w108 - 1/3/2006 8:12 AM
That Hemi thing with Chrysler has always been overrated and it's really their only selling point.
chrysler was doing better without mercedes.
they had released a slew of VERY popular and forward cars right prior to the merge. the neon was selling in large volumes(and if they would have kept advertising, it would have beaten the civic/carollas of its day) the intrepid could be seen almost as much as the taurus(the best selling taurus-- not the turd one) we'll forget about the jan brady model cloud cars, theyre very forgettable.
the viper was a success. the ram truck has inspired the styling of ALL trucks since its big fenders debuted in 1994.
chrysler was doing well for itself in 1995-1998(or whenever the merge was) i cannot say the same for mercedes.
just because it has a star on it, doesnt make it a good car.
rotting spring perches(w210) bad head gaskets(everything with a 3.2v6) bad wiring harnesses(again...3.2v6) the m class(needs no mention-- bad introduction all around-- pre chrysler, i might add) what about the legendary diesel engines found in mercedes cars in 1991-1995, huh?
yeah-- engeneering excellence.
you just keep stroking off looking at that star, dude.
as for me-- ill take a car of real quality over one with perceived quality any day.
**rant mode complete**