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Sad times. Will be interesting to see how the brand survives the future since everything on the market will basically have the same contents. Vanilla. Boring. Can exciting brands find a way to stay relevant? Let's see how smart the Dodge boys are....
 
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Sad times. Will be interesting to see how the brand survives the future since everything on the market will basically have the same contents. Vanilla. Boring. Can exciting brands find a way to stay relevant? Let's see how smart the Dodge boys are....
Well funny because I just saw a Motor Trend article today that talks about how Dodge has a neat trick up their sleeves to make the EV "muscle cars" sound better. Kuniskis says it's "shocking" but I guess we'll have to wait until the April auto show to see what this is all about. How do you make drivers forget that they're driving a soul-less, vanilla appliance with no visceral feel or sound? Tough task, but Dodge says they have an answer. This ought to be rich...
 
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Seriously?!? You really think they need a gasoline engine to give a vehicle “soul”?
Yes. 100% yes.

Gasoline cars have soul because every automaker has their own engine, with their own design, their own firing order on the cylinders, their own sound and feel, they all make a unique product. Ford, Chevy, Dodge all coming at it from their own unique angle. That's THE thing that created the hype back in the 60s (and even before that)...can that guy's car outrun my car? What does HE have under the hood? The element of surprise. The element of individual personality.

When you go electric, everything has the same guts. Same type of battery, same type of motor, same everything. The only differences are how much voltage do you throw at those motors? It's going to be a boring life and it will zap (no pun intended) the soul and personality out of all these cars. Oh sure, they can augment the sound. They can change the shape of the body. But at the end of the day an EV is an EV.

Very sad day. We are the ones who got to witness the government take control of what people are allowed to have.
 
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I still just can't believe that Dodge would immediately pull the plug on their most profitable cars, especially with Ford about to launch the S650 Mustang with a real V8 powertrain as a 2024 model and the strong possibility of an administration (and regulation) change the same year. I know the Mopar brands have been subjected to some terrible business decisions over the years but drawing a hard line and cutting off the Hemi V8 cars in 2023 seems very odd. Dodge and Jeep in particular have shown in recent years that they love to compete and stay ahead of the competition and this assumed decision seems like the exact opposite of that.
 
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