Re: '99 model questions

From: W. Jack Hilton III (
Date: Wed Jun 24 1998 - 10:53:44 EDT

I would think that the bulk of the people buying trucks , especially for
work trucks , would tend to shy away from a totally new type of setup like
that as well .

Not only the people buying them for work , but just as 90% of people that
buy an SUV demand 4WD and NEVER take it off the pavement , people are just
not gonna buy a FWD truck.....I know I wouldn't !

At 10:36 AM 6/24/98 -0400, you wrote:
>GM experimented with FWD pickups? When?
>> If you remember the little Dodge front wheel drive pickups they made in
>> about '85 or so .
> Oh yeah, I had completely forgotten about those. The Plymouth Arrow and
>Dodge Rampage, I do believe. They were pretty goofy looking IMO, but I
>didn't know they were FWD. Stands to reason if they were based on the
>Charger, though.
> I suppose I can understand significant FWD driveline stress and
>to some extent, but I've got to believe that these are solveable problems.
>But maybe the market wouldn't bear the cost of a super-heavy-duty FWD
>transaxle, etc.
> Thanks for the info,
> Ron

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