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PT Cruiser toy collection for sale - for a good cause! [Oct. 2nd, 2008|08:50 pm]
Modern Mopar Owners & Enthusiasts

Hi Mopar Fans!

I'm selling my late Mother's collection of 37 PT Cruiser & Panel Cruiser toys. Please pass this "Craigs List" link below to anybody you know that may be a PT Cruiser enthusiast or PT Cruiser toy collector.

Half of the cash obtained for the sale of this collection will go to The Leukemia & Lymphoma Society in the honor of Caryl J. Larson - so please make a generous offer!

You can view 37 picturs (in 8x6 format) of the collection at the link below:


Thanks for your time.
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Sebring convertible [Feb. 16th, 2007|12:52 pm]
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Has anyone heard anything about when the sebring conv. will be available or pricing?

I've gotten the email updates from Chrysler, but it just says 'available this spring'
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Overdrive opinions [Nov. 2nd, 2006|03:27 am]
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I have a 96 Dodge Dakota 4X4 V8 Magnum.  It has a button you push for Over drive, you have to push it to be out of over drive.  I know that it's like an extra gear but I was wondering if it's better to keep it in over drive all the time or should I not?  How does over drive effect gas mileage?
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Dodge Caliber [May. 17th, 2006|02:35 pm]
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[mood |Thinking]
[music |Radio]

What do you guys think of this Dodge Caliber?

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(no subject) [Apr. 25th, 2006|12:08 am]
Modern Mopar Owners & Enthusiasts

[mood |accomplished]

The following are pictures I took from a local car show this past weekend.
Was a nice mix of older and newer American cars, no imports were allowed.
Quite a few Corvettes, Mustangs, Cobalts, Camaros, and other muscle cars.

Much to my surprise, my PT Cruiser won first place in the Mopar class.
Not bad for a "flamed out grocery getter," if I say so myself.

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Chicago Auto Show [Feb. 16th, 2006|02:41 am]
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Dodge Caliber SRT-4

If you liked the Neon-based SRT-4, you’re gonna love the Caliber version. The Caliber is Dodge’s daring replacement for the Neon, and the SRT-4 is its ultimate expression. SRT stands for Street and Racing Technology, the DaimlerChrysler skunkworks devoted to making not-so-fast cars faster, and fast cars faster still. Although the displacement is roughly the same as the previous SRT-4 powerplant, this is an all-new four-cylinder aluminum engine, developed jointly by the DCX Chrysler Group, Hyundai Motor, and Mitsubishi. Dubbed the World Engine, it’s produced in Dundee, Michigan, and in SRT tune it sports turbocharging, intercooling, variable valve timing, balance shafts, and a dual-mass flywheel. Output — 300 horsepower, 260-pound feet of torque — is formidable, and the power finds its way to the front wheels via a six-speed Getrag manual gearbox and limited slip differential. It’s a hot package, and looks it, with raceworthy bucket seats, a functional hood scoop, huge brakes, oversize calipers, 19-inch cast aluminum wheels, and low-profile W-rated Goodyear tires. The new SRT-4 is due in Dodge showrooms in mid-2007. Look for a base price of about $26,000.

Dodge Nitro R/T

Unveiled as a concept at the ’05 Chicago show, the Nitro gives Dodge an entry at the small end of the SUV spectrum, something conspicuous by its absence in Dodge showrooms. The foundations are shared with the Jeep Liberty, but the Nitro is a bigger package, with a 108.8-inch wheelbase (about 4.0 inches longer than the Liberty), more interior room, more macho styling, and more power. The base engine is an SOHC 3.7-liter V-6 (210 hp, 235 lb-ft of torque), the Liberty’s top powerplant, and there’s a 4.0-liter upgrade option, an all-new SOHC 60-degree V-6 rated for 255 hp and 275 lb-ft of torque. The new engine, part of the uplevel R/T model, is paired with a five-speed automatic, while the 3.7-liter V-6 is offered with either a six-speed manual or four-speed automatic. Although it’s not designed for serious off-road use, the Nitro offers two four-wheel-drive options — on demand and full-time — as well as a sport suspension package, and towing capabilities range up to 5000 pounds. The Nitro goes on sale this fall as a 2007 model, and pricing is expected to start at about $18,000.

