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mich800

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Posted: 11/16/19 12:34pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



By the way, the Durango is now back to body on frame.


Me no think so.


Ah, dang. They did it to me again. They keep whispering going back to the body and frame and then they release the unibody... Sorry, I hadn't looked at it in a few months.


There may be something in the works full frame suv.

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mich800 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



By the way, the Durango is now back to body on frame.


Me no think so.


Ah, dang. They did it to me again. They keep whispering going back to the body and frame and then they release the unibody... Sorry, I hadn't looked at it in a few months.


There may be something in the works full frame suv.


They've been suggesting that for several years now, so at this point it might mean nothing. Or maybe they put it out there to see if folks want it - I'm guessing most folks don't know the difference (my family were in the auto business, so I learned these things).


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Posted: 11/16/19 09:50pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

mich800 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



By the way, the Durango is now back to body on frame.


Me no think so.


Ah, dang. They did it to me again. They keep whispering going back to the body and frame and then they release the unibody... Sorry, I hadn't looked at it in a few months.


There may be something in the works full frame suv.


They've been suggesting that for several years now, so at this point it might mean nothing. Or maybe they put it out there to see if folks want it - I'm guessing most folks don't know the difference (my family were in the auto business, so I learned these things).


It would have to be based on the 1500.


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Posted: 11/16/19 11:30pm Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

Last I read it was going to be based on the jeep wrangler.

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IdaD wrote:


A Focus is going to fold up like a beer can if it gets hit by anything significant.


YES! Not just yes, but Bell YES!. If you drive the biggest car, others will get hurt, not you. Me! Me! I'ts all about Me!
Do you ever think about how much more road each large vehicle takes? Not just the pavement under, but more stopping distance means more space needed between to prevent accidents. Ever read on here about somebody worried about MH/gas station? Bigger cars take more space.
IMHO, safer for everybody, not just you, if everybody drove smallest car the would do the job.

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Posted: 11/17/19 07:26am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wilber1 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

mich800 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Grit dog wrote:

toedtoes wrote:



By the way, the Durango is now back to body on frame.


Me no think so.


Ah, dang. They did it to me again. They keep whispering going back to the body and frame and then they release the unibody... Sorry, I hadn't looked at it in a few months.


There may be something in the works full frame suv.


They've been suggesting that for several years now, so at this point it might mean nothing. Or maybe they put it out there to see if folks want it - I'm guessing most folks don't know the difference (my family were in the auto business, so I learned these things).


It would have to be based on the 1500.


Should know for sure in the next couple months. If no sightings I would say probably not. Looking for a 1500 based platform.

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Posted: 11/17/19 08:10am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

toedtoes wrote:

Last I read it was going to be based on the jeep wrangler.


I don’t really see the point in that,

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Posted: 11/17/19 09:35am Link  |  Quote  |  Print  |  Notify Moderator

wilber1 wrote:

toedtoes wrote:

Last I read it was going to be based on the jeep wrangler.


I don’t really see the point in that,
Shared platform leads to very little cost for research and development. Been done for years with all auto mfgs.

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Yep. And they were moving them to the same plant so production costs would be lower.

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JRscooby wrote:

IdaD wrote:


A Focus is going to fold up like a beer can if it gets hit by anything significant.


YES! Not just yes, but Bell YES!. If you drive the biggest car, others will get hurt, not you. Me! Me! I'ts all about Me!
Do you ever think about how much more road each large vehicle takes? Not just the pavement under, but more stopping distance means more space needed between to prevent accidents. Ever read on here about somebody worried about MH/gas station? Bigger cars take more space.
IMHO, safer for everybody, not just you, if everybody drove smallest car the would do the job.


A SRW HD truck for 5 people and a dog pulling a fifth wheel is the smallest vehicle that will do the job. Drop the trailer and we are bursting at the seams when we cram in our Pilot. I guess I'm going to need some help piling the family into a subcompact car so we take up less space on the road. [emoticon]


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