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There are about 25-40 manufacturing "tweaks" between a first year and second year model.............so i was told by a lead engineer for Chrysler..............
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Re: Best vehicle (station wagon) for under $30K
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There are about 25-40 manufacturing "tweaks" between a first year and second year model.............so i was told by a lead engineer for Chrysler..............
If you can still ask... how many between any year I would not be surprised if every car has this many year over year...

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Yes, I agree with what you said after my reply.. but I do not see the same level of 'first year bugs' like it was back in the 70s or even 80s... back then a first year car was an experiment on the buyers... now, there are few truly NEW components or cars.. they do add things to a new vehicle and then tweek them when they find they did not perform as needed.. but, don't they do that with third year cars also
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If you can still ask... how many between any year* I would not be surprised if every car has this many year over year...
It depends on the car, and feedback from service departments, along with long-term test results the manufacturer does..........could be the same, or more. He said mostly there's less, unless they're trying to lower cost of production or trying to reduce the balance of weight between front and rear..........
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..........could unless they're trying to lower cost of production or trying to reduce the balance of weight between front and rear..........
I could definitely see that being a matter of personal taste
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There are about 25-40 manufacturing "tweaks" between a first year and second year model.............so i was told by a lead engineer for Chrysler..............
This is true of most complicated, manufactured products.* The first and dominant reason is cost reductions.* The second is to correct quality and reliability issues.

Product life cycles are becoming so short, even in the automobile industry, that "tweaks" are frequently incorporated into successive reiterations of the product.
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