Nothing wrong with the platform. The body was stiffened back in 2015. They haven't really stood still.
This is a very good request. And is absolutely reasonable.@sickboy, I think we'd like them to feel lighter and nimbler (Maserati style front suspension), have a nicer ride on the 300 and all the V6 versions (I suspect more $ in springs and shocks would help), and be more reliable overall... though reliability doesn't seem bad as far as I can tell. I'd like to see the transmission software re-examined, improved, and expanded on — these transmissions can handle a huge number of modes and Chrysler/Dodge use very few compared with Alfa and Maserati. I'd like to see the V6 have a "fast shift" button which does nothing but apply 392 Hemi shifting speeds, for those who like responsiveness but don't want or need a V8 (gas mileage and insurance concerns).
In the mid-to-late 1990s, every single Chrysler product saw dozens if not hundreds of improvements every year as engineers pursued and fixed bugs and problems from warranty reports. That was possible under the platform-team/empowered teams system. I'd love to see that come back.
Well... the capability is in the transmission but Chrysler does not allow it... as you say. I was talking mostly about shift modes but yes, I WOULD like both sport and eco modes. Track mode is maybe a bit excessive for a daily driver but ...This is a very good request. And is absolutely reasonable.
What’s really a kick in the pants is most of what you want in the transmission is probably in the car already. The tazer by zautomotive unlocks the computer and allows for sport and track and eco modes, activate panel shifters if you install some, choose any splash screen, and so on.
"compromised trunk"??? The 08,09 Taurus basicaly a updated 500 had a HUGE trunk. When I say bench I mean the split bench seat that was the standard bench seat since the mid 80's.But they weren’t. The Taurus had a compromised trunk. I’m not a fan of bench seats. Buckets are fine as long as the console leaves me knee room.
Have you actually loaded or unloaded a 500 or Taurus trunk? Yes, it’s large. But it is compromised by a small opening. So you can’t load many large items, and for smaller items you have to load things then shove them forward to use all the room."compromised trunk"??? The 08,09 Taurus basicaly a updated 500 had a HUGE trunk. When I say bench I mean the split bench seat that was the standard bench seat since the mid 80's.
The trunk opening being small is true for all sedans but the 08,09 taurus trunk opening is bigger then all the others.Have you actually loaded or unloaded a 500 or Taurus trunk? Yes, it’s large. But it is compromised by a small opening. So you can’t load many large items, and for smaller items you have to load things then shove them forward to use all the room.
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They renamed the Limited, they didn't drop it... as far as I know. I think it's now the Touring L.My wife would have been tickled to death to see a 2020 300 Limited in person, and talked to a salesman who knew anything about the car, so she could have decided what to order, but now I hear the Limited and 300 models have been discontinued in 2021. Looks like neither she nor I will be able to order what we want, since the Pacifica Limited will only be offered with all-wheel drive or hybrid, and both are a non-starter for me.
Do we have any indication of how long the next generation has been in development?? Last I read they planned to basically update the current platform and architecture. Not sure where any of this stands now...I just wanna add, do you think that the delays of these cars could help improve quality since they've been in development for quite a while?