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did you mean this link?

http://news.pickuptrucks.com/2010/11/sources-say-chrysler-considering-new-names-for-ram-trucks.html

im torn on the new dakota replacement as it may be a unibody design akin to the avalanche or ridgeline, not really a true truck as far as i am concerned, but will have to see it first to pass judgement

thanks for posting that link. was curious to see what they thought about calling it
If it doesn't have a full frame and I can't haul my 4 wheeler in it, then it's not a truck!
 

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I think this is probably an attempt to boost Dakota sales by piggybacking on the Rams recent success. While I have no problem with making us all one big happy family, I've seen rebranding efforts go dissasterously wrong with other products. If you change the name you run the risk of confusing consumers, or alienating your current core.
 

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If it doesn't have a full frame and I can't haul my 4 wheeler in it, then it's not a truck!
i know what you mean! but ive had others on another site give me crap for asking about how much my R/T will tow. they say its not meant for that, and i agree, but still, dont give me crap for asking.

guess the only thing i will haul in my R/T will be A$$
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I think/hope when they say lifestyle truck they just mean a less capable truck not some ridgeline type thing. Id like to see a modern version of the first gen Dakotas, much like a (Dodge) Ram version of the a Ranger. Give it the pentastar v6 and an r/t w/ a 4.7ho or HEMI a 6 or 7ft bed. and around 20mpgs and have it start under 19k. Sound totally doable and we would steal the whole market seeing that the tacoma is huge the colorado/canyon is a pos the Ranger is gone soon and outdated the frontier is ugly and old.
 

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Not too impressed with their idea of the 150s, 250s, etc. Sounds too much like a Ford F series.
i agree. im sure they will come up with something different, although they did use those numbers in the past. remember the Ram 50 and the D series?
 

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Yeah man. My first Ram was a D150 - the Royal package at that... 318 with 904 tranny, tilt, cruise, power steering, power windows, power door locks, and A/C.
 

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I kinda like the 150/250 idea etc. etc. as long as its not d150 etc. I feel like most people who arent mopar nuts like us would see it as ripping off Ford I like the way Ram 150 sounds and looks and Ram 250HD is sweet or how about Ram50 for dak then 100/200/300 I guess well just have to wait and see
 

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I guess I will be shopping for a used Dakota.
Welcome Drut! you know i didnt like the new Dakota when it first came out, but it is starting to grow on me...heck i didnt like the new Ram when it came out, now i cant get enough of them!!
 

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I Like the 1st and 2nd generation the best. Just my opinion and sure wouldn't turn down a deal on a later on either. I really think that the 2nd generation looks the best, but as I said, that's just MY opinion. But, getting onto what this is really about, They're going to call it whatever they want and only THEY know what that is. It really doesn't matter what they do, the others are gonna badmouth the Dodges, no matter what. Personally, OI would rather that some of the decisions that have been made, concerning the Mopars in general, weren't mad, but they were. I can't see any sense in something like the D100. 150 etc, cause there won't probably won't be that many variations (at least I don't see how there could be enough different models, to make that classification worthwhile.) just my 2 cents worth. :)
 

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If I can't go forward with an improved version of the current Dakota, esp. gas mileage, interior design and maybe a full sized bed w/ the crew cab, I may be inclined to invest in the most upgraded of the 2nd gen. Perhaps a low mileage 2004 Cub Cab Sport 4x4 in patriot blue or black w/ a v8.. I had a 2002 that was perfect. None of the problems others had. I was hoping for something better for 2012. Time will tell but I would hate to be forced to choose a...choke...Toyota. My 1986 Toyota 4x4 was great and I'm mostly kidding about the "choke" part but the Dakota felt more solid. I'm guessing the comparison still holds true.
 
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