Eddie Alterman is the Chief Brand Officer for Hearst Autos where he works to shape editorial strategy for Hearst's automotive brands, including Car and Driver, Road & Track, Bring a Trailer, and Autoweek.…
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The Jeep was created in the 1940s to serve the battlefields of World War II. It glided into France on D-Day, it slogged through the Bulge. Today you can find Jeeps cruising the Jersey shore, or parked in someone’s garage next to a Mercedes-Benz S-class. But it still remains true to its military roots. It’s still—defiantly—the most American vehicle of all time. So why does this anachronistic, out-of-step vehicle still sell so well? The answer may surprise you.
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