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yes, I know it’s not Chrysler anymore. Yes I’ve heard FCA is consider another merger and name change. This is for discussion purposes only :)

I’d say that I’ve been a Chrysler loyalist for some time. Some highlights:

96 Jeep grand Cherokee limited, got this used and it ran to about 186k miles before passing on
2012 Jeep grand Cherokee overland, sweet ride until it got sank in a lake

2015 jeep grand Cherokee overland, sweet bonus from work until it got totaled 3 months after driving it off the lot

2016 Dodge Charger RT 5.7

2017 Ram 1500 Laramie

My current daily driver
2019 Ram Rebel
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My family throughout the years have owned a lot of Chrysler products. My first recollection of a Chrysler vehicle was my Father's 1942 Dodge two door sedan. My Grandfather at the time, drove a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe four door sedan. My Uncle had a 1946 Chrysler Windsor and my parent's had a 1947 DeSoto Custom club coupe. Later my Grandfather acquired a 1949 Windsor Sedan and my Uncle got a 1949 Windsor Club Coupe. He later traded that in for a 1951 Windsor Club Coupe and my Grandfather bought a 1954 Windsor Deluxe. After buying products from other manufacturers, my Father bought a 1967 Imperial. His last Chrysler product was a 1977 or 78 Dodge Aspen station wagon which was a lemon. I currently own a 1911 Maxwell Model I Touring which later became Chrysler Corp. I would like to sell this car. I also have a 1969 Dodge Charger White Hat Special that I have been associated with for 50 years. My latest and favorite is my 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pact.
 

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My family throughout the years have owned a lot of Chrysler products. My first recollection of a Chrysler vehicle was my Father's 1942 Dodge two door sedan. My Grandfather at the time, drove a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe four door sedan. My Uncle had a 1946 Chrysler Windsor and my parent's had a 1947 DeSoto Custom club coupe. Later my Grandfather acquired a 1949 Windsor Sedan and my Uncle got a 1949 Windsor Club Coupe. He later traded that in for a 1951 Windsor Club Coupe and my Grandfather bought a 1954 Windsor Deluxe. After buying products from other manufacturers, my Father bought a 1967 Imperial. His last Chrysler product was a 1977 or 78 Dodge Aspen station wagon which was a lemon. I currently own a 1911 Maxwell Model I Touring which later became Chrysler Corp. I would like to sell this car. I also have a 1969 Dodge Charger White Hat Special that I have been associated with for 50 years. My latest and favorite is my 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pact.
There is some awesome history there! I’m sure that 1911 has some stories to tell. Thanks for sharing!
 

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It is interesting thread. Including the 2019 Scat Pack that unlocks access to this forum, I currently own a 2005 Dodge Ram CTD , with 46K miles. Love that truck, and,,,
2016 Jeep wrangler JKUR
1998 Jeep wrangler sport TJ, with the straight six. We don't drive it in rain or snow anymore, to help keep the frame from rusting any more. Its a good Jeep.

I previously had a 1996 Dodge Ram which I traded for the current diesel I own now. Never had any trouble with that truck. But it sure acted funky when the battery needed replacing !
Have a good one !
 

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My parents had a 1973 Dart, my sister had a 1971 Demon. I had a 1983 Shelby Charger SCCA SSB race car in 84. A few years later a 1984 Horizon SCCA ITB race car. I just got a 2015 R/T +, 6m. Racing days are over, but maybe a Auto-X , or track day with this one.
 

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My parents had a 1973 Dart, my sister had a 1971 Demon. I had a 1983 Shelby Charger SCCA SSB race car in 84. A few years later a 1984 Horizon SCCA ITB race car. I just got a 2015 R/T +, 6m. Racing days are over, but maybe a Auto-X , or track day with this one.
would love to see some of the 83 Shelby Charger

sounds like you’ve had some fun ones in the family
 

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Only ever driven Dodge and RAM myself. Love Dodge and Ram trucks, I've never driven Jeeps but I've heard the Wrangler and Grand Cherokee are good to go. I love my Challenger.

My dad has been a Mopar guy his whole life too. He's owned a 1970 and 1971 Coronet (with a 440 and 318, respectively), a 1974 Charger (360/727 auto, my favorite car from childhood), an unknown MY Dodge pickup with the old slant 6, a 1989 Ramcharger (318/727), an unknown MY Dodge 4x4 pickup with 3 on the tree, a 1995 Ram 1500 (318/A518; he drove it for 18 years and 320,000 miles before it finally died), and he recently got a 2019 Ram 1500 Classic. Those are just the cars I KNOW of. He did have a 1970 Challenger but it was just a rolling chassis, no engine or trans. He had to sell it before I was born, little did he know it would become my favorite old muscle car 😪

My first car was a 1986 Dodge Ramcharger with a 318 and A904, that would have been perfect had the previous owner not installed the distributor in the wrong way and put on an oversized carburetor. Having no OD in the trans also sucked for gas mileage. My previous car was a 2001 Durango that I'm sure was wonderful when new but was a piece of sh*t when I got it 😂 it was owned by lowlifes and crackheads for years before I nursed it back to health.

