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Old 11-01-2007, 01:05 PM   #1
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Default 12,000 jobs and 4 vehicle models gone.....

Chrysler.

The company announced it will eliminate four auto models through 2008, including the Dodge Magnum wagon, the convertible version of the Chrysler PT Cruiser, the Chrysler Pacifica crossover and the Chrysler Crossfire sports car.


http://news.yahoo.com/*/ap/20071101/...nZe1HYDrqs0NUE
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Never was crazy about any of those. The Pacifica was kinda nice, but the Magnum Station Wagon was blah, and the Crossfire just never seemed to go over too well.
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Bummer about the wagon and the crossfire, I thought the wagon was hot, and the crossfire was fun to drive, though I could afford neither.
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I'm surprised by all but the PT Cruiser. I guess actually I'm more surprised about sales. I too think the Crossfire is a very cool looking car, just not one I'm in the market for right now. I also liked the Magnum, except for one nagging thing which is the way the roof of the car slopes to the rear. Those small windows in the back just look ugly. But I thought it sold fairly well. And I also like the Pacfica as well, probably the best of any of the crossover type vehicles IMO.
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I love the Pacifica. If I had a family, that would be my ride.
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Wow, when you said "4 models gone", I thought you meant models like Halle Barry. Now THAT would have been tragic.

Whew, where is my mind this morning?
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I love the Pacifica. If I had a family, that would be my ride.
yes BUT my cousin has a 05 Pacifica Limited with 38,000ish miles and it has been back to the dealer over 15 times for Warrenty repairs , and they are slower than a Snail, because i had the unfortunate experience of driving it for about 100 miles about 2 weeks ago
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OMG yes talk about slow. The Pacifica had the 3.8 OHV that made like 185hp. Super slow, especially for a 4100lb crossover.

On the other hand, I think the Magnum and PT should stay. i see both cars all over the place here, but on the otherhand, when I was in PA, there were almost none of either car. GM seems to be the predominant car choice in PA.

One problem Chrysler has, I love Chrysler cars, but I just CANNOT stand their cheap-*** plasticky interiors. They look absolutely terrible. Rest of the car(*) are fine, except for the interiors.
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Well I liked the Magnums, though the rest I didn't care for too much, especially the PT Convertible...
(The PTs are pretty nice, but they shouldn't be 'vertibles IMO, nor should a Mini Cooper for that matter...)

o well
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I'm meh on the PT Cruiser Convertible and the Pacifica.

I LOVED the crossfire and the Magnum. Sad to see them go :(

Also I was reading my paper this morning and the Belvidere Plant is cutting a shift. Poor sales of the Patriot (which I do like the Patriot) and I noticed the Compass which I think is crap is selling almost 2 to 1!!!


ugh....

Pretty soon the domestics will get DESPERATE!!
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