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2002 Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 with Cummins. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude
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IMHO, the 200 suffered from multiple issues, but got canned way too quickly, money thrown away, to make room for Ram. In hindsight, they should've moved it to Belvedere and continued building it to recoup their investment, and to buy some time to add another product at that plant. But this didn't happen for reasons that we can speculate on, but really don't know.
 

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2002 Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 with Cummins. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude
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What no one seems to get is it's another blown opportunity for Chrysler to shed it's lousy transmission image. It WAS beginning to subside after the ultradrive and Cummins backed failures, but they shot themselves in the foot, AGAIN. I've driven vehicles with this unit, and it's not a fun drive especially behind the four cylinder. It hunts constantly, and never seems happy in whatever gear it's in. The 8 sp. rear drive unit is light years ahead of this abomination, I don't care which company made it.
 

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It was more of what was coming, at the early stages of this always three years out stuff. While there is some truth to these stories, that's all there is. Smoke and mirrors. Gross incompetence IMHO. Or, low on money, a disregard for the products from someone, or all three.
 

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2002 Ram 2500 Quad Cab 4x4 with Cummins. 2021 Jeep Grand Cherokee L Altitude
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Some people do not realize the damage that it did. On top of other transmission issues that other vehicles had as well at the time. So what did they do? They launched another dud that has managed to undo what small bit of progress had been made on the quality front drive line wise. What they should do is back their autos with a bullet proof warranty to try and persuade customers.
 
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