Dodge Rampage Concept

The Rampage concept suggests some new notions for the pickup truck playbook, perhaps slotted between Dakota and Ram? The hood is short and there’s almost no front overhang, but there’s a 345-hp 5.7-liter Hemi V-8 in there, as well as a five-speed automatic transaxle. Why a transaxle? Because the power gets to the ground via the front wheels. There’s more. Check the doors. The front doors open conventionally, but the rear doors slide open, similar to minivan portals. Inside, the rear and right front seats can be folded into the floor, à la the Stow 'n Go seats developed in Dodge minivans. When the seats are up, the system yields storage bins beneath. The rear of the cab opens up, like the Chevy Avalanche mid-gate, to expand the cargo capacity of the five-foot cargo bed, but the Rampage takes cargo versatility a step further. The rear fascia flips down to open a weatherproof sub-cargo bed stowage hold. A final touch: the three position tailgate has a built-in extension and can function as a ramp for dirt bikes or ATVs.
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DaimlerChrysler Detroit Debuts [Jan. 12th, 2006|03:52 pm]
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Chrysler Aspen

Chrysler Imperial Concept

Dodge Caliber R/T

Dodge Challenger R/T Concept

Jeep Compass Limited

Jeep Wrangler
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Spied: 2007 Jeep Rescue [Jan. 5th, 2006|02:48 am]
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Unsure if Jeep brand marketing may continue with the Wrangler nameplate, as this replacement for the TJ may actually be called Rescue. Shown here as a four-door test subject, the new model will probably have removable roof panels as an option while the two-door keeps the soft top/clamshell configurations. Production should start mid-2006 with deliveries to the showroom before fall. Look for the production-spec Rescue to debut at the New York Auto Show.
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All-New Dodge Challenger & Chrysler Imperial [Jan. 4th, 2006|11:36 am]
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Like Challengers past, this modern version packs more than its share of muscle under the hood in the form of the 6.1-liter, 425-hp, 420-lb-ft Hemi V8, linked to a 6-speed manual transmission. DaimlerChrysler estimates the fully functional R/T show car should clear 0-to-60-mph in 4.5 seconds, the quarter-mile ran in 13 seconds flat and attain a top speed of 174 mph. So, if that's the R/T, what's in store for the SRT-8 version, huh Chrysler?

At the opposite extreme lies the luxurious Imperial riding on a 123-inch wheelbase, a three-inch stretch over the 300C. To achieve the proper proportions for the concept, the overall length grows 17 inches to 214 inches, and the overall height is six inches taller than a 300C. The car rides on massive 22-inch turbine-finned wheels and tires, with passengers sitting nearly seven inches higher than in the 300C. The Imperial show car carries over the 5.7-liter, 345-hp, 390-lb-ft Hemi V8 from the 300C including its 5-speed automatic slushbox.

Overall, these examples demonstrate the flexibility potential of the LX platform and clearly hides the future in plain sight. You'll probably be driving these before 2009, as DCX is planning to modify the specific sheetmetal to create the "Chrysler Barracuda" and "Dodge Dynasty" versions.
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Howdy [Dec. 28th, 2005|01:57 pm]
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I don't believe I have a pic of my '00 Durango anywhere, but you've seen one, you've seen 'em all. It's nothing special, however I did just have to replace a seized 4.7L a few months back and thought maybe I should warn anyone out there with this motor that it's prone to sludging. My oil came out like molasses, and I use Mobil1 and change it once a season.

This motor is not cheap and it's shoehorned in there, so beware.

A question: does anyone here use Alldata? Is it worth the price?
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