Regarding "Dodge's Magnum worries dealers" (Oct. 13): Well, it very well should worry them.
I realize this may be hard for auto designers to follow so stay with me. Very slowly now ... the Magnum is a S-T-A-T-I-O-N W-A-G-O-N!
Not having a sedan is ignorant and suicidal. Customers will see right through it. I'm already having flashbacks to a Dodge Polara behemoth wagon.
The Chrysler group would be better off having a hatchback in the lineup; at
least it might sell some. I don't care how nice the wheels are, it's still a station wagon. Period. End of story. And it's an ugly wagon at that.
I've pretty much driven Chrysler products all my life; but without a
decent-looking sedan, this may be where 25 years of my desire to own a Dodge ends. The Chrysler 300C doesn't cut it.
In summary, the Chrysler group needs a sedan, and it needs the Charger two-door. I've been waiting for the Charger since I saw the concept, but I'm starting to think about buying something else.
The Chrysler group really needs to wake up. It can't have a product line full of station wagons (including the Pacifica) and hope to succeed. This isn't Europe.
Take note: The Japanese manufacturers figured out a long time ago that the American market is different from their own. DaimlerChrysler might want to pay attention.