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Dodge Charger, Dodge Charger SRT-8, Sedan
Jan 14, 2005 (6:20 am)
Rik4, Charger, Dakota Don, and the rest of the guys from the chat room, I say thank you. I now know that I am not crazy. The spin zone and the fake questions that came in from obvious Chrysler PR people was just ridiculous. We all saw the responses and it amounted to one giant advertisement. In fact, Mr. Brown sounded like he was simply reciting the press release. (BOT)
I work in politics for the state of New Jersey, and all jokes aside, I know bull plop when I see it and that was grade "A" plop. Most of us over the past several months have expressed disgust and voiced our opinions. I find it amazing that the day the ad banner for the 2006 Charger Chat went up on this page that there was a sudden influx of POSITIVE responses.
I do not know who said it last night in the chat room, but I have heard the same, that for every positive letter that has been received at DCX, there have been 30 negative. A 4 door grocery getter, with no style, except for a different set of rear doors and a slight tweaking of the truck grill we have a Magnum Coupe, or a cheap 300C, which ever you want to call it; Dodge calls this the New Charger.
What was the response to no manual being offered? For those that weren't in the chat room last night, the Answer, "Manuals don't sell well in 4 doors"(Burke Brown, Jan. 13 2006)
What about all of the Euro cars, BMW, Mercedes, SAAB, and the Japanese Lexus IS, I know that these are 4 doors that sell very well with manuals. How do you offer a "Modern day muscle car" with no stick?
So many questions we had that went unanswered do to corporate PR Spin. Gentlemen, I look forward to the discussion until we all grow tired of the banter and buy the new Mustang which we all agree looks great. Good luck team Burke.
#124 of 1087 Re: Gentlemen [jimhemi]
by Kirstie@Edmunds HOST
Jan 14, 2005 (6:38 am)
I pushed the questions through last night, and I can assure you that the questions were from members and not from Chrysler PR. We don't do that - otherwise, why bother having a live chat? We could just do an interview without an audience if we wanted to do that. We take real questions from audience members.
Obviously, I can't speak for Mr. Brown's answers as that's his (and his company's) decision.
#125 of 1087 Re: The Dodge Crew should be ashamed [jimhemi]
Jan 14, 2005 (6:53 am)
No. Never have. Actually I worked for Buick Division of General Motors in the late '60s.
#126 of 1087 Re: The Dodge Crew should be ashamed [dakota_don]
Jan 14, 2005 (7:04 am)
The form of your question comes off as trite. I respect your opinion that the Charger is ugly, if that's what your opinion is. Do you expect everyone to see beauty as you see it?
So far I've liked what I've seen in the form of photographs, even if this is a tweak to an existing platform. Maybe in the flesh my opinion will be different. I like most everything about the Magnum and 300C except the front. The Charger front does it for me.
#127 of 1087 Detroit Rumors
Jan 14, 2005 (7:11 am)
GM is bringing back the Camaro and Firebird for 2008!
The success of the new Mustang has prompted GM to reintroduce these American legends. They will have FOUR doors because that is believed to be what the car buyer of today wants. Stay tuned!
#128 of 1087 My .02 cents
Jan 14, 2005 (7:15 am)
This is a car i would definitely consider purchasing. To me, it is muscular, has an attitude and looks fast standing still. In black it would be incredible. I don't have a problem with 2 doors or 4 doors...in this day and age, two doors don't sell, unless it is the Mustang.
The only thing i have any problems with is that it will only sell as an automatic. I can't stand that! This car deserves a stick, an NO! I hate the manumatics out there...BFD!
This car will sell, i have no doubt about it...Charger name or not.
#129 of 1087 Re: The Dodge Crew should be ashamed [jimhemi]
Jan 14, 2005 (7:56 am)
Hey Jim Hemi! SO that is what they do? they use the same template for all bodies? You know when I think of it all nascars do look exactly the same except for the stickers. Just goes to show you how much nascar has changed over the years too. They have gotten real fake too. You are right on bro that Charger looks like a truck that is no muscle car! What the hell are these guys thinking.
#130 of 1087 Re: The Dodge Crew should be ashamed [dakota_don]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:02 am)
RIGHT ON DAKOTA DON! THEY NEED MORE THAN JUST GLASSES!
#131 of 1087 Re: Ejected [jimhemi]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:11 am)
Jim Hemi, I am sorry to have to break this to you brother but these people ejected you because they do not want to hear after they spent all of that money that people do not like the car. THey do nt want to hear any negative stuff all they want to hear is that people love it or have slightly moderate complaints with is so they can change next year's model They do not want to hear from guys like us that find the idea of naming that car Charger awful. Hey the car is a car and that is all it is. As far as cars go it is ok as a general purpose car like an intrepid or stratus. I don't have a real problem with the car itself But The Charger was supposed to be much more than that. Also I hear a lot of guys here complaining that the thing is not even offered in stick? That is Charger? I don't think so. SO don't feel bad about speaking your mind Jim Hemi the only problem here is that they can't handle the truth.
#132 of 1087 Re: Charger Chat [jimhemi]
Jan 14, 2005 (8:15 am)
Another thing Jim Hemi if you notice my original message (#103) is suddenly missing Like I said no one wants to hear the negative only the positive. I agree with you and I think this thing is a sham. I trusted Edmunds too I thought they were different.