Everyone speaks of the aftermarket equipment out there for the Gladiator, building on the Wrangler aftermarket. But, in my mind, there has to be a lot of differences to take a Wrangler with very low tow/haul numbers and add a bed and double the tow capacity? I am thinking that a lot of the aftermarket options from the Wrangler will not fit the Gladiator.
All you have to do is look at the number of soccer moms driving 4 door Wranglers in my neck of the woods to know the Gladiator will sell. Will it "steal" from the Twins/Ford/Taco/Frontier market? I think very little. I do think the ZR2 probably has taken a bit of the Wrangler market and the offroad Taco market.
I think competition is great, I am just not sure the Gladiator puts any pressure on GM to improve those areas of the Twins that I consider important. (And I think Ford failed to put significant pressure on GM with the new Ranger, I think the new Taco as far as I have hear will be little pressure. )
We will see.
2015 Canyon SLT, Copper Red, 2WD, CC, SB, V6, Tow, blk leather, factory spray liner, safety pkg, generic roll up bed cover, Tekonsha P3 Brake Controller, Replaced OEM at 70k with Michelin LTX Defender
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