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Old 04-04-2015, 05:07 PM   #1
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Post 10 Cars That Are Being Discontinued After 2015


Styling fads come and go, technology comes and goes, and buyer needs are constantly changing. These are all the reasons why the automotive world is constantly evolving. When automakers become complacent and live off of past success, they eventually learn what the now-defunct Saturn learned: change or die.

This constant changing is also why we see so many different cars coming and going each year. As new model years roll around, buyers can see dozens of old cars disappear and be replaced by a dozen all-new cars. Understandably, this can all get rather confusing.

To help you get a grasp on what cars are checking out for 2015, InsiderCarNews.com has put together a list of the 10 most notable cars that won’t be around after 2015. Some of these cars are leaving to simplify confusing lineups, while others simply don’t make great business sense. However, there is one vehicle that won’t live beyond 2015 that has no reason to go anywhere other than the fact that its parent company obviously wants to shake things up a bit.

1. Chevrolet SS
2. Dodge Grand Caravan
3. Acura TL
4. Cadillac CTS-V Wagon
5. Toyota FJ Cruiser
6. Nissan Murano CrossCabriolet
7. Jaguar XK
8. Nissan Cube
9. Honda Fit EV
10. Dodge Durango

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Old 04-04-2015, 05:17 PM   #2
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No mention of the Evo?

Or did they forget that Mitsubishi is still in business
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Old 04-04-2015, 06:50 PM   #3
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No mention of the Evo?

Or did they forget that Mitsubishi is still in business
No, they just don't care about the Evo. Not surprised (not sad either). I would be genuinely surprised if it made that list either way.
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Old 04-04-2015, 07:16 PM   #4
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No, they just don't care about the Evo. Not surprised (not sad either). I would be genuinely surprised if it made that list either way.

Prime vs Prime EVO > STi. It is a shame where they have taken it though.
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Old 04-04-2015, 08:27 PM   #5
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I'm surprised to see the caravan go. I had one twice as a rental for work and they are nice, damn nice and surprisingly quick.
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Old 04-05-2015, 01:28 AM   #6
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They're still making the old Vagon?
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Old 04-05-2015, 07:15 AM   #7
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Nissan X-Terra last year
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Old 04-05-2015, 10:53 AM   #8
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I don't think that list is correct. 2016 will be the last year for the Chevy SS
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Old 04-05-2015, 12:36 PM   #9
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I'm surprised to see the caravan go. I had one twice as a rental for work and they are nice, damn nice and surprisingly quick.
That was my first thought. This is a badge engineering elimination. The Caravan will live on as a Chrysler T&C.
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Old 04-05-2015, 09:10 PM   #10
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I had a Town & Country as a rental a year ago - it was nice, but rather smaller inside than the Sienna, Odyssey, & others. Not bad, but I'd never own one again. Had an old Plymouth Voyager - lots of problems with it: engine died before 60K, transmission at 65K, rear drum brake seized, and lots of other issues. Never again.
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Old 04-06-2015, 11:00 AM   #11
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Toyota FJ cruiser will be back along with major upgrade to 4 Runner.
As many Jeeps as they sell do you think it will die? GM is also planning a Jeep/Hummer vehicle for this market.
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Old 04-06-2015, 12:02 PM   #12
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I had a Town & Country as a rental a year ago - it was nice, but rather smaller inside than the Sienna, Odyssey, & others. Not bad, but I'd never own one again. Had an old Plymouth Voyager - lots of problems with it: engine died before 60K, transmission at 65K, rear drum brake seized, and lots of other issues. Never again.
While the Grand Caravan is a little smaller than the Odyssey and Sienna, where the GC shined was it's much lower starting price with a more powerful engine. I wish they still had the AWD option but it is rumored to return in the next T&C.

I still have my Dad's 2000 GC with AWD and has been absolutely a workhorse and pretty reliable. Only had to replace parts starting a couple years ago but nothing too major considering it is now 15 years old. It does have some oil leaks but runs great and the cargo capacity with the seats removed is fantastic.
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That was my first thought. This is a badge engineering elimination. The Caravan will live on as a Chrysler T&C.
Forgot about the Town and Country. I've always wondered why they make the same vehicle but rebadge it. It seems like it would cost more to do that than having 1 brand make the vehicle (consolidate from chrysler to just dodge)

