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Posted by mike on 2009/3/31 10:15:54 (1270) reads

Over on Partizan.com (apparently a "Partizane is a 16th century weapon with multiple blades), there's a neat article by "NewHampster" (which is funny on several different levels) about how to solve the GM and Chrysler financial crisis. His (her?) solution - merge the 2 companies, set the Jeep brand free, and dump a bunch of vehicles.

The bottom line. Focus on only what you do best and dump the rest.

- Cut Jeep loose to try and revive it on their own without the anchor around it's leg.

- Build Cadillacs, large Buicks and Chevy trucks and build them better and more expensive than the competition.

- Develop and build a line of quality family vehicles around the Town & Country /Caravan idea. A division devoted to the family that needs more than just four wheels. Why not a Caravan camper or a Woodie Town & Country with rear deck designed for surfers and snowboarders?

And when the New Jeep brings back the straight six Cherokee, I may be first in line.
It's an entertaining article - go read it.

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Posted: 2011/7/30 1:23  Updated: 2011/7/30 1:23
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Posted: 2011/7/28 2:04  Updated: 2011/7/29 2:24
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Спасибо

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Posted: 2009/4/2 23:30  Updated: 2009/4/2 23:30
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I have to agree, the I-6, while still a great engine by today's standards, isn't the way of the future, especially after last summer's fuel prices.

I do wonder how a 'New' I-6 with MDS and Direct Injection would fare against the Phoenix V-6...

I wonder if Chrysler ever considered it, and if they did, if the SS nixed that idea.

With the lack of a 4 cylinder Wrangler, The best we will get is the V-6 in Cyinder de-activated mode///

Can the V-6 deactivate 2 or 3 Cylinders, or just 3 ?
There would be more options with a 3, 4 and 6 cyl mode.

I think Chrysler shoud become the JEEP Corporation and concentrate on what's selling, I guess GM really did have something with 'Badge Engineering' in the 70's and 80's.

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Posted: 2009/4/1 5:19  Updated: 2009/4/1 5:19
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Just maybe it shouldn't be funny and taken seriously.

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Posted: 2009/3/31 14:04  Updated: 2009/3/31 14:04
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Christ almighty, folks just let the I6 go already. That engine was so farkin' past it's prime. Out of date, inefficient, and just plain old school. These companies all need innovative new designs if they have any hope whatsoever of surviving while meeting the new MPG standards. Clinging to old, musty memories of leaking main seals, cracked headers, piston slap, and chitty MPG is no way to move on. Chrysler massaged more life out of that I6 than was reasonable, but it's time to let it go already. Chrysler's new direct injected, VVT and MDS capable V6 Phoenix engine is the way of the future, like it or not. And guess what? It's going to be more powerful, serviceable, efficient, cleaner, and likely robust than the old I6. Sounds like a good deal to me.

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Posted: 2009/3/31 15:37  Updated: 2009/3/31 15:37
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I have had 8 Jeeps with the I-6.
I hate you...
...but I think you are correct.

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Posted: 2009/3/31 18:50  Updated: 2009/3/31 18:50
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98 XJ with 288,600 miles--love that ol' inline 6. However, I look forward to see how reliable the new Phoenix V6 will be.

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I hate to say it, but as good as the straight six was, it was past its prime. Mine only has 287,000 miles, but it lives in the garage because the fuel mileage is so bad compared to my econocar.

But I'd go a step further than HDCS: I want a hybrid with the electric motors in the hubs to reduce drivetrain loses, weight, complexity and cost. I think that would be awsome offroad. Make the suspension height adjustable between highway and offroad and I could have my cake and eat it too. Maybe I'm dreaming the impossible, but I hope not. Dr. Porsche built a gas/electric race car with the electric motors in the hubs back in 1902.
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