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What If? Quick Take: 2009 Chrysler Aspen SRT8

Welcome to What If? Quick Take, a new feature from imaginative illustrator Abimelec Arellano and Hagerty. While the cars shown in our regular What If? features are full 3D renderings and can appear in any number of images, the Quick Takes are off-the-cuff expressions of Abimelec's imagination.
https://www.hagerty.com/media/what-if/what-if-quick-take-2009-chrysler-aspen-srt8/
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Gary_Bechtold
Specialist

Are we sure the tinnitus isn't a result of the Hemi's howl? Crazy story.
JeffWeimer
Intermediate Driver

"What if Ronin were about jailbreaking Amanda Knox?"
Jack_Hagerty
Moderator

"I hurt somebody's feelings once."
9lbhammer
Advanced Driver

I guess anything is better than those God-awful 4.7 v8's Chrysler was using for a while
tvjake2
Intermediate Driver

Well, I had an Aspen a few years back. Four bucket seats, TV in the back, Hemi engine, could tow 10,000lbs. Nicely luxurious...and BIG. It was great. My daughters' friends all thought they were riding in a limo. That was a nice SUV.
cbgabel
Pit Crew

I've been looking forward to this one all week, and it really delivered. Easily the best thing I've read this year. Buongiorno, indeed!

And they didn't even have to ambush anyone with coffee!
Jack_Hagerty
Moderator

I learned it... in the regiment!
kyree-williams
Detailer

They would have beet Mercedes-Benz in making a real-life Grand Theft Auto tribute SUV—have you *seen* the Maybach GLS—by some years. Alas, it was not meant to be.

When I was in high school, I actually thought the Aspen was cool, and wondered what it would have been like as an actual luxury SUV, and not one that was trying to thread the needle between Buick and Cadillac (and ultimately not meeting the levels of either). The thing felt pretty cheap, especially inside.
compaqdeskpro
Detailer

The Explorer, Trailblazer, and Durango of these years were all really ugly, all looked to be heavily influenced by minivans. But then the Traverse was around the corner, ain't seen nothing yet.
tvjake2
Intermediate Driver

I guess this wasn't about the Aspen at all.............