Go Back   Team-BHP > BHP Worldwide > The International Automotive Scene


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Old 5th April 2006, 23:42   #1
BHPian
 
CaliforniaKnight's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2004
Location: IND + DXB
Posts: 938
Thanked: 35 Times
Default Chrysler, Dodge And Jeep.....

....How good are they?? Do they have enough sales in the international market??anybody who has personally owned / driven these cars.
Whats the status on the Dodge Viper?? Is it still in production?
CaliforniaKnight is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 00:26   #2
Senior - BHPian
 
aniguchisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,022
Thanked: 111 Times
Default

Yes, the new SRT-10 Viper is currently on sale. It's a piece of junk to drive, but very easy on the eyes and incredibly menacing looking/sounding/accelerating.

Chrysler is decent, heavy on fuel.
aniguchisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 01:23   #3
BHPian
 
tsxei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 164
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

The Viper is still in production. I've never driven it. But from what I've read/heard, it does not drive as good as any of its European competition. But it does have the exclusivity factor because there are not a lot of Vipers on the road.

I've driven a 2006 Dodge Charger and a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Charger has a big engine, good accelaration and it is mean looking. It also sounded awsome. But other than that it was horrible - cheap interiors, poor handling, bad on FE. I liked the Jeep Grand Cherokee. But they are both American cars meaning they'll come nowhere close to any of the European or Japanese cars in terms of refinement or overall value.

Last edited by tsxei : 6th April 2006 at 01:39.
tsxei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 01:35   #4
Newbie
 
juspritzx6r's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: LOS ANGELES, CALIFORNIA
Posts: 6
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

yes the viper is still in production but i like the old shape better than the new one. i used to drive jeep grand cherokee and lemme tell you something abt jeep, it wasnt really spectacular as i always wanted an suv so that was my first suv. here in states market for dodge, chrysler is kinda slow. after few years if you wanna sell any of the american model cars they dont hold there value. you'd get really less money as compare to beemers or mercs..
juspritzx6r is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 08:38   #5
Senior - BHPian
 
sajo's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2005
Location: Pune
Posts: 2,556
Thanked: 817 Times
Default

Chrysler scored a hit with the 300, I guess it heralded the return of the full size RWD American sedan (though underneath, its a Mercedes). The Voyager and the Grand Caravan arent doing too bad on the sales front either. My favourite Chrysler, however is the now dead 300M. It was for sale in a few European countries too. The Pacifica is a flop, while the PT cruiser sells because of its different looks (though it may now face stiff competition because of the HHR). The new Charger has disappointed many with its styling, but me thinks the arrival of the Challenger will pacify many Dodge/Chrysler purists.
sajo is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 10:03   #6
Team-BHP Support
 
Join Date: Feb 2004
Location: Bangalore
Posts: 11,894
Thanked: 9,748 Times
Default

I think the 300 C is real cool - gimme one in black with 18 inch wheels - it will out bling the old man for generations
ajmat is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 14:41   #7
BHPian
 
heelntoe's Avatar
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: navi mumbai
Posts: 240
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by sajo
My favourite Chrysler, however is the now dead 300M. It was for sale in a few European countries too.
even i liked the 300M it looked very good from the front and ok from the sides but the flat backside took away from its looks.
heelntoe is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 15:26   #8
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: B'lore
Posts: 146
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsxei

I've driven a 2006 Dodge Charger and a 2005 Jeep Grand Cherokee. Charger has a big engine, good accelaration and it is mean looking. It also sounded awsome. But other than that it was horrible - cheap interiors, poor handling, bad on FE. I liked the Jeep Grand Cherokee. But they are both American cars meaning they'll come nowhere close to any of the European or Japanese cars in terms of refinement or overall value.
What was it,a 5.7 hemi?
EPA touted 19 MPG ?
Ajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 19:39   #9
BHPian
 
tsxei's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: Coimbatore
Posts: 164
Thanked: 0 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by Ajay
What was it,a 5.7 hemi?
EPA touted 19 MPG ?
No, I didn't get a chance to drive the hemi. That would have been a blast. I drove the 3.5lt 250HP model. I didn't really calculate mileage but I do remember filling the tank very frequently. I had it for a weekend. And drove a lot...a lot...about 1500 miles. I heard that srt hemi engine at an auto show. Pure sex.

