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Nissan and Chrysler in bed together?

Discussion in 'General Automotive' started by nd, Jul 17, 2008.

  1. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:09 AM
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    nd

    nd [OP] Radical Town. It's a hell of a place!

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  2. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:10 AM
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    ^^^ Dude I'm much too ADD to read your whole post, can somebody summarize what ND's trying to say in 4 words or less?
     
  3. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:15 AM
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    eordonez

    eordonez Living vicariously through mjp2

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    sounds like they are desperate
     
  4. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:21 AM
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    Never buy Nissan trucks
     
  5. Jul 17, 2008 at 10:30 AM
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    Thanks for the summary
     
  6. Jul 17, 2008 at 11:17 AM
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    i just skimmed the article but here's what i gathered. Nissan will make a small car for Chrysler to sell in the U.S. in return, one of the dodge plants in mexico will make a truck to replace the Titan which is about to be discontinued. for anyone that has actually read the article correct me if i'm wrong but thats what i gathered. i have also heard rumors that nissan will outsource the Frontier to Chrysler as well. this is a bad thing. right now toyota has the small truck market cornered, followed closely by the fronty with the american small trucks trailing way behind. if the fronty turns to shit, then what is the taco gonna be competeing with? competition is good. if the taco has no competition their quality can go way down and there won't be a decent alternative
     
  7. Jul 17, 2008 at 11:23 AM
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    Thats about right, i dont know why nissan would make such a stupid move dodge trucks are known to suck ass, bye bye nissan....
     
  8. Jul 17, 2008 at 11:40 AM
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    yeah it makes no sense.... they are in a very close second place, and now they are gonna drop down to 5th overnight
     
  9. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:22 PM
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    Doesn't Mitubitchi (sp) build the Dakota for Chrysler ?
     
  10. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:26 PM
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    chris4x4 With sufficient thrust, pigs fly just fine. Staff Member

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    Nope. Its the other way around. :)
     
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    Nissan did not do much good with their trucks, with low sales and poor quality in their half tons they were looking to produce a 3/4 ton to try and get into that market as well. Even though they couldnt hang in the half ton market, and now are going to have Chrysler make their vehicles!!! wow wee! haha
     
  12. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:27 PM
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    I see
     
  13. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:29 PM
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    The Mitsubishi Raider is a Dodge Dakota With a few body modifications. (I don't know how Mitsubishi and Dodge are working that out)
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  14. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:32 PM
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    Same with the colorado and the izuzu, but the izuzu is not going to be made anymore.
     
  15. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:37 PM
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    My dad owned an Izuzu TrooperII and it was a great truck.
     
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    These car companies have been bedpartners forever! I remember the tiny lil '81 Dodge Ram small pickup was built by Mitsubishi. Remember when Ford took over Jaguar? The smaller model-I think the XJ8?- looked like a Taurus with jag bling:puke: then ther's the Pontiac Vibe which is a rebadged Toyota Matrix. I assume Nissan will hold its new partner to the quality standards-or will it become a "trust" issue that will kill sales??
     
  17. Jul 17, 2008 at 7:45 PM
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    I hope so, I agree with ND that competition keeps the edge that we need as a consumer.
     
  18. Jul 17, 2008 at 8:21 PM
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    This actually makes perfect sense for Nissan as the "Chicken Tax" prevents Nissan from making and importing trucks. They are unable to compete with the Tundra, but the Frontier is still a very successful truck. So it will continue to be made.

    Nissan and Renault are now bed buddies (more so than that - Nissan now owns Renault), and the engines (Renault = diesel) and small cars that will come from that venture should be incredible. Style, form, function, reliability, and economy will follow suit. Nissan is making a great decision by backing out of the large truck market, and focusing on what they are very good at - passenger cars.
     
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    Hope that helps.
     
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