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Old 06-19-2000, 10:45 AM   #1
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Question AWD Dodge?

My friend tells me that she keeps seeing an AWD Dodge or Chrysler Van. Like a Minivan family Van. Does that exist, and when did they make it. Maybe they're just buying the AWD stickers, hehe, got Pilaff? (spelling).
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:48 AM   #2
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I saw one yesterday. AWD - plain as day and I wonder if it's really supposed to be 4WD like I normally see on some mini vans.
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:49 AM   #3
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Yep, it exists. Not a rare find at all. Quite a few minivans out there have AWD.

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Old 06-19-2000, 10:52 AM   #4
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I believe that Chrysler and Chevy are the only ones to offer AWD on their mini-vans. And they have been doing it for a couple years now, something that I thought was stranger was that their was a AWD Ford Tempo!
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:52 AM   #5
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Chrysler Minivans have been avail with AWD since like 95 (previous generation) or something. GM has had AWD as an option on Astro/Safari minivans since 89. The bad azz Syclone and Typhoon drivetrain was based on that platform.
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:52 AM   #6
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I think the MPV has it too. So did Toyota Corolla wagons and civics....AWD civics
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:56 AM   #7
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Also GM made a limited number of Pontiac 6000SSE (boxy Celebrity looking things)that where supercharged and AWD in 88 and 89.
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:56 AM   #8
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The old previa had a 4cylinder turbo AWD. Best mini-van ever. The chryslers have had it since 95ish, and the Astro/safari also has it. The Ford Aerostar also had AWD available.

Those are the vehicles that 99% of the people who own SUVs should be driving.

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Old 06-19-2000, 10:57 AM   #9
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Mazda MPV also AWD
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Old 06-19-2000, 10:58 AM   #10
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CRVs are based on those AWD civic wagons. If you look at them next to each other you can really tell.
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Old 06-19-2000, 11:02 AM   #11
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The prototype Dodge Charger is AWD. Now that's a mean looking car...
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Old 06-19-2000, 11:29 AM   #12
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I read somewhere that at maximum, the torque split is 90/10 front/rear for Chrysler minivans.
So it's not the same type of AWD. It cannot be compared to Subaru's AWD.

I have seen a Ford Tempo awd, an Aerostar awd, an MPV awd and many Corolla awd.
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Old 06-19-2000, 11:31 AM   #13
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My friend has a Plymouth AWD mini-van.
mini-vans with AWD:
Chrysler Town & Country/Plymouth Voyager/Dodge Caravan
Toyota Previa
Chevy Astro/GMC Safari
Mazda MPV
Ford Aerostar
VW Transporter
Toyota micro van things

maybes (maybe a minivan that is):
Mitsu Expos/Dodge Colt/Eagle ?
Nissan Axxis


[This message has been edited by JC (edited June 19, 2000).]
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Old 06-19-2000, 03:49 PM   #14
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Mmmmmm Typhoon, fastest SUV ever produced........dammit those things ruled.
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Old 06-20-2000, 03:49 AM   #15
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I'm sorry, El Kabong, but the new prototype Dodge Charger is most definitely not AWD. It's main claim to fame is that it has a 375ish HP supercharged 4.7L OHC V8 that runs on CNG (Compressed Natural Gas). It has a standard RWD layout, using a T56 tranny, similar to the one found in the Camaro. I think the Charger concept is mucho bad ass, and would like to see it reach production, perhaps as a Camaro/Mustang fighter, to get Chrysler back into the affordable performance car arena.
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Old 06-20-2000, 07:01 AM   #16
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Chrysler do something bold... Well maybe, but fight with Ford and Chevy... I think not... They are just to chicken or something... Hell recall when they got bold and started making cop cars that were smoking the street rodders... What happened to the good ole days of dodge???

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Old 06-20-2000, 03:03 PM   #17
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Ok, the current prototype Charger is not AWD, but I did read that AWD would be an option. I'll look for the magazine that I read this in.
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