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Dodge Aries ad #4568101
11/08/17 06:19 PM
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This is one of my favourites:



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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568120
11/08/17 06:45 PM
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Great White North.. eh
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Great White North.. eh
LOL, classic. We had one growing up. Tough car. It sure took a beating from me and kept on ticking.


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568125
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Originally Posted By: OVERKILL
This is one of my favourites (VIDEO)


OMG, I [censored] myself laughing. 22 HP Standard. Beats Hyundai Pony 3 out of 4 times... crackmeup


Last edited by StevieC; 11/08/17 06:51 PM.

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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568145
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I remember when going to Canada as a kid in the 80's, it seemed K cars and Dodge/Plymouth/Chrysler minivans were especially popular up there.


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568283
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Aries wasn't that bad when compared to my sister's ride back in the day: 1973 AMC Gremlin 3-speed stick shift in a hue of blue that looked remarkably like the color of our grandma's hair. matching cheapo vinyl interior in the same color !!



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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568318
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Slow and boring but ran forever. I think someone on here still drives one.


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568374
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In the Garage...
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In the Garage...
One of my favorite "commercials" It is so funny!

I had a bunch of Turbo MoPars.


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568393
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Connecticut
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Wasn't that part of the horrendous K car clan?


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568506
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call them whatever you want, they were actually great cheap cars that ran well and lasted a long time IME. Had one turbo and one NA and they were cheap and easy to fix


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568514
11/09/17 07:32 AM
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They had their issues... The 2.2L had fussy Holley carbs before being converted to Bosch throttl-body injection. The 2.2/2.5L suffered from wet weather misfire in early models. The 2.5/2.2L Turbos had head gasket problems in some years, also premature waterpump failures. Leaking rocker covers / camshaft end-cap seals. Computer failure despite being cooled by the air intake of the engine. Breather hose cracking and leaking oil. Door latches used to freeze in the winter and you had to tie the door closed with a seatbelt. They also were not the smoothest running engine in terms of idle vibration. Most don't know that this was a VW design that Chrysler modified.

My dad was working for Chrysler at the time (for steady pay and benefits) and running a shop on the side (having sold his automotive shop when us kids came along), we did countless heads/head gaskets and engine rebuilds on these engines. He made more money in the driveway than at Chrysler but the benefits were great for a family.

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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568571
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This is actually the car that saved Chrysler. Well, this and the minivans. American cars were so bad at one time that this was an improvement! My folks had a Reliant; it was great until the trans blew up at 150K.

Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568576
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Oh yeah I forgot to mention fly-wheels.


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568592
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They weren't so bad. they sold well to those who didn't care much about cars. Like the Fox body Mustang, Cutlass Ciera, or other much maligned modes of transport.
Nothing exciting about them, but they worked quite well and didn't cost too much to keep going. Have they become icons of automotive history?, no. Did the motoring press rave about them?, no.
Did they sell in good numbers?, yes. Did they make a profit for the manufacturers?. yes.

If you are in a manufacturing business do you want rave reviews for your products or a long production run of something making a profit?.
Both, obviously, but what matters more?.

Claud.

Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: StevieC] #4568734
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Originally Posted By: StevieC
Door latches used to freeze in the winter and you had to tie the door closed with a seatbelt.


I think that was pretty much universal. We had that problem on Oldsmobile's, Chevies, Ford's...etc. Our '86 Olds wagon was probably the worst for it.


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Re: Dodge Aries ad [Re: OVERKILL] #4568743
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Oh maybe so but I only remember it on the K-Frame cars.


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