This was the one I drove:

Last edited by tsxei : 6th April 2006 at 19:52.
tsxei is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 6th April 2006, 22:12   #10
Senior - BHPian
 
aniguchisan's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2005
Location: London, UK
Posts: 2,022
Thanked: 111 Times
Default

How can they spoil a classic by making and releasing something so ugly in return. Yes, put a few scoops, skirts and 20s on it, and it'll look the part...but there is just no darn charm in that machine.
aniguchisan is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2006, 01:55   #11
Senior - BHPian
 
khanak's Avatar
 
Join Date: Mar 2005
Location: Mumbai/Toronto
Posts: 2,734
Thanked: 128 Times
Default

the charger looks a bit wierd with 4 doors

a coupe versionll be much better.
khanak is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2006, 11:55   #12
BHPian
 
Join Date: Jun 2005
Location: B'lore
Posts: 146
Thanked: 2 Times
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by tsxei
I drove the 3.5lt 250HP model. I didn't really calculate mileage but I do remember filling the tank very frequently. I had it for a weekend. And drove a lot...a lot...about 1500 miles. I heard that srt hemi engine at an auto show. Pure sex.
$$$$ spent over a ( gambling) weekend in the (gambling)town of BlackHawk , CO . exilarating drive- this beast through the rockies for me n a cousin.
Ajay is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2006, 21:06   #13
Senior - BHPian
 
1Day's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago/Delhi
Posts: 1,357
Thanked: Once
Default

Quote:
Originally Posted by khanak
the charger looks a bit wierd with 4 doors

a coupe versionll be much better.
Thats coming too..challenger..thats going to be more retro than anything else..its like they picked the whole thing up from back in the 60s..
1Day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 7th April 2006, 21:07   #14
Senior - BHPian
 
1Day's Avatar
 
Join Date: Feb 2005
Location: Chicago/Delhi
Posts: 1,357
Thanked: Once
Default

my personal fav in the retro dept is the new camaro, if that comes like the way they showed it, i would love the get the LZ-1 version and send it out to the bext interior design specialist and redesign the whol interior since the interior in my opinion will never be good, just like the current mustang..as is the cars are cheap to begin with, so you can spend an extra 20k or something to jazz the inside up..then it would be a perfect looking car..








I think it very very sexy and after seeing it in person i can tell you its quite good, just that the interior would be too retro for me and too granularly plastic..so i would hate it, but if someone could transform the interior into real sheik, i would get one..

Last edited by 1Day : 7th April 2006 at 21:12.
1Day is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 22nd April 2006, 01:52   #15
BHPian
 
Join Date: Apr 2006
Location: North America
Posts: 960
Thanked: 3 Times
Default

I love the Chrysler 300C. Although it looks like a Bentley. The Dodge Viper looks great. Is pretty fast too.
Who can forget the 425HP Hemi V8 on the Charger 6.1L. That's American muscle right there.
sujaylahiri is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply


Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Pics : Chevrolet Impala's+ Dodge Kingsway + Dodge Dart v12 Vintage Cars & Classics in India 50 17th October 2015 18:58
Canadian Road-Trip: Dodge Challenger R/T, Jeep Cherokee, BMW X3 M-Sport & more! karan561 Travelogues 6 13th October 2015 14:43
Fiat & Chrysler in partnership talks! EDIT: Fiat completes Chrysler buyout madan80 The International Automotive Scene 61 30th January 2014 15:43
Which make is this Jeep? EDIT: Its a Dodge WC52 rhandle 4x4 Vehicles 33 13th June 2009 05:17
Chrysler in Deep trouble. Daimler-Chrysler Divorce? GTO The International Automotive Scene 21 5th April 2007 16:28


All times are GMT +5.5. The time now is 18:46.

Copyright 2000 - 2017, Team-BHP.com
Proudly powered by E2E Networks