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2021-09-20 3:35:29 PM  
Dodge sucks balls.
 
2021-09-20 3:36:35 PM  
Awesome, dope Ramcharger time!

Bring it back!

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Give us the modern version of this!
 
2021-09-20 3:57:16 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Dodge sucks balls.


Mopar = "I'm buying mo' parts."
 
2021-09-20 3:57:31 PM  
The Dodge Durango, an oversized overpriced lump of metal if I ever saw one.  I can't believe they're still around, honestly.  That's a long-lasting model line.
 
2021-09-20 4:02:46 PM  

Unsung_Hero: The Dodge Durango, an oversized overpriced lump of metal if I ever saw one.  I can't believe they're still around, honestly.  That's a long-lasting model line.


Most of the Chintzler models, save Jeeps, are pretty damn old designs.

My takeaway from that article was that Dodge is working on an electric musclecar. Given the usual state of Dodge wiring and overall electrical engineering, it better come with a 3 layer firesuit and an onboard electrical rated fire suppression system as standard equipment.
 
2021-09-20 4:08:38 PM  

jack_o_the_hills: Unsung_Hero: The Dodge Durango, an oversized overpriced lump of metal if I ever saw one.  I can't believe they're still around, honestly.  That's a long-lasting model line.

Most of the Chintzler models, save Jeeps, are pretty damn old designs.

My takeaway from that article was that Dodge is working on an electric musclecar. Given the usual state of Dodge wiring and overall electrical engineering, it better come with a 3 layer firesuit and an onboard electrical rated fire suppression system as standard equipment.


I know a mechanic who spent half his career working for Chrysler, then moved to Hyundai.  After about a month he sold all the tools in his box he didn't need any longer (Chrysler engineers apparently never saw a point in minimizing the number of different types of fasteners in a vehicle) and said he'd never willingly go back.

He also said he was going to take training for electric vehicles that he'd resisted when working for Chrysler because he felt it was too dangerous.

I'll drive anything my local mechanic can get parts for, but if I was buying new it definitely wouldn't be a GM/Ford/Chrysler product thank you very much.
 
2021-09-20 4:20:23 PM  
The Canyonero is king once more.

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2021-09-20 4:26:55 PM  
I preferred the looks of the 95.

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2021-09-20 4:27:28 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Dodge sucks balls.


HEY! I own a Neon!

/stop stealing my lines.
 
2021-09-20 4:28:01 PM  
I basically gave away my '98 Durango once the transmission started getting f**ky with somewhere around 220k miles on the odometer. Replacing the transmission would have been doable but I never really liked the steering rack in any Dodge vehicle and that one was definitely showing its age. At this point I don't think I'd own another non-classic Mopar even if you gave it to me.
 
2021-09-20 4:30:16 PM  
mike_d85: HEY! I own a Neon!

I had one once.  Good little car, honestly.  Got 13 years out of it without anything but routine maintenance before something significant failed, the thing drove like a sports car.  Maybe not as gutsy as one, but the handling and road feel was awesome.
 
2021-09-20 4:30:33 PM  
I own a '13 Durango.  It is a big, comfortable car.  It is also the biggest piece of shiat I've ever owned.

I will never own another Chrysler product as long as I live.
 
2021-09-20 4:37:21 PM  

jack_o_the_hills: My takeaway from that article was that Dodge is working on an electric musclecar. Given the usual state of Dodge wiring and overall electrical engineering, it better come with a 3 layer firesuit and an onboard electrical rated fire suppression system as standard equipment.


Their parent company is handling the electric platform development centrally across all their brands.  2 of the platforms I think will be Chrysler focused (muscle car and truck).  So we'll essentially be getting Stellantis chassis and drive trains with various bodies bolted on top of them.  So, uh... how much do you trust Fiat and Peugeot with electrical development?

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2021-09-20 4:38:53 PM  

Rent Party: I own a '13 Durango.  It is a big, comfortable car.  It is also the biggest piece of shiat I've ever owned.

I will never own another Chrysler product as long as I live.


Chrysler's 'luxury' vehicles are low end vehicles with more expensive trim.  If you're in the market for whatever their current equivalent of the Neon or Reliant is, or maybe even a minivan, sure, consider Chrysler.  If you want something 'Ram tough' or you want something to impress someone with, get your ass of the Chrysler lot and find something else.
 
2021-09-20 4:41:18 PM  

Unsung_Hero: mike_d85: HEY! I own a Neon!

