Episode 324 – Underwater Jeeps and Finding Offroad Trails

March 16, 2018
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This Week In Jeep:  Mahindra Pseudo Jeep / Ultra-Mini-Jeep in the works / Jeep parks underwater in River. [0:02:42]

Here’s something a little different for all of us Jeep lovers out there.

TWIJ-1In early March 2018, Mahindra Automotive North America launched the Roxor, a side-by-side (two-seater) off-road vehicle.   The Roxor is small, and it has no windshield or safety equipment, so it isn’t street legal. It’s made strictly for fun. And could possibly be more fun than bouncing out of a vehicle with bugs in your teeth?…, i can’t think of a single thing! Mahindra is the Mumbai, India-based brand that focuses on industrial and powersports vehicles and has little name recognition in the United States.

Some people choose to park their Jeep in a garage.

TWIJ-3Other’s may opt for the carport, or just leave it in the driveway. However, the owner of a green-colored Jeep Wrangler decided the best place to park THEIR Jeep was in the Wainiha River on Kauai.   What is likely the result of a single vehicle crash has left many residents puzzled. Last Saturday, police responded to a report of a vehicle that was fully submerged in the river on the east side of the Wainiha twin bridges. According to a preliminary investigation, police said the driver possibly struck the bridge and at some point reversed into the river. The driver then fled the scene. A nearby resident is reported to have heard the crash and went to investigate.    Police said the resident went to the scene and observed the newer model Jeep Wrangler underwater with its headlights still on. Thinking the worst, the resident jumped into the river to austensibly rescue the occupants, only to discover the vehicle was empty. Police have since contacted the vehicle owner to remove the Jeep from the river, and to ask the question on everyone’s mind… just what the “F” happened?!?

It should be coming any day now….

TWIJ-6After months and months of speculation and rumors, we may finally have a slightly less muddy picture as to whether or not Jeep will be coming out with a sub-compact model of SUV’s. Speaking to reporters at the Geneva Motor Show this week, Jeep global boss Mike Manley talked about the possibility of Jeep releasing a new SUV, smaller than the Renegade.  “I have to say THAT one has moved on reasonably significantly,” he said. “You will probably have to wait until our big event in June when we talk about the next five years to see if it’s officially in the plan or not.” Jeep and FCA have been toying for years with the idea of a truly compact SUV.


Contributor Segment: Steve 4.3LXJ: Finding Trails [0:11:28]

CaptureIf you recall Steve, 4.3lxj, started a new series on episode 320, Finding Trails.  Tonight we continue in this series with part 2.

Maps mentioned by Steve in this segment;


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Jeep Talk Show available on Amazon Alexa!

March 14, 2018
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Echo_1500[1]Well we were starting to wonder if it was really going to happen, but as of TODAY you can listen to full episodes of the Jeep Talk Show right from the ease and comfort of your Amazon Alexa.  Stop, Pause, Resume, fast forward, reverse, all from simple voice commands.  Your Alexa will remember where you left off.  Simple say “Alexa tell the Jeep Talk Show to play the latest episode” to get started.

We love to hear from you.  Review this new skill at http://alexa.amazon.com/ and as always contact us at http://jeeptalkshow.com/contact and let us know what you think of this great new way to listen to your favorite Jeep podcast!




Ep.323 – New Wrangler Just Got More Expensive

March 9, 2018
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This Week In Jeep: [0:01:23]

Price Shock

It happens to most of us when we find out just exactly how much that new shiny we want is REALLY going to cost. And in true supply and demand fashion, the new shiny Jeep most of really want, just got a bit more expensive.[PIC-1]    It was reported this week that the 2018 Wrangler JL’s shipping from the automaker’s Toledo, Ohio, assembly plant now cost $750 more than they did just a few weeks ago. That brings the entry price to $28,940. Notably, Jeep sells two vehicles as the 2018 Wrangler—a carry-over design badged Wrangler JK that’s now out of production and a redesigned model known to enthusiasts as the Wrangler JL.

Working out in style

You don’t have to be a bodybuilder, a sports fan, or even a jeeper to appreciate this story. Although the name might not ring bells to most of you the team this athlete plays for might. New Orleans Saints running back Alvin Kamara isn’t slowing down during the NFL offseason. As most players focus on healing injuries, reconditioning, and rebuilding. Many players opt to bulk up, add strength and endurance, and hit the gym. This one player however,  is taking that to the extreme…. he’s dragging Jeeps around during his workouts. The 2018 NFL Offensive Rookie of the Year posted a video.

The 4×4 Radio Network: [0:12:40]

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Our Next Guest Interview, David Tracy from Jalopnik!

March 6, 2018
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david-tracyDavid Tracy is a Jalopnik writer who spends a lot of his time wrenching on rusty, cheap Jeeps. His interest in off-roading came about after his dad, during a “Take Your Child To Work Day,” got his HMMWV stuck in a mud pit on an army base in Germany. When David and his family moved from Germany to Kansas, his dad bought a 1998 Jeep Grand Cherokee ZJ, which was the car David and his brothers learned to drive on in high school. But they didn’t just drive, they off-roaded that ZJ in the flood plains of the Missouri River.

Hard. It was because of the HMMWV experience and especially because of how much fun it was to mud that ZJ that, at the age of about 14, David decided he wanted to work for Jeep. So he enrolled into a mechanical engineering program after high school, and ultimately scored a job after college as a lead cooling system engineer (the Systems Integration Responsible) for the next-generation Wrangler JL. Two years later, he  gets to write cool stuff about cars for a living. Much of that cool stuff deals with old Jeeps.

David is our guest for episode 323, don’t miss it!