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We Drive Chrysler’s 2007 Concepts

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Chrysler's recent crop of concept cars haven't been approved for production-but that didn't stop the company from letting the press get their hands on them for a spin.

The automaker brought an assortment of show cars - a handful from each category - out on a warm spring afternoon, some just to sit and look pretty, but most for us to actually slip inside and drive down the tony waterfront in Grosse Pointe, Mich. The selection covered quite a range, from entry-level roadsters to high-line sedans, as well as a variety of Jeeps and trucks.

And while they didn't confirm any of the vehicles were headed for production, some hints were offered. Which of the vehicles is closest? You'll have to stay tuned to TheCarConnection's auto show coverage.

Until then, tell us - which Chrysler concept do you think should head into production?

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  1. The JT is a great concept. It will give Chrysler a pickup better suited to enty level market than the Dakota. I like the Demon, but I wouldn't expect anytime soon. It's too much of a niche vehicle. I think you would have to see the Crossfire disappear before they brought it. Everything else are just design cases. You will see elements of them in upcoming production models, if Cerberus decides to stay on the same track.
     
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  2. The Demon is long overdue, and since they've just updated all their 4-doors, would be a perfect introduction for Dodge in 18months to 2 years. AND I'll be in the market for a miata-type roadster. Unless the new owners of MG get the TF here by then, the Demon would be a solid choice, if done right.
    The Nassau is a beautiful car and would once again establish Chrysler as a design leader - maybe they could hold on to it.
    And the TJ would be my last choice, but probably the biggest hit - just like the 4door wrangler has been. As a Jeep fan, the Jeep Truck is a highly coveted item. Not right for me, with 2 children (unless it had 4 doors) HOWEVER, with the last round of new medium trucks that came out, the American brands (ford and chevy) were trounced by the japanese. The Jeep could be a knockout hit for those looking for an American small truck, that was competitive with the Nissan, Toyota and Honda's.
    Finally, none of this matters if they don't upgrade their interiors!! Apparently Chrysler/Dodge hired all the old Chevy/Pontaic interior designers and purchasers, and they now have the nastiest, least attractive interiors in all autodom!
     
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  3. All of the Chrysler concept products displayed at the Grosse Pointe War Memorial last Friday are outstanding. In particular, I think the Trailhawk and JT will continue to revitalize the Jeep brand. The Trailhawk is beautiful and stylish. As far as the JT goes, the auto industry needs a good American-designed compact truck. And, the JT can re-establish that Chrysler in that segment of the market . . . (are you listening Ford?) Although Jeep purists may believe the Wranger is the only one, the company has wisely decided to focus efforts on bringing Jeep to the masses (in more sensible, stylish form factors). Now, if the Trailhawk can come in fuel-sipping hemi?
     
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  4. If Jeep is going to do a truck, I'd prefer the Gladiator. It's much better looking IMHO.
     
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  5. jt would be huge!!!
    trailhawk has a great look to it.


    Chrysler will rise to the top!!!


    show me a better looking bunch of cars???? the new (old) impala????
     
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  6. I like the Trailhawk the best, but would never sell my V8 4wd 49' Willys Jeepster unless Jeep can also get the diesel. Hell I'd buy a fourdoor Wrangler tomorow if you could get the diesel and a 5 or 6 speed auto. I hope Cerebus pushes for use of diesel motors and trans from Mercedes or there is no reason for me to buy.
     
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  7. The JT sounds like a good idea but I don't believe the Scrambler the real prior model. That was just a longer CJ-7(?) Jeep put out the Comanche from 1986 to 1992 and it never sold that well. Jeep pick-ups just have not worked inthe marketplace. Now the Nassau as the concept for the 300 replacement is something that would work. As popular as the 300 is an update might not work. A new style would keep the customers coming into the dealerships which has to be the starting point.
     
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  8. The JT is the next logical differentation in the wrangler line. Jeep should milk that cow more than they do. They won't eat anyones mkt share with it, It's a niche vehicle anyway. If they make the bed long enough and the tailgate flip down like a pickup should; it'll be profitable. Keep it simple so you could hose out the interior like you used to be able to with the CJ's and they'll surprise themselves like they did with the 4dr Unlimited. I'm ready with the cash whenever they are.
     
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  9. I don't know, Ebscoot ... a niche vehicle may be just what Chrysler needs at this point, and if the Demon can be that niche vehicle, I'd be all for it.
     
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  10. The Demon is my favorite since I believe that Dodge needs an entry level sporty car to establish it's performance image. I would suggest all-wheel drive turbo/intercooled four. I believe the JT is possible, and styling cues from the Trailhawk also probable on the next gen Gran Cher. The concept I dislike is the Nassau. The boat-tail look is awful , and the overall design is uninspiring (to say the least). I believe Chrysler is struggling to follow up on the current 300. Their recient attemts ( Compass, Sebring) point to some concern about styling at Chrysler. In their quest to satisfy the slash and burn hysteria at the " NEW" Chrysler I hope they keep the product comming. I personally would like to see an agressively styled Avenger 2dr. coupe with A.W.D. and supercharged six,(ala Buick GS) Dodge needs performance on the entry level/midsize badly for those who can't afford a Viper. As a current Crossfire owner , I hope we see a next-gen "Fire" with Hemi power on a tweaked version of tthe current car. Afterall,considering what BENZ did to CHRY they owe at least that platform to Chry.
     
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