The Dodgubishi Avengclipse Completes Operation Downfall

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Chrysler and Mitsubishi have been technological partners for years, providing platforms and engines for each other even after Daimler dropped Mitsubishi a few years ago (now Chrysler hearts Nissan). The most notable models in recent memory were the Mitsubishi 3000GT/Dodge Stealth duo and the Plymouth Laser/Eagle Talon/Mitsubishi Eclipse 1G trio. By the time the venerable second generation Mitsubishi launched, Eagle and Plymouth were on the outs. Needing a sports coupe, they launched the Dodge Avenger on a lengthened 2G Eclipse platform. Apparently, one of our neighbors decided to make a commentary on this by combining the two in what is, we're told, not a completely unusual swap.


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There was no 2G* Plymouth Laser, but there was a 2G Eagle Talon. They didn't sell them for as long as the 2G Eclipse, but they were made. I always thought it was better looking than the 2g Eclipse.


(*If you can call it "2G", since the Eclipse-based Laser wasn't the first car with that name.)