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I had a Town & Country as a rental a year ago - it was nice, but rather smaller inside than the Sienna, Odyssey, & others. Not bad, but I'd never own one again. Had an old Plymouth Voyager - lots of problems with it: engine died before 60K, transmission at 65K, rear drum brake seized, and lots of other issues. Never again.
Dude, hasn't the Plymouth brand been dead for 14 years? Kinda hard to compare a brand thats been dead for 14 years to a company of today. Granted I think most Dodge / Chrysler products are garbage, but the Grand Caravan seemed to be pretty damn good. I had to use it as a rental twice for two week periods at a time and each rental consisted of a 4 hour drive for one of the days. If I was going to go minivan and remove all my dignity, id do it in that vehicle.
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Old 04-06-2015, 01:55 PM   #14
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Dude, hasn't the Plymouth brand been dead for 14 years? Kinda hard to compare a brand thats been dead for 14 years to a company of today. Granted I think most Dodge / Chrysler products are garbage, but the Grand Caravan seemed to be pretty damn good. I had to use it as a rental twice for two week periods at a time and each rental consisted of a 4 hour drive for one of the days. If I was going to go minivan and remove all my dignity, id do it in that vehicle.
Yes, but their reputation has not improved much since then. They're still mostly junk. Yes, the T&C I rented seemed nice, but small-ish compared to Odyssey and Sienna. If I had to own any minivan, it wouldn't be the T&C. Better space utilization in most other minivans, better reliability, better crashworthiness, etc.

Style-wise, I was tempted by the Nissan Quest (and I like the way the seats just fold forward like my Tribeca, leaving a flat floor without having to remove anything) and the '15 ('16?) Kia Sedona. Reliability-wise, it's Odyssey or Sienna. Though I'm still waiting to see if the new Tribeca replacement will measure up.
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Forgot about the Town and Country. I've always wondered why they make the same vehicle but rebadge it. It seems like it would cost more to do that than having 1 brand make the vehicle (consolidate from chrysler to just dodge)
Detroit thing. You used to have entry level, mid level, and then high end for all the Detroit 3.

Dodge > Plymouth > Chrysler
Ford > Mercury > Lincoln
Chevy > Buick > Cadillac (with Pontiac their sports brand)

Silly outdated marketing that made no sense in the 00s which is why it's being eliminated.
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The Nissan Quest is probably the worst rated in terms of crashworthiness. Plus the way the seats just fold flat and not store anywhere, it actually yields the least max cargo capacity among minivans.
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Toyota FJ cruiser will be back along with major upgrade to 4 Runner.
FJ is already gone, there is no MY15 AFAIK. When is a replacement supposed to be back on the market? I'd like to buy one but the used prices are silly.
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The Nissan Quest is probably the worst rated in terms of crashworthiness. Plus the way the seats just fold flat and not store anywhere, it actually yields the least max cargo capacity among minivans.
Yeah, I was worried about crash ratings, which is why I don't have one. For 99% of my use the seats would be perfectly adequate. It's pretty rare that I need a cargo van, and my Tribeca has served well in that capacity a couple times in the last few years, so something like the Quest would too.

I'm waiting to see what the Tribeca replacement will offer. If it isn't appealing, I can see an Odyssey in my future.
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Surprised about the Durango. It's the most underrated full size SUV on the market, IMO.
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They're still making the old Vagon?
Vagon was gone in 2014.

They made 500 2015 V coupes and that was it.
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Surprised about the Durango. It's the most underrated full size SUV on the market, IMO.
Eh, I think compared to its competitors its not as comfortable, interior materials are meh, and ride quality is decent. I'm on the bandwagon that the only quality vehicle Chrysler makes is the Ram trucks (cummins). Everything else just looks and feels cheap compared to the competition.
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I can't believe the Murano CrossCabriolet lasted this long. Talk about a heinous whip.

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Eh, I think compared to its competitors its not as comfortable, interior materials are meh, and ride quality is decent. I'm on the bandwagon that the only quality vehicle Chrysler makes is the Ram trucks (cummins). Everything else just looks and feels cheap compared to the competition.
2014 and 2015 durangos addressed everything you mentioned.
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2014 and 2015 durangos addressed everything you mentioned.
I'm in the market for a Durango and from what I have seen there is going to be a 2016 with builds starting 11/30/15. It's due for a major refresh my2017, but they might turn it into a Jeep 3-row suv.
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2014 and 2015 durangos addressed everything you mentioned.
Eh, I test drove one and also had one for a rental. I really was not that impressed. After I priced out a Durango with the options I wanted, I was equal to the cost of a Tahoe / Yukon and i'd much rather have a yukon / tahoe. Hell the explorer comes in a little cheaper also.

Also, that 8 speed transmission has been less than reliable from what I have read.
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