I have not been impressed by anything labeled "Chrysler" in the last 10 to 15 years. Test drove an '09 Chrysler Aspen with my parents, had transmission issues even though it was basically brand new. My friend got an '06 Sebring a couple years ago with the dreaded 2.7 V6 and, of course, lots of electrical problems. The PT Cruiser was gimmicky and also plagued with issues. A bunch of Chryslers had that infuriating battery position that made you remove the tire before removing the battery. The recent Chrysler 200 was known to be a POS. The only decent recent Chrysler vehicles I can think of are the 300 and the Pacifica.

Actually, I take that back, I saw one Chrysler that impressed the hell out of me. A 2006 Pacifica that lasted damn near 400,000 miles before it died on a road trip up to North Carolina. I think it had the old 3.5L V6.
 

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My family throughout the years have owned a lot of Chrysler products. My first recollection of a Chrysler vehicle was my Father's 1942 Dodge two door sedan. My Grandfather at the time, drove a 1941 Plymouth Special Deluxe four door sedan. My Uncle had a 1946 Chrysler Windsor and my parent's had a 1947 DeSoto Custom club coupe. Later my Grandfather acquired a 1949 Windsor Sedan and my Uncle got a 1949 Windsor Club Coupe. He later traded that in for a 1951 Windsor Club Coupe and my Grandfather bought a 1954 Windsor Deluxe. After buying products from other manufacturers, my Father bought a 1967 Imperial. His last Chrysler product was a 1977 or 78 Dodge Aspen station wagon which was a lemon. I currently own a 1911 Maxwell Model I Touring which later became Chrysler Corp. I would like to sell this car. I also have a 1969 Dodge Charger White Hat Special that I have been associated with for 50 years. My latest and favorite is my 2018 Dodge Challenger R/T Scat Pact.
My goodness, seems like you've been hanging around this block for quite a while!
 

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First Dodge, Pontiacs before that

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Not in order of when I owned them and at times I had 2 or 3 of these at the same time
1972 Dodge B100 Tradesman van
1981 Dodge B150 Ram Van
1982 Dodge Rampage
1982 Dodge Rampage Shelby Charger Turbo conversion
1984 Dodge Rampage
1985 Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo
1986 Dodge Shelby Charger Turbo
1986 Jeep Cherokee Pioneer 4x4 (hence my username, all the way back to AOL 1991) )Technically this was an AMC Jeep)
1986 Dodge Lancer ES Turbo
1988 Chrysler LeBaron Turbo Coupe
1992 Plymouth Grand Voyager
1993 Intrepid
1995 Chrysler LHS
1996 Chrysler Town and Country LXi
2001 Chrysler PT Cruiser
2002 Chrysler Town and Country Limited
2002 Jeep Liberty Limited (my son's+
2004 Chrysler Crossfire
2005 Chrysler PT Cruiser Touring Turbo Convertible
2005 Mercedes SLK350 (Diamler Chrysler, same as the Crossfire)
2006 Dodge Charger R/T
2012 Jeep Grand Cherokee Overland (Currently own)
2015 Dodge Charger R/T R&T
2018 Dodge Challenger 392 HEMI Scat Pack SHAKER (currently own)
The only ones I bought new were the 1988 LeBaron Turbo Coupe, and the 1993 Intrepid, some of the others were very lightly used less than a year old, some were well over 10 years old and well over 100K miles when I got them.
Never had a tranny failure, never an engine failure, never stranded.
Well, I did grenade the differential in the 1986 Shelby Charger Turbo and it was 3 years old with low miles, and warranted. I still have pieces of the spyder gears that I found on the road!
The shorted I owned was the Crossfire for less than 10 months, moved from the 2006 Charger to Crossfire to the SLK, then 2015 Charger in 3 years.
The longest I owned one was the 2002 T&C Limited, 13 years and over 120K miles. Actually the best vehicle I ever owned, if it didn't start to rust I would have kept it.
Crossfire with M6 was a hoot, gorgeous and fun, but the SLK called to me with that amazing top. I miss that for the sheer fun and uniqueness, but that 2006 Charger left an empty spot, I needed back in a V8, so the 2015 Charger, then I wanted even more torque!
Other than that list, I have had 2 KIAs (both new) a few GMs, and a 1987 Lincoln Mark VII LSC. One of the best plain get in a car and drive type of rides ever made. My 2012 Jeep Overland is probably the closest thing in a weird way.
 
