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    When the Nissan
    Titan was released, its power output and advertised capabilities were near to
    those of the Dodge Ram, and owners of Titans and Rams had out their differences
    on the street and on the track, with mixed results.  However, sales of the Titan have not been
    doing well so for the next generation Titan, Nissan has taken on the approach
    of “it you cant beat’em, join’em”. 

    That’s
    right.  The next Nissan Titan will be
    little more than a re-skinned and rebadged Dodge Ram.  The deal, which was announced in August of
    2008, stated that the new Titan will use the chassis and mechanical workings of
    the new Dodge Ram.  Immediately,
    speculation turns to the question of whether or not the new Titan will be
    Hemi-powered and while Nissan sources have insisted that there has been no
    decision made thus far about the engine offerings, Chrysler representatives
    have commented that the Titan will pack the Hemi engine.

    So, new Titan
    owners, you will finally have a real shot at keeping up with a Dodge Ram, but
    only because you’ll be driving one.  This
    comes with unfavorable opinions from many Dodge faithful, and many hope to see
    the Titan not carry the Hemi name whether it has the engine or not, but this
    will help Dodge in their tough times as all of the new Titans are slated to be
    made in Chrysler factories.

    This also creates
    more interest in the old rumors that Nissan and Dodge might be working
    something out for the next generation Dodge Viper, as Dodge has announced that there
    are several persons interested in helping to keep the model in production.  This is not Dodge’s first workings with a
    Japanese based manufacturer, as many vehicles in the Chrysler family tree were
    Mitsubishi based.

    Remember
    Dodge-faithful, while it is blasphemy to see a Hemi engine in a Nissan truck,
    keep in mind that this is the only way that Nissan can offer a good truck, and
    its helping to get the Dodge brand back on track and keeping employees working.

     
     
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