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The first mistake was in not doing enough to differentiate it from the Grand Cherokee, both in the design and in the marketing. In their first year, the base model was more or less just a Cherokee with a different body, an unfamiliar 4WD system, and worse gas mileage. The differences that made the Commander a great vehicle didn’t exist until you got into the Limited or Overland editions – at that level you had what was damn near a luxury car inside, and rode like one too, but with 7 passenger seating and a classic Jeep appearance. Some of the options they reserved for the high-end models should have been on the base model to make it stand out more from the Cherokee (and to justify the higher price point).

The second mistake wasn’t so much their fault, it was just a product of the times. This was not a fuel efficient vehicle. A year before their debut, nobody cared – gas was still well under $2 per gallon. Right around the dawn of the Commander was when gas prices exceeded $2 for the first time, quickly shot to $3.50, and gas guzzlers fell out of favor with consumers.

The third mistake was that the timing coincided with the reboot of the Jeep Wrangler for 2007, which was available as a four door for the first time. Wrangler sales were dwindling leading up to the redesign, and Jeep had already made the decision to try a four door version as a last-ditch effort to save the Wrangler.

Had the four door Wrangler not taken off, they’d have killed off the Wrangler line and the Commander would probably still be in production. But the four door Wrangler was overwhelmingly received and exceeded all sales expectations – so much so that it cut into projected Commander sales. The Commander didn’t stand out; it wasn’t different enough from the Cherokee, nor as capable as the Wrangler, and only appealed to people who wanted the 7 passenger option (and didn’t care about gas mileage). As four door Wrangler sales rose, Commander sales dropped – 29% the first year, 43% the second year, and so on.

I love David Wayne’s and Chris Coleman’s suggestions. I know the bronco is supposed to be making a comeback, but I doubt it will retain the same feeling/spirit of the original. Too bad. The 240z would be an awesome come-back car, too. I feel like the Toyota 86/Subaru BRZ and Porsche Cayman are the closest we’ve got in the USA to the old 240z. I would welcome a revival of the 240z by Nissan.

The car I’ll choose is one that I have loved ever since my father told me a story about it back in the early 90’s. He was on a business trip somewhere in New England, driving from the airport to some plastics company. He told me he was driving at the speed limit (55mph), as he always did, on a long and straight country road when I corvette flew by him fast enough to make him feel like he was sitting still. After the vette passed him, he noticed a black car far behind in the rear view mirror. Then, all of a sudden, that black car had red and blue lights flashing from behind its windshield and grill. My dad told me that he thought to himself, “ah, you’ll never catch him”, and proceeded to drive. When he looked back to see the police car again, there was nothing, and then Whooosh!!! it blew by him on the left. He was impressed, but had no idea what the hell that cop was driving until a few miles down the road, he saw that the cop had caught up to and pulled the vette over. The car that the cop was driving was this: