National Geographic : 1996 Apr
Avenger ES features: "adaptive 4-speed automatic trans mission • 24-valve V-6 " 4-wheel disc ABS • speed sensitive power steering • avail able driver side power seat, power windows and power locks air conditioning * available 150-watt Infinity®sound system * 4-wheel independent double-wishbone suspension * dual airbags * 16-inch tires with aluminum wheels and more. Avenger starts at $14,575: ES shown, $18,656: and double-wishbone suspensions andladder frames and torque curves Neon features: * roomy, stable cab-forward design * an available 2.0L 16-valve dual overhead cam engine (0-60 in 7.6 seconds)** 5-speed , Viper features: * 8.0L V-10 engine that goes from 415 horsepower in the RT/10 roadster manual transmission * available quick ratio power steering * available to an estimated 450 horsepower in the new GTS coupe, and up to nearly 700 4-wheel anti-lock disc brakes * standard driver andfront passenger 3 horsepower in the full race GTS-R coupe version * 6-speed manual transmission airbags *4-wheel independent suspension. Sport model features * 4-wheel vented disc brakes * 4-wheel independent suspension * 17-inch wheels include *available cast aluminum wheels *dual power outside mirrors and tires * 6-speaker, 120-watt AM/FM stereo cassette (CD on GTS) premium tilt steering *power door locks *fog lights and much more. ,i leather seating surfaces * composite body *power-assisted steering (2.4 turns Neon starts at $9,995. Highline sedan shown, $12,100. lock-to-lock) * extremely stiff rectangular tube steel railframe * acceleration/braking performance capabilities: 0-100-0 mph in less than 15 seconds. (Note: Due to advance sales to current Viper owners, only a limited number of 1996 GTS Coupes were still available at time of printing. GTS-R is for racing only and some features mentioned above are not available.) We're thinking ahead. Sure, we're thinking years down the road, about everything you can imagine that has to do with cars and trucks. Alternate fuels. Exotic materials. New configurations. We're exploring new safety technology, suspension systems, engine dynamics, ergonomics. But no matter how far ahead we're thinking, we always come back to one basic, very unscientific premise: Make it look good, make it feel good, make it interesting and rewarding to drive. Because no matter how good a car or truck is, how technologically advanced it is, nobody's going to buy it unless they like looking at it, being in it, owning it. So we not only do a lot of listening to owners and prospective owners, we listen to ourselves, too. After all, if we're not building things we'd want to own and drive, it's a safe bet no one else is going to be too wild about them either. It's a way of thinking that's working out well for everyone. In terms of everything from sales to resale value to owner satisfaction. And now, world-class European and Japanese car makers are studying us look ing for ways to improve their products. And oh, yes. On a somewhat less global level, we're having a pretty good time here at work. The New Dodge A DIVISION OF THE CHRYSLER CORPORATION Want more information? Call us at 1-800-4-A-DODGE or visit our Web site at http://www.4adodge.com *MSRPs include destination, exclude tax and options mentioned in text. Prices higher in CA, MA & NY. Base Neon sedan MSRP higher. **Neon Sport Coupe acceleration test reported in Jan. '95 Carand Driver. tWe calculated resale using avg. trade-in values ('93 and '94 models of Intrepid, Taurus, Lumina and Camry; '91-'94 compact pickup models; '94 full-size pickup models) vs. MSRPs, published in '95 Jan. -Sept. N.A.D.A. Official Used Car Guide® monthly editions. Prices correct at time of printing. Always wear your seat belt.