I had one once.  Good little car, honestly.  Got 13 years out of it without anything but routine maintenance before something significant failed, the thing drove like a sports car.  Maybe not as gutsy as one, but the handling and road feel was awesome.


I actually like it, but it's beat to hell and ugly so I feel fine giving it shiat.  It just crossed over 200k miles and other than the AC being dead everything works great.  I got it for $1,500 last year and after I fixed a sensor issue (someone put the wrong weight oil in it) it's chugged along..  About the only complaint I have is the acceleration doesn't have much punch.
 
2021-09-20 4:46:32 PM  

mike_d85: other than the AC being dead everything works great


Ha.  I'd forgotten about that.  Chrysler took quite a while to figure out the new coolant and for a while there it was pretty much certain that every couple of years you'd hear that hollow whistle from the AC system then get a refill with dye followed by a new radiator after that.
 
2021-09-20 4:50:07 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Ha.  I'd forgotten about that.  Chrysler took quite a while to figure out the new coolant and for a while there it was pretty much certain that every couple of years you'd hear that hollow whistle from the AC system then get a refill with dye followed by a new radiator after that.


Well my compressor isn't engaging so I guess I get to keep my radiator?
 
2021-09-20 4:50:13 PM  

mike_d85: jack_o_the_hills: My takeaway from that article was that Dodge is working on an electric musclecar. Given the usual state of Dodge wiring and overall electrical engineering, it better come with a 3 layer firesuit and an onboard electrical rated fire suppression system as standard equipment.

Their parent company is handling the electric platform development centrally across all their brands.  2 of the platforms I think will be Chrysler focused (muscle car and truck).  So we'll essentially be getting Stellantis chassis and drive trains with various bodies bolted on top of them.  So, uh... how much do you trust Fiat and Peugeot with electrical development?

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Not much, especially considering their tiers Magneti Marelli or Valeo will sub out the engineering to India..

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2021-09-20 4:53:53 PM  

mike_d85: Unsung_Hero: Ha.  I'd forgotten about that.  Chrysler took quite a while to figure out the new coolant and for a while there it was pretty much certain that every couple of years you'd hear that hollow whistle from the AC system then get a refill with dye followed by a new radiator after that.

Well my compressor isn't engaging so I guess I get to keep my radiator?


I say 'chuck 'em both and save the weight!'
 
2021-09-20 4:58:45 PM  

Unsung_Hero: mike_d85: Unsung_Hero: Ha.  I'd forgotten about that.  Chrysler took quite a while to figure out the new coolant and for a while there it was pretty much certain that every couple of years you'd hear that hollow whistle from the AC system then get a refill with dye followed by a new radiator after that.

Well my compressor isn't engaging so I guess I get to keep my radiator?

I say 'chuck 'em both and save the weight!'


Nah, either run some self tappers through the A/C clutch or wire it into the headlights or something Chryslerly like that. You don't need a pressure sensor in the clutch circuit. When you need A/C turn the headlights on... if you're low on refrigerant and it isn't getting cold enough just rev the piss out of it until it does.. don't need any PAG oil in there either - that way when the compressor grenades it'll send the broken off clutch through radiator, solving both problems.
 
2021-09-20 5:15:29 PM  
Wondering why this is in Fandom.
 
2021-09-20 5:20:20 PM  

Unsung_Hero: Rent Party: I own a '13 Durango.  It is a big, comfortable car.  It is also the biggest piece of shiat I've ever owned.

I will never own another Chrysler product as long as I live.

Chrysler's 'luxury' vehicles are low end vehicles with more expensive trim.  If you're in the market for whatever their current equivalent of the Neon or Reliant is, or maybe even a minivan, sure, consider Chrysler.  If you want something 'Ram tough' or you want something to impress someone with, get your ass of the Chrysler lot and find something else.


I never considered a Durango a "luxury" vehicle.   I considered it "An SUV built body-on-frame" and there weren't a whole lot of options that fit that when I bought it.   I don't think there are any now.   I tow with it.  I haul my kids and my bikes and my kayaks around with it.   I get way up dirt roads to catch fish with it.   It cleans up nice, but that doesn't make it "luxury."
 
Ant
2021-09-20 5:36:37 PM  

Contrabulous Flabtraption: Dodge sucks balls.


I kind of liked the Charger R/T my wife rented for us on a recent trip. I mean, the technology was kind of lacking compared to my wife's Mazda CX-5, but that sound it made, and the torque! Wow!
 
2021-09-20 6:04:43 PM  
Why wait?
 
