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    2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial

    Below is a video of a new 2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial:


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    Re: 2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial

    Nice. Just in time for $4.00 gas. Dammit. >

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    Re: 2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    Nice. Just in time for $4.00 gas. Dammit. >
    My reaction exactly.

    The car is doomed - it won't even last as long as the original Challenger - which ran for just four years from 1970-1974....

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    Re: 2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial

    I have come to a conclusion. Automakers are retarded. They squandered the entire 1990s and early 2000s with FWD 6 cylinder vanilla sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs.

    Now that they have decent cars, they will last two years before the 5 dollar gas and the 35 mpg fuel economy requirements strangle the entire industry to death.

    Toyoyo and Pissan won't be much better off than US makers because Nissans cars eat gas and Toyota makes big money on their large cars as well.

    In 5 years today's 6 cylinder Camry will look like a hot rod.

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    Re: 2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial

    Quote Originally Posted by Henry
    I have come to a conclusion. Automakers are retarded. They squandered the entire 1990s and early 2000s with FWD 6 cylinder vanilla sedans, pickup trucks and SUVs.

    Now that they have decent cars, they will last two years before the 5 dollar gas and the 35 mpg fuel economy requirements strangle the entire industry to death.

    Toyoyo and Pissan won't be much better off than US makers because Nissans cars eat gas and Toyota makes big money on their large cars as well.

    In 5 years today's 6 cylinder Camry will look like a hot rod.
    Well, to defend them a little bit, there's a lag time between the market/conditions and actual production. It takes at least two years to build a ground-up new platform car; typically closer to three to four years. Longer to convert an entire fleet from one type of car (smallish/FWD) to another (larger/RWD). Also, the automakers had to amortize the money spent on tooling and R&D, etc. that was put into the shit cars they were offering in the mid-late 198os through the early-mid '90s....


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    Re: 2008 Dodge Challenger Commercial

    I'm wondering how many of these will be sold and placed away in climate-controlled capsules for the day that they become collectible.

    Chip H.

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