Coming Soon to a Dodge Dealer Near You

Frank Williams
by Frank Williams
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The union between Chrysler and Chery is about to bear fruit. China Car Times reports a rebranded Chery A1 will go on sale in Mexico "very soon" under the Dodge banner. This is the same model they're looking at bringing to the U.S. once they meet safety and emissions standards, with a target date of 2009. Wall Street Journal drove an A1 in China last August and came away impressed: "the A1 performed admirably… the ride was surprisingly smooth and quiet.. At 100 miles an hour, there was only a slight vibration in the steering column." They noticed a few quality problems but decided "for such an inexpensive car [around $7K in China], it is hard to complain." There's no word yet on how inexpensive it'll be after it makes the trip across the Pacific.

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  • Carguy1964 Carguy1964 on Dec 18, 2007

    Could be worse like "Car of the year" then the Big 2.8 would really be in trouble...nawwwww they'd be out of business by then!

  • Lynn Ellsworth Lynn Ellsworth on Dec 18, 2007

    I will take one of the prostitutes.

  • Quickczech Quickczech on Dec 18, 2007

    "It's unwise to pay too much, but it's unwise to pay too little. When you pay too much you lose a little money, that is all. When you pay too little, you sometimes lose everything, because the thing you bought was incapable of doing the thing you bought it to do. The common law of business prohibits paying a little and getting a lot - it can't be done. If you deal with the lowest bidder, it's well to add something for the risk you run. And if you do that, you will have enough to pay for something better." John Ruskin, 1819-1900 Author, Influential Critic, Philospher

  • UnclePete UnclePete on Dec 19, 2007

    In that picture, the A1 looks a bit like a Honda Fit clone.