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Old 02-08-2002, 04:33 AM
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Chrysler Crossfire

I have just read that the forthcoming Chrysler Crossfire is essentially a reskinned and fixed headed SLK. It uses the same floorpan, V-6 engine and even the dashboard.

This cannot be good for MB, can it?

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Old 02-08-2002, 06:20 AM
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Ssang Yong of Korea has been building one of its models on the 300E platform, with the same (albeit detuned) powertrain for almost a decade. I would just start to worry if it were the other way around and the new SLK were built on the neon platform.
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Old 02-08-2002, 07:16 AM
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Yes, that's the worry I have as well. I saw a TV ad the other night with MB's and Chrysler's in the same ad. God help us all!

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Old 02-08-2002, 01:19 PM
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OH NO! It deeply saddens me to learn of this. Damn it MB, don't start mixing Chrysler and Mercedes parts!
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Old 02-08-2002, 08:44 PM
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The Jeep people are worried about platform sharing also. They think MB will ruin Jeep.
Boy! I guess it depends on what side of the fence you are on.
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Old 02-09-2002, 07:13 AM
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You have got to be joking, I mean, you have GOT to be joking! I guess it also depends on what you mean by "ruin." Surely they don't think that a Jeep is a better vehicle than a Mercedes Benz do they? Maybe they're just talking about Jeep styling and history.

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I guess those Jeep guys have never met a G-Wagon
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Old 02-09-2002, 01:57 PM
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Damn.
I was hoping this wouldn't happen.
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Old 02-09-2002, 08:07 PM
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Don't shoot me I'm just the piano player Jason; They have heard of the G and they can buy 2 Wranglers and "build" them up for the price of one Gwagen Kuan; I'm not! They blamed Ma Benz for dropping the very off-road capable Cherokee for the IFS mall cruiser Liberty. I don't know who they will give credit to for bringing the new Wrangler called the Rubicon. Dana 44 axles with lockers and a few other improvements. The Dana 44 axle is the most popular axle for the hardcore rockcrawler. Yes they are worried about the styling and history also. Gee! I didn't say anything about Mogs
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That is because Chrysler and MB had merged for 3 years. I think it was three years. Might have been more. When they merged, thousands of Jews returned their Chryslers. No Joke.
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You realized that some of the participants in this particular thread passed away recently, right?
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You realized that some of the participants in this particular thread passed away recently, right?
No, my condolences to their families.
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Old 03-29-2012, 08:40 PM
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No, my condolences to their families.
While I never met him personally, Kuan was like a son to me, and I'll miss his insight and the spirit of camaraderie that he brought to this place. I'm probably not a sentimental person; certainly not one given to emotional displays, but if all who read my words would just take a moment to say a quiet prayer in his honor, or just keep him in your thoughts, even briefly, it would mean something to me.
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While I never met him personally, Kuan was like a son to me, and I'll miss his insight and the spirit of camaraderie that he brought to this place. I'm probably not a sentimental person; certainly not one given to emotional displays, but if all who read my words would just take a moment to say a quiet prayer in his honor, or just keep him in your thoughts, even briefly, it would mean something to me.
It was the Octomom pictures that did it, wasn't it.
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It was the Octomom pictures that did it, wasn't it.
I know that if he was here that he would appreciate such humor - he was always so irreverent.

I thought that it was a beautiful gesture that Kuan's wife took over his membership on this forum and continues to post to this day. Stay strong, Mrs. Kuan, stay strong...

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