The Nitro's so pointless! Dodge really didn't need another SUV.As a Mopar fan, I'm very happy about this move. The thing is... What is next? Can't they just rehash a new Neon? This... monstrosity has been like a tumor to me... Anyways, the SRT version was not that bad. It was still distasteful looking... Just not as much. I hope this Fiatified base model will be better than this. Lets hope Dodge will kill off another tumor...
*cough* Nitro *cough*
Perhaps have a Neon Sedan/Coupe based on the Punto or Bravo, and then bring the hatch over under the Fiat banner? Or if you go with the Punto, have a sedan and 5-door "neon" and put the 3-door Punto under the Fiat Brand. Could work. Well, would work better than keeping the Caliber around for another generation.The Nitro's so pointless! Dodge really didn't need another SUV.
I hope Fiat sticks with the hatch idea, but add's a sedan for the diehards.
I wonder, when you stop blaming Mercedes for Chryslers downfall and start blaming Fiat for it When something is so unreliable, that they have to resort to Fiat technology to make it better, it says everythingIt should also be pointed out that this 'micro-SUV' was what Mercedes thought would be a good replacement for the small car that Chrysler had spent more than a decade getting a decent reputation for entertaining driving, good handling, and decent value - the Neon.
When Fiat's responsible for the product, I'll blame them. Blame is given where it belongs - I and others have submitted proof that it was, in fact, Mercedes responsible for the failure of Chrysler. See prior posts - I cannot help it if you and other Germans wish to deny objective reality.I wonder, when you stop blaming Mercedes for Chryslers downfall and start blaming Fiat for it When something is so unreliable, that they have to resort to Fiat technology to make it better, it says everything
You got that right, but I had hoped they would at least pay some lip service to the idea. And they didn't really swallow them, they just ate the meaty bits...The term "merger of equals" was doubted the moment it came up. Nobody believed it. It was always that Mercedes swallowed Chrysler. Period.
I don't think that's strictly an American belief. We are a big country with agrarian roots, so having space has never been an issue for us, therefore things being big is just sorta natural. The same sort of thinking that led several pharaohs to build bigger and better pyramids, that led the Chinese to build that big ass wall, and led any number of kings/emperors/dictators to build their various empires. I'm sure you weren't trying to get in a dig against America or anything Mac, but it wouldn't surprise me if the Redneck Brigade wants to have words with you.He believed that size mattered (which was very American to be honest).