|Quoting 57AZ (reply 5):|
Sheriff Roscoe's Dodge Monaco has been replaced by a Cheverolet 9C1 Caprice. Too bad it's the late '90s model and not the '94 with the LT1 engine!
The last Caprice model was the RWD '96 model. Chevy's police sedan
package from '97 to '99 was the FWD Lumina. The FWD Impala replaced the Lumina in 2000.
What will Boss Hogg's car in the movie be? In the old series, it was a white 1970 Cadillac DeVille convertible.
|Quoting 747400sp (reply 0):|
I herd lot of people was unhapply with it having 4 doors.
That didn't stop people from salivating over the '94 Impala SS
. Previously, all Impala SS
models from the '60s were either 2-doors or convertibles.
Dodge's reasoning for using the Charger name rather than Monaco, Diplomat, or Polora is probably due to an effort to use a name that everyone (even non-car enthusiats or non-Moparheads) knows is associated with a performance vehicle. They could have used the Magnum name also. For those that don't know, Dodge's last car to use the Magnum name prior to this year was a mid-size personal luxury coupe (based on the first Cordoba platform) that lasted through 1979. That Magnum (or Magnum XE
) actually replaced
the old Charger.
[Edited 2005-02-16 20:04:03]
"TransEastern! You'll feel like you've never left the ground because we treat you like dirt!" SNL Parady ad circa 1981