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NOTSOGRN
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:55:01 AM

Usually, when a vehicle doesn’t do very well in the marketplace for whatever reason, one of two things will happen to it. The manufacturer can pull the car from the lineup completely and hope that the sales blemish won’t hang around for long, or completely reinvent, reinvigorate, and otherwise redesign the car to better suite consumer needs and demands.

Cars.com has compiled a list of cars that fall into the later category by taking ten examples of vehicles from the last 15 years that have seen some of the most significant redesigns that have helped refine the nameplate. ”Some redesigns and new models replace a onetime star that lingered well past its freshness date, while others are the successor to a car that was doomed from the get-go,” said Patrick Olsen, the Cars.com editor-in-chief.
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52MPG
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 7:01:19 AM

"1. Dodge Dart, 2013" who knew?
NedW
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Message Posted: Dec 1, 2013 5:18:53 AM

Thank you for submitting this article, NOTSOGRN.
drobbbb
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 10:38:30 PM

mirrors us improved competitiveness in the auto industry
BBopp
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:17:18 PM

There are only a couple I would opt for on the list.
endymion
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 2:13:36 PM

Jeep has finally stopped copying Hummer's square back window!
jjjleblanc
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:59:25 AM

Interesting list.
millerin
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 9:05:23 AM

interesting
Straitliner
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 8:13:16 AM

This list means nothing.
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:06:46 AM

ok
Nancy&Len
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Message Posted: Nov 30, 2013 7:05:23 AM

ok
andy1024
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 11:21:20 PM

Great strides have been made in auto business.
alterman156
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 10:39:21 PM

Most of the cars they mentioned are much better than their predecessors.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:53:17 PM

Well, we'll see how they turn out.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 8:37:49 PM

interesting list
mandoid
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:47:41 PM

ok, none are on my list to buy
rosa403
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 7:19:14 PM

some surprises on that list
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 6:07:40 PM

Interesting to see the Dodge Dart on the list. I wonder how it is selling.

I have an Odyssey. There is now a big lawsuit regarding the Cylinder Management System/engine on my model, but I have had good results in the first 80,000 miles. Got 27 mpg yesterday on a trip to Phoenix.
Ply440GTX
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:52:43 PM

Newer = Better??? Wished we had pump prices from 15 years back...
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:50:29 PM

OK
streetdesign
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:18:58 PM

Competition has forced manufacturers to improve their vehicles. Nice to see those improvements.
millerin
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 5:11:22 PM

good to know
carloco75
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 4:50:05 PM

Ummm...this list makes no sense...several of those vehicles werent in production 15 years ago...
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 3:17:09 PM

Ok
cashpile
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:26:05 PM

Meh...
Yooperheart
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 2:18:00 PM

Nice to view improvement, but they lack charisma.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:35:37 PM

none on that list i would buy anyway
BobBG
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:10:38 PM

Glad to see my Elantra on the list.
schatzila
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 1:01:31 PM

I like improvement.
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:56:16 PM

Good to see
melekali
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:55:38 PM

It seems to me a 15-year period is a little too long. I would find a 5-7 year span much more interesting. They also need to define more narrowly what "improved" means. Each car had a variety of changes.
nybearhunter
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:24:51 PM

and so.
APlus
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:07:50 PM

nice to see US cars here
mastermariner
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:06:16 PM

Nice to see some American cars there
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Message Posted: Nov 29, 2013 12:02:52 PM

OK
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