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'79 Plymouth Volare - first vehicle
'92 Dodge Dakota
'69 Dodge Dart - still own (26,000 original miles)
'73 Dodge Challenger - wish I still owned!
'96 Dodge Intrepid
'96 Dodge Ram
'98 Dodge Ram
'00 Dodge Caravan - the small children years
'02 Dodge Caravan - still the small children years
'00 Dodge Ram
'03 Dodge Ram
'05 Dodge Ram
'10 Jeep Commander
'10 Dodge Ram
'13 Dodge Ram
'14 Dodge Journey
'05 Jeep Liberty - kids no longer small years
'15 Jeep Wrangler - wife's current DD
'15 Dodge Challenger SPS
'17 Ram Rebel - current driver, 172,000 miles (just did first brake job!)
'13 Dodge Dart - kids just keep getting older
'19 Dodge Challenger WBSP

Cannot say I'm 100% accurate with all the years, but best I could remember!
I've owned and currently owned several other makes and models. But should cover all the Mopars.
 
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I am not a brand loyalist but I have owned some Mopars.
1999 Grand Cherokee ...biggest POS I ever owned.
1998 Ram Quad cab(traded in for the 2007)
2007 Ram Quad cab...still have it
2018 Challenger.... currently have this.

I've had Ford's, Pontiacs, Nissan and Toyotas.. ..oh and a Mazda Rx-7.
 
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Started out as a Chevy guy, only because my first ride as a teenager was a 1988 Camaro. Then moved on to my first truck, a Dodge Ram 2003. Traded it for an 05 4x4 Ram since I was getting ready to be stationed in Germany the first time. Figured 4x4 would be useful in the snow. Had it for 12 years till the diff started to go and I could afford to fix it before moving to Germany for my 3rd time in 2017.

So I had to sell it. Currently still own a 08 Chrysler Aspen, 13 SRT8 Challenger and a 19 Daytona Charger (the wife’s). All have been with 5.7 Hemi, except the Challenger and Charger with their 6.4’s.


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Between my wife and I ... mostly Mopars and Pontiacs over the past 40+ years

1968 Dodge Charger R/T (440, A727, Dana 60) - '75-'77. You always remember your first.! ;)
1984 Chrysler Laser XE - '84-'88
1987 Dodge Shadow - 2.2 Turbo - '87-'886
1987 Plymouth Voyager LE - '88-'94
1999 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - '99-'02
2002 Jeep Grand Cherokee Laredo - '02-'07
2007 Dodge Charger R/T - '07-'13
2011 Dodge Challenger R/T Classic - '13-'16
2013 Dodge Charger R/T Plus - '13-'17
2017 Dodge Durango R/T - '16-Present
2015 Dodge Challenger SRT - '17-Present
 

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As long as I've been alive I've been a Mopar guy. It all started when I saw an Orange 69 Dodge Charger on TV and learned Christine was a Plymouth! Probably didn't hurt that my dad worked for Chrysler, although he was never a car guy. When I met my wife, I told her one of my goals in life was to have a garage and driveway that had nothing but Mopars in it. She had a Honda Civic at the time, wasn't too long after we were married that I was able to convince her to sell the honda. My history:

1986 Dodge Ram Regular Cab 2wd 318 (93-94)
1993 Dodge Ram Regular Cab 2wd 318 (94-97)
1997 Dodge Ram Regular Cab 2wd 318 (96-14)
2002 Dodge Ram Regular Cab 2wd 360 (02-15)
2008 Chrysler Sebring (09-12) This was actually a company car, I told them if they tried to give me one of the ford's I'd refuse it and make them pay me mileage for me to use my own truck!
2012 Dodge Avenger R/T (12-present)
2009 Dodge Grand Caravan (17-19) family vehicle that eventually became a work van
2017 Ram 1500 Lonestar Crew Cab (19-present)
2020 Dodge Challenger 1320 - (6/22/20 until the day I die)

I like to keep my trucks/cars for a long time so I don't do a lot of jumping around and why the list isn't really all that long. I regret selling my 02 Ram and wish I still had my 93 Ram too
 

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16 Charger outside next to my wife's Hyundai lol.


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Lots of great history in this thread, I hope thinking about your past rides has brought back some fond memories
 
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