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Old 02-08-2008, 04:00 PM   #1
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Exclamation Viper Cancelled

That's the word on the street according to autoblog. I kid you not, I am actually depressed. That was my car... This sucks big time!
http://www.autoblog.com/2008/02/08/h...led-the-viper/


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Old 02-08-2008, 04:04 PM   #2
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oh damn...it's like chevy cancelling Corvette
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:09 PM   #3
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I'm kind of wondering what the logic is behind that. Apparently they aren't trying to compete with chevy any more...unless they have something else up their sleeve. Hmmm.
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wow that kinda sux!@
The 08 ACR viper is freekin bad
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Old 02-08-2008, 04:39 PM   #5
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I blame the new CEO. I can't beleive he got the job after being at Home Depot.
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Old 02-08-2008, 05:04 PM   #6
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um... wow, that is... erm..okay....
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Actually, blame the Government.

Effective in 2010, there are new emissions standards that will be imposed along with a mandatory increase in fuel economy by 30%.

I am all about "being green", but the environmental lobby makes it a point by targeting performance cars and not the everyday car.

Performance cars, like the Viper and the Corvette (which is also on the chopping block for the same reason) represent less than 1% of the vehicles on the road today. The fact that they are capable of speeds close to 200 MPH makes them a luxury, not a necessity.

What the environmentalists conveniently overlook is the EFFICIENCY of these cars. They may consume more fuel (by comparison, but I go back to the 1% issue), but they burn it much cleaner.

The frightening and AWESOME testament to the engineering is the fact that the exhaust gasses produced are actually CLEANER than the air the engine breathes in.

Of course, no one ever mentions that except the manufacturers and they don't have the environment in mind. Only interested in making a buck...
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Actually, blame the Government.

Effective in 2010, there are new emissions standards that will be imposed along with a mandatory increase in fuel economy by 30%.

I am all about "being green", but the environmental lobby makes it a point by targeting performance cars and not the everyday car.

Performance cars, like the Viper and the Corvette (which is also on the chopping block for the same reason) represent less than 1% of the vehicles on the road today. The fact that they are capable of speeds close to 200 MPH makes them a luxury, not a necessity.

What the environmentalists conveniently overlook is the EFFICIENCY of these cars. They may consume more fuel (by comparison, but I go back to the 1% issue), but they burn it much cleaner.

The frightening and AWESOME testament to the engineering is the fact that the exhaust gasses produced are actually CLEANER than the air the engine breathes in.

Of course, no one ever mentions that except the manufacturers and they don't have the environment in mind. Only interested in making a buck...
Well said my friend.
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It's partly the government, but also as you read in the article it's an expensive car for them to build. Chrysler was not in very good financial condition when Cerebus took over, so you knew the cost cutting would begin. I can't say I blame them for starting with the Viper, it was obviously the logical starting point. But Chrysler otherwise is just bottom of the barrel as far as domestic products go. Even though I have a Dodge Dakota R/T 2006 model, this is the last Chrysler product I will ever buy. There's evidence of huge cost cutting in this truck, from the plasticky cheap interior to the wheel bearings and stabilizer links that went bad at 8000 miles. But every manufacturer is cutting costs, Chrylser just isn't very good at it. Analysts predict that in the next 10 years ONE of the big 3 will no longer remain, and I say it will be Chrysler.
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