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8 hours ago, hyperv6 said:

Quality is based on friends and family with KC models. None are going to be repeat buyers. 

The in laws new 300 is a really nice car and they paid a Malibu price but they have had more warranty issues than I have had on my last 4 new cars combined.

Lots of electrical issues and several recalls,

Even failure of the key fob. 

Same for the guys at work with these cars , Rams and Jeeps. 

Even the surveys from multiple sources list most FCA  product at or near the bottom. 

As for the muscle cars they all will change as all are not selling well and all are only going to get more expensive. 

They are dying because boomers are getting older and have moved on. The younger people either have little interest or if they do they can not afford them. The auto makers will continue to make these more into world class but affordable GT coupes and look to sell them globally to gain the needed volumes to keep them alive.

AWD is a very small in the total sales. 

All sedans are dying in this time of low priced gas.

We know how GM ended up with old product and high discounts.

Well let me say from eight years of ownership, my old Magnum was the best car and least problematic car I have ever owned in 28 years of car ownership. Not debating FCAs overall issues but not all LX cars were $h!. Again, this is from eight years in one. 

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I am now on my 4th Chrysler vehicle.  Two of them were new (2 year leases) and two were bought used.  So far I have not had any serious quality issues with any of them.

  • 2012 Dodge Charger R/T (new) - this is the only new vehicle I have ever owned that never went back to the dealership for any repair or recall during my ownership experience.
  • 2014 Chrysler 300S (new) - two dealership visits in two years of ownership, both for the same issue: code for oil pressure too high.  First trip got a new sensor, second one got a new oil pump.  Was told debris had gotten in the pump and caused an issue.
  • 2013 Chrysler T&C (bought used off lease w/ 33k miles) - we have owned it for 16 months and it now has close to 50k miles.  No dealer repair visits, no new recalls.  Previous recalls were handled before i bought it.  It does occasionally not like to start which is probably the TIPM fuel pump relay issue from my investigations.  This has happened 4 or 5 times in our ownership but it has always eventually started.
  • 2015 Chrysler 200S V6 (bought used w/ 5K miles) - we have owned it for 5 months.  So far so good.  It feels like the brake rotors are getting a little warped but otherwise, no issues.  This is the first new car I have had in a long time that does not hesitate to downshift.  I have heard with the 4 cyl the trans shifts alot and has some not so smooth shifts.  With my V6 it snaps off smooth, crisp shifts and does not hunt for gears.  I will occasionally get a hard 1-2 shift under light throttle but it isn't severe enough to be concerning.

I will confess that all of them were obtained because of the deals I got on them.  The 200S was the biggest bargain of them all but is also my favorite one of the four.  In fact, it is my favorite all around car that I have had in a while, probably since my 2007 Saab 9-5 Aero.  I don't tend to keep cars very long, though.  2-3 years on average.

Edited by 2QuickZ's
Had wrong MY for the Saab

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2 hours ago, surreal1272 said:

Well let me say from eight years of ownership, my old Magnum was the best car and least problematic car I have ever owned in 28 years of car ownership. Not debating FCAs overall issues but not all LX cars were $h!. Again, this is from eight years in one. 

Most of the problems are all things that FCA has done or their suppliers. The older cars did well but the newer ones have had their issues and the more FCA input the worse they are.

Just look at the quality ratings all the lowest models are FCA products accept for Mitsubishi. Chrysler is up a bit but still below the average line.

FCA I believe is just going cheap on sensors and other supplier parts and it ends up with cars like my In Laws where it has an engine light going off, the fobs failing after a year and other electrical issues.

I am sure your Magnum was a better car as we did not see these issues. Now on the Durango models and Dakotas ball joints and cams in some engines were an issue but that is another story. I sell a lot of parts for these daily. the Germans did build a better overall car.

GM also has similar issues when they were trying to keep cost down when profits were tight or non existent.

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2 hours ago, FordCosworth said:

Fun Fact

Ford moved more Mustangs in February 2017 than Chevy has with the Camaro YTD

But how many Taurus did they sell?

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That's 4 or 5 people who got duped into buying them.. What a POS car.

Ford needs to update/get rid of that(if it costs them more than they make on it). Then they also need to update/get rid of the MKT. WTF is that vehicle?!? When can we get a decent looking Aviator?

28 minutes ago, smk4565 said:

But how many Taurus did they sell?

How many work vans did your "luxury" brand sell? :rofl: 

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      Monthly
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