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1990 Dodge Monaco

1990 Dodge Monaco in Unfaithful, Movie, 2002 IMDB

Class: Cars, Sedan — Model origin: US — Built in: CA

1990 Dodge Monaco

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Raul1983 FI

2011-01-14 01:12

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rjluna2 US

2011-01-14 03:09

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Is this French design?

Anyway :o assembled in Canada.

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Dodge_Monaco#Revival.2C_1990.E2.80.931992

Lateef NO

2011-01-14 08:30

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Nice and rare :king:

ingo DE

2011-01-14 10:38

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Annother impertinent and embarrassing try of an American car-brand, to reactivate a classic name of a legendary car ( /vehicle_2078-Dodge-Monaco-1974.html ) by using it for a worthless and disgusting shitbox.

It's not the only one, there several examples, just to find here at IMCDB :/

Lateef NO

2011-01-14 11:00

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Call me crazy, but I find this one more attractive than the classic Monaco.

Raul1983 FI

2011-01-14 12:20

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Assembled in Canada but never sold there. Sold as Eagle Premier 1987-1992 and Dodge Monaco 1990-1992. Original plan was to sell 150,000 cars a year but in the end only 139,000 cars were made in five years. When Chrysler realized that Premier didn't sell well they quickly made up a plan to sell it as a Dodge too. Only the grille and rear lights were changed. Eagle was much more 'popular' though. At the moment we have 16 Eagle Premiers but only 2 Dodge Monacos in IMCDb. This is a very interesting and obscure car so I don't understand your hate Ingo. This is all relatively recent and soon forgotten history of Chrysler Corporation.

130rapid PL

2011-01-14 12:48

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Indeed, it is interesting 'hybrid' of European engineering (PRV engine in some versions, trusty Renault 25's chassis) with American 80/90s boxy styling, far ahead in roadholding, ride comfort & interior quallity than American origin competitors. The perfect sample of car drives much better than looks. :sun:

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rjluna2 US

2011-01-14 13:22

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Too bad, they didn't offer manual transmission for these cars for our market. I considered nice looking cars :sun:

ingo DE

2011-01-14 23:08

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@Raul1983: maybe this car has interesting technology inside and an unique history, too, but its shape and design is so much 80ies-dull, absolutely faceless, this plastic-bumper-rectangular-lamp-combination (same direction as the Alfa Arna, Talbot Solara, Mazda 929, Daihatsu Charmant, Toyota Cressida etc. pp), that heart and brain of a lover of classic cars (which means: chrome bumpers are A MUST) blockades immediately.

Raul1983 FI

2011-01-15 00:26

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Ingo: I don't know why but I especially love those 1980s boxy designs. Infact they look quite ancient these days and I prefer them over the 1990s bubble design which I hate. You just named some of my favourite models like Solara, 929 and Cressida. Almost all Japanese cars till around 1985 had same design language which mimicked American styling of similar era. Talking about models I know one red Daihatsu Charmant which is still used around the year. I think some day I will follow the driver and ask if it's for sale. It is an extremely rare car nowadays; there must be less than 10 on the roads of Finland. For me the fact that there are possibly more Lamborghini's on the road than Charmant's is mind-boggling and fascinating. Lateef knows what I'm talking about. I also remember from my childhood one of my relatives had a brown 1983 Toyota Cressida :love: I loved everything about that car. I wish I could find one now.

ingo DE

2011-01-15 01:25

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You see, how the cars of the childhood are coining a car-lover's perception and preference ;) You have a different view than me. DynaMike a third one, chris40 a fourth one and m.pfaffeneder something totally different :)

Lateef NO

2011-01-15 01:31

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I saw a white Daihatsu Charmant (I think a 1985?) for sale a few months ago. It was in perfect condition and had low mileage - about 100.000 km, and wasn't that expensive either (15000 NOK). I wish I had the chance to buy it, I can just hope for another to show up for sale again soon. And I found another cheap 80s rarity for sale back then: a Honda Quintet :wow:

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dsl SX

2011-01-15 01:37

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ingo wrote You see, how the cars of the childhood are coining a car-lover's perception and preference

Agreed - is this the same as saying modern car design is getting worse or are two processes coinciding? Also, on a different thought, the music/TV programmes/holiday places and so on of childhood always stay with us into later life.....???

ingo DE

2011-01-15 01:53

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dsl wrote Also, on a different thought, the music/TV programmes/holiday places and so on of childhood always stay with us into later life.....???


