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"Hearsay suggests the inevitable will happen..."
"take such rumors with a spoonful of Himalayan salt"
"It鈥檚 a pretty sad outcome for some of the most iconic nameplates from North America鈥檚 vast automotive legacy, but nevertheless, things will work out. "

This "writer" needs to have his journalistic license revoked.
 

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Of course, he (along with other publications) always mention that the Challenger is "old" (introduced in '08)
"why change a good thing!"
 

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Depending on how you look at it, it is either a good thing or a bad thing.

The bad is the more Challengers on the road mean they become too numerous and loose their specialism and just become everyday common. Where we live Challengers are becoming an everyday sight it is not uncommon now to see ten in a cross town trip, when just one year ago you were lucky to see one during the same cross town trip.

The good is the same sales level keeps them in production longer, so to stay special today and not get lost in the commonality, many will personalize their cars exterior to maintain a difference, to set them apart. Seeing weird rims from small to way oversized, different types of graphics and wraps, up badging, and odd types of spoilers, etc., etc..

Some personalizations are good and set the car off and some are bad, really bad, to the point of destroying the cars driveability and performance, I kept my stock parts if I ever did decide to let it go right down to the rims that came on the car. Many have not, and sell their cars as is, which is truly bad for the buyer if they are Challenger clueless, and sadly there are a lot of those buyers out there.
 

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I think the longest body production run was the Suburban. 1974 - 1991 Only cosmetic changes.
-John
Ford,/Lincoln-Mercury Crown Victoria/Grand Marquis four-door sedans were produced on the same basic body and chassis from 1992 to 2012. In 2008 they refreshed them cosmetically and then FOMOCO ran them until the end of production in early 2012 when the Fleet models closed out the model into history. I own one of the last Mercury Grand Marquis built - a 2011 Ultimate, of which only 246 were built that final year - factory special orders only. You still see lot's of them roaming the streets because they are so mechanically simple, durable and cheap/easy to maintain. The chassis is actually a modified F-150 truck chassis!

P.S. > The writer of that Challenger article graduated from The Woke Journalist University...馃憖
 

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" 鈥楳aro"
"Hearsay suggests the inevitable will happen..."
"take such rumors with a spoonful of Himalayan salt"
"It鈥檚 a pretty sad outcome for some of the most iconic nameplates from North America鈥檚 vast automotive legacy, but nevertheless, things will work out. "

This "writer" needs to have his journalistic license revoked.
Agree, never heard anyone use that term before.So lame lol.
They mentioned the Mustang E. Id never buy EV Mustang looking like that. It is a SUV is all it is and they should call it something else.
 

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...Where we live Challengers are becoming an everyday sight it is not uncommon now to see ten in a cross town trip, when just one year ago you were lucky to see one during the same cross town trip....
I do notice more Challengers during the dry months than during the wet months. Speaking for myself, and assuming others are like me, right now we are all trying to get our last drives in when the occasional dry fall day appears. I'll bet you see a lot fewer in 90 days.

...The bad is the more Challengers on the road mean they become too numerous and loose their specialism and just become everyday common.....
Cars come and go. In the mid 1990's, the LT1 GM's B-body (Caprice, Impala SS, Roadmaster) was the hot sedan on market if you wanted a door-slammer with some punch. Obama's cash-for-clunkers ate up a lot of the Caprices and the Impalas are getting rare to see (LT1 Roadmasters were rare to begin with). The LT1 B-body had a three year run and the affection for the platform is a faint shadow of what it once was. Aftermarket support has practically evaporated, and enthusiasts (clubs, national meets, newsletters, etc) are pretty much gone.

I am glad the Challenger is enjoying such a long run with its current platform. This will drive a deep aftermarket support for the platform for many years. It will compel the OEM to maintain parts & supplies longer too. And, hopefully, there will still be Challenger clubs, meets, and events twenty years from now that I can continue to enjoy.
 

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I do notice more Challengers during the dry months than during the wet months. Speaking for myself, and assuming others are like me, right now we are all trying to get our last drives in when the occasional dry fall day appears. I'll bet you see a lot fewer in 90 days.



Cars come and go. In the mid 1990's, the LT1 GM's B-body (Caprice, Impala SS, Roadmaster) was the hot sedan on market if you wanted a door-slammer with some punch. Obama's cash-for-clunkers ate up a lot of the Caprices and the Impalas are getting rare to see (LT1 Roadmasters were rare to begin with). The LT1 B-body had a three year run and the affection for the platform is a faint shadow of what it once was. Aftermarket support has practically evaporated, and enthusiasts (clubs, national meets, newsletters, etc) are pretty much gone.

I am glad the Challenger is enjoying such a long run with its current platform. This will drive a deep aftermarket support for the platform for many years. It will compel the OEM to maintain parts & supplies longer too. And, hopefully, there will still be Challenger clubs, meets, and events twenty years from now that I can continue to enjoy.
Well said!
 
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That was just painful to read. Ouch! I wonder how many more cars would have been sold without the chip shortage. In other words, if the Challenger, Mustang and Camaro production could keep up with or outpace demand, and the lots had available new cars on them, who would have sold more?
 

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That was just painful to read. Ouch! I wonder how many more cars would have been sold without the chip shortage....
Just some rough calculations and looking up some Internet reports...

That article reports just shy of 14k cars in the last quarter. Assuming an even production rate throughout the year, that pencils out to 56k cars in 2021. That is tracking to beat the 51k cars produced in 2020. It is still down significantly from the 81k in 2019 though.
 

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I asked at our local grocery store if that had any Himalayan salt, they said no. I asked if they knew where I can get some? Apparently you have to drive all the way to Nepal. Is that in upstate California?
 

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That was the most beautiful bombastically bordering on bountiful bliss of bling breaching on bounding words of wisdom I have ever read.
That was only slightly tortured....ROTFLMAO! Wonderful alliteration!
 
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