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Despite "interesting" exterior designs and interiors that feel cheap, Chrysler products have scored many points for incorporating the most innovative interior features. Stow 'N Go seating, the MyGIG entertainment system, heated and cooled cupholders, flip down tailgate speakers... the list goes on. It's time to add one more to the list as the 2008 Dodge Dakota pickup gets a new storage box system called Crate 'N Go'. We're not talking high-tech stuff here, just a straightforward solution to securing cargo behind the truck's front seats. The Crate 'N Go is simply a collapsible plastic storage container that folds away neatly under the cushions of the rear seat.

To set it up, you need to lift open the 60/40-split rear seat cushions, remove a couple of sheets of plastic and then unfold the plastic crate and snap-lock them. It's so simple that it amazes us that it's taken this long for a company to figure it out and push it into production.

Product planners at the rejuvenated Chrysler plan to install Crate 'N Go and other similar features in more models. According to one product planner, the system is so easy to install on multiple models because all they need is 1.5 inches of space under a seat.

[Source: Kicking Tires]


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      • 7 Years Ago
      Smart idea. I did it too, but I didn't have an easy way to secure my crates, and bungee cords only work so well.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Their materials are of the highest quality and the worksmanship is excellent"

      HAHAHAHAHAHA! pffft.

      Woodchuck is oblviously financially connected in some way to dodge (probably a bolt tightner).

      • 7 Years Ago
      As if the interiors of dodge weren't cheap-N-crappy enough, they have now added "plastic crates" with the dodge logo on it, and try to pass it off as a feature?

      HAHAHAHAHAHA.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Stow N Go, Swivel n go, Tlit N go, and now crate N go Whats next? Steer N go or even better Brake N go? but in all seriousness the whole N go thing is getting tacky before you know it we;ll see things such as hitch N go and other incredibly lame N go labels
        • 7 Years Ago
        a revolutionary pedal system like 'accelerate N Go' on all cars with auto box's

        seriously though, creating a name/brand for crates put on top of folded down seats is really scraping the barrel for new marketing gimmiks
      • 7 Years Ago
      >>> Kudos and compliments to Dodge for coming up with a simple and inexpensive solution to space and storage managment. We've all had a situation at one time or another where we needed to keep some of our "stuff" organized, whether it be for a short trip or a long haul. It may not be the most revolutionary, or even evolutionary concept, but its a good one.
      • 7 Years Ago
      Dodge could drop the overused "___ 'n' Go" and rename this feature the Dodge Neon, under the logic that the crates are made of plastic and collapse easily.
      • 7 Years Ago
      If only they would concentrate their engineers on drivetrain , suspension and steering, maybe they could get their cars ahead of circa 1980's Soviet Block handling levels.
      • 7 Years Ago
      hey, 1337 - whats "revolutionary" is that Chrysler figured out how to charge morons for overly-complex versions of everyday stuff like our cardboard boxes :-)
      • 7 Years Ago
      To Siddharth Raja:
      When you say things like "interiors that feel cheap," you are revealing to us that you haven't really looked at or tried out those interiors. I have and I'm here to say that Chrysler products' interiors do NOT feel cheap. Their materials are of the highest quality and the worksmanship is excellent. Their interiors are fully the equal of those of their competion. Give us a break!
        • 7 Years Ago
        highest quality/ excellent- not sure I would buy into that one.

        equal to their competition, that I would more likely buy. certainly equal to Ford. Some of GM's newer stuff is better. not much difference with Hyundai, Kia, Toyota, and Honda, Nissan. they all have large expanses of hard plastic. American's typically feel look a little cheaper.

        That being said, I'm on my 2nd Gr Caravan (2006) since the first held up well. You can chat up resell value all you want but its TCO to be concerned with and its been a great value from that perspective.

        I'm considering a PT GT/HHR 2/Scion Xb to replace my Jetta and they all seem equal but none strike me as 'highest quality'.
        • 7 Years Ago
        in fact, it is optioned to the hilt and still got a better deal than a base toyo or honda. havent seen the 08s to compare and not really concerned. not into that segment for another 4-5 yrs.

        as for the boxhaulers, it will boil down to $$s/value. If the scion aint got it, I wont be gettin it. they all have pluses and minuses. just got to get what fits.
        • 7 Years Ago
        To geo.stewart: You can buy into whatever you wish. Your Caravan is a very nice vehicle, but unless you bought the top drawer leather trim, its interior doesn't compare to an '08 D segment interior, either Yes Essentials or leather. Take a look at the '08 Grand Caravan. Inside, they are a step up from your '06. In all honesty, I don't know why anyone would spend the relatively high price for the Scion you described.
      • 7 Years Ago
      "Their materials are of the highest quality and the worksmanship is excellent"

      HAHAHAHAHAHA! pffft.

      Woodchuck is oblviously financially connected in some way to dodge (probably a bolt tightner) OR he hasn't actually ever sat in BIMMER, BENZ, AUDI or ACURA..

        • 7 Years Ago
        Kinda sucks when you come up with something better (not in this case) to say but you already clicked the submit button eh?

        Yea, having slow wits must suck for you.
      • 7 Years Ago
      I call this desperation on Chrysler's part. They can't sell cars based on the features that everybody else sells cars with (i.e. air conditioning, power windows and wheels) so they resort to "features" that look great in print advertisements.

      I call this gold plating, which frequently leads to many dumb things - like TV's in refrigerators, talking paper clips in word processors and temperature controlled cup holders (oh yeah, and overpriced folding plastic bins).

      • 7 Years Ago
      Dodge should just get rid of seats all together and flip the crates upside down for people to sit on. They'd save a ton on seat costs, and they could still call it stow and go.

      http://www.OrangeCoastFleet.com
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