My knee jerk reaction to the Dodge 600 and its Chrysler counterparts is to point, laugh and dismiss. The problem is when you find one with a Turbo and tuned suspension (not to mention alloy wheels that burn a whole through your visual memory bank), you can't help being a bit intrigued. I guess it just goes to show that if you add performance to any car, regardless of its aesthetics, it's got something going for it. Hats off to you Dodge marketing team! Throwing a zero to FIFTY in 5.8 seconds blanket over a shit covered brick surely was a brilliant approach. And to everyone who thinks I'm a hater, relax. I love this car and all of its malaise era comrades. I would drive a 600 convertible for an eternity before I set foot in a Hyundai Tiburon or Nissan Murano (especially the convertible).
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