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post #1 of 37 Old 11-05-2007, 01:14 PM Thread Starter
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Chrysler: Death to Magnum, Crossfire, Pacifica, and PT 'vert

Cancelled:
Dodge Magnum
Chrysler Crossfire
Chrysler Pacifica
Chrysler PT Cruiser Convertible

Also, alot of job cuts, and reduced production at some plants.

http://www.autoblog.com/2007/11/01/c...rtible-magnum/

Sucks about the job cuts, but as I said when GM did the same, it's unfortunately a necessary evil at this point.

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post #2 of 37 Old 11-05-2007, 01:40 PM
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The Firing Squad Kills:

Magnum- wagons are not cool, no matter how big the engine is. Plus it sounds like a condom

Crossfire- Its name is how it dies. Its styling was too much for a car that was so slow. Srt-6 didnt even fix that.

Pacifica- Hey, lets make a crossover platform early and have Celine Dion do the opening commercial. *flop* This car died when everyone else hopped onto the crossover bandwagon and did it 10 times better.

PT Cruiser vert- Well, of course. The PT cruiser appeals to the older consumer; so why make a two door vert. Its consumers have no interest in losing there hairpieces, or destroying the carefully placed comb-over when the top is down. Plus, the two doors isnt making it any easier to haul the grandkids around.



Not to mention these cars are overpriced to begin with. The only thing that surprises me is, the fact more cars havent received the axe. I would expect this cars in the coming years:

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I like the Magnum, but it always needed a front end upgrade, maybe the Charger nose

The Bathtub (PT Convertible) has always been a bad idea.

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The Bathtub (PT Convertible) has always been a bad idea.



Oh, and I thought the Magnums got a new front end this year?

http://www.dodge.com/en/2008/magnum/
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The Magnums did get a good front end. And I liked them, to be honest. One of the few Chrysler/Dodge/Jeep vehicles I DO like. Same with the Crossfire, sure it has a tiny engine, sure it has horrid gas mileage, sure it is made in Germany, sure it has an ungodly pricetag. But it looks cool!



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There will be more cars to take their place. The one thing Chrysler does somewhat well is get new cars to market, FAST.

They bring them to market ride the wave and then release something else.
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Magnum- wagons are not cool, no matter how big the engine is. Plus it sounds like a condom

Wagons are cool because so many people have the same opinion as you. Most people just can't handle the fact that a wagon just beat them and looks better.

Thats my opionion and your entitled to it.

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Thats my opionion and your entitled to it.
LOL!

I've always had a soft spot for wagons...Maybe it's because my first car was a Taurus wagon.
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I like wagons for the simple reason that not many people do and even fewer hotrod them.

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As an owner of a Magnum I'd say it is your opinion. Everyone that sees my car falls in love with it. I think it's a bada$$ looking car and unique which is why I bought it. It came down to the Charger and the Mag and I ended up with the wagon.

The front end is very aggressive looking. They did make a change in 08 to the front but it is fugly imho. The only 08 Magnum's that look good are the SRT's because of the hood like the Charger SRT8.

I was honestly torn between trading in my Magnum, for an SRT8 or an 09 Camaro. But now that they are getting rid of the Magnum, Chrysler/Dodge lost me as a customer.

The main problem with the Magnum was the lack of advertising. How many commercials did you see the Magnum in? I can only think of one.
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