigned JL Wranglers

Jeep has so far teased us with views of specific models of the new JL Wrangler, but the folks over at trucks.com nonetheless managed to snag photos of every trim level for the new icon.

Check out the link here to view the photos.

So close, but …

It’s one of those good news/bad news kind of things. I finally got those rock sliders I was after, a set of frame-mounted Poison Spyder Customs Ricochet Rockers.

Unfortunately, though, they came at a time things really were picking up at work. So, they’ve been sitting in my living room since then, taunting me. And, now that things are starting to calm down, we’re picking up the pieces in a flooded house, so all my free time is occupied by things other than the Jeep.

I’ll get them on eventually, of course. In the meantime, they’re moving to the garage, where I don’t have to stare at them every day.

2018 JL interior: More refinement, less Jeep?

Since Halloween, the marketing folks at Jeep have been steadily increasing the flow of unmasked images of the redesigned 2018 JL Wrangler.

First came a trio of exterior images that showed us, among other things, that the JL will have a forward-extending roll bar up front. Now, they’ve followed suit with a pair of images featuring an interior packed with comfort and refinement. So different is this new JL interior, one might be forgiven for thinking it more at home in a Toyota than a Jeep.

Reaction among the Jeep faithful to both sets of images continues to be mixed, with a slight edge to those who enjoy the new Jeep’s additional creature comforts and electronic wizardry.

So, what say you? Is it still a Jeep with all these soft surfaces, or is Jeep bidding farewell to its heritage? Weigh in with a comment below.