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300rag

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« on: July 25, 2008, 02:12:45 PM »

Saw a news article today that said for the first time in 40 years Chrysler is going to build at least 100 dragsters to NHRA specs based on the new Challenger. Slightly shortened wheelbase, 1000 pounds lighter and have a choice of 5.7 hemi, 6.1 hemi, or 5.9 wedge. The buyer will also have a choice of auto or manual trans. Who's first in line???
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« Reply #1 on: July 25, 2008, 02:44:19 PM »

I also saw a news article about Chrysler today............
They announced they are getting out of the leasing business........losing money on the residual values THEY established 2-3-4 years ago. That's almost like cutting your nose off to spite your face. W/O leasing...sales will further decrease.......not good news for Mopar fans. I doubt 100 special option dragster sales will solve the crisis facing Chrysler today. This company needs to get back to its roots and crank up engineering and innovation, not tricky sales promos. I'd be willing to bet anyone on this site who would order one of these HEMI DRAGSTERS.......has got a damn Honda or Toyota in his driveway. The Chrysler building in NYC was sold last week to foreigners.........Budweiser was sold to another European country. Wachovia Bank managed itself so well in the last 90 days it actually managed to lose 100 MILLION DOLLARS.........A DAY!!!.........for 90 days and NINE BILLION DOLLARS LOSS....TOTAL!!!

......My little chrystal ball sees more bad times ahead for many companies and individuals.
To hell with dragsters and HTF gas. If houses are losing value what might happen to used dragsters? DAH?
Let's get real and sign orders for quality family cars and "banker's hot rods" again.........Chrysler doesn't need just a cool sip at the trough of sales.......they need a good long refreshing, satisfying drink!
Send me a dealer retail order form for a 2009 300-N!!!
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Stan Paralikis

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« Reply #2 on: July 25, 2008, 04:28:39 PM »

They may be brand new  factory dragsters but how much fun can they be when only "tuners" know what to do with the 'puters in'em?

Besides, they needed to give John Hennessey something to play with now that the Viper has been viped. Commando12008-07-25 21:33:03

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« Reply #3 on: July 27, 2008, 07:25:42 PM »

in the future...
when im middle aged...
this will be the hemi dart of yesturday...



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« Reply #4 on: July 29, 2008, 01:07:05 PM »

i agree with you mobby. and i also agree that John Hennessy really needs to get his hands on a challenger
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