Chrysler New Product Production Plans Leaked
Chrysler fan site Allpar.com got its paws on a list that it says depicts Chrysler’s upcoming production plans. If true, this list confirms that many of Chrysler’s refreshed products won’t be hitting the streets until 2010 is nearly over, and that the debuts will come thick and fast. So don’t expect much to improve in the way of sales for Chrysler until at least December. Even then, every other TV ad will have to be for a Chrysler, Jeep or Dodge if the firm hopes to educate the buying public about these re-launches. The chances are good that Chrysler will survive until December, barring any supplier issues, recalls or further sales dips. Come December, when we have seen and driven this new generation of Fiat-refreshed products, we’ll have an idea of Chrysler’s chances of survival until 2013, when the next wave of fully Fiat-developed projects arrive. This should be interesting.
nbpheights, I use an 04 ram 2500 and 05 3500 dump truck for my roofing business. The 518 trannies in them hold up well. I also use an 07 1500 as my daily driver, and I use a 78 3/4 ton dodge 4x4 to plow my driveway with. BTW, installing a cooler is not much more difficult than changing oil. How much did the trans shop rip you off for?
I have an 05 Magnum RT - LX chassis, and I wouldn't trade it for anything else but maybe an 08 Magnum SRT. Solid, reliable, practical, decent mileage (if you don't smoke the tires), great handling, and a head turner even after 5 years. I can outrun just about anything on the road except a full on sports car-Corvette, Porsche, etc. It's a better car than most at twice the price of it. I bet most of you Chrysler crappers can't say that about your vehicles - if you own one, that is.
With all due respect to Fred Schumacher and Moparman: the 2.7, Ultradrive and Neon head gaskets were all pre Daimler, and the Mitsu/Hyundai "crap" triplets have average to better than average reliability rating in Consumer Reports latest findings.
Dweezil, no car guy reads consumer reports. Everyone knows that they are not car guys, and don't know any more about a car than the people that read their publication. As far as the neon head gaskets go, yes, they had a problem with them at first. But they came out with a redesigned gasket in mid 99, and did a recall which solved the problem. And the neon was far from the only car with head gasket problems, other manufacturers had this problem also. And the ultradive problems were solved in the early 90's. myself and another guy had to explain it to posters in the article on the chrysler minivans, so if you would like to see it go there. Again, chrysler was not the only maker to have problems with a transmission. Yes, the 2.7 had sludge problems, like millions of toyota 4 and 6 cylinders in the 90's.