Chrysler What did you do!


By CityFella

The New York International Auto Show is one of most important car shows in the world (Sorry Sacramento)  new cars are often introduced to the world at this show.

This year Chrysler/Fiat introduced a refreshed 2015 Dodge Charger.

 

Many of my followers know, I like the current Dodge Charger. Front to rear you know its a Charger (especially at night) .   No car says get the “F” out of my way like the Charger

 

The nose completes this bad assed American Machine. 

Someone at Chrysler, shot off the nose and for 2015  they gave us THIS!

Really!

 

Doesn’t it look a bit like this? 

2014 Dodge Dart GT

 

Y!

 

And NOW a short Story.

Before 1994, the Dodge Ram Pickup was an invisible truck.  Ford and Chevy outsold Dodge 4 to 1.   Chrysler wanted to change that.  They did their homework and discovered, full-sized pickup buyers were enamored of a strong exterior design that suggested the “look of a big rig truck!

1993

1994

In 1993 Chrysler sold just over 100,000 trucks.  A year later Chrysler sold 240,000 trucks.  Last month for the first time,  Chrysler sold more trucks than Chevy.     They didn’t mess with the formula… 

 So Chrysler, you shouldn’t have messed with the formula.  Who wants a Charger that looks like a Dart ?   How bout a Dart that looks like a Charger.

The Charger represents a dying breed. Its one of the few vehicles where you can a STILL GET AN AMERICAN  V friggen 8 !!!     The writing is on the wall for the V8’s.     Mercedes, BMW, and other automakers are using supercharged four cylinder engines.  Ford is placing an “Ecoboost 4 cylinder in the 2015  Mustang. 

I love the 2011-2014 Charger, its very quiet, handles well . The standard 6 cylinder engine with 300 horsepower gets 31 on the highway.  If I didn’t live in a parking challenged area,I would own one of these bad boys.

Another blogger told me to be open to change. He said CityFella, its 2015 and the car needed a refresh.  He said I’ll probably  change my opinion when I see it in person at the LA Auto show.

To him I say, kick rocks….

I want the kick ass Charger back!

Dammit  Chrysler DAMMIT!!

Published by CityFella

Big city fella, Born and Raised in the San Francisco Bay Area. Lived in New York (a part time New Yorker) for three years . I have lived in the Sacramento area since 1993. When I first moved here, I hated it. Initially found the city too conservative for my tastes. A great place to raise children however too few options for adults . The city has grown up, there is much to do here. The city suffers from low self esteem in my opinion, locals have few positive words to say about their hometown. visitors and transplants are amazed at what they find here. From, the grand old homes in Alkali Flats, and the huge trees in midtown, there are many surprises in Sacramento. Theater is alive is this area . And finally ,there is a nightlife... In.downtown midtown, for the young and not so young. My Criticism is with local government. There is a shortage of visionaries in city hall. Sacramento has long relied on the state, feds and real estate for revenue. Like many cities in America,Downtown Sacramento was the hub of activity in the area. as the population moved to the suburbs and retail followed. The city has spent millions to revive downtown. Today less than ten thousand people live downtown. No one at city hall could connect the dots. Population-Retail. Business says Sacramento is challenging and many corporations have chosen to set up operations outside the cities limits. There is vision in the burbs. Sacramento has bones, there are many good pieces here, leaders seem unable or unwilling to put those pieces together into. Rant aside, I love it here. From the trees to the rivers. But its the people here that move me. Sacramento is one of the most integrated cities in America. I find I'm welcome everywhere. The spices work in this city of nearly 500,000 and for the most part these spices blend well together. From Ukrainians to Hispanics and a sizable gay community, all the spices seem to work well here. I frequently travel and occasionally I will venture into a city with huge racial borders, where its unsafe to visit after certain hours. I haven't found it here. I cant imagine living in a community where there is one hue or one spice. I love the big trees, Temple Coffee House, the Alhambra Safeway, Zelda's Pizza, Bicyclist in Midtown, The Mother Lode Saloon, Crest Theater, and the Rivers. I could go on and I might. Sacramento is home.

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