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Dodge sells out!

Discussion in '1973-1991 K5 Blazer | Truck | Suburban' started by RAY, Feb 8, 2001.

  1. RAY

    RAY 1/2 ton status Premium Member

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    I just saw on motortrend.com that the new for 2002 fullsize dodge 4x4's are going to be IFS! Does that suck or what.
     
  2. HarryH3

    HarryH3 1 ton status Author

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    It's all about money and market share. For every one of us that want a solid front axle there are probably 1,000 people or more who prefer the smooth ride of the IFS. To make matters even worse, most of us don't buy brand new rigs. We wait until we can pick them up used for short money. None of the manufacturers give a rats a$$ about our buying preferences. They want to build whatever they can sell the most of so that they can remain in business. Their market is the folks that walk into the dealership and drive out in a brand spanking new vehicle.

    Just look at how many SUV's you see running around that are absolutely bone stock, right down to the factory weenie tires. Compare that to how many lifted, modified rigs you see on the road. We're in the minority... [​IMG]

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  3. Blaze

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    I think Dodge sold out a couple of years back when they allowed themselves to be taken over by Daimler-Benz...

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  4. BigTex

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    Yup, if you guys have been watching the news or reading the truck/car mags lately, Dodge is no longer American. I don't know if that matters, but I do know that a lot of workers were canned. As long as they don't lose sight of what truck owners want, Dodge loyalists should be okay. I heard a rumor that Daimler may bail out anyway, so who knows.
     
  5. HarryH3

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    From msnbc.com:

    "STUTTGART, Germany, Feb. 7 — DaimlerChrysler AG on Wednesday unexpectedly reported year results, posting a 49 percent fall in adjusted operating profit to 5.2 billion euros ($4.85 billion) after a sharp downturn at its Chrysler unit."

    Chrysler is losing market share. Americans aren't buying enough of their stuff. They have to change or die. [​IMG]

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