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Old 04-25-2005, 12:45 AM   #31
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Still Chrysler's is way better than Ford's or GM!!!!
With Daimler on their side things are changing for the better!
really? iam not too sure bout that.
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:26 PM   #32
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why the **** you want a SUV to go fast?

buy a bike, and spend the $30k u saved up on hookers and booze.
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Old 04-25-2005, 07:44 PM   #33
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I'm personally not an SUV fan, I'd take a touring anyday. And while 400hp or whatever out of a 6.1L isn't all that impressive by todays standards, it's not all about horsepower all the time. While in a perfect world a naturally aspirated 6.1L engine should have at least 610hp and 610ft-lbs, that will never happen. From what I've seen, it's a trade off, you can get 100hp/L, but the torque will be lacking, or you can have a lot of torque, but the rpm's and the hp won't be there. For the purpose of an SUV, torque is the direction you'd want to go.

Also, having a huge vehicle like this (with a solid rear axle I belive) still do 0.9G's on a skidpad, that's pretty good. And they're doing something BMW's seem to avoid, 4-piston brake calipers. 125ft to stop from 60mph is great for a small car, let alone from an SUV.

At that price, you can probably out perform any new BMW or Mercedes.
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:01 PM   #34
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The internal combustion engine is an old design too.
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Old 04-25-2005, 10:06 PM   #35
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The internal combustion engine is an old design too.
So is the wheel, we should start with that
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