As a Rebel owner, I can appreciate the TRX idea....but just can't figger it out for a 4-door family sedan or an SUV.
I saw a thread somewhere where a dude grafted an early 70's duster body onto a burned out modern Challenger chassis. Will end up with a modern Challenger chassis/drive-train with a classic MOPAR car body.
There's no room for multiple 2-door Muscle cars in the FCA stable (like back in the 60's and 70's). Dodge missed their opportunity when the screwed up the Charger. They could have let the 300 be the performance sedan and made that Charger into a retro-styled 2-door car that would have negated the need for our Challengers.
To be 100% honest, the classic Chargers are much better looking cars than the same year Challengers, and I would have much rather seen the current Challenger platform be a retro-styled Charger than Challenger (or even......a Cuda). Frankly, other than the Vanishing Point movie, I never gave the 70's Challengers a second look, until Dodge brought the 2008 one back. Always seems like the ugly older sibling to the much cooler Cuda and sexier Cuda.
Let's be honest, if Dodge had made a Charger that looked like this (Below), we all be driving one.
Given the super small numbers attached to overall car sales today vs SUV and Pick ups?
I think you're probably right.
ONLY car guys seem to want 2 door cars.
Society has CHANGED.
DULL as DISHWATER sells now...... John Delorean once said he could sell a young man's car to an old man but he couldn't sell an old man's car to a young man.
Selling Dodge Challengers, Chevy Camaro's and Corvettes along with Ford Mustangs to Baby boomer buyers today shows he's still half right in that statement........but where he's now probably very WRONG is found in the vast number of younger buyers who'd today buy 4 door sedans in small numbers and dull, boring SUVs in large numbers.
FUNCTION over STYLE........ it's certainly practical.
If you pick a new Subaru over a sports car or pony car or muscle car....... who in their right mind can say you're not practical or making the SMART CHOICE? Obviously an SUV that get's good MPG and is reliable transportation at lower cost is the SMART CHOICE!
Trouble is though........it's also the DULL, BORING CHOICE young buyers just didn't make nearly so often in decades past.
Some-where in the explanation of how things have changed in the minds of buyers you can find the demise of the 2 door market and probably cars themselves as dominant on the road. A lot of young buyers today are indeed buying, even preferring to buy, the car John Delorean said he couldn't sell them in the 1960s.