Chrysler Set To Drop The Ax on Pacifica, PT Cruiser, Dodge Magnum

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Chrysler is expected to kill off its Pacifica, PT Cruiser and Dodge Magnum at some kind of a board meeting today. With sales of all those models dropping by nearly 30 percent this year, there's not much left to kill, but fates will be decided at the first board meeting with former Home Depot CEO Bob Nardelli as chairman. With sales sliding 23 percent this year, Jeep's full-size Commander is also at risk as a possible fourth model to be chopped. CEO and chairman Nardelli, along with vice chairman and chief product strategist Jim Press are looking to trim Chrysler's operations through a smaller line-up and smaller workforce. [The Detroit News]

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Ugh, say it ain't so. So by the time I can afford a Magnum, I won't be able to get one. I do like the Chrysler 300 Touring (estate) from Europe but c'mon, wagons are a hard sell in the states. Even if Chrysler just slaps the 300 face on the Magnum, I'm sure we'll pay a premium for the name. I personally just see the Pacifica's current platform dying off and moving to the same platform as the Journey's. The Pacifica is still a nice vehicle though, I've enjoyed driving it numerous times. Kill the Aspen and Durango, I see far less of these than I do of the Magnum or Durango. How bout making less hemi's and procuring more diesel engines? Could this be the beginning of the end for Chrysler is what worries me.