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Old 08-12-2018, 07:43 AM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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What about airbags? Is that part of being street legal?
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:40 AM
 
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Don't need airbags to be street legal, if you are one of those safety Nazis who won't get in a car without airbags you probably aren't interested in a Roxxor.
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Old 08-12-2018, 09:31 AM
 
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Don't need airbags to be street legal, if you are one of those safety Nazis who won't get in a car without airbags you probably aren't interested in a Roxxor.
Yes. When I said the truck was tinny, I meant really tinny. The Roxor is probably similar.

Best safety tip might be to JUMP OUT!
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Old 08-12-2018, 10:23 AM
 
Location: BFE
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Carol Shelby took Cobra replica manufacturers to court for "stealing his design". He wasn't successful but it dragged on for years.

That's funny, since he stole the design himself.
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Old 08-12-2018, 03:36 PM
 
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Mahindra has made Jeep lookalikes under license for years.They were still making cj3 s in 2010.They made all sorts of neat models for decades for the Asian market.


The Roxxor is pretty much an unupdated diesel CJ7. I don't really see the point,for the price I could buy several actual CJ7s or a couple TJ Wranglers.
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Old 08-12-2018, 06:44 PM
 
Location: Montgomery County, PA
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Mahindra has made Jeep lookalikes under license for years.They were still making cj3 s in 2010.They made all sorts of neat models for decades for the Asian market.


The Roxxor is pretty much an unupdated diesel CJ7. I don't really see the point,for the price I could buy several actual CJ7s or a couple TJ Wranglers.
I would rule out the Wrangler. There is an attraction to the Spartan look of the Roxor that Wranglers lost. As for the CJ7, they are not easy to find. Often they are out of state and clean ones aren't cheap. And if you are a Diesel freak, well...

And for a real offroad test drive..

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viwHijpPk4U
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Old 08-12-2018, 08:48 PM
 
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I would rule out the Wrangler. There is an attraction to the Spartan look of the Roxor that Wranglers lost. As for the CJ7, they are not easy to find. Often they are out of state and clean ones aren't cheap. And if you are a Diesel freak, well...

And for a real offroad test drive..


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=viwHijpPk4U


Well I've owned 5 cj5s['59/'67/'75/'76/'79],an '81 cj7,1 yj,and 2 tjs so I know the differences between the various models/eras.


Other than the dashboard there really isn't anything more spartan looking about a CJ vs a YJ or TJ.You can even put a CJ front clip on either one fairly easily.Really clean CJ7s are expensive but if you're buying one to use for the intended use that the Roxxor is marketed for,a large side-by-side ATV,you don't need a really clean one.


I understand the attraction of a 'new' 32 year old jeep,just not one that costs 20k,has a top speed of 45 and isn't street legal out the door....maybe other people will and it will sell well.....I remain skeptical for now.....

If you're a diesel freak i'm sure you could put together a pretty nice '76-'86 CJ7 with a diesel engine for under 20k.....that you could tag and drive on the highway.I don't think the diesel engine in the Roxxor is anything that special......but others may differ.
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Old 08-13-2018, 12:00 PM
 
Location: BFE
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Yeah, I don't get it. For 20k, I could find the real-deal in very good shape.

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...667733311.html

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...669392239.html

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...662315497.html

https://sacramento.craigslist.org/ct...649477986.html

Took less than 5 minutes to come up with these. Plenty more out there.
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Old 08-13-2018, 01:38 PM
 
Location: Sinking in the Great Salt Lake
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If I wanted an old school jeep, then I'd buy/build an old school Jeep. That Mahindra is an abortion.
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Old 08-13-2018, 03:19 PM
 
Location: Keosauqua, Iowa
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WOW, HappyRider . . . great find.

Interesting they look much more like a copy of the old CJ's by American Motors Corporation than Chrysler's Wranglers and, once again . . . no "CJ Model Name" being mentioned.

Very similar to Chrysler never using the "CJ Model Name" since taking over way back in 1987 after AMC shut down.
How is that similar at all? The YJ Wrangler (CJ-7 successor) was fully designed by AMC and scheduled to debut in 1987 long before the buyout. It was AMC's decision to kill the CJ designation.
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