Retrostyle car (LAC)
Armanmik at earthlink.net
Thu Jun 1 14:59:20 EDT 2006
Comments regarding my comments about the new Magnum/300 Dodge -
> From: "Henry A Harper III" <hah at alumni.rice.edu>
> Subject: RE: Retrostyle car (LAC)
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> Message-ID: <MPBBKALDIKKLPMJCCALLIEINCMAB.hah at alumni.rice.edu>
>> > Comments regarding the new Magnum/300 Dodge -
> <snip...they suck...>
> And yet, far from being a "typical Amurrican car", these are based on the
> previous-generation Benz E-class platform...so maybe you don't want one of
> those either? Many noted "features" are obviously specific to the styling of
> the Dodge/Chyrsler models, but still.
Unsnip - they still suck.
Yes, there are a few MB E-class parts (from the previous E-class, as you
note) in the rear suspension, perhaps in the front suspension, and oh,
yeah, the headlight stalk.
This doesn't make the Dodge Magnum a Mercedes "derivative" any more than
momentarily dipping a chicken into a pot of hot water makes chicken
soup. Dodge's marketing department is attempting to bask in the
reflected glory of MB here, but the final picture isn't pretty.
I've driven both, and I'll tell ya what, the Magnum is going to need a
LOT more Mercedes DNA, a heck of a lot more, before it will be worth a
Somehow, I STILL don't think I want to own one of these. Ever.
<<Henry, please don't get the impression that I am coming across too
harshly, or personally - it's just that the Magnum is really, really
bad, no matter whose parts may or may not be bolted onto it.>>
90 V8Q, more than a car, its an ADVENTURE!
(On which the shifter knob and dash vents are the same parts as on the
80/90 series, so does that make the 80/90 more desirable, or the V8 less
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