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Chrysler ME Four-Twelve Supercar. Production?  
User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 957 times:



http://www.caranddriver.com/article.asp?section_id=32&article_id=7770

http://www.supercars.net/cars/2004@$Chrysler@$ME%20Four-Twelve%20Conceptx.html

Do you think that Chrysler has the audacity to produce this and beat Ferrari at their own game?


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User currently offlineCwapilot From United States of America, joined May 2000, 1166 posts, RR: 17
Reply 1, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 955 times:

Have a look at this link. ALLPAR is, by far, the most informative and accurate automotive website in regards to DaimlerChrysler, as well as much of the competition.

http://allpar.com/cars/me412.html



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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 2, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 9 hours ago) and read 948 times:

Thanks Cwapilot.
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User currently offlineCptkrell From United States of America, joined Sep 2001, 3220 posts, RR: 12
Reply 3, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 924 times:

If Chrysler (oops..DCX) decides to invest in this loss-leader for increasing exposure it would be a financial mis-step. There are several indicators that, in a business sense, would, on the surface anyway, validate my assumption.

#1. DCX has already established themselves as a market player with a very good and alternate array of product.
#2. This very good array of product has been initially recieved with enthusiasm from the press, and more importantly, the purchasers.
#3. This very good array of product sill does NOT exhibit the class of durability and expected "world class" standards in several areas of materials, build, reliability, etc.
#4. Go back to my #1,2 and 3. WHEN the corporation melds their shit in an acceptable way, THEN they can invest in a world-player supercar. Take care of the bread-and-butter before you invest in filet.

Over the years there have been seemingly countless excursions into fantasy by various automakers that have (irrespective of glowing press releases and auto mag/fag writers on the under-the-table dole) promised what we all have expected but never have even seen, let alone had in our garages. The new DCX Supercar is another fantasy that, if ever built, will result in just another pretty POS like the GM Turbine cars, or any other "I'll build one for you if you have a couple million bucks" cars.

Good press. Bullshit feasibility. Regards...Jack



all best; jack
User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3397 posts, RR: 6
Reply 4, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 8 hours ago) and read 920 times:

I think people would have a hard time buying a supercar from the same company that builds minivans, regardless of performance.

User currently offlineDtwclipper From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 5, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 911 times:

"I think people would have a hard time buying a supercar from the same company that builds minivans, regardless of performance."

Almost every automobile company builds some form of Minivan.

Sorry, but that was just a dumb thing to say.


User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3397 posts, RR: 6
Reply 6, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 905 times:

Almost every automobile company builds some form of Minivan.


Not the ones building supercars.  Insane When was the last time you saw a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche minivan.

Hardly a dumb comment.

[Edited 2004-10-11 03:51:17]

User currently onlineN766UA From United States of America, joined Jul 1999, 8269 posts, RR: 23
Reply 7, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 7 hours ago) and read 898 times:

I agree completely. I don't see Ferrari minivans driving around. Mind you Chrysler's minivans are total pieces of crap. They require a new tranny every 10,000 miles.


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User currently offlineDl757md From United States of America, joined May 2004, 1562 posts, RR: 16
Reply 8, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 891 times:



There was a time when I would have whole-heartedly agreed with you about that. I own a 97 Grand Caravan ES. The tranny went south at 35K, 47K, and 62K. It was replaced under warranty each time. What a pain in the butt. I was going to get rid of it but I liked it in every other respect. I decided to give it one more chance because the service manager at the dealer said that the tranny they installed at 62K was a model that finally they had fixed the problems with. I now have 210K on it and have done little else than service engine and tranny oil and filters and put tires and brakes on it. Other than the tranny the biggest thing that I've had to fix is the tensioner pulley and a cracked radiator that I plastic welded. It even has the original spark plugs!
Anyways, it's been a great vehicle and I'd buy another.



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User currently offlineN771AN From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 9, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 887 times:

When was the last time you saw a Ferrari, Lamborghini or Porsche minivan.






User currently offlineFlight152 From United States of America, joined Nov 2000, 3397 posts, RR: 6
Reply 10, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 6 hours ago) and read 886 times:

A luxury high-priced performance SUV hardly qualifies as a minivan.

A $20K Chrysler minivan might ward off Potental buyers of this concept becasue of brand recognition, where as a 90K Porsche SUV wouldnt hurt Porsche sales of other sports cars.


User currently offlineLorm From United States of America, joined Jun 2004, 409 posts, RR: 1
Reply 11, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 5 hours ago) and read 878 times:

Great car the ME412, but it kinda sneaks by me as Dailmer-Benz German influence saying, hey look another Me-109 fighter plane. 412 is fine just dont know where the Me part fits in.

Love the LED tail light and glass rear treatment.



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User currently offlineMD-90 From United States of America, joined Jan 2000, 8507 posts, RR: 12
Reply 12, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 3 hours ago) and read 863 times:

There was a time when I would have whole-heartedly agreed with you about that. I own a 97 Grand Caravan ES. The tranny went south at 35K, 47K, and 62K.

Thank God we've had a better experience than that. I'm currently driving our family's 97 Grand Caravan ES, and it required a new transmission at 135,000 miles. $2000 for a rebuilt Jasper. But it was designed well, and in Candy Apple Red it's the most beautiful minivan ever produced.



Forget the vans, look at the dealerships! There isn't a Chrysler dealership in the States that has the credentials to sell a car like that.


User currently offlineAWspicious From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (9 years 11 months 2 weeks 1 hour ago) and read 860 times:

The last time a product carried the initials M E it aquired the nickname many errors...
This car sure looks good, though.


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