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post #1 of 16 Old 01-27-2010, 05:03 AM Thread Starter
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This is crazy of Dodge . . . might be good for Jeep

Here read the last few lines:
Ram Trucks Will Always Be Dodges, Ram President Says - PickupTrucks.com News

Apparently Dodge is going to be dropping the Dakota in 2011 !

Dose this mean, Jeep might get a chance to make a pick up truck ?

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post #2 of 16 Old 01-27-2010, 08:54 AM
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The current body on frame Dakota is dead. There may be a mid size "lifestyle" unibody pickup down the road as a replacement.
Personally I'd love to see a small 4 door ultra short bed pickup. At most a 4 foot bed. Almost like how people take their XJ and make the back a small bed. Just enough space for daily little stuff around town. I'll hitch up my utility trailer for the rare times I need to get bigger stuff. Why drive every day with more wheelbase and length a regular bed has when you don't need it.
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The magnum could be retooled into an el camino like pickup. With a Hemi and awd, itd be a nice little performance machine and should satisfy anyone who wants to be able to haul a few things yet get the car like handling and smooth ride. And with the MDS Hemis, mpg would be in the mid 20s.

Then Jeep could grow a pair and spend the couple thousand it would take to tool up a halfcab and bulkhead for the 2-door unlimited body that already exists.
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I can't imagine that they would elemintate a midsize pickup, they have always marketed it as a "larger than compact" and to only have the full size just seems dumb. although dumber things have happened, enter the elemination of the XJ and the neon...

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A Wrangler based pickup would be midsize and would offer style, offroad capability, and durability that nothing else could touch by a longshot. I liked the dakota over any other mid or compact pickup since it was a dodge and it offered a V-8. But other than that, what really set it apart from the rest of the pack? Nothing much.
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I can't imagine that they would elemintate a midsize pickup,
In 2005 the Dakota got ugly, bigger and more expensive. People figured they could buy a Ram for not much more. Sales dropped off.
If they bring the size back down a little it would make sense.

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Did they show the Dakota replacement at an outdoor hockey game or did you post in the wrong forum?

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i was wondering about a spammer ?

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Dodge will be coming out with a new redesigned small truck to replace the dakota
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Ford is coming out with the F100 so Dodge is probably coming out with something to compete with it.

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Ford is coming out with the F100 so Dodge is probably coming out with something to compete with it.
I thought Ford canceled the F100. Is it still a go? In my opinion 1/2 tom pickups have gotten outrageously big. Need something back to the size of a 1970 Chevy pickup.

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X2 on Dakotas getting ugly (same for Durangos), and expensive! Unless you work for a living, or actually have enough toys or big enough toys to need a full size truck, I think the sheer size of them is more of a PITA to deal with in day to day driving than they're worth.

I've heard that Ford is killing the Explorer Sport Trac too. I think the pricing is a big part of it. Why spend $28-$30K on a midsize when the same money will get you into a nice Full Size, with more capability? Regardless of driving preference, I expect to pay less if I'm getting less truck.

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No ones buying the sportrac because they totally strayed from the formula that made it a success. It was a blend of a little pickup with a lot of SUV back when the explorer was a legit SUV. But then it became bloated, expensive, and lost what SUV capability it had. Soccer moms are all that buy most SUVs anymore because theyre nothing more than minivans that dont quite look like minivans. trying to make a pickup out of one of those is a guaranteed fail.
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The new Dakotas are ugly and don't even get a Hemi option. Kill it. If i wanted a Dakota i'd get an 01 R/T. AFAIK they are replacing it with a unibody truck. I guess so they can compete against the Honda Ridgeline.

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No ones buying the sportrac because they totally strayed from the formula that made it a success. It was a blend of a little pickup with a lot of SUV back when the explorer was a legit SUV. But then it became bloated, expensive, and lost what SUV capability it had. Soccer moms are all that buy most SUVs anymore because theyre nothing more than minivans that dont quite look like minivans. trying to make a pickup out of one of those is a guaranteed fail.

When did an explorer have any capability?

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