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#52 of 61 cheap mini
Mar 15, 2007 (10:05 am)
I love the way the Mini looks much better, but the Hornet is pretty sweet looking too (and obviously based on the Mini). And it's bigger and has more versatility in terms of storage if you need to carry anything. But I guess Mini is also building a "wagon." Of course, it is Dodge, which I don't always trust quality-wise. But I think it'd be worth testing out. Here's some more info I found about it.
#53 of 61 Hemi Dodge Hornet !
May 23, 2007 (4:33 am)
Hey Y'all and Dodge,
Wow, this Hornet is better than the Charger or Magnum if it stays identical for the production version. Great job Dodge, I am a new fan of the B-segment group because of this Hornet. I thought maybe Toyota Scion was going to come out with something close to the Hornet design, but the 2nd generation XB looks too soft. This Hornet is the closest thing to the Renault F1 Espace 1995 Concept with the Formula One V10 820 HP engine that I've been longing. Check the Espace out here for those of you don't know:
Here is my request Dodge: Install a V8 Hemi/ Hemi SRT-8 engine and/or AWD in this thing as an option and I promise you almost 20% of the Hornet's intended buyers will buy the higher output option. We put enough money into fixing it up on modifications anyway. Look at what Jay Leno's Ford Fiesta/ Monster Miata. Add AWD to steal away Audi A3 buyers and stick to the Rally inspired look and theme. It will easily be an under five second car/truck.
Great Pics, also.
#54 of 61 Either that or what they more likely will go with
May 24, 2007 (11:39 am)
is leave the 2.0L 4 cyl. and turbocharge it. The 4-banger turbo can produce amazing speed results. I also like this new Hornet from Dodge and it would be cool for Dodge to pop an update out to us on how the Chinese company making the Hornet is doing on this new car.
There may be some hold-up getting some news on the Dodge Hornet because of the recent Cerberus acquisition of Chrysler.
Oct 05, 2008 (9:33 am)
it's been what, almost a year and a half before a new post was popped in here!
I'll do it because I just read an announcement on the new Dodge Hornet. More of an update to the Hornet story. It appears that Nissan and Chrysler are working on a small car that will use the Nissan Versa platform. It will be the Hornet design on a Versa platform. Out for sale in 2010 as a 2011 model. Where it will be built is yet-to-be-determined.
Dodge is also working on a small car with Chery Motors of China. It will no doubt be a Chery A1 with a Dodge badge slapped on it. But another subcompact that Dodge is working on(couldn't come too soon, either).
Jun 28, 2009 (1:04 pm)
anyone know anything new about the Dodge Hornet? Now that Chrysler is still alive as a car company, someone should pipe up from Chrysler and let us know if this cool little subcompact will become a reality...huh?
Jun 30, 2009 (7:50 am)
the Hornet idea has been scuttled, it was a cooperative arangement with an Asian manufacturer, and all the small cars in the new Chrysler will come from Fiat
Jul 01, 2009 (3:42 am)
I just needed to hear it from a reliable source of information. Information coming from Chrysler is almost as reliable. Just kidding-they have been through the mill of late.
#59 of 61 Anoyone else besides me...
Apr 23, 2010 (12:14 pm)
love the Dodge Hornet design and still want ta see the car go in to production?
If Dodge could've figured out a way to collaborate with Chery Motors of China and found an efficient way ta design, build and sell this car, this likely coulda-shoulda-woulda been the first new Dodge I ever would've purchased!
#60 of 61 Re: Anoyone else besides me... [iluvmysephia1]
Apr 26, 2010 (6:31 am)
I thought I saw a short blurb recently that the Hornet is back under consideration for North America? They would now use a Fiat platform to produce it. I will have to dig around a bit and see if I can recall where I saw that.
#61 of 61 Chrysler does share their business...
Apr 29, 2010 (1:49 pm)
life with Fiat now so that could be true. I'll come back here to see what is new in that regard. To me, that is great news. I will definitely follow the new world order Dodge Hornet's progress if it does indeed come out for sale.