The reason it worked with the charger (those things are everywhere) is that the charger is a practical car, the GTO wasn't (although it was more practical than the 4th gen camaro). Additionally dodge primed the marketplace with the 1999 4 door concept and the magnum wagon - gave buyers time to get used to the idea. Also the new charger is an agressive looking car, something the new GTO wasn't (it looked like a rental gran am).quote:Originally posted by krapfever
Yeah, the Dodge brass tried to pull the same cheap trick with the new Charger. And they killed Plymouth.
Not having the money to advertise is part of it. Waiting until the brand is so hurt to upgrade the cars was a bad idea and a lot of lost money too.quote:Originally posted by Geeto67
Had GM invested in pontiac's advertising it may not have ended this way, but there is only so much money to go around.
quote:Let me tell you a story of three guys and three trucks.
My one friend bought an f250 diesel manual trans. He bought it new from a dealer his brother worked at. Before 50k he had to replace:
Turbo 3 times
Brakes and lines (cracked calipers)
Two gears in the tranny
And all the usual service items.
A second buddy bought a gmc diesel 2500. Before 100k he had to replace:
Stearing rack. and it was admitted that the dealer screwed it up putting it on a lift.
A third bought a ram 2500 gas powered. He had no major failures but had to replace the truck with a Honda civic as the damn thing ate him out of house and home. It was the cheapest feeling of all the trucks and lots of little shit went wrong but nothing major.