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Over the last week, I have seen some reports claiming that Fiat is planning to kill off the Dodge brand. First of all, is there anybody that can confirm or deny this (Milous, Scott, Marlon, Dev)? Secondly, what are your thoughts on this? Personally, Dodge goes a long way back and has a lot of heritage, and I think it would be a shame to kill it off. In my opinion, they are the only brand that still produces cars with a true "muscle car" feel (with the Charger and Challenger). Hopefully I will be getting either Charger or Challenger in SRT trim (waiting for the Hellcat) within the next couple of years (as a companion to my Jeep).
 

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Over the last week, I have seen some reports claiming that Fiat is planning to kill off the Dodge brand. First of all, is there anybody that can confirm or deny this (Milous, Scott, Marlon, Dev)? Secondly, what are your thoughts on this? Personally, Dodge goes a long way back and has a lot of heritage, and I think it would be a shame to kill it off. In my opinion, they are the only brand that still produces cars with a true "muscle car" feel (with the Charger and Challenger). Hopefully I will be getting either Charger or Challenger in SRT trim (waiting for the Hellcat) within the next couple of years (as a companion to my Jeep).
Only Dodge related "killing off" I've heard off is the Durango getting "deleted" in place of Wagoneer. Isn't Dodge the only truck/pickup line that CJD offers? Hard to imagine a "Big 3" with no pickup trucks
 

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They already separated the RAM brand at the Dodge dealer......
Thanks-I realized afterwards...and that I should be on here too early or too late in the day-mind doesn't work. It would be interesting how Fiat would handle the "liquidation" of the brand. I mean, NJ troopers ride around in their Chargers here. Are they willing to give Ford the State Police business back? Either way, much as I'd love to see Alfas and Fiats around(again) I hope it's not to replace Dodge.
 

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Over the last week, I have seen some reports claiming that Fiat is planning to kill off the Dodge brand. First of all, is there anybody that can confirm or deny this (Milous, Scott, Marlon, Dev)?
Must be a slow news day for journalists. Dodge is alive and well and at this time there are no plans to "kill" the brand.
 

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Thanks-I realized afterwards...and that I should be on here too early or too late in the day-mind doesn't work. It would be interesting how Fiat would handle the "liquidation" of the brand. I mean, NJ troopers ride around in their Chargers here. Are they willing to give Ford the State Police business back? Either way, much as I'd love to see Alfas and Fiats around(again) I hope it's not to replace Dodge.
i think most departments are using the new ford and chevy equally as much as the chargers..
 

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I think we will see the disappearance of the 3-pedal manual transmission before the disappearance of Dodge.
 

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Someone said something similar about Pontiac a while back.... Not that I think this is the same. Dodge should be here for a while. The speculation comes because the largest brand recognition came from the Dodge Ram which of course is not just RAM.
 

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There was an article yesterday that talked about Ford and GM looking to be in much better shape than Chrysler. They didn't say that Chrysler was planning to dump Dodge. But they did say that if the company had to consolidate brands, the Chrysler name would be the one to survive, just because it is the name of the company.

Will Dodge disappear. I have no idea, but I learned a long time ago, "Never say Never".
 

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There was an article yesterday that talked about Ford and GM looking to be in much better shape than Chrysler. They didn't say that Chrysler was planning to dump Dodge. But they did say that if the company had to consolidate brands, the Chrysler name would be the one to survive, just because it is the name of the company.

Will Dodge disappear. I have no idea, but I learned a long time ago, "Never say Never".
I work in a few GM stores, from the ground things seem way less stable with GM, IMHO.
 

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Well it looks like I better speed up my process on getting my Charger and crossfire before they go extinct


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The rumor about Dodge ending was not true. Also, Dodge just unveiled the redesigned 2015 Charger.
 

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Greetings,

I was at the NY International Auto Show yesterday evening and it was not that crowded which is typical during the weekday. This was first time in a very long time that Dodge and Ram had outstanding displays. They had a pretty good attendance at both displays.

Best for now.:)
 

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I agree that the rumors are probably wrong. Chrysler doesn't have another division to slot into the market space that Dodge is in right now. Splitting off RAM just means they want a light truck brand on its own, not that Dodge is on the way out.
 
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