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The _ALLPAR_ biggest blunder contest

Discussion in 'Mopar News and Rumors' started by Dave Z, Feb 5, 2017.

  1. AvengerGuy

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    On the page: Chrysler at the 1964 World's Fair. While no Chrysler product info in error, at the bottom of the page it says: "Please don explore the rest of this site!" I doubt if that's what you meant to communicate.
     
  2. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    Hmmm... thanks. That qualifies.
    Sorry I fell behind on the corrections.
    Prizes soon...
     
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  3. Illegal Machine

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  4. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    Got Duster, World’s Fair - thanks.
    Going to evaluate winners now.
     
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  5. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    Great catches! Thanks!
    Turismo shows up in the 1982 Plymouth dealer books, so I assume you mean that the 1.7-liter TC3 became a Turismo in 1983.
    I'm searching out 1981 1/2 materials but have fixed the pages (still working on FWD performance overview).
     
  6. GLHS60

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    1981 dealer brochure show the TC3 as having 4 models, Custom, Sport Premium and Turismo.

    2.2 is listed as standard on the Turismo, optional on others.

    Thanks
    Randy
     
  7. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    THE RESULTS.

    CivoLee: grammatical issue
    DarkSky: wrong image in article
    Tomguy: two typos
    FreeLantz: typo, very outdated article
    valiant67: wrong engines in Cordoba article, - many times. Incorrect info in Magnum page. Incorrect info in Mirada page.
    georgef: timing belt rather than chain in two engines pages (provided evidence)
    ptschett: outdated info in one Dakota page, missing words in another Dakota page
    Dan Minick: mis-spelling in one page, misleading words in another, wrong photo in a third, bad link in a fourth
    David S: numerous link and spelling errors in old FWD cars page. Errors in Omni-derivatives page. Errors in FWD performance page.
    AvengerGuy: extra three letters at bottom of page
    Illegal Machine: mpg rather than mph on Duster page

    When it came down to it, the judges had a tough choice: valiant67 vs David S. By a hair, we went with David S., mostly on volume of errors given, with valiant67 coming in a close second.

    The order, then, will be

    David S: first pick, three items plus Contributors III (or extension)
    valiant67: second pick, two items plus Contributors III (or extension)
    Dan Minick
    ptschett
    georgef
    FreeLantz
    DarkSky

    If there are still prizes left:

    Tomguy
    Illegal Machine
    AvengerGuy
    CivoLee

    Most of you already have my email address, if not, send a PM - I need a mailing address!

    Reminder:

    People with really high shipping costs may be asked to take lighter-weight prizes. (Australia and New Zealand, I’m looking at you!)

    The prize list so far:

    Allpar gear: There is one jacket (L), one nice embroidered-Allpar-logo polo shirt in XXL, and one in 5XL.

    Chrysler memorabilia:
    • Jeep ashtray (obviously used but cleaned)
      [*]Used copy of Common Sense Not Required
      [*]New, sealed, pricey copy of The Diesel Odyssey of Clessie Cummins
    • 2015 Ram Laramie Limited press kit (leather-ish case, color booklet)
    • Fiat 500X press kit (booklet in neat binding with foam rubber X)
    • 2015 Dodge Charger presentation notes with some blank pages (press handout)
    Miscellaneous (books are used)
    • Ad-free membership status for one year
    • Motivation Through the Work Itself: how Volvo’s quality was transformed in the 1960s by changing the way they made cars. I highly recommend this book.
    • Why trade it in? and How to get along with your car, amusing period pieces from 1974 and 1976
      [*]The practical handbook of car care and repair, 1971
    • On a clear day you can see General Motors: John DeLorean’s ghost-written autobiography, quite a tell-all about GM’s internal management with some comments on Ford and Chrysler
     
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  8. redriderbob

    redriderbob Mopar Guru! Supporter

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    There is a blunder on the 2018 Demon page about the car having an illuminated air catcher light like the Challenger R/T instead of T/A.
     
  9. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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  10. svevar

    svevar Member Level 2 Supporter

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    Not an error, but an omission: On the 2015-2017 Chrysler 300 page, the "2016 changes" section neglects to mention that power-adjustable pedals were dropped for that (and the 2017) model year.
     
  11. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    I didn't know that. Thanks. Ha ha, it even says “Non-Adjustable Pedals” in the site.
     
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  12. Christopher

    Christopher Socially Unacceptable Level III Supporter

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  13. svevar

    svevar Member Level 2 Supporter

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    Perhaps Chrysler was receiving a lot of inquiries about "missing" adjustable pedals and therefore wanted to be explicit about the new non-adjustability.

    I've read several articles and dealer listings that claim the pedals are included on 2016 models, but suspect the authors merely copied the features list from a previous year's post. Chrysler's 2016 sales literature makes no mention of them, and indeed they're absent on my car.
     
  14. Dave Z

    Dave Z It's me, Dave Staff Member Supporter

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    Thanks, Christopher. Working on it now.
     
  15. svevar

    svevar Member Level 2 Supporter

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    Additions for the 2017 300 section:
    1. SD card reader dropped from center console Media Hub in favor of second USB port.
    2. New Uconnect 8.4/UAS and 8.4NAV/UAQ systems include 4G connectivity, with service provided by AT&T. Previous systems connected via Sprint's 3G network. Improved processing power permits quicker responses, multi-touch gestures, sharper graphics, etc., not to mention Apple CarPlay and Android Auto. Several former Uconnect Access features (e.g., remote start, Send & Go, vehicle finder, etc.) rebranded as SiriusXM Guardian.
    3. Slight reduction in RWD V6 highway fuel economy (down to 30 mpg from 31) thanks to change in EPA testing methodology.