2021-09-20 7:24:14 PM  

Unsung_Hero: mike_d85: HEY! I own a Neon!

I had one once.  Good little car, honestly.  Got 13 years out of it without anything but routine maintenance before something significant failed, the thing drove like a sports car.  Maybe not as gutsy as one, but the handling and road feel was awesome.


I had a buddy who bought a used Neon SRT-4 and it was a blast. It was meant to be a GTI or Civic Si rival, but it was far too unrefined to make that claim. Dodge put too much power in it, gave it an overdesigned 5 speed manual, and it drove like the front end was always a half-second from losing control. If I had to compare it to anything, it would be a Focus ST, just 15 years earlier.

He loved that little car, so naturally he wrapped it around a tree on the side of the road because it was not particularly forgiving if you didn't pay attention at all times.

Not his, but it looked like this:

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2021-09-20 7:52:37 PM  
I thought that minivans were making a comeback.
 
2021-09-20 9:15:59 PM  
They're sometime good for a million miles.

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2021-09-20 11:06:54 PM  

AAAAGGGGHHHH: I thought that minivans were making a comeback.


They should be, they're far superior to SUVs.  SO many stupid high-CoG, low-cargo-volume, high-mass vehicles out there because "I don't want to look like a soccer mom".

Suck it up, a decent minivan is just more practical.  You're not tough, you're not an off-roader, you have stuff to haul around - yes, often kids going to soccer games - and you should choose a vehicle that's suited to the task.  If your vehicle's look defines you to the point you have to have an SUV because you're embarrassed by a minivan, you're weak.
 
2021-09-21 7:52:01 AM  
Ant:

That sound is a chip/mic/speaker combo
 
2021-09-21 7:55:04 AM  
Unsung_Hero:

Mini van = small business owner doing small loads That need to stay clean / dry

SUV that's not used off road = someone who's life peaked before 30
 
2021-09-21 9:07:04 AM  
The 2022 models will all probably die by 2024, if that's what subby means...
 
2021-09-21 10:52:06 AM  

AuralArgument: Unsung_Hero:

Mini van = small business owner doing small loads That need to stay clean / dry

SUV that's not used off road = someone who's life peaked before 30


For me it was about being able to move my kids and my dog - he hated the high floor of my wife's SUV and would whine the whole trip - or being able to move the occasional load that wasn't so big I needed to rent a truck but would never fit in an SUV where the distance between the floor and the roof is about half what it is in a minivan.

Then there's the fuel efficiency.  A big metal frame vs. unibody construction, the SUV's never going to win that one.  Or the convenience of those sliding side doors.  My only issue with my minivan was having to store the third row bench most of the time because we rarely needed it.  I think later models switched to stow-in-the-floor, but that's crap because A) it raises the floor and B) the bins inevitably get used for storage so you have to clean them out to stow the seats.

I haven't decided yet if my next vehicle will be a minivan for the utility or a small commuter for, well, commuting.
 
Ant
2021-09-21 11:03:33 AM  

AuralArgument: Ant:

That sound is a chip/mic/speaker combo


I don't think so. It was pretty damn loud outside too
 
Ant
2021-09-21 11:08:09 AM  

Unsung_Hero: AAAAGGGGHHHH: I thought that minivans were making a comeback.

They should be, they're far superior to SUVs.  SO many stupid high-CoG, low-cargo-volume, high-mass vehicles out there because "I don't want to look like a soccer mom".

Suck it up, a decent minivan is just more practical.  You're not tough, you're not an off-roader, you have stuff to haul around - yes, often kids going to soccer games - and you should choose a vehicle that's suited to the task.  If your vehicle's look defines you to the point you have to have an SUV because you're embarrassed by a minivan, you're weak.


Bring back the station wagon too, and call them farking station wagons, not crossovers or any other weasel words. There is nothing wrong with station wagons.
 
2021-09-21 1:58:49 PM  
Ant:Bring back the station wagon too, and call them farking station wagons, not crossovers or any other weasel words. There is nothing wrong with station wagons.

Yes there is: they don't bypass the gas guzzler tax by technically qualifying as a light duty truck or van.  So you either end up with an under-powered car or a big uptick in cost putting a bigger motor in it.

/I miss station wagons too.
 
2021-09-21 5:07:03 PM  

Ant: Bring back the station wagon too, and call them farking station wagons, not crossovers or any other weasel words. There is nothing wrong with station wagons.


Well.. there's nothing wrong with a station wagon except that minivans do a better job of filling the niche.
 
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