It's pretty tough to embarrass Fiat/Peugeot

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  1. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    but it seems that even the company that produces two of the historically worst vehicles in history is ashamed to be associated Chrysler Dodge Jeep!
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    They're changing the Chrysler corporate name to STELLANTIS in hopes that people will soon forget what they're buying and believe they're getting something new and hopefully reliable.:eek::D
     
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  2. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    Corporate name is not necessarily brand name. I’d be surprised if the axed the Chrysler brand, and Jeep is gold if it makes wheelchairs, it just is.

    I had a 300C for almost 3 years, nothing but good. (It was Daimler then, Mercedes major components)
     
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  3. Nod

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    Did you know that FIAT stands for :
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  4. tac foley

    tac foley Well-Known Member

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    Like Lotus - Lots of Trouble, Usually Serious.
     
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  5. microadventure

    microadventure Well-Known Member

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    don't forget Joe Lucas, Prince of Darkness.
     
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  6. Mercator

    Mercator Well-Known Member

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    I never understood how Fiat sells here. The name not glorious, the car small and ugly, the engine is it 3 cylinder? Human heart is a mystery.
     
  7. G66enigma

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    Once experienced, that's hard to forget. BTDT.

    What an awful motto for an electrical products company. But it was well-earned, by all accounts.

    Don't see many '70s Jaguars around, here in the U.S. It's probably been 30 years since I last saw one. I figured the Lucas finally got 'em. It would cost a small fortune to retrofit all the wiring and all electrics into one of those things. E-type owners must either grit their teeth or have a model that is missing the Lucas benefits, since little else could explain the extraordinary monetary value those things have these days.
     
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  8. Mercator

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    Ask someone what Pontiac stood for :D
     
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  9. manta

    manta Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Fair description.
     
  10. JTJ

    JTJ Well-Known Member Supporter

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    Ford bought Jaguar and Land Rover in 2000 and sold them in 2008. Ford got rid of the Lucas components.
    British cars dont leak, they mark their territory.
     
  11. G66enigma

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    Well that's a nice way to put it.

    Had a Triumph and an MGB that both marked their territories. In 10w40 commonly; in coolant-with-oil, if unlucky.
     
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  12. donthav1

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    You probably got rid of it before it all started going wrong.

    I've had my 2010 Charger SXT for 8 years. In that time: the headliner has come loose, CD player randomly won't work, exterior door mouldings have fallen off, i had 8 wires in the door harness break from opening & closing the door, clear coat is peeling off the spoiler, the water pump went bad, & i had to replace driver & passenger side rocker arm assemblies.......all of this happened at 85,000 miles or less, in addition to 2 seperate air bag recalls. Also, all this happened when that company known for "fine German engineering" was supposed to be overseeing production.

    In regards to the rocker arm assemblies, the vast majority of the 3.5 v6's in the 300, Magnum, Challenger, & Charger have had the same issue. Chrysler's solution? Not to recall the cars, but issue a service bulletin to replace the bad part with a "new & improved" part when the cars come in for repair.....which was usually right after the warranty expired.
     
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  13. towboater

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    Most dodges look great. (for a little while) But thats about it .
     
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  14. towboater

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    And I guess their hemi is ok.
     
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  15. sheepdawg

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    I've had three Dodge experiences. My FIL worked on the line at Chrysler St. Louis, he didn't warm up to the 300ZX I was in the first time he met me. He set me up with a "green sheet", an employee's discount. I bought a 1996 Indianapolis edition Dodge Ram, absolutely gorgeous truck. The 360 was fast and sounded great but It got about 12 mpg, premium to boot. It was reliable and head turning. Sold it when gas went nuts and it's still on the road with 242,000 on the original motor. The interior is awful but it still runs. My first Dodge was a 71 340 Demon, couldn't keep an alternator in it. My last Dodge was a used 96 Intrepid loaded to the max. Plenty of room but had computer demons. Couldn't sell it fast enough. Keep your Mopars, I'll stick with Ford or Chevy.
     
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  16. partdeux

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    putting together two piles of brown stuff, doesn't make it a rose.
     
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  17. tac foley

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    Has anybody here actually GOT a British-built car?
     
  18. boatme98

    boatme98 Well-Known Member

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    Do they actually build one? :D

    I've had 2. The 69 MGB and a 96 Silver Spur III which was actually the 4th series but there was something wierd about Silver Spur IV that was offensive to someone so they didn't change the name with the final series.
     
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    Apparently IV is a homonym for death in some some far eastern cultures, and Rolls was selling a lot of cars in the east at the time.
    I guess Silver Spur Death is considered bad form, old boy.
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  20. manta

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    They still build a few.
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