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Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:44 am
by r/tguy02
i doubt that colonel, its probably going to be more like this

dodge salesman: "welcome, we're giving away a free caliber with every purchase of a dart."

buyer: "really...? are you sure i cant just buy the dart? you can keep the caliber..."

:rofl:

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 9:48 am
by theColonel
^^^^I stand corrected :lol:

Posted: Fri Apr 27, 2012 1:42 pm
by Midnight_Rider
:laughing3:
That is rich!

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 5:41 pm
by theColonel
Chrysler's future lineup comes into focus - rumors

Read more: http://www.worldcarfans.com/11206054504 ... z1x97Re56l

Posted: Thu Jun 07, 2012 8:18 pm
by catalyst
I want to see the 100, the Wagoneer and the new SRT Chalenger.

I'm glad Fiat and Chrysler seem to be working well together.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 12:25 am
by jmoddes
anyone excited for the new dodge dart :)

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 3:52 am
by Midnight_Rider
jmoddes wrote:anyone excited for the new dodge dart :)
Oh yeah, drove to the auto show in Detroit last January just to see it. :D

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 4:08 am
by Kelevra
jmoddes wrote:anyone excited for the new dodge dart :)
I am. BUT I'm holding out for the SRT version. I don't want to jump on a new car and have the SRT come out the next year. My neon is going on 10 years and I love it to death but I'm up in the air.. it'd be nice to have a brand new car off the showroom. ya know? and if I have to get it 2nd hand.. atleast I'll have boost! :D

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 7:21 am
by ragek23
I am starting to think the same way. An srt dart would be worth being a neon replacement as a DD.


On another note, has anybody noticed how bad the new Fiat 500 sucks at fuel economy for a 1.4L? I just saw one on display at a local shopping outlet center and it said 27city and 32mpg highway. WTF our neons had better numbers and more power!

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 8:33 am
by theColonel
ragek23 wrote:On another note, has anybody noticed how bad the new Fiat 500 sucks at fuel economy for a 1.4L? I just saw one on display at a local shopping outlet center and it said 27city and 32mpg highway. WTF our neons had better numbers and more power!
:withstupid: ... :rockon: ... I'm thinking of buying a Dart SXT as a daily driver, seems to be a lot of car for the money.

Posted: Fri Jun 08, 2012 10:38 am
by heydockyle
Dart may very well be my next purchase once the srt is paid off.

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 10:46 am
by theColonel
Has anyone seen or driven a Fiat 500 Abarth ?

http://www.autoblog.com/2012/06/04/2012 ... -sold-out/

Image

Posted: Sun Jul 01, 2012 12:11 pm
by r/tguy02
Still haven't seen any abarths running around just the reg 500

Posted: Mon Jul 02, 2012 1:57 pm
by bstc00
I see the abarths all the time. Have yet to grive one.

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 5:37 pm
by theColonel
Dealers repairing Chrysler V6 engines

http://www.autoweek.com/article/2012081 ... dailydrive

Posted: Tue Aug 14, 2012 8:52 pm
by r/tguy02
it'd be nice to know what exactly the problem is, why are they hiding it?

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 2:04 am
by Midnight_Rider
I pray that Chrysler Group doesn't "handle" the Pentastar V6 problem like the old Chrysler Corporation did with the 1GN Neon headgasket. :beatstick:

Posted: Wed Aug 15, 2012 3:44 pm
by Wenuden
Me too, since I have one of those engines.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:35 am
by racer12306
It is a little hush hush from what I read but it relates to a poor casting of the head and a stud works loose.

I looked into it pretty hard because we have a Pentastar engine in our T&C and I didn't want to get blindsided about it. But it looks like it mainly plagues the Wranglers as they have a slightly different head. The problem presents itself very early so it should be fixed under warranty easily. I believe I saw people with the issue as early as 2000 miles.

At least now they are fixing it without raising a stink. The first people who reported this problem had to be a knife in the side of the dealership to even had the problem investigated.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 10:48 am
by theColonel
Do you have any idea why it's so "hush hush"? I've heard that it happened with engines assembled in the Mexico engine plant.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 12:55 pm
by racer12306
I don't. All of my information comes from bouncing around various forums of people who had this problem.

It was probably kept quiet in the beginning because it wasn't an official problem. I have absolutely no idea now.

My opinion is that I would rather a company come out and say we screwed up, this is what happened and this is how we are fixing it. Stuff like this is just too shady.

I had also heard about it being more related to the Mexican site but I seem to remember a few of the engines actually coming from a plant in the States, but that could have been a simple inventory transfer if that plant was short on heads and the Mexico plant had extra.

I'm just happy that I shouldn't have to worry about this problem. Our engine purrs like a kitten with 23000 miles on it.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:41 pm
by theColonel
racer12306 wrote:I'm just happy that I shouldn't have to worry about this problem. Our engine purrs like a kitten with 23000 miles on it.
:) That's good to hear ... I want to trade our '09 Avenger with a 2.7 liter, for one with a 3.6 liter ... the added 93 horsepower is great !

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:53 pm
by C1DoG
theColonel wrote:our '09 Avenger with a 2.7 liter, for one with a 3.6 liter ... the added 93 horsepower is great !
I am thinking I may get an Avenger once the neon finally gives up. which will be awile. :thumbup: And does anyone know what the lug size is for an avenger? I really don't want to give up my wheels when I do change. :rofl:

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:53 pm
by racer12306
The fuel economy is even more impressive.

We went on a trip to the beach in June and got 25mpg. It was much higher until we did a lot of idling one day. I'm really curious what it will be on a trip of pure highway with minimal stops.

Posted: Fri Aug 24, 2012 1:54 pm
by racer12306
Steve

I don't know the lug pattern for the Avenger but I'd be pretty confident saying it's probably not 5x100.

Posted: Sat Dec 08, 2012 12:58 am
by Midnight_Rider
Possible good news for the economies of Howard and Tipton counties in Indiana due to Chrysler:

http://kokomotribune.com/local/x1752047 ... -abatement

The newswriter gets DCX confused with Chrysler Group in this article- Chrysler Group didn't exist when DCX partnered with Getrag to build this plant. It has been a white elephant for years so I hope that Chrysler does decide to build transmissions there.

Posted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 12:09 pm
by Midnight_Rider
http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/20 ... abatements

More about activity in Indiana. The plant pictured in the photo is the newer one on the north side of Kokomo.

Posted: Sat Dec 15, 2012 3:57 pm
by Midnight_Rider

Posted: Tue Dec 18, 2012 1:41 am
by Midnight_Rider
Tipton plant confirmed!

http://www.allpar.com/news/index.php/20 ... nsmissions

If I didn't already have a good, steady job, I would be headed north to apply there.

Posted: Thu Feb 28, 2013 12:08 pm
by Midnight_Rider