Your first thought I have to answer with a strict "Yes!" Yes, I still hear the music of my youth-times, also older stuff, and have lost the interest in actual songs quite completely during the years (this evening, on the drive back from the fitness-club, I let an André Brasseur-CD ;) running). Same with the TV. We have hundreds of programmes by satellite, but I still have the habits like back in the 80ies, where we had only 5 programmes (three West German, two DDR stations). When I -really rarely- want to watch TV, I look into the TV-magazine first, if something interesting is on air. Just after that I switch on the TV-set. I don't let it run besides some other activities or just to banish boredom.

But about holiday places my interests are totally different than back in the childhood. Caused by the fact, that my parents had no money to make long-distance-trips with two childrens, and that such journeys aren't something for kids. Also my parents were never interested to make trips to other continents, opposing to my wife and me.

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Sandie SX

2011-01-15 02:51

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ingo wrote You see, how the cars of the childhood are coining a car-lover's perception and preference ;) You have a different view than me. DynaMike a third one, chris40 a fourth one and m.pfaffeneder something totally different :)


That's a good point. It might explain why I am so fond of slant nosed cars like the 323F, Ford Probe and Lotus Elan that no one else likes.

Raul1983 FI

2011-01-15 12:04

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Lateef wrote I saw a white Daihatsu Charmant (I think a 1985?) for sale a few months ago. It was in perfect condition and had low mileage - about 100.000 km, and wasn't that expensive either (15000 NOK). I wish I had the chance to buy it, I can just hope for another to show up for sale again soon. And I found another cheap 80s rarity for sale back then: a Honda Quintet :wow:


I just searched cars for sale in Finland and found another Mk II Charmant; a blue 1,3 LD from 1987 for €1100. In 1987 only 66 examples were sold. The car is basically a Toyota Carina. I think they share the same body and engine is from Corolla. I think there were only 2 engines available; a 1,3 [4K] and a 1,6 gasoline [4A].

About the Quintet. It has always been very rare in Finland. Luckily I own finnish language brochures and bulletins of the model. I seem to remember that in 1995 there were only about 30 examples registered. The last time I saw Quintet was maybe 15 years ago. Almost equally rare are the 2nd generation (1980-1983) Civic sedan and kombi. I haven't seen either for maybe 5 years.

Right now I have a weak spot for Fiat Regata and Ritmo. I realized recently that they have disappeared completely from the roads. I know they are probably junk but keeping one alive would be a (fun) experience.

ingo DE

2011-01-15 22:04

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I remember an occurence at a oldtimer-spare-parts-market from the mid-90ies. We had a club-presentation there and also have put some tables there with selling our private cellar-junk. My friend Mario arrived with a little trailer, fully loaded with sales brochures from the first half of the 80ies. He didn't throw away all the brochures, he picked up as a young boy at the local dealers.
I've asked him: "Hey, what you are planning with that? This is junk, way too new, all plastic-bumper-80ies-crap!"
He answered: "Mmmhhh, I know. It's just a try. Just a clearing-up of my attic. If I cannot get rid of it, I'll throw it all into the waste-paper-container. I only ask 3 D-Mark for each" (= today 1,50 €)

Do you guess, what happened? The people had been crazy for that, the whole day we had a crowd of people there, Mario earned over 900 D-Marks for all, the left-overs a professional literature-dealer bought it en bloc. I remember, that one buyer had nearly tears in his eyes, that he finally found the 1986-brochure of a Lada Nova. Others became shaky for finding a Datsun Stanza-folder, or one from a Talbot Tagora a, Alfa Arna, Opel Kadett D and other stuff from this range...

There we had learned, that the hobby is always going on :think: For us it was just junk back then - although the people have loughed about us, when our K 70-scene was founded in the late 80ies:
"What, there are fans of this incredible shitbox, the worst VW-flop ever? Ridicolous! If we will think further, we will witnessing times, when there will be fan-clubs for boozers like the Ford Granada II or the hyper-dull VW Jetta I. What a horrible imagination!"
This is the original quotation of a reader's-letter in an "Oldtimer Markt"-magazine from early 1988. In the previous issue, there was just a short appeal of one guy "Hey, are there any K 70-fans around there? Am I the only one?"
It was the starting shot of our still existing community ;)

Gamer DE

2017-07-31 11:55

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Lateef wrote Call me crazy, but I find this one more attractive than the classic Monaco